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Theodore R. Miller, MD

Research and Clinical Interests

My main area of interest and expertise throughout my service to the medical center has been fine-needle aspiration biopsy cytology. At the present time, we examine ~ 3,000 fine-needle aspiration biopsy specimens/year. We are the largest such service in an academic center on the West Coast and, to date, have performed over 35,000 biopsies. For the last 20 years, our department has been the source of a number of seminal articles on aspiration cytology and our fellowship program is widely sought. The cytopathology faculty has developed into a nationally and internationally renowned group of speakers, for which the department can be justifiably proud.

Selected Publications

  • Tunc, M., Char, D.H., Crawford, B., Miller, T. Intraepithelial and invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva: analysis of 60 cases. Brit. J. Ophthal. 83:98-103, 1999
  • Loh, K-C, Greenspan, F.S., Dong, F., Miller, T.R., and Yeo, P.B. Influence of lymphocytic thyroiditis on the prognostic outcome of patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma. J. Clin. Endo. Metab. 84:458-463, 1999
  • Cha, I., Cartwright, D., Guis, M., Miller, T.R., Ferrell, L.D. Angiomyolipoma of the liver in fine-needle aspiration biopsies: its distinction from hepatocellular carcinoma. Cancer 87:25-30, 1999
  • Char, D. Caputo, G. Miller, T. Orbital Fibrous Histiocytomas. Orbit; 19:155-159, 2000
  • Ljung, B-M., Drejet, A., Chiampi, N., Jeffrey, J., Goodson, W., Chew, K., Moore, D., Miller, T., Diagnostic Accuracy of Fine-Needle Aspiration Biopsy is Determined by Physican Traning in Sampling Technique. Cancer (Cancer Cytopathology) 2001;93:263-268

Selected Awards

  • 1995-1996 American Society of Cytopathology Vice-President
  • 1997-1998 American Society of Cytopathology President
  • 1999-2000 ASC Nominating Committee, Chair
  • 1995-now College of American Pathologists, Cytopathology Committee

Additional Information

Theodore R. Miller, MD
  • Professor Emeritus
  • Pathology

Specialty Area


Contact Information

Mailing/Shipping Address:

  • UCSF
  • Theodore R. Miller, MD
  • Pathology, Box 1785
  • 1600 Divisadero Street, Room R200
  • San Francisco, CA 94143
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