Dr. Ed Miller retired in 2014 as President of MedStar Physician Partners and Vice President and Medical Director of MedStar Medical Group, owned by the $4.2 billion integrated delivery system MedStar Health, which owns and operates over 120 entities including MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and nine other hospitals in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. Dr. Miller oversaw nearly 140 employed physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners in over 40 physician offices across Maryland and Washington, D.C. Dr. Miller’s interest in the palliative benefits of cannabis was first prompted by the experiences of his daughter, a cancer patient who has benefited from the use of medical cannabis.
Prior to his position with MedStar Physician Partners, Dr. Miller was President of the medical staff at Good Samaritan Hospital and President of Metropolitan Medical Associates, PA of Maryland, a 20-doctor multispecialty practice. He previously served on the Board of Directors for Good Samaritan Hospital in Baltimore and HelixCare (now MedStar Physician Partners).
During his tenure with MedStar, Miller helped design and build offices and recruit and hire physicians and on-board physicians. He implemented a full conversion to electronic records and was instrumental in developing training that allowed all of the physicians to qualify for the Federal Meaningful Use Program. Twenty-three of his offices were NCQA level three certified as Medical Homes. He helped develop quality reports for his physicians including the NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program, DOQ-it Preventive Medicine Metrics and NCQA Heart Stroke Metrics. Sixty-three of his doctors qualified for the NCQA Diabetes Recognition Program. Dr. Miller was also involved with the development and implementation of a patient portal.
A member of numerous medical societies, Miller was the Chair of MedStar’s Ambulatory Best Practices Committee, which developed ambulatory clinical practice guidelines and coordinated ambulatory audits in all primary care settings for the system. He was also a member of MedStar’s Quality, Safety and Professional Affairs committee. Miller is presently a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Maryland Health Systems.
Dr. Miller is Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and a Fellow of the American College of Physicians. Miller received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency with the University of Maryland Hospital Center and specializes in internal medicine. He has also completed the Society of Cannabis Clinicians’ Clinical Cannabinoid Medicine Curriculum at the Medical Cannabis Institute.