Dr. Leslie W. Miller, MD, FAHA, FACC
Heart Failure Cardiologist
Cell Therapy and Regenerative Medicine Specialist
Dr. Leslie Miller serves as a consulting physician for Okyanos’ advanced cardiac stem cell treatments. As an internationally renowned cardiologist specializing in heart failure and transplantation, Dr. Miller’s recent focus has been on regenerative medicine and the use of adult stem cells and targeted gene therapies to repair and recover heart function. He brings a wealth of knowledge in the latest cardiac research and treatments, working collaboratively with the treating physicians at Okyanos to ensure access to the most innovative therapies and the most successful outcomes.
Dr. Miller has been a part of the Okyanos medical team from the beginning, serving on its Medical Advisory Board during its first year. He is formerly director of the University of South Florida (USF) Heart Institute, and professor of cardiovascular sciences at the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. From 2006 to 2010, Dr. Miller served as the director of the cardiac programs at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center. Prior to that, he was a professor and director of the cardiovascular division at the University of Minnesota. He has received numerous teaching awards from both fellows and residents, including Teacher of the Year in Internal Medicine and the Proctor Harvey Chair.
Dr. Miller is board-certified in both Cardiology and Internal Medicine (ABIM). Dr. Miller has also served as President of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation and the American Society of Transplantation, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. As an investigator in more than 80 clinical trials, his widely published research focuses on innovative heart failure treatments, including the use of adult stem cell therapy in the treatment of patients with cardiovascular disease and heart failure. Dr. Miller was an editor of one of the leading textbooks in the field of regenerative medicine entitled, “Stem Cell and Gene Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease”.
Dr. Miller graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, Medical School in 1974, completing his medical residency at Washington University and Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. His cardiology fellowship was completed at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Miller resides in Tampa, where he is currently Director of the Heart Failure clinic for Baycare Health System.