Rachel Miller, MD FAST FIDSA
Transplant Infectious Diseases
University of Iowa College of Medicine (MD), University of Texas Southwestern (Internal Med residency), University of Iowa College of Medicine (ID Fellowship)
Professor of Medicine, Duke University
Clinical trials for new antiviral and antifungal agents, bloodstream infections in high risk hematologic malignancy patients, fellow education and mentoring.
What made you decide to work in transplantation?:
I was drawn to transplant ID over 20 years ago, soon after completing my training, as I recognized the importance of providing ID expertise and continuity for transplant candidates and recipients. Being part of a multidisciplinary team to deliver this care is an added bonus.
What do you find to be the most valuable aspect of your work?:
I am inspired by my patients on a daily basis. Many have prolonged, complex pre/post-transplant courses that require extraordinary courage, patience, and trust. Being part of their transplant journey is a joy and a privilege.
As a recent “empty nester”, I spend my time away from work traveling to visit my 3 grown children who are scattered across the US.