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Brian Miller, MD

Surgeon
Dr. Miller is committed to keeping abreast of newly emerging techniques and standards of care. He is a member of both the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and AO Foundation, the two leading world organizations dedicated to fracture care.

Dr. Brian H. Miller grew up in New York and attended Binghamton University, the most selective state school in New York State. During his undergraduate training, he balanced his passion for the sciences and the humanities, majoring in both Biology and Philosophy. While at Binghamton University, Dr. Miller earned the prestigious honor of becoming the Howard Hughes Teaching Scholar, where he developed and then taught a laboratory course in biology.

His medical training began in New York City at the State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center where he completed medical school and residency. His passion for Orthopaedics began early in medical school when he spent much of his free time observing orthopaedic procedures, assisting the orthopaedists in the emergency room and conducting orthopaedic research. For his dedication and passion, Dr. Miller was awarded the Dr. Christopher Pavlides Scholarship for Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery. He also received the Downstate College of Medicine Alumni Research Scholarship.

Dr. Miller’s Orthopaedic residency gave him a broad, in depth exposure to trauma, as he covered three of New York City’s busiest trauma centers. He quickly focused on trauma as his area of interest, finding the complex and unique characteristics of each fracture uniquely challenging and ultimately rewarding. He also found great satisfaction in assisting people in a time of great need and facilitating their often dramatic recovery.

The Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of California – Davis in Sacramento is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the country. It was a great honor to be selected as one of only two doctors to study under their nationally renowned surgeons, educators and researchers; Dr. Philip Wolinsky, Dr. Mark Lee and Dr. Tania Ferguson. At one of the busiest trauma centers on the west coast, Dr. Miller got extensive experience in the polytraumatic patient, fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, complex periarticular fractures, minimally invasive fracture care, and the correction of complications from these injuries.

Dr. Miller was also selected as AO Fellow at the internationally renowned Hannover Medical Center in Germany, where he continued his study in Orthopaedic Trauma, focusing on computer assisted surgery.

Dr. Miller is committed to keeping abreast of newly emerging techniques and standards of care. He is a member of both the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and AO Foundation, the two leading world organizations dedicated to fracture care. He has been selected as AO Faculty to train other physicians in modern fracture care.

Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons was an excellent fit for Dr. Miller, joining a practice committed to excellence in clinical care, education and research. Their practice is dedicated to raising the level of care in the greater Phoenix-Scottsdale area, and impacting the future of fracture care world wide through education and research.

Dr. Miller lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his family. His wife is a licensed teacher and school administrator with a number of years of experience. Together they are raising two delightful daughters.

Kendra Reilly

Physician Assistant

Kendra was a nationally certified paramedic providing 911 emergency medical response and critical care prior to becoming a physician assistant at Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons. Wanting to become more involved in patient care, she returned to college to earn her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Colorado Denver in hopes to become a PA. She earned her Masters in Medical Science from Saint Francis University, and became a certified PA by the NCCPA. During her training she completed internships in emergency medicine and internal medicine through the University of Minnesota School of Medicine where she trained at level 1 trauma centers and was able to work with two different trauma teams. Kendra has had specific training in orthopedics, and is certified in advance trauma life support. After graduating, she worked in orthopedic surgery in Minnesota with the Mayo Clinic Health System. In 2015, she came to work for Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons with Dr. Miller and Dr. Staples to further pursue her interest in orthopedic trauma.
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Kendra Reilly

Physician Assistant

Kendra was a nationally certified paramedic providing 911 emergency medical response and critical care prior to becoming a physician assistant at Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons. Wanting to become more involved in patient care, she returned to college to earn her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from the University of Colorado Denver in hopes to become a PA. She earned her Masters in Medical Science from Saint Francis University, and became a certified PA by the NCCPA. During her training she completed internships in emergency medicine and internal medicine through the University of Minnesota School of Medicine where she trained at level 1 trauma centers and was able to work with two different trauma teams. Kendra has had specific training in orthopedics, and is certified in advance trauma life support. After graduating, she worked in orthopedic surgery in Minnesota with the Mayo Clinic Health System. In 2015, she came to work for Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons with Dr. Miller and Dr. Staples to further pursue her interest in orthopedic trauma.
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Education

Hannover Medical Center, Department of Trauma, Germany

AO International Trauma Fellowship 

Fellowship Director Christian Krettek 09/16/2007 – 10/12/2007

 University of California Davis, Sacramento, California

Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship

Fellowship Director Mark Lee 08/01/2006 –0 7/31/2007

 Downstate University Hospital (State University of New York), Brooklyn, New York

Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

07/01/2001 – 06/31/2007

 Downstate College of Medicine (State University of New York), Brooklyn, New York

MD - Medical School

08/1997 – 05/31/2001 

Binghamton University (State University of New York)

B.S - Biology - Philosophy, Politics, and Law

08/1992 – 05/ 1997

 Licensure

Arizona Medical License - #37139

New York Medical License - #238759

California Medical License - #A94284 

Hospital Affiliations

Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn

Scottsdale Healthcare Shea

Scottsdale Healthcare Thompson Peak

John C. Lincoln

Maricopa Medical Centre

Honors & Awards 

AO North America Resident Trauma Research Grant, 2003 

Dr. Christopher Pavlides Scholarship Fund for Excellence in Orthopaedic

Surgery at the State University of New York Health Science Center of Brooklyn, 2001

Downstate College of Medicine Alumni Research Scholarship, 1998

Howard Hughes Teaching Scholar, 1996 

MEMBERSHIPS

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Candidate Member

Orthopaedic Trauma Association

AO North America – Faculty

Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association

LECTURES & FACULTY

Southwestern Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Advanced Trauma Course – Faculty

Tibial Plateau Fracture 09/2007

AO Operating Room Personnel Principles Course – Faculty 04/2006 

AO Treatment Options For Difficult Fractures

Orthopaedic Bioskill Workshop for RN’s and O.R. Technicians - Faculty 03/2005 

Research

Brian H. Miller M.D., Tania A. Ferguson M.D.

Trans-sacral screw fixation of posterior pelvic ring injuries

Presented at: Paul R. Lipscomb Society Alumni and Graduate Research Symposium 2007

Ivan Rubel M.D., Brian H. Miller M.D.

Comparison of pull-out strength between self-tapping screws

Submitted for presentation at: EFFORT annual meeting 2004

William P. Urban Jr. M.D., David Neuman M.D., Brian Miller B.S.

Biomechanical analysis of the maximum load to failure of a 10mm patella tendon with and without a central longitudinal split.

Poster Presentation at: Spring 2001

Arthroscopy meeting 2001 

Coursework

AAOS/OTA Pelvic and Acetabulum Course, 05/2007

AO Principles of Operative Fracture Management Course: Advanced Principles, 12/2005

AO Principles of Operative Fracture Management Course: Basic Principles, 05/2005

Essentials of External Fixation/ Taylor Spatial Frame, 01/2007

Activities

Team Doctor Canarsie Football (New York City Finalist), 2001-2005

Downstate Sports Medicine Club – co-founder and vice president, 1998-2001

Downstate Surgery Club – co-founder and vice president, 1998-1999

American Medical Association – Downstate Student Chapter – President

Representative for State and National student meetings, 1998-2000

Personal Interests

Snowboarding, Mountain Biking, Scuba Diving, Photography

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