Department Head

Steven Paul Miller, MDCM MAS FRCPC Professor and Head, Dept Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC, Chief Pediatric Medicine, BC Children’s Hospital

Updated June 19 2023

In April of 2022, the UBC Department of Pediatrics welcomed Dr. Steven Paul Miller, MDCM MAS FRCPC as Head, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC and Chief, Pediatric Medicine, BC Children’s Hospital.

Under Dr. Miller’s guidance and stewardship, we have set a new course for our collective to foster a thriving community that drives excellence and integration into pediatric care, research, and education in order to enable the best potential for every child, youth and caregiver in BC and beyond. Read more about our new plan in Vision 2028.

Learn more about Dr. Steven Miller:

One-on-One with Steven Miller

Integrating care with the new chief of pediatrics, Dr. Steven Miller



Recent Awards for Scholarship:

2022 Bernard Sachs Award, The Child Neurology Society

2021 Physician Researcher Award for Scientific Accomplishment, The Department of Paediatrics, The Hospital for Sick Children.

2019/6 CanMEDS Excellence Award, Division of Neurology, The Hospital for Sick Children.

Recent Awards for Service:

2023 James H. Graham Award of Merit, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

2022 Fellow & Member, The Royal Society of Canada (RSC)

2021 Individual Leadership Award, Children’s Healthcare Canada

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications – Published:

1. Co-Senior Author*. Miller JV, Chau V, Synnes A, Miller SP*, Grunau RE*. Brain development and maternal behavior in relation to cognitive and language outcomes in preterm-born children. Biological Psychiatry. 2022 (In Press).
2. Collaborator. Vaivada T, Ahsan Hanaa, Zaman M, Miller SP, Bhutta ZA. 1.4.7 Nutrition, brain development, and mental health. World Rev Nutr Diet. 2022;124:122-132.
3. Senior Author. Selvanathan T, Guo T, Kwan E, Chau V, Brant R, Synnes AR, Grunau RE, Miller SP. Head circumference, total cerebral volume and neurodevelopment in preterm neonates. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2022;107(2):181.