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.

Clinical Focus

  • Physician Assistant

Honors & Awards

  • National Speaker; The Innovative Approach to Radial Artery Harvest, Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery (05/2018)
  • Fellow, Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiovascular Surgery (06/2016)
  • First West Coast female to endoscopically harvest radial arteries with Guidant (now Getinge) system, Gettinge, Maquet System (03/2002)

Education & Certifications

  • Board Certification: Physician Assistant, National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (1993)
  • Professional Education: Yale School Of Medicine Office of Student Affairs (1993) CT


All Publications

  • Endoscopic Radial Artery Harvesting During Anesthesia Line Placement Reduces the Time and Cost of Multivessel Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Wang, MD, H., Bilbao, PA-C, M., Miller, PA-C, S., O'Donnell, MD, C., Boyd, MD, J. Innovations. 2020
  • Successful use of donor lungs after repairing severely injured pulmonary vein of donor lungs. European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery Shudo, Y., Miller, S. L., Boyd, J. H., Woo, Y. J. 2017

    View details for PubMedID 29186381

  • The safety and efficacy of physician assistants as first assistant surgeons in cardiac surgery JAAPA Ranzenbach, E., Poa, L., Puig-Palimar, M., Holtzman, M., Miller, S., Mohr, M. 2012
  • Laser Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation: Mid-term Clinical Experience Journal of Atrial Fibrillation Poa, L., Puig, M., Zubiate, P., Ranzenbach, E., Poa, C., Miller, S. 2009

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