Dr. Thomas Miller MD, FRCP(C)

Tom Miller

Associate Professor

Area of Focus

Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders, Electromyography, Spasticity Rehabilitation

Bio Sketch

Dr. Thomas A. Miller, is a graduate of Queen’s University (MD, 1989), in Kingston Canada. He subsequently trained in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (U of Ottawa) and completed a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology (University of New South Wales, Australia) (1993/94) as a McLaughlin Fellow.

He is an Associate Professor in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western, in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is the medical director of the musculoskeletal rehabilitation program at Parkwood Hospital, Director of the Electrodiagnostic laboratory, consultant physiatrist with the Hand and Upper Limb Centre, and co-director of the Peripheral Nerve Clinic.

Dr. Miller is a past President of the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. (CAPMR), examiner and past chief examiner for the Canadian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology(CSCN), an Associate scientist at Lawson Health Research Institute, and current co-chair of the Canadian Resident Education Program in Spasticity.

Research and Education

Dr. Miller’s research interests are in the areas of clinical neurophysiology, nerve injury, and in spasticity management. He has a strong commitment to education and was awarded the 2010 Leader Award of Excellence in Education at Schulich.  Teaching Philosophy: Teaching remains one of the major tenets of our profession. I have a passion for teaching and the practice of medicine. I would describe my approach as a value-based approach that encourages mentorship. The goal of education in my experience is to make it personal, stimulate enthusiasm and fuel the student’s desire to think and reason. I believe that this is best accomplished through the Socratic method of posing questions, listening and learning from the answer so as to maximize learning. I prefer this method of teaching to the traditional medical model of the didactic outpouring of “facts”. My contributions at Western include both postgraduate and undergraduate teaching, didactic classroom, small group learning, and clinical bedside teaching. The importance of the historical context cannot be understated and in my opinion, to be a good physician requires an understanding of the past and the evidence. I would like to conclude with a quote from the Canadian born Sir William Osler, which summarizes my teaching attitude and the responsibility and dedication that I believe is inherent and necessary to our profession. “We are here to add what we can to life not get what we can from life”.


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