Dr. Denise Johnson Miller: A Surgeon's Mission To Help Prepare the Next Generation of Female Leaders
Denise L. Johnson Miller, M.D., FACS, is a board-certified general surgeon and is fellowship-trained in surgical oncology. She is currently Medical Director, Breast Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Health Cancer Care of Monmouth and Ocean counties.
As a nationally recognized breast surgeon, she specializes in breast cancer, melanoma surgery, and soft tissue tumors. Dr. Johnson Miller is currently developing clinical translation trials in support of oncology drug testing, as well as an in-depth genetic testing program for multidisciplinary cancer risk screening in breast cancer.
Dr. Johnson Miller is also a member of the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC) accreditation committee for Hackensack Meridian Health and holds high academic standing as the Clinical Professor of Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Medical School.
Dr. Johnson Miller is a frequent presenter at national conferences and regional meetings. Widely published in medical journals, she holds several memberships in professional organizations including The American Society of Breast Surgeons, The Society of Surgical Oncology, and The American College of Surgeons.
Dr. Johnson Miller has been recognized by her peers and organizations, receiving the following awards:
- U.S. News & World Report’s Top 1% of Breast Surgery Physicians 2011, 2014 – 2019
- Top Doctor for Women’s Health, Inside New Jersey magazine 2014 – 2019
- Top Doctor for Surgical Oncology, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors for 10 consecutive years 2008 – 2018
- Top Doctor for Cancer Care, Castle Connolly’s Top Doctors in the New York Metro Area 2014 – 2020
- America’s Top Surgeons in Surgical Oncology, Consumer Research Council of America 2015 – 2019
- Top Doctor in Cancer Care, Newsweek magazine 2014
- NAACP for her service in the community by the Asbury Park, NJ Chapter 2015
In this episode we discuss:
- Who or what was instrumental in her becoming a physician and her transition to leadership?
- What a day as a medical director for the breast surgery center looks like?
- The importance of mentoring young women in medicine.
- Why diversity and inclusion are important in medicine.
- What it would take to really thrive as a woman physician who leads
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