Bruce (BJ) Miller, MD

Palliative care physician

Dr. BJ Miller, Jr. is a hospice and palliative care specialist who treats hospitalized patients with terminal or life-altering illness at UCSF Medical Center. He also sees patients in a palliative care clinic, and the Cancer Symptom Management Service, of the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Miller, a native of Chicago, studied art history as an undergraduate at Princeton University. He worked for several years for art and disability-rights nonprofit organizations before earning a medical degree at UCSF. He completed an internal medicine residency at Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, where he was chief resident, and a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Harvard Medical School, working at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In his work, he connects art, spirituality and medicine in end-of-life care. Miller is an assistant clinical professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine. He has a grant from the Fetzer Foundation to help integrate spirituality with the health of mind and body into medical education.

Read a Q&A with Miller who talks about mortality and medicine, and his personal and professional life.

Clinics

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
1600 Divisadero St.
San Francisco, CA 94115
Fax: (415) 353-7522
Email:bj.miller@ucsf.edu

More about Bruce (BJ) Miller

Education

UCSF School of Medicine 2001

Residencies

Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Internal Medicine 2006

Fellowships

Harvard Medical School, Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2007