Joseph Miller, MD
Joseph is a rising CA-2 resident in the Department of Anesthesiology. He grew up in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, about 50 miles east of Los Angeles. Joseph had an unusual path to medicine initially pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering at USC before changing course and getting his Associate Degree in Nursing from Chaffey College. He worked for five years at the bedside on various units and discovered his passion for critical care. He completed his BSN at Azusa Pacific University while working full-time as a critical care nurse and teaching part time at Chaffey College. While completing his BSN, he decided to change paths again and pursue a career in medicine. He completed a two-year post-baccalaureate program at WashU while working as a research technician before returning home to attend medical school at the University of California Riverside.
Joseph enjoyed his time in St. Louis and was eager to return for residency. He was particularly interested in returning to WashU because of its strong critical care and cardiothoracic programs in both residency and fellowship. Joseph plans to pursue dual fellowships in critical care and cardiothoracic anesthesia after completing residency. He hopes to work in an academic environment where he can educate future trainees and medical students as he is passionate about teaching and mentorship.
When he isn’t working, Joseph likes playing classic NES and SNES video games in his free time if he isn’t busy cooking or baking. Joseph enjoys returning home to visit friends and family, grabbing an In-N-Out burger, and getting Mexican food from local taquerias.