Department Head’s Message

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

UPDATED Mar 10 2023

In April of 2022, the UBC Department of Pediatrics welcomed @DrStevenPMiller as Professor and Head, Dept Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC and Chief, Pediatric Medicine, BC Children’s Hospital.

Under Dr. Miller’s guidance and stewardship, we plan to work on amplifying the impact of our talented team and staff (@UBCPediatrics @BCCHresearch @BCChildrensHosp) to improve the health of children and youth in BC and beyond.

The Department is deeply grateful for the leadership of Dr. Allison Eddy (2012 – 2022) during her tenure as Head and Chief and for the interim leadership of Drs. Caron Strahlendorf and Ralph Rothstein.

Learn more about Dr. Steven Miller:

One-on-One with Steven Miller

BCCHR research

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

Fellow & Member with the Royal Society of Canada (RSC)

The Child Neurology Society Bernard Sachs Award

Twitter profile

Fellow, Royal Society of Canada

Recent Awards for Scholarship:

2022 Bernard Sachs Award from the Child Neurology Society given annually to honor someone of international status who has done leading research in neuroscience with relevance to the care of children with neurological disorders.

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

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

Recent Awards for Service:

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.