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Christopher J. Miller, MD

Christopher J. Miller, MD Physician

Director of Dermatologic Surgery
Assistant Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Miller is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Christopher J. Miller

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012

Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

  • Cancer
    • Melanoma and Pigmented Lesion Program
  • Dermatology
    • Aging Skin
    • Dermatologic Surgery
    • Laser Treatment
    • Mohs and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Skin Cancer

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 2004

Clinical Expertise:

  • basal cell carcinoma
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Cancer Risk Evaluation
  • dermatologic surgery
  • Eye Tumors
  • eyelid lesions
  • facial plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • facial reconstruction
  • facial reconstructive surgery
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • head lesions
  • head reconstruction
  • head surgery
  • head/neck surgery
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Melanoma
  • melanoma - removal
  • melanoma - removal/excision
  • Mohs surgery - reconstruction
  • mole check
  • mole melanoma removal
  • nail biopsy
  • Non-Surgical Cancer Treatment
  • nose surgery - reconstruction
  • Organ Transplant and Cancer
  • pigmented lesion removal
  • precancerous lesions
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • removal of skin growths
  • Skin Cancer
  • skin check
  • skin lesion biopsy
  • skin lesion removal
  • squamous cell carcinoma
  • tissue grafts

Description of Clinical Expertise

Mohs micrographic surgery, reconstructive surgery, skin cancer, basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, melanoma, cutaneous oncology, service excellence

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Dermatology

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Care
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Fellowship: Geisinger Hospital


American Academy of Dermatology, National American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, National American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, National International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative, International Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Miller is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Mohs micrographic surgery, reconstructive surgery, skin cancer, basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, melanoma, cutaneous oncology, surgical education

Selected Publications:

Miller CJ, Antunes M, Sobanko JF: Surgical Technique for Optimal Outcomes 1: Cutting Tissue: incising, excising, and undermining, A CME J Am Acad Dermatol 72 (3): 377-87,2015.

Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Elenitsas R, Newman JG, Goldbach H, Shin TM, Miller CJ: Low recurrence rates for in situ and invasive melanomas using Mohs micrographic surgery with melanoma antigen recognized by T cells 1 (MART-1) immunostaining: Tissue processing methodology to optimize pathologic staging and margin assessment J Am Acad Dermatol 72 (5): 840-50,2015.

Connolly KL, Albertini JG, Miller CJ, Ozog DM: The Suspension (Frost) Suture: Experience and Applications Dermatologic Surgery 41 (3): 406-10,2015.

Miller CJ, Antunes M, Sobanko JF: Surgical technique for optimal outcomes: Part II. Repairing tissue: suturing, A CME J AM Acad Dermatol 72 (3): 389-402,2015.

Sobanko JF, Vachiramon V, Rattanaumpawan P, Miller CJ: Early Postoperative Single Treatment Ablative Fractional Lasing of Mohs Micrographic Surgery Facial Scars: A Split-Scar, Evaluator-Blinded Study Lasers in Surgery & Medicine 47 (1): 1-5,2015.

Belyaeva E, Elenitsas R, Roth R, Miller CJ, Gelfand J: Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) with fibrosarcomatous changes in a patient with psoriasis treated with adalimumab JAAD Case Reports : 2015.

Lee S, Stewart CL, Miller CJ, Chu EY: The histopathologic Features of Integra® Dermal Regeneration Template Journal of Cutaneous Pathology : 2015.

Sobanko JF, Fischer J, Etzkorn J, Miller CJ: Local Fasciocutaneous Sliding Flaps for Soft Tissue Defects of the Dorsum of the Hand JAMA Dermatology 150 (11): 1187-91,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Dermatology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6534
Fax: (215) 662-4132
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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