Peninsula Dermatologic Surgery Mohs



321 Middlefield Road, Suite 245
Menlo Park, CA 94025
T 650.326.7222 F 650.326.7332

DR. TARA MILLER

Dr. Tara Miller grew up in Texas where she completed her undergraduate studies at Rice University and medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. After finishing her pediatrics residency at Texas Children’s Hospital, Dr. Miller moved to California for her dermatology residency at the University of California San Francisco. She continued her training at UCSF with a Mohs surgery and procedural dermatology fellowship under the direction of Dr. Roy Grekin. Dr. Miller remains as clinical faculty at UCSF teaching surgery to medical students and residents. While her main clinical focus is Mohs surgery and facial reconstruction, Dr. Miller also performs laser  and cosmetic procedures.

LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS

Present

 

Fellow, American College of Mohs Surgery

Present

 

Diplomate, American Board of Dermatology

 

Present

 

California Medical License

 

2004 - 2011

 

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatrics

 

2000 - 2003

 

United States Medical Licensing Examinations

 

 

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Present

  Private practice
   

Menlo Park, CA

 

2008 - Present

 

University of California, San Francisco
Clinical Faculty

 

2007 - 2008

 

University of California, San Francisco
Fellowship, Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Procedural Dermatology (ACGME) Director Dr. Roy Grekin

 

2004 - 2007

 

University of California, San Francisco
Residency, Dermatology
Curriculum Chief, 2006-2007

 

2002 - 2004

 

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Residency, Pediatrics

 

2001 - 2001

 

Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Internship, Pediatrics

 

1997 - 2001

 

Baylor College of Medicine
Medical Degree
Medical Ethics Tract Graduate

 

1994 - 1997

 

Rice University
B. A. Anthropology, Summa Cum Laude; GPA 4.0

 


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Miller T, McCalmont TH, Tope WD. Recurrent Cutaneous Myoepithelioma Treated with Mohs Micrographic Surgery: Case Report and Review of the Literature Dermatol Surg 2009 Jan;35(1):139-43

Miller T, Frieden IJ. Ch 126 Vascular Tumors, Fitzpatrick’s Dermatology in General Medicine, seventh edition, Wolff K, Goldsmith LA, Katz SL, Gilchrest B, Paller A, Leffell D, eds. New York, McGraw-Hill Medical, 2008

Colaco SM, Miller T, Ruben BS, Fogarty PF, Fox LP. IgM-lambda paraproteinemia with associated cutaneous lymphoplasmacytic infiltrate in a patient who meets diagnostic criteria for POEMS syndrome J Am Acad Dermatol 2008 Apr;58(4):671-5

Miller T, Yu S. Ch 5 Dermatology, First Aid for the Internal Medicine Boards, second edition, Le T, Baudendistel T, Chin-Hong, eds. New York McGraw Hill Medical, 2008

Miller T, Neuhaus IM, Zachary C. Botulinum Toxin A for the Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction. Cosmet Dermatol. 2008 Feb;21(2):104-6

Miller T, Neuhaus IM. Ch 10 Cosmetic Applications, Therapeutic Uses of Botulinum Toxin, Cooper G, ed. New Jersey, Humana Press, 2007

Miller T, Levy M, Chapter 231 Arthropoda, Oski’s Pediatrics: Principles and Practice, fourth edition, McMillan J, Feigin RD, DeAngelis C, Jones MD, eds. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006

Miller T, Frieden IJ. Hemangiomas: new insights and classification. Pediatr Ann 2005 Mar;34(3):179-87.

Miller T, Chilukuri S, Bayer-Garner I, Hsu S. Keratosis Lichenoides Chronica. Int J Dermatol 2004 Dec;43(12):947-50.

Miller T, Metry D. Multiple Accessory Tragi as a Clue to the Diagnosis of the Oculo-Auriculo Vertebral (Goldenhar) Syndrome. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2004 Feb;50(2 Suppl):S11-3.

Browning J, Miller T, Metry D. Cutaneous Manifestation of Atypical Mycobacterium Infection, Pediatr Rev. 2003 Nov;24(11):387-92.

Miller T, Fu J, McCalmont TH, Grekin RC, Salmon PJ. Desmoplastic squamous cell carcinoma: an underemphasized, locally aggressive variant – in preparation

 

PRESENTATIONS

“Merkel Cell Carcinoma: Diagnosis, Management, and Controversies” American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, 2008

“Lasers for Vascular Lesions” resident lecture, UCSF, 2008

“Botulinum Toxin A in the Treatment of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction” American Society of Cosmestic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery Annual Meeting, 2007

“What to know before you sew: Antiseptics, Needles, and Suture Materials” resident lecture, UCSF, 2007

“Electrosurgery” resident lecture, UCSF, 2007

“Update on Pediatric Dermatologic Surgery” Dermatology Grand Rounds, UCSF, 2007

“POEMS Syndrome” American Academy of Dermatology Annual Meeting, 2007

“Keloid Update: Pathogenesis and Treatment” Dermatology Grand Rounds, UCSF, 2006

“Digital Papillary Adenocarcinoma” California Dermatology Society Meeting, 2005

“Vascular Birthmarks” resident/student lecture, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002

 

SERVICE TO PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Dermatologic Surgery, Article reviews

Pediatric Dermatology, Article reviews

Doody Publishing, Textbook reviews

 

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Academy of Dermatology

American College for Mohs Surgery

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery

California Society of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery

Pacific Dermatologic Association

Women’s Dermatologic Society

San Francisco Dermatological Society

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Medical Association

 

HONORS & AWARDS

1st Place Alan Scott Award for best research paper, American Society of Cosmetic Dermatology & Aesthetic Surgery, 2007

1st Place Resident Case Presentations, Pacific Dermatologic Association, 2006

Women’s Dermatologic Society Mentorship Award, 2006

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Preceptorship Award, 2006

American Society for Dermatologic Surgery Resident Scholarship Award, 2006

2nd Place Resident Forum Case Presentations, California Society of Dermatology & Dermatologic Surgery, 2005

Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars Program, 1993-2004

Jeffery C. Elkins Memorial Award for excellence in leadership, academics, clinical performance and extracurricular activities, Baylor College of Medicine, 2001

Phi Beta Kappa, 1997

Who’s Who Among students in American College and Universities, 1997

 

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

AAD Annual Skin Cancer Screening 2004-present

Counselor, Camp Wonder (for children with serious dermatologic conditions), June 2005

Pediatric HIV/AIDS clinic, Texas Children’s Hospital BANA clinical trial Botswana, Africa, April 2004

Medical Service Trip, Baylor College of Medicine Santa Ana, Honduras, February 2002

International Health Medical Education Consortium (IHMEC) San Pedro Sula, Honduras, February 2001

English instructor, Cuenca, Ecuador via Rice University Envision Grant, 1996

Foster sister to 40 children, of whom my family adopted 12 – nominated for the U.S. President’s Volunteer Action Award for community service

 

LANGUAGES

Fluent in Spanish

 

INTERESTS

Running road races, baking, scuba diving, skiing, traveling and raising her young family.