Barbara A. Miller, MD

Barbara A. Miller, MD
Penn State Health Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
500 University Dr
Hershey, PA 17033
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  • Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Bleeding and clotting disorders
  • Brain tumors
  • Hematologic malignancies (leukemias, lymphoma)
  • Hemolytic disease in newborns
  • Hemophilia
  • Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP)
  • Platelet disorders
  • Sickle cell
  • Thrombotic

Barbara Miller, MD, received her undergraduate degree from Douglass College of Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., and her medical degree from Penn State College of Medicine. She completed her pediatric residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durhan, N.C., and her fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Miller joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School and then the faculty at Penn State College of Medicine, where she is currently professor of pediatrics and biochemistry and molecular biology. Her clinical focus includes management of difficult-to-diagnose pediatric hematology/oncology patients.

Dr. Miller is chief of the Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. She is also director of the Four Diamonds Pediatric Cancer Research Center and associate director of pediatric oncology for Penn State Cancer Institute. Dr. Miller holds the Christopher Millard Endowed Chair in Pediatric Oncology Research and has been National Institutes of Health-funded for more than 30 years for her work on the role of calcium signaling and mitochondrial function in cancer. Dr. Miller has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Pediatric Society and Best Doctors in America and is an Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellow.

Medical School
Penn State College of Medicine - 1976

Residency, Pediatrics
Duke University Hospital - 1979

Fellowship, Hematology
Duke University Hospital - 1980

Fellowship, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Children's Hospital Boston (Boston) - 1983

  • Professor of Pediatrics and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Associate Director for Pediatrics, Penn State Cancer Institute
  • Fellow, Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)
  • Fellow, College of Physicians of Philadelphia
  • Utilizing calcium signaling through TRP channels to modulate mitochondrial function, ROS, and cellular bioenergetics
  • Role of TRPM2 in Survival from Cardial Ischemic Injury
  • Modulating outcomes in AML
  • Calcium Signaling in modulating cell survival in neuroblastoma
  • Society for Pediatric Research
  • Kayla Nakonechni Award from Philadelphia Chapter of PSAA
  • Christopher Millard Endowed Chair in Pediatric Oncology, Penn State College of Medicine (awarded)
  • Best Doctors in America
  • American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)
  • American Pediatric Society (APS)
  • Research on calcium signaling modulating molecular events and cell survival in cancer
  • Pediatric Cancer