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Message From The Chair

Donna Ferriero, MD, MS

Donna Ferriero, MD, MS

For more than 100 years, our department has distinguished itself in educating the next generation of physicians, delivering excellent clinical care to young patients, and constantly improving treatment options through biomedical research.

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Carol A. Miller, MD

Clinical Professor, Pediatrics

Medical Director, Well Newborn Nursery

Advisory College Mentor, Miller-Diab College UCSF School of Medicine

Contact Info

Box 1660

550 16th Street, Rm. 5765

San Francisco, CA 94143

Phone: (415) 476-3376

Fax: (415) 476-5365




  • 1966–70, Stanford University, Biology, B.A.
  • 1970–75, Stanford University, Medicine, M.D. 
  • 1975–76 Mt. Zion Hospital & Medical Center Intern Pediatrics
  • 1976–77 Mt. Zion Hospital & Medical Center Resident Pediatrics
  • 1977–78 Mt. Zion Hospital & Medical Center Chief Resident Pediatrics Fellowships
  • 1977–79 Mt. Zion Hospital & Medical Center Fellowship Neonatology


Board Certification


  • 1981 Certified, American Board of Pediatrics


Clinical Expertise


  • Full term and Late Preterm  newborns
  • Primary Care of High-Risk Infants


Research Interests


  • Fetal lung development and maturation
  • Pulmonary surfactant
  • Pathogenesis and prevention of infant chronic lung disease
  • Inhaled nitric oxide to prevent lung disease


UCSF Program Affiliations


  • School of Medicine Advisory College Program
  • UCSF –Cuban Diplomacy & Research Project
  • Academy of Medical Educators
  • NBRI
  • IRM



Dr. Carol Miller’s career has focused on the care of term and late preterm newborns as well the longitudinal care of high-risk neonates.  She works closely within the divisions of neonatology and ambulatory pediatrics.  She is also involved in medical education, specifically cultural humility curriculum development, small group teaching, preceptorships, mentoring and advising. 

Current Research

Dr. Miller’s current research focuses on aspects of mentoring and advising medical students including a collaborative project involving US students attending the Cuban medical school ELAM.

Recent Publications (PubMed)

Last updated 03-31-2015