Dr. Robert Miller
Dr. Robert F. Miller is a compassionate healer and visionary advocate for health justice. A Vanderbilt researcher, teacher, and clinician, Dr. Miller is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care. His colleagues have expressed their respect for him by repeatedly electing him to positions of professional leadership, and he is the recipient of numerous awards. His patients leave glowing, grateful reviews online. For all of that, Dr. Miller is modest and unassuming. In 2004, he established the Shade Tree Clinic in Nashville, where volunteer faculty and students from Vanderbilt Medical and Nursing Schools serve uninsured patients. Even as Dr. Miller has dedicated himself to these and other volunteer efforts, he has kept his eyes on a larger prize. He has advocated for a more just and inclusive health care system in which such private charity will no longer be necessary because everyone is assured of receiving care as a matter of human right. Dr. Miller imparts that vision to his medical and nursing students, inspiring them by personal example.Dr. Miller inspires us, too. As a member of TJC’s board for the past 15 years, he has provided invaluable insights and strategic direction. He and his wife, Dr. Bonnie Miller, who is also a respected Vanderbilt physician, honor TJC by their generous, unstinting support. Our goal is to one day achieve for all Tennesseans the excellent, compassionate care they give their patients.