William R. Miller, M.D. is an assistant professor with the Division of Infectious Diseases and a member of the Center for Antimicrobial Resistance and Microbial Genomics (CARMiG). He received his medical degree and completed his residency training in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) . He completed a fellowship in adult Infectious Diseases at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center program, where he served as Chief Fellow and completed a third year in basic science research as a part of the Advanced Academic Track. He joined the division as a faculty member in July 2017.
Dr. Miller’s current research interests involve the clinical impact and mechanistic bases of antimicrobial resistance. Active projects include studying the multilayered cell membrane defense networks of Gram-positive pathogens using enterococci as model organisms, understanding the inoculum effect in severe methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus infections and characterizing the molecular mechanisms of resistance of multidrug resistant Gram-negative bacteria. He was awarded the 2017 IDSA Education and Research Foundation Young Investigator Award in Infectious Diseases to study the evolving landscape of carbapenem-resistance across clinical isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
In addition to research, Dr. Miller is active in education and clinical service. He enjoys teaching medical students, residents, fellows and graduate students, both on the wards and in the laboratory, and serves as co-director of the Infectious Diseases Seminar in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.