Catherine Miller MD

Catherine Miller, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurological Surgery


Education, Training, and Previous Positions

2005: BS, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2010: MD, Rush University Medical College
2010-2017: Residency, Neurological Surgery, University of Minnesota
2017-2018: Minimally Invasive and Complex Spine Fellowship, UCSF
2018-Present: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, UCSF

Selected Professional Memberships and Appointments

American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Medical Association
Scoliosis Research Society
North American Spine Society
Women in Neurosurgery

Selected Honors and Awards

2017: Orthopediatric Educational Scholarship, Scoliosis Research Society
2017: Zieve Award for Basic Science Research Runner-up, Veterans Association
2016: Peyton Award for Outstanding Scientific Investigation, University of Minnesota
2016: Seljeskog Award for Outstanding Scientific Publication, University of Minnesota
2016: Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award, Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerve
2015: Peyton Award for Outstanding Scientific Investigation, University of Minnesota
2015: Piepgras Award for Basic Science Research, Minnesota Neurosurgical Society Meeting
2014: Piepgras Award for Clinical Research, Minnesota Neurosurgical Society Meeting
2014: Orthopediatric Educational Scholarship, Scoliosis Research Society
2013: Piepgras Award for Clinical Research, Minnesota Neurosurgical Society Meeting

Selected Recent Publications

Oh T, Park P, Miller CA, Chan AK, Mummaneni PV. Navigation-Assisted Minimally Invasive Surgery Deformity Correction. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2018 Jul;29(3):439-451. doi: 10.1016/ Review. PubMed PMID: 29933811.

Choy W, Miller CA, Chan AK, Fu KM, Park P, Mummaneni PV. Evolution of the Minimally Invasive Spinal Deformity Surgery Algorithm: An Evidence-Based Approach to Surgical Strategies for Deformity Correction. Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2018 Jul;29(3):399-406. doi: 10.1016/ Review. PubMed PMID: 29933807.

Miller C, Gulati P, Bandlish D, Chou D, Mummaneni PV. Prepsoas oblique lateral lumbar interbody fusion in deformity surgery. Ann Transl Med. 2018 Mar;6(6):108. doi: 10.21037/atm.2018.03.23. PubMed PMID: 29707557; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5900073.

Miller CA, Fu KM, Mummaneni PV. Editorial. The relevance of sagittal radiographic parameters. J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Jun;28(6):571-572. doi: 10.3171/2017.9.SPINE17857. Epub 2018 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 29570049.

Miller CA, Hansen EA, Lam CH. Cell growth of immortalized arachnoid cells in the presence of fibroblasts and blood products. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Jun;40:163-168. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2017.03.031. Epub 2017 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 28343921.

Miller C, Guillaume D, Dusenbery K, Clark HB, Moertel C. Report of effective trametinib therapy in 2 children with progressive hypothalamic optic pathway pilocytic astrocytoma: documentation of volumetric response. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2017 Mar;19(3):319-324. doi: 10.3171/2016.9.PEDS16328. Epub 2016 Dec 23. PubMed PMID: 28009226.

Miller CA, Ledonio CG, Hunt MA, Siddiq F, Polly DW Jr. Reliability of the Planned Pedicle Screw Trajectory versus the Actual Pedicle Screw Trajectory using Intra-operative 3D CT and Image Guidance. Int J Spine Surg. 2016 Oct 24;10:38. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 27909659; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5130325.

Miller C
, Guillaume D. Management of midline dural sinus malformations and review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst. 2016 Aug;32(8):1449-61. doi: 10.1007/s00381-016-3115-1. Epub 2016 May 20. Review. PubMed PMID: 27207610.

Miller C, Tummala RP. Risk factors for hemorrhage associated with external ventricular drain placement and removal. J Neurosurg. 2017 Jan;126(1):289-297. doi: 10.3171/2015.12.JNS152341. Epub 2016 Apr 1. PubMed PMID: 27035168.

Satzer D, Miller C, Maxon J, Voth J, DiBartolomeo C, Mahoney R, Dutton JR, Low WC, Parr AM. T cell deficiency in spinal cord injury: altered locomotor recovery and whole-genome transcriptional analysis. BMC Neurosci. 2015 Nov 6;16:74. doi: 10.1186/s12868-015-0212-0. PubMed PMID: 26546062; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4635574.

Miller C, Guillaume D. Incidence of hemorrhage in the pediatric population with placement and removal of external ventricular drains. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2015 Dec;16(6):662-7. doi: 10.3171/2015.5.PEDS1563. Epub 2015 Sep 18. PubMed PMID: 26382184.

Milman S, Kim AW, Warren WH, Liptay MJ, Miller C, Basu S, Faber LP. The incidence of perioperative anastomotic complications after sleeve lobectomy is not increased after neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Sep;88(3):945-50; discussion 950-1. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2009.05.084. PubMed PMID: 19699925.