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D. Craig Miller, M.D.
Thelma and Henry Doelger Professor in Cardiovascular Surgery
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Cardiac and heart valve disease with experimental laboratory large animal projects focused on the investigation of left ventricular and cardiac mechanics, bioenergetics, and LV and mitral valve physiology and pathophysiology. Current thrust is aimed at understanding the mitral valve and subvalvular mitral apparatus and transmural LV wall strains, thickening, and myolaminar fiber-sheet mechanics.
Clinical research interests include thoracic aortic diseases (aortic dissection, aneurysm) and cardiac valvular disease, including surgical treatment, endovascular thoracic aortic stent-graft repair, mitral valve repair, and valve-sparing aortic root replacement.
Affiliate, Cardiothoracic Surgery
Bio Shari Miller, PA-C, FAPACVS is an advanced practice provider who specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery. She completed her degree at Yale University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Program. She has many years of cardiothoracic surgery experience, and joined our team in 2015. She works in both in-patient and out-patient aspects of care, assists in surgery, and participates in multiple studies and laboratory research. She has expertise in open and endoscopic vein harvesting, open and endoscopic radial artery harvesting, and assisting in cases including valve replacements, minimally invasive aortic and mitral valve repair/replacements, ascending aorta/aortic dissection/aortic arch repair/replacements, redo surgeries, coronary artery bypass grafting (off and on-pump), robotic-assisted minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting, minimally invasive myocardial bridge unroofing, heart/lung transplants, VADs, ECMO. She frequently participates in training new PAs and NPs, APP fellows, residents and medical students in OR skills, surgical approaches, endoscopic vein harvest, endoscopic radial artery harvest. Also, she has advanced training in assisting in robotic cases for minimally invasive coronary artery bypasses. In the clinic, she frequently performs history & physicals, pre-op evaluations, ordering/interpretation of studies & labs, and coordination of in-patient and out-patient care.
R. Scott Mitchell
Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the Stanford University Medical Center, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Research Interests: Disease of the aorta, congenital and acquired. Treatment of aortic pathology, including development of stent graft systems. Patterns of disease in patients treated with mediastinal radiation. Valvular heart disease, especially aortopathy associated with congenital bicuspid aortic valve.
Professor (Research) of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Emeritus
Current Research and Scholarly Interests Discovery, preclinical and clinical development of novel immunosuppressive molecules for prevention or treatment of immune or inflammatory or ischemic injury to cell and organ transplants and for suppression of autoimmune diseases and acute organ injuries including small molecule, monoclonal and biologic classes of therapeutics.