Jeffrey C. Miller

Mr. Miller has 40 years leadership experience, first in government and then in academic medicine.

He left his position as Vice Dean and Chief Operating Officer at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in June 2010. His areas of expertise include strategic planning, performance monitoring, financial planning and budgeting, communications, funds flow, governance and alignment. Mr. Miller taught a required course for second year medical students on the organization and financing of the American health care system.

Prior to joining Northwestern in 1991, Mr. Miller was Chief of Staff to Governor James R. Thompson of Illinois. As Chief of Staff, he was responsible for policy development, budget formulation, and program implementation across a broad spectrum of state government activities.

Mr. Miller held a variety of positions in Illinois State government before becoming Chief of Staff. He established the first strategic planning unit within the Governor’s Office, served as a senior member of the Cabinet responsible for welfare and medical assistance programs, and was an Assistant Director in the Illinois Budget Bureau.

Mr. Miller served two years as a lieutenant in the United States Army in the military intelligence branch.

He was a founding member of the National Academy for State Health Policy and a Director of its parent corporation, the Center for Health Policy Development for its inaugural 20 years. While at Northwestern, he served on the board of Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation, the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, and the Pediatric Faculty Foundation. He is a past chair of the Association for American Medical Colleges Group on Business Affairs and an emeritus member of that organization. He currently serves on the Institute for Health Policy Solutions Board.

Mr. Miller is Chairman of the Board of Community Care Alliance of Illinois, a not-for-profit company created to manage consumer-directed, effective and efficient care for seniors and persons with disabilities.

He is lead author on a perspective piece in the December 2012 issue of Academic Medicine, “Follow the Money: The Implications of Medical Schools’ Funds Flow Models”.

Mr. Miller holds a Master of Governmental Administration Degree in Public Finance from the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania. His undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Rutgers University.

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