Created in 1966 in honor of William Henry Sanders, M.D., the award is presented to an outstanding individual who participates in full-time public health work and has served above and beyond their role.
Dr. Miller earned his medical degree from USA where he also completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology. Several years later, Dr. Miller returned to school to receive his master’s degree in public health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Miller has held several positions with the Alabama Department of Public Health including area health officer, director of the bureau of family health services and assistant state health officer. He currently serves as chief medical officer for the Bureau of Family Health Services, Bureau of Home and Community Services, Bureau of Clinical Laboratories and Bureau of Communicable Diseases.
He is a fellow of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Miller has also served as a board member of the Alabama Section of ACOG, as well as several committees for the Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs.
For the last several years, Dr. Miller has performed medical missionary work in the Dominican Republic. He currently serves as chair and physician surveyor of the Medical Association’s Foundation for Continuing Medical Education and national committee member for the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, Committee for Review and Recognition.