Alumni and Informatics Pioneer Randolph Miller Elected to IOM
Randolph Miller (MD ’76, Internal Medicine Resident ’79) was a second-year med student—a physics major from Princeton University who knew how to program computers when he volunteered to help Pitt’s Jack Myers with a project in computer-assisted diagnostics. Today, Miller is the Donald A. B. and Mary M. Lindberg University Professor at Vanderbilt University and was recently elected to the Institute of Medicine.
“I was recruited here as chair of what became the Department of Biomedical Informatics,” he says, noting he has since stepped down. Now, he’s considering a return to his original work, trying to build a national model for computer-assisted diagnosis.