Dr. Wallace T. Miller, Sr., professor emeritus in the department of radiology and the former chief of the department's chest division, passed away June 23, 2013, at age 81.
After graduating summa cum laude in 1952 from Washington and Jefferson College, Dr. Miller received a medical degree from Jefferson Medical School in 1956. Following an internship at Akron City Hospital (1956-1957), he came to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with a fellowship in radiology and joined the faculty of the School of Medicine as assistant instructor of radiology in 1957. He practiced until his retirement in 2012.
Within the radiology department, Dr. Miller was appointed professor in 1972 and served as vice chairman in the department and chief of the diagnostic section in the radiology department at HUP.
A highly respected teacher, Dr. Miller had many honors including the I.S. Ravdin Master Clinician Award from Penn's School of Medicine, the Medical Students Government Award Teaching Award and the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. He also was the recipient the Gold Medal Award from the Radiological Society of North America and the Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society Outstanding Educator Award.
The Wallace T. Miller, Sr. Endowed Chair of Radiologic Education was established in his honor in 2001 as well as the Wallace T. Miller Scholarship Fund in 1996.
Dr. Miller is survived by his wife, Betty; two sons, Peter and Wallace Jr., associate professor of radiology in the Perelman School of Medicine; one daughter, Kimberly Fogarty; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Donations may be made to the
Wallace T. Miller Sr. Scholarship Fund.