Mikemiller Dr Michael M Miller MD, FASAM, FAPA is president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the largest medical specialty society in America of physicians devoted to addiction prevention, treatment, medical education, research, and public policy. He has served on many Task Forces and Councils of ASAM and the Wisconsin Medical Society, and was chair of the WMS Commission on Addictive Diseases.

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He has lectured internationally on addiction medicine, general psychiatry, and addiction psychiatry topics, as well as on topics related to medical economics, medical quality, medical ethics, and public health.

Miller is is medical director of NewStart alcohol and drug treatment programme at Meriter Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin, and has held this position since 1989. He is board certified in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry and is also certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) as a physician specialist in chemical dependence. He is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

He is also an associate clinical professor in the departments of Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and is associate director of the Addiction Psychiatry fellowship programme at the University of Wisconsin and the Madison VA Hospital.

He recently completed several years of service as a member of the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Medical Society, and is a Wisconsin delegate to the American Medical Association House of Delegates. He served 12 years on the managing committee of the statewide Physician Health Program of the WMS, and recently chaired the Task Force on Physician Health and Wellness of the WMS.

Miller is past president of the Dane County Medical Society and the Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine and is a recent board member of the Wisconsin Alcohol and Drug Treatment Providers Association. He has been a frequent consultant for the Wisconsin Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Wisconsin Division of Public Health.

He attended Georgetown University and graduated in 1972 with a BS in Psychology. He earned his medical degree from Tulane University Medical Center in 1979. He was a psychiatry resident at both the Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Minnesota Hospitals and Clinics. He completed a fellowship in chemical dependency at the University of Minnesota Hospital and Clinics in 1983.

Miller was in private practice at the Midelfort Clinic in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, from 1983 to 1989 prior to joining the staff at Meriter in 1989; in Eau Claire, he was the founding medical director for the Eau Claire regional detoxification centre at Luther Hospital and for the Journey intensive outpatient treatment programme at the Midelfort Clinic.

24th July 2009

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