Bruce (BJ) Miller Jr.


Palliative care physician
Fan of tea, pizza, animals, and being outdoors on two wheels

  • (415) 885-7671
  • (415) 885-7671

About me

Dr. Bruce (BJ) Miller Jr. is a hospice and palliative care specialist who treats hospitalized patients with terminal or life-altering illnesses. His expertise includes symptom management for patients with cancer. In his work in end-of-life care, he seeks to connect art, spirituality and medicine.

Miller has a grant from the Fetzer Institute to help integrate spirituality as part of the health of mind and body into medical education.

A native of Chicago, Miller studied art history as an undergraduate at Princeton University. He worked at nonprofit organizations for the arts and disability rights for several years before coming to UCSF to earn his medical degree. He completed an internal medicine residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, where he was chief resident. He completed a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at Harvard Medical School, working at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

  • Education

    UCSF, 2001

  • Residencies

    Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Internal Medicine, 2006

  • Fellowships

    Harvard Medical School, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2007