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Name: Rachel Miller, MD FAST FIDSA
Speciality: Transplant Infectious Diseases
Graduated from: University of Iowa College of Medicine (MD), University of Texas Southwestern (Internal Med residency), University of Iowa College of Medicine (ID Fellowship)
Current Position: Professor of Medicine, Duke University
Current Projects: 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.  
Fun Fact: 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.