All Press Releases for March 10, 2016

Denise L. Johnson Miller, MD, FACS, Recognized for Excellence in Cancer Care

Dr. Johnson Miller has received numerous honors for her work in breast cancer medicine, including a recent feature in Newsweek Health:Top Cancer Doctors 2015 issue

Most recently, she was named one of America Top Doctors for Cancer 2016, Top Doctor in the New York Metropolitan Area 2016 and Inside Jersey Top Doctor for Women's Health 2016.

    NEPTUNE, NJ, March 10, 2016 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Denise L. Johnson Miller, MD, FACS, Medical Director for Meridian Health System, Inc., has been recognized by Worldwide Branding for showing dedication, leadership and excellence in cancer care.

Physician and medical director with Meridian Health Systems, Inc. for two years, Dr. Johnson Miller consults with patients, handles surgical planning, assesses high-risk cancer patients and provides imaging services.

Combining her proficiency in science and math with her enjoyment of working with people, Dr. Johnson Miller has been a top physician in the cancer field for 37 years, specializing in diagnosing and treating breast cancer. Earning a Bachelor of Science in medical science from Northwestern University in 1976 and a MD from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis in 1978, completed fellowships in surgical oncology at the City of Hope National Medical Center and in allergy and immunology at The University of Texas at Austin, and a general surgery residency at the University of Illinois. In 1991, she began teaching at Stanford University School of Medicine as an associate professor of surgery. After 18 years of teaching, she became the director of breast surgery at Franciscan St. Francis Health. Dr. Johnson Miller joined Meridian Health System, Inc. in 2013 as medical director, building her practice at Northern Monmouth County Medical Associates. She is currently a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, The Society of Surgical Oncology, the National Medical Association, the International Society of Health Technology Assessment and the American Association of Cancer Research. Further, she is on the program committee of the Society of Black Academic Surgeons and a fellow with the American College of Surgeons. In the coming years, Dr. Johnson Miller hopes to be involved with national cancer care development in breast centers.

Dr. Johnson Miller has received numerous awards for her work in breast cancer treatment, going back to 1978, when she was named Best Surgical Intern at Jewish Hospital of St. Louis two years in a row. In 1983 and 1984, she was awarded a Resident Research Fellowship by the American Cancer Society and in 1992, was selected as one of six Outstanding Women in Veterans Health by the Governor and the Department of Health. From 1995 through 1998, she was included in Sterling's Honorarium and Who's Who. During her time teaching at Stanford University, she received the Stanford University Dean's Fellowship Award from 1996 to 1997, the St. Clair Drake Teaching Award in 1998, and the Franklin O. Ebaugh Award for Medical Student Advising and the Minority Medical Faculty Achievement Recognition, both in 1999, as well as the Graduate Student Women of Color Faculty Recognition Award in 2000, the inaugural National Medical Leadership in Education Award in 2002 and was recognized by the School of Medicine with the Advising Dean's Excellence in Teaching in 2004. Dr. Johnson Miller was recognized by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. From 2005 to 2012 and again in 2014 as a Top Doctor for Cancer. In 2009 and 2011, she was named an Honored Member of Biltmore's Who's Who's Registry of Executives and Professionals. Further, in 2010 and 2011, she was recognized as an Indianapolis Top Doctor Breast surgery, and in 2011 and 2014 was ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the top one percent of breast surgery physicians. In 2012, she received Association of University Women Professors Congressional Recognition for Community Service for Breast Cancer in Palo Alto, CA, signed by Representative Anna Eschoo. Dr. Johnson Miller was named a Top Doctor for Women in Surgery for 2014 and 2015, as well as a Top Doctor for Cancer for 2014, by Inside New Jersey, and a Top Doctor in New York Metropolitan Area for Breast Surgery from 2014 to 2015. Her most recent accolades include Outstanding New Jersey Physician for Women's Health, the NAACP's Women in Medicine Award and Congressional Recognition for Community Service for Breast Cancer in Neptune, NJ, signed by Representative Frank Cirillio, all in 2015. Dr. Johnson Miller was featured in the Meridian Breast Surgery-Camal/Dr. Johnson Miller Spring Industry Magazine in 2014, and is currently featured as a Top Doctor in Newsweek Health's 2015 Top Cancer Doctors issue. Furthermore, she was named among the Top 1 Percent of Doctors for Breast Surgery in 2015. Most recently, she was named one of America's Top Doctors for Cancer 2016, Top Doctor in the New York Metropolitan Area 2016 and Inside Jersey Top Doctor for Women's Health 2016.

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