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Dr. Miller completed her medical school and her residency training at the Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, followed by a sports medicine fellowship at The University of Pittsburgh. She has a Master’s Degree from Columbia University in Exercise Physiology. Dr. Miller is Board Certified and holds a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. She serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and she is an active member of multiple academic societies, including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), and the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES).

Dr. Miller’s clinical interests lie in treating sports medicine injuries of the shoulder, knee and hamstring. She has published over 50 peer reviewed publications and chapters and has presented at over 35 national meetings. She has several ongoing clinical trials involving shoulder and hamstring injuries.

Dr. Miller serves as the head team physician for the New England Free Jacks professional rugby team.

Medical School

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residency

  • Mount Sinai Hospital

Fellowship

  • University of Pittsburgh, Sports Medicine

Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Professional Addresses

Boston Sports & Shoulder Center

  • 840 Winter Street
    Waltham, MA 02451
  • 40 Allied Drive
    Dedham, MA 02026

Hospital Appointments

  • New England Baptist Hospital Boston, MA
  • Tufts University- Assistant Clinical Professor

Education

  • Uniiversity of Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, PA
    Sports Medicine Fellowship, 2003
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center New York, NY
    Orthopaedic Residency, 2002
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine New York, NY
    Doctor of Medicine, 1997
  • University of Miami Miami, FL
    Post baccalaureate Premedical, 1993
  • Columbia University New York, NY
    Master of Arts, Exercise Physiology, 1991
  • SUNY Oneonta New York, NY
    Bachelor of Science, Nutrition, 1989

Honors

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • OREF Resident Research Award 2nd place
  • NIH Summer Research Fellowship Award
  • McGraw Hill Award for Outstanding Fitness Education

Grants

Research Funding Award - New England Baptist Hospital 2006 & 2013

Professional Societies

  • American Orthopedic Society Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Society

Licensure

Board Certified 2005
Massachusetts #216762
New Hampshire #20738

Publications

  • Lowe JT, Menendez ME, Dasti U, Mahendraraj KA, Miller SL, Ring D, Jawa A. Patient age affects expectations and outcomes in primary total shoulder arthroplasty for glenohumeral osteoarthritis. Seminars in Arthroplasty: JSES 30(2020) 50-55. 
  • Shambaugh B, Wuertz T, Miller SL. Does Time from Injury to Surgery Affect Outcomes Following Surgical Repair of Partial and Complete Proximal Hamstring Ruptures? Orthop J of Sports Medicine. 2020
  • Engler I, Bragg J, Miller SL. Incidence of Deep-Venous Thrombosis Associated with Proximal Hamstring Rupture. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 7(12)
  • Piposar JR, Vinod AV, Olsen JR, Lacerte E, Miller SL. High Grade Partial and Retracted (<;2 cm) Proximal Hamstring Ruptures: Nonsurgical Treatment Revisited. 
  • Orthop J Sports Med. 2017 Feb 23;5(2)
  • Shambaugh B, Kellum E, Olsen, J, Lacerte E, Miller S. A Comparison of Nonoperative and Operative Treatment of Complete Proximal Hamstring Ruptures. Orthop J of Sports Medicine. Orthop J of Sports Medicine 2017 Nov 17;5(11)
  • Lowe J, Testa E, Miller SL, DeAngelis J, Jawa A. MRI is comparable to CT for determination of glenoid version but does not accurately distinguish between Walch B2 and C classifications. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2017 Apr 26 (4): 669-673.
  • Jawa A, Dasti U, Brown A, Grannatt K, Miller S. Gender Differences in Expectations and Outcomes for Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective Cohort Study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2016 Aug 25(8): 1323-1327
  • Jawa A, Dasti, Fasulo, Vaicikus, Curtis, Miller SL. Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty for Patients Receiving Worker’s Compensation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2015
  • Harvey M, Singh H, Obopilwe, E, Charette R, Miller SL. Proximal Hamstring Repair Strength: A Biomechanical Analysis at 3 Hip Flexion Angles. Orthop J Sports Med 2015: 3(4)
  • Nicholson, Newman, Miller. Fluoroscopically Guided Peritendinous Corticosteroid Injection for Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: A Retrospective Review. Orthop J Sports Med. 2014: 2(3)
  • Hofmann K, Paggi A, Connors D, Miller SL. Complete Avulsion of the Proximal Hamstring Insertion: Functional Outcomes After Nonsurgical Treatment. JBJS. 2014:18 (12) 1022-1025
  • Handling M, Curtis AS, Miller SL. The Origin of the Long Head of the Triceps: A Cadaveric Study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2010;19(1):69-72
  • Katz L, Hsu SH, Miller SL, Curtis AS. Poor Outcomes After SLAP Repair: Descriptive Analysis and Prognosis. Arthroscopy 2009;25(8):849-855.
  • Merrill A, Guzman K, Miller SL. Gender Differences in Glenoid Anatomy. Surgical and Radiological Anatomy. Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy 2009; 31(3): 183.
  • Miller SL, Webb G. The Surgical Technique of Proximal Hamstring Repair.J Bone Joint Surg. 2008;Mar supplement
  • Miller SL, Webb G, Gill J. The Proximal Hamstrings and Surrounding Anatomy Encountered During Repair: A Cadaver Study. J Bone Joint Surg. 2007; Jan 89-A:44-48.
  • Klepps S, Miller SL, Lin J, Gladstone JN, Flatow EL. Determination of Radiographic Guidelines for Percutanous Fixation of Proximal HumerusFractures using a Cadaveric Model. Orthopedics. 2007; Aug;30(8)636-41.
  • Lin JS, Klepps S, Miller SL, Cleeman E, Flatow EL. Effectiveness of Replacement Arthroplasty with Calcar Grafting for the Treatment of Surgical Neck Non-unions of the Humerus. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2006; Jan-Feb: 15(1): 12-8.
  • Miller SL, Klepps S, Chiang A, Jiang C, Flatow EL. Incidence of Immediate Radiolucent Lines in Patients Undergoing Total Shoulder Replacement. Clin Orthop Related Res. 2005; Jun(435): 118-25.
  • Parsons B, Klepps S, Miller SL, , Byrd J, Gladstone JN, FLatow EF.
  • The Reliability and Reproducibility of Radiographs of Greater Tuberosity Displacement: A Cadveric Study.J Bone Joint Surg. 2005; 87(1): 58-65.
  • Hazrati Y, Miller SL, Hausman M, Flatow EF. Suprascapular nerve entrapment by a lipoma. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2003; Jun(411): 124-8
  • Miller SL, Gladstone JN, Cleeman E, et al. Anatomy of the Posterior Rotator
  • Interval: Implications for Cuff Mobilization Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2003; 408: 152-156.
  • Miller SL, Hazrati Y, Chang A, Flatow EL. Loss of Subscapularis Function after Total Shoulder Replacement: A Seldom Recognized Problem J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2003; 12(1): 29-34.
  • Miller SL, Hazrati Y, Springfield DS, Flatow EL. Chronic Shoulder Pain with Frozen Shoulder caused by an Osteoid Osteoma: A Case Report J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2003; 12(1): 94-96.
  • Miller SL, Cleeman E, Auerbach J, Flatow EL. Intra-articular Lidocaine vs. Intravenous Sedation for Acute Shoulder Dislocations. J Bone Joint Surg. 2002; 84A(12): 2135-2139.
  • Miller SL, Hazrati Y, Cornwall R, Hayes P, Gladstone J, Flatow EL. Failed Surgical Management of Partial Rotator cuff tears. Orthopedics 2002; 25(11); 1255-1257.
  • Miller SL, Hausman M. Distal Biceps Repair: A safe and consistent approach to the bicipital tuberosity. Orthopedics. 2001; 4(2): 113-116.
  • Miller SL, Radomisli T, Ulin R. Inverted Arc Osteotomy and External Fixation for Adolescent Tibia Vara. J Ped Orthop. 2000; 20:450-454.
  • Miller SL, Hausman M. Treatment of Humeral Shaft Fracture with Radial Nerve Injury. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surg. 2000; 1(2): 87-95. 
  • Miller SL, Casden A. Spontaneous Regression of a Herniated Disc: a case report and four-year follow up.Bulletin Hosp. JDisease. 1998; 57(2): 99-101.

Chapters

  • Ferkel E, Miller SL, Curtis AS. Posterior and Multidirectional Instability. AANA Masters in Arthoscopic Shoulder Surgery 2015
  • Hoffman K and Miller SL. SLAP tears; The Good , Bad, and Ugly. World Clinics of Orthopedics 2014
  • Miller SL, Matteos S, Curtis AS. Treatment of Calcific Tendonitits. For Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy 2009
  • Hsu SH, Miller SL, Curtis AS. Long Head of Biceps Tendon Pathology: Management Alternatives. Clinics in Sports Medicine; 2008: 27(4): 747-762.
  • Miller SL, Gardiner A, Curtis AS. Multidirectional and posterior instability. Operative Arthroscopy 4th edition editor Don Johnson, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  • Ho J and Miller SL. Use of Allograft in Athletic Shoulder Injuries for Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy; 2007.
  • Miller SL, Flatow EL. Shoulder Pain in the Golferin Golf Over the Age of 50. Holtzbrinck Publishers; 2006; 99-114.
  • Gill JL and Miller SL. The Female Athlete: Special Considerationsfor Orthopedic Surgery Essentials: Orthopedic Sports Medicine; Lippincott; 2006; 51-57.
  • Miller SL, Raffo C. The Throwers Elbow for Current Opinion in Orthopedics. Lippincott; 2005; 16(4): 271-275. 
  • Miller SL, Flatow EL Posterior and Multidirectional Instability: Open Solutions 
  • for Complex and Revision Problems in Shoulder Surgery Lippincott; 2005: 73-88.
  • Miller SL, Shubenstein K, Flatow EL. Acromioclavicular Resection: Direct “Superior” ApproachinShoulder Arthroscopy. Edited by Tibone, Savoie, and Schaffer; Springer-Verlag; 2003: 209-214
  • Miller SL, Flatow EL. Acromioclavicular Joint Resection: Arthroscopic Two Portal Technique (Direct Approach) In Barbar FA, Fischer SP, eds. Surgical Techniques for the Shoulder and Elbow. New York: Thieme; 2003:27-29.
  • Miller SL, Gladstone JN. Graft Selection in ACL Reconstruction. In Gladstone JN, Andrews JR, eds. The Orthopaedic Clinics of North America. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2002:675-683.
  • Miller SL, Flatow EL. Cuff Tear Arthropathy. In Norris TR, eds. OKU Shoulder and Elbow 2. Illinois: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; 2002: 197-205.
  • Miller SL, Ticker J, Gladstone JN. The Arthroscopic Treatment of Calcific Tendonitis in An Atlas of Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery. Appleton and Lange.

Presentations

  • Shambaugh B and Miller SL. Does Time from Injury to Surgery Affect Outcomes Following Surgical repair and partial and complete proximal hamstring ruptures? Accepted for presentation AOSSM San Diego, CA 2018
  • Piposar,J, Vinod, A, Miller S. High Grade Partial and <2cm Retracted Proximal Hamstring Ruptures: Non-Surgical Treatment Revisited. Presented at AAOS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 2017.
  • Jawa A, Dasti U, Brown A, Grannatt K, Miller S. Men and Women have Different Expectations but Similar Outcomes for Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Prospective Cohort Study. Presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting, Orlando, NV, 2016.
  • Jawa A, Burnikel D, Miller S, Deangelis J, Li X. Pre-operative MRI for Shoulder Osteoarthritis Does Not Change Surgeon Decision-making Compared to CT Scan. Presented at the AAOS Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2016.
  • Olsen J, Kellum E, Lacerte E, Miller SL. A Comparison of Non-Operative and Operative Treatment of Complete Proximal Hamstring Ruptures. AOSSM, Orlando FL 2015
  • Curtis A, Zehnder S, Osuch D, Albert A, Ghobrial I, Miller SL. Perforation of the Glenoid Neck During Arthroscopic Anterior and Posterior Bankart Repair: A Cadaveric Study. AANA, Orlando, FL 2012
  • Nigro P, Hsu SH, Miller SL. Shoulder Arthroplasty for Capsulorrhaphy Arthropathy: Functional Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction Compared to Primary Osteoarthritis
  • ASES Closed Shoulder and Elbow Meeting, WV 2011
  • Osuch D, Albert A, Ghobrial I, Miller SL, Curtis AS. Perforation of the Glenoid Neck during Arthroscopic Anterior and PosteriorBankart Repair: A Cadaveric Study
  • ASES Closed Shoulder and Elbow Meeting, WV 2011
  • Shu S, Grannet K, Merril A, Miller SL. Gender Outcomes after Shoulder Arthroplasty. Eastern Orthopedic Society Naples, FL 2010
  • Handling M, Miller SL, Curtis AS. The Origin of the Long Head of the Triceps- A Cadaveric Study. AANA San Diego, CA 2009
  • Miller SL, Henning A, Curtis AS, Newman J. Presence of Persistent Rotator Cuff Defects during the First Year Following Arthroscopic Repair. AAOS Las Vegas 2009
  • Katz L, Miller SL, Curtis AS. Outcomes of Failed SLAP Repairs. AANA Washington DC 2008
  • Katz L, Miller SL, Curtis AS. Outcomes of Failed SLAP Repairs. AOSSM Orlando, FL 2008
  • Gardiner A, Miller SL, Katz J. Anatomic Predictors of Hamstring Autograft Diameter. AAOS San Francisco 2008
  • Khetia E, Miller SL, Curtis AS. Factors Predicting Failure of SLAP Repairs. AOSSM Calgary, CA 2007.
  • Khetia E, Miller SL, Curtis AS. Factors Predicting Failure of SLAP Repairs. AANA San 
  • Francisco 2007.
  • Miller SL, Guzman K, Merrill AL. Gender Differences in Glenoid Anatomy. AAOS San
  • Diego 2007.
  • Sakakeeny J, Miller SL, James KS. Biomechanical Analysis of a Collagen Derived Tissue Augment in Achilles Tendon Repair. AAOS San Diego 2007.
  • Miller SL, Francis K, Fluhme D, Irrgang JJ, Harner CD, Fu FH. High School and College Female Athletes: Intermediate Term Comparison of Bone Patellar Tendon Bone versus Hamstring ACL Reconstruction. AANA Orlando 2004
  • Miller SL, Klepps S, Lin J, Cleeman E, Flatow EL. Effectiveness of Replacement Arthroplasty with Calcar Grafting for the Treatment of Surgical Neck Nonunions of the Humerus 9th ICSS Washington DC 2004
  • Westerhide K, Fluhme D, Miller SL, Francis K, Irrgang JJ, Fu FH, Harner CD. Hamstring vs. Patellar Tendon ACL Reconstruction: Experience form an Academic Medical Center AAOS San Francisco 2004
  • Klepps S, Miller SL, Chiang A, Jiang C, Flatow EL. Incidence of Immediate Radiolucent Lines in Patients Undergoing Total Shoulder Replacement ASES Focus Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada 2003
  • Miller SL, Klepps S, Lin J, Cleeman E, Flatow EL. Effectiveness of Replacement Arthroplasty with Calcar Grafting for the Treatment of Surgical Neck Nonunions of the Humerus AAOS 70th Annual Meeting, New Orleans 2003
  • Klepps S, Miller SL, Chiang A, Jiang C, Flatow EL. Incidence of Immediate Radiolucent Lines in Patients Undergoing Total Shoulder Replacement AAOS 70th Annual Meeting, New Orleans 2003
  • Parsons B, Miller SL, Klepps S, Byrd J, Gladstone JN, Flatow EL. Greater Tuberosity Fractures: Validity and Interobserver Reliabity of Radiographs AAOS 70th Annual meeting; Sports Specialty Day New Orleans 2003
  • Miller SL, Cleeman E, Auerbach J, Gladstone J, Flatow EL. Intra-articular Lidocaine vs. Intravenous Sedation for Acute Shoulder Dislocations AOSSM Meeting 28th Annual, Orlando 2002
  • Miller SL, Gladstone JN, Cleeman E, Chiang A, Flatow EF. Anatomy of the 
  • Posterior Rotator Interval: Implications for Cuff Mobilization. AANA Meeting, 21st Annual Meeting Washington, DC 2002
  • Miller SL, Cleeman E, Auerbach J, Flatow EL. Intra-articular Lidocaine vs. Intravenous Sedation for Acute Shoulder Dislocations. 3rd Biennial Shoulder and Elbow Meeting, Orlando 2002
  • Miller SL, Hazrati Y, Chiang A, Flatow EL. Loss of Subscapularis Function after Total Shoulder Replacement: A Seldom Recognized Problem. AAOS 69th Annual Meeting Dallas 2002
  • Miller, SL, Radomisli T, Ulin R. Inverted Arc Osteotomy and External Fixation. Proceedings 68th Annual Meeting San Francisco 2001; 411.
  • Miller SL, Weinfeld SB. Above Knee versus Below Knee Cast Treatment of Displaced Ankle Fractures. Proceedings 68th Annual Meeting San Francisco 2001; 539. 
  • Hazrati Y, Miller SL, Flatow EL. Failed Surgical Management of Partial Rotator cuff tears. Presentation Specialty Day- Shoulder and Elbow AAOS 2001.
  • Pilla AA, Markov MM, Miller SL. Biological Effects of 27.12 MHz Pulsed Radio Frequency EMF Signals: Non-thermal mechanisms for soft tissue applications. Society for Physical Regulation in Biology and Medicine 15th Annual Meeting, Arlington, Virginia October 1995.

Multimedia

  • Gardiner A, Miller SL, Curtis AS. Arthroscopic Capsular Plication for Multidirectional Instability. OKO; November 2008 
  • Miller SL, Hazrati Y, Flatow EF. Inferior Capsular Shift. Video for AAOS meeting 2002.
  • Miller SL, Flatow EF. Posterior Instability. The Athletes Shoulder.  Educational basedDVD-ROM; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2002

Invited Lectures

  • UMass Medical Center Grand Rounds; Proximal Hamstring Injuries. May 16, 2018
  • Tufts Medical Center Grand Rounds; Proximal Hamstring Injuries. Nov 14, 2015
  • Boston Sports and Shoulder Symposium; Rehabilitation of the unstable AC joint. Oct 30, 2015
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine Grand Rounds; Proximal Hamstring Injuries. 
  • Feb 13, 2013
  • New England Orthopedic Society; SLAP Tears. May 29, 2009.
  • Grand Rounds Speaker U Mass. SLAP Tears; February 27, 2008
  • Boston Sports and Shoulder Symposium. Shoulder Arthritis in the young athlete; 2008 Boston, MA 
  • AANA Fall Course. Shoulder Arthroscopy Laboratory Instructor; Nov 9,10 2007 Desert Springs, Ca
  • Boston Sports and Sports Symposium. Posterior Instability. October 21, 2006 Boston, MA
  • State of the Art Orthopedics 2006. Total Shoulder Bioskills Instructor February 15, 2006, Snowmass, CO.
  • Boston Shoulder and Sports Symposium. Tendinopathy about the Knee October 28, 2005; Boston, MA
  • Shoulder Day Sonoma- Stryker Orthopedics. Percutaneous Pinning of Three and Four Part Proximal Humerus Fractures. October 21, 2005; Sonoma, Ca
  • New England Baptist Hospital Grand Rounds. The Arthritic Shoulder December 8, 2004;
  • Boston, MA
  • Boston Shoulder and Sports Symposium. Update: The Female Athlete October 30, 2004; 
  • Boston, MA
  • Occupational Health and Rehabilitation Annual Providers Meeting. Common Shoulder Problems October 23, 2004; Nashua, NH
  • AANA “ The Masters Experience” Shoulder Arthroscopy with Mini-Open
  • June 10, 2004; Rosemont, Il
  • Pittsburgh Arthroplasty Symposium. Alternatives to Arthroplasty for Treatment of the Athlete with Shoulder Arthritis. May 31, 2003; Pittsburgh, PA

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
  • University of Pittsburgh