October 20th, 2021
TIME:8:00am-1:00pm ET

Twelfth Annual Steve Miller Medical Education Day

Presented via Zoom

Since 2009, faculty from the Columbia University Department of Pediatrics have organized the Annual Steve Miller Medical Education Day. The day is dedicated to promoting medical education and humanism in medicine in memory of Steve Miller, MD, who was and remains an important figure in Columbia University’s Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons medical education program and who embodied the concept of humanism in medicine.

Dr. Miller valued delivering medical education from both a scientific and humanistic perspective. He was devoted to treating individuals with compassion, attuned to the needs of patients and their families, and committed to improving the lives of children. With that, our annual keynote speaker focuses on aspects of humanism, its importance, and how it can be nurtured and institutionalized into the practice of medicine.

Dr. Miller was also a Gold Professor, and the Gold Foundation is honored to support this annual event.

This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. Lucky Kalanithi. She is Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford, widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir When Breath Becomes Air, and host of the podcast Gravity, which explores narratives of suffering.


8:00am – 9:00am Steve Miller Fellowship Presentations
9:30am – 11:00am Steve Miller Workshop on Humanism in Medicine
12:00pm – 1:00pm Steve Miller Medical Education Day Keynote Discussion

Featuring Keynote Speaker:  Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP
“When Breath Becomes Air: On Doctoring and Patienthood”


Event Contact Information:

Natalie Schweizer