Anna N. Miller

Anna N. Miller, MD, FACS

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Orthopedic Trauma Service

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Anna N. Miller, MD, FACS, is Chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma at Washington University in St. Louis and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.  Dr. Miller grew up in Texas and attended Rice University, graduating with honors in biology.  After graduating from Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Miller was selected for residency training at the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Miller then completed an orthopaedic trauma fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Prior to joining Washington University Orthopedics, Dr. Miller was assistant director of the orthopaedic trauma service at Wake Forest School of Medicine, and was selected for their Career Development for Women Leaders program and as a Brooks Scholar in Medicine. 

Dr. Miller has particular interests in the improvement of orthopaedic trauma care on a national level and is the Chair of the Orthopaedic Subgroup for the American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma.  She is also interested in the management and outcomes of elderly patients with fragility fractures and is involved with AOA and AAOS regarding fragility fractures, as well as being on the National Quality Forum Trauma Outcomes Steering Committee. Dr. Miller is also involved in numerous multicenter national studies. She is a co-investigator on several federally funded grants, particularly focusing on traumatic injury and how it relates to the treatment of United States soldiers in combat situations as well as automotive crash injury investigation with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

Dr. Miller has a national reputation for her achievements and leadership activities. Dr. Miller was a recipient of the 2015  American Orthopaedic Association North American Traveling Fellowship. She is active in the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, including the Research Committee, and serves as an Associate Editor for The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, the leading musculoskeletal trauma journal. She has also recently been elected the chair of the AIS content committee for the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine.  She was a Leadership Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2017-2018.

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Fractures of upper and lower extremities including:
    • Acetabulum
    • Forearm fractures
    • Lisfranc and calcaneus
    • Pelvis
    • Pilon and ankle
    • Proximal and distal femur (including periprosthetic fractures)
    • Proximal and distal humerus
    • Proximal tibia and tibial plateau
    • Talus
  • Nonunion of humerus, femur and tibia, as well as malunion, osteomyelitis, and periprosthetic fractures

Common Procedures

  • Open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) fractures of upper and lower extremities including:
    • Acetabulum
    • Forearm fractures
    • Lisfranc and calcaneus
    • Pelvis
    • Pilon and ankle
    • Proximal and distal femur (including periprosthetic fractures)
    • Proximal and distal humerus
    • Proximal tibia and tibial plateau
    • Talus
  • Intramedullary nailing trochanteric, femur shaft, and tibia fractures.  
  • Repair of fracture nonunions and malunions.

Clinical Office Locations

  • Center for Advanced Medicine

    4921 Parkview Place

    St. Louis, MO 63110

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Research Interests

Dr. Miller has research interests in the clinical outcomes after peri-articular fractures and polytrauma, clinical outcomes and treatment of osteoporotic and atypical fractures and clinical outcomes and treatment of pelvic ring injuries.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Miller has clinical interests in the management of acute fractures of the arm, leg, and pelvis, including peri-articular fracture care, polytrauma, fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, non-unions and malunions of fractures, osteomyelitis, and post-traumatic reconstruction. Dr. Miller has particular interest and expertise in treating periarticular fractures of the shoulder (proximal humerus), elbow (distal humerus, olecranon, and radial head), hip (acetabulum, femoral head and neck, intertrochanteric, and subtrochanteric), knee (patella, distal femur, tibial plateau), ankle (pilon and plafond), and foot (calcaneus, talus, midfoot, Lisfranc); fractures in the polytrauma patient; fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum; peri-prosthetic fractures; and management of post-traumatic problems including nonunions, malunions, arthritis, and osteomyelitis.

Background

Dr. Miller graduated from Baylor College of Medicine, and was selected for residency training at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Miller then completed a trauma fellowship at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Prior to joining Washington University Orthopedics, Dr. Miller was assistant director of the orthopaedic trauma service at Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Medical Degree

  • Baylor College of Medicine

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery

Fellowship

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington

Honors and Awards:

  • 2018, Top 10 Abstracts at the AOA Annual Meeting, Mental Health Among Orthopaedic Surgery Residents: A Report from the American Orthopaedic Association’s North American Traveling Fellowship
  • 2017, Top 10 Posters at the AOA Annual Meeting, Isolated Tibia Fractures Significantly Decrease Physical Function at 6 Months: A Prospective Study
  • 2017-2018, Best Doctors in St. Louis
  • 2017-2018, Best Doctors in America
  • 2017, Washington University Academic Medical Leadership Program for Physicians and Scientists
  • 2017-2018, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Leadership Fellow Program
  • 2017, Washington University Academic Medical Leadership Program for Physicians and Scientists
  • OTA Highlight Paper Award, Does Operative Intervention Provide Early Pain Relief for Patients with Undisplaced Unilateral Sacral Fractures?
  • 2016, Wake Forest School of Medicine Surgical Sciences 24th Annual Residents' and Fellows' Research Day Silver Award
  • 2016, Eastern Orthopaedic Association's Ranawat Award
  • 2016, Wake Forest School of Medicine Surgical Sciences 24th Annual Residents' and Fellows' Research Day Silver Award
  • 2015, Best Doctors in America 
  • 2015, American Orthopaedic Association - North American Traveling Fellowship: Midwest United States and Canada
  • 2015, American College of Surgeons: Surgeon at Work. Portrait Selected for Young Fellows Association Webpage
  • 2015, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society: 2nd Edition - Guide for Women in Orthopaedic Surgery. Portrait Selected for Cover.
  • 2015-2016, Brooks Scholars in Academic Medicine Award
  • 2014-2015, American College of Surgeons Women in Surgery Mentorship Program
  • 2014, Southeastern Fracture Consortium Grant Recipient
  • 2014-2015, Brooks Scholars in Academic Medicine Award
  • 2013-2016, Career Development for Women Leaders Program, Office of Women in Medicine & Science, Wake Forest School of Medicine
  • 2013-2014, Brooks Scholars in Academic Medicine Award
  • 2011, Orthopaedic Trauma Association Sponsor Recipient for American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Clinician Scholar Development Program
  • 2010-2011, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation Fellowship Grant Recipient
  • 2010, Hospital for Special Surgery Fifteenth Annual Jean C. McDaniel Award for Professionalism, Ethics, and Peer Leadership
  • 2010, AO Traveling Fellowship; Milan, Italy
  • 2009-2010, New York Weill Cornell Medical Center Alumni Council Distinguished House Staff Award for All-Around Excellence
  • 2008-2011, Hospital for Special Surgery Resident Liaison to American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • 2008-2011, Hospital for Special Surgery Education and Mentoring Committee
  • 2008, Visiting Resident: Thornburg Medical Foundation Ruben F. Gittes Memorial Visiting Professorship; Scripps Clinic, La Jolla, California
  • 2007-2011, Hospital for Special Surgery Curriculum Committee
  • 2004, Nominated to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • 2003, Luce Scholars Program Finalist
  • 2003, Rice University Nominee for Luce Scholars Program
  • 2001-2005, Baylor College of Medicine Full Financial Scholarship
  • 2000-2001, National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • 1997-2001, National Merit Finalist Scholarship

 

Professional Societies and Organizations:

  • 2018-Present, Missouri State Orthopaedic Association
  • 2017-Present, American Orthopaedic Association (Active Fellow)
  • 2016-Present, St. Louis Orthopedic Society
  • 2015-Present, Orthopaedic Trauma Association (Active Member)
  • 2015-Present, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Active Fellow)
  • 2013-Present, American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • 2012-Present, American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program
  • 2012-Present, AOTrauma North America
  • 2011-Present, Orthopaedic Research Society
  • 2009-Present, AO Alumni Foundation
  • 2004-Present, Ruth Jackson Orthopedic Society

Committees:

  • 2018, Research Committee, American College of Surgeons, Committee on Trauma
  • 2018-2021, Publications Chair, American Orthopaedic Association Critical Issues/Educational Programming Committee
  • 2018-2019, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Digital Products User Group
  • 2017-2020, Chair Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine, AIS Committee, Content Subcommittee
  • 2017-2019, Orthopaedic Trauma Association Research Committee
  • 2016, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Millennial Advisory Group
  • 2016-2022, American College of Surgeons' Committee on Trauma
  • 2014-2020, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Trauma Program Committee

 

 

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Dr. Miller’s Office Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

Barnes Jewish Hospital

4921 Parkview Place

St Louis, MO 63110

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