Earl Miller Memorial Lecture

The Earl Miller Memorial Lecture is the annual named oration in Abdominal Imaging at UCSF.

Earl Miller Lecture

Past Earl Miller Honorary Lecturers

  • 2018: Scott B. Reeder, MD, PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison School of Medicine and Public Health
  • 2017: Richard L. Ehman, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester
  • 2016: Matthew Scott Davenport, MD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • 2015: John R. Leyendecker, MD, University of Texas, Southwestern Dallas
  • 2014: William Mayo-Smith, MD, Alpert School of Medicine, Brown University, Rhode Island
  • 2012: Maitray D. Patel, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • 2010/2011: Parvati Ramchandani, MD, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2009: Claude Sirlin, MD, University California, San Diego
  • 2008: Barry Daly, MD, FRCR,  University of Maryland
  • 2007: Peter Choyke MD, National Cancer Institute
  • 2006: Jelle Barentsz MD PhD, University Hospital Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • 2005: Vivian Lee MD, PhD, New York University Medical Center
  • 2004: Jay Heiken MD, Washington University School of Medicine
  • 2003: Julia Fielding MD, University of North Carolina
  • 2002: Clare Tempany-Afdhal MB BCh, Harvard Medical School

About Earl Miller, MD

Earl Miller was one of the outstanding radiologists of his generation, and was the second Chairman of Radiology at UCSF. He was born in 1907 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and received a BA and MA in Physics from the University of Wisconsin between 1925 and 1931. In 1931, he worked at the Rockefeller Research Institute as a Biophysics Laboratory Technician. He then attended the Medical School University of Wisconsin from 1932 to 1936. He undertook a Residency in Radiology at Stanford University Hospital between1936 and 1939, and then served as an Instructor in Radiology at Yale University from 1939 to 1940, becoming Board Certified in Radiology in 1940. He then returned to the West Coast, rising from the rank of Instructor to full Professor at UCSF between 1940 and 1949, serving as Chairman between 1943 and 1945. He retired from the faculty in 1974, and passed away in 1995. Other notable lifetime achievements included:

  • 1943-45: Director, Health Physics, Manhattan Project, Berkeley
  • 1950: Fellow of the American College of Radiology
  • 1954-57: Member, board of Chancellors, ACR
  • 1957-58: Chairman, board of Chancellors, ACR
  • 1958-74: Director, Radiological Research Laboratory, UCSF
  • 1957-65: Commission on Education, ACR
  • 1960-65: Chairman, Commission of Education, ACR
  • 1972: Gold Medal, ACR
  • 1974: Professor Emeritus, UCSF
  • 1978: Regents name Earl Miller Radiologic Imaging Laboratory