Mark D Miller MD

Mark D Miller MD

Office Location:
Sports Medicine Center
at Fontaine
Office Phone:
Office Fax:

Mailing Address:
Dept Orthopaedic Surgery
Box 800159 HSC
Charlottesville, VA 22908


Mark D. Miller, MD

Dr. Miller is a Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is a retired Air Force Colonel and an accomplished academic orthopaedic surgeon. He is the S. Ward Casscells Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia and a team physician at James Madison University. He has authored over 140 peer reviewed articles and 25 textbooks, including the best-selling text, Review of Orthopaedics, now in its Sixth Edition; and is the Deputy Editor for Sports Medicine for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Dr. Miller, a highly sought after speaker, is an internationally renowned expert in orthopaedic sports medicine. His practice focuses primarily on knee and shoulder arthroscopy and complex reconstructions.

Beyond Orthopaedics

"In my free time, I like to ski, play golf, hike and ride bicycles. I am also
active in my local church.  I am also the father of four children, all
successful in their own right."


S. Ward Casscells Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery


Orthopedic Surgery


Sports Medicine

Special Expertise:

Complex Ligament Reconstruction (including ACL, PCL,
Collateral Ligament injuries and Knee Dislocations)
Articular Cartilage Restoration/Repair
Meniscal Repair and Transplantation

Arthroscopic and Open stabilizations for shoulder instability
(anterior, posterior, and combined)
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff repair
Acromioclavicular (Separation) repair/reconstruction
Labral Repair (SLAP, Bankart, Capsulorraphy)
Shoulder Replacement


Air Force Resident Teaching Award

UVA Resident Teaching Award (2)

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Traveling Fellow/Godfather

Past Education Chairman, AOSSM

Herodicus Award, AOSSM

Trillat Award, International Sports Medicine Society

Best Doctors/Who's Who/Academic Keys

Becker's Top 70 Knee Surgeons in America 2011

Best Doctors of Virginia and Washington DC 2011, Virginia Living

Top 19 National Sports Medicine Doctors

Top 50 National Knee Surgeons



1979 United States Air Force Academy
(Distinguished Graduate)

1982 Post-Baccalaureate

1987 Uniformed Services University School of Medicine


1992 Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center


1993 Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery,
University of Pittsburgh

AOA NATA Traveling Fellowship 1995

AOSSM Traveling Fellow & Godfather


Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery through 2015
Sports Medicine through 2017

State License:


Research Description:

Dr. Miller has an active interest in knee and shoulder research. Most of his research has utilized cadaver studies, including developing/comparing surgical techniques and biomechanics. He is currently studying ACL reconstruction techniques and biomechanics in a cadaver model. This study is being done in collaboration with the UVA Musculoskeletal Radiology Division and includes sophisticated CT scan analysis of the specimens. He recently completed a complex study of PCL injuries done in collaboration with surgeons at Portsmouth Naval Hospital and a cadaver study of shoulder surgery techniques done in collaboration with surgeons in Richmond and Pittsburgh. Additional projects on Shoulder Biceps tenodesis are underway with Dr. Brockmeier

Clinical Trials:

Hyaluronic Acid studies in the knee and shoulder

Articular Cartilage repair in the knee

Meniscal Repair devices for the knee

ACL reconstruction techniques

Biceps tenodesis versus tenotomy

Patient Stories:

"Dr. Miller is the best surgeon I have ever met - I highly recommend him."

"Thank you, Dr. Miller, for fixing my shoulder - it (and you) are awesome!"

"Wow!  Thank you for fixing my shoulder - it dislocated on almost a daily basis before you performed arthroscopic surgery on it two years ago - and hasn't bothered me since!"

"Thanks for getting me back to football in time for this season."
JMU All Conference Offensive Lineman

In the News:

Discovery Channel:
Featured for successful surgery on an USAF pilot forced to eject from F-15.

Health Talk Channel 29 News, Charlottesville:
Numerous appearances discussing Surgical Techniques and Advancements.

Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA:
Articles written concerning work performed with James Madison University athletes.

National Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Magazines for academic achievement.