Tonya Miller, MD
As a pediatric anesthesiologist, Dr. Miller has a strong interest in determining the effects anesthetics have on the children to which she administers them. It is also her professional responsibility. Whether anesthetic administration to infants and young children causes long-term neurodevelopmental consequences is the most important scientific question confronting our area of medicine.
Dr. Miller is an active member in the department’s peer review process which functions not only for local purposes but also contributes to several national registries and QI projects. She has played a significant role in the development of the PANDA study up to this point, including developing computer and chart screening methods for identifying and evaluating potential subjects, recruiting and testing several subjects at Children’s Hospital Boston for the pilot study, and refining data capture and analysis tools. Dr. Miller continues to develop and oversee the performance of the study at our institution, and will also be a member of the study sub-group assessing data quality across all study sites.