Dr. Scott Miller and the Staff
Meet Dr. Scott Miller
Dr. Miller is devoted to providing exceptional cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery in a personal and caring environment. His elegant office, located in the Scripps Medical Office Building on the campus of Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, includes a state-of-the-art certified surgical facility. Dr. Miller’s highly trained Staff is available to assist you with any questions you may have.
Dr. Scott R. Miller is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery which demands that its surgeons meet or exceed rigorous standards in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has years of experience and has completed a prestigious aesthetic cosmetic plastic surgery fellowship with a world-renowned plastic surgeon. He frequently teaches courses on plastic surgery, instructing surgeons in endoscopic (minimal scar) techniques and advanced concepts in facial rejuvenation and enhancement. His expertise includes endoscopic and laser facial rejuvenation, nose reshaping, breast surgery, liposculpture, tummy tucks, structural fat grafting, personalized skin care and more.
Dr. Miller is an attending surgeon at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, Voluntary Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego and featured by multiple media news sources including Fox News, among others. He is the author of the chapter on facelift advances in a plastic surgery textbook, along with numerous medical articles. Dr. Miller is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is involved in the Interface International Surgery Program, operating on children with disfiguring birth defects.
Dr. Miller earned his M.D. and completed his internship and residency in surgery at the University of California, Irvine. He completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the University of California, San Diego and went on to complete advanced fellowship training in aesthetic cosmetic surgery. He is an attending surgeon at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla and a Voluntary clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Miller is involved in the Interface International Surgery Program, operating on children with disfiguring birth defects.
Dr. Miller takes and individual and personal approach. This combined with his technical expertise and aesthetic artistry leads to outstanding results.
- University of California, Irvine College of Medicine
Year of graduation: 1991
- University of California Medical Center Department of Surgery
Year of graduation: 1995
- University of California San Diego Division of Plastic Surgery San Diego, California
Year of graduation: 1997
- Bruce Connell Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship
Year of graduation: 1997
- Scripps Memorial Hospital – La Jolla
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
- American Society of Plastic Surgery
- American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons
- American Medical Association
- California Medical Association
- 2011 – Best of La Jolla Award, Cosmetic Surgeon, US Commerce Association
- 2011 – Best Doctors in America
- 2006 – ASPS/PSEF Recognition Award
- 2005 – Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals “Honors Addition” 2005
- 2000 – ASAPS Appreciation Award for Advancement of Aesthetic Surgery
- 1991 – The J. Gordon Hatfield Award for Excellence in Surgery
- 1991 – Orange County Medical Association Auxiliary Research Award
- 1987 – Excellence in Research Award, UCI School of Biological Sciences
- 1987 – Pacific Coast Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete Award
- 1986 – Dean’s Award for Research
Meet the Staff
Our team is focused on quality – quality results and quality care. Each staff member shares Dr. Miller’s dedication to details which contributes to great results. By keeping a small, tight-knit staff, we can maintain a warm, personal environment and be responsive to individual patient needs.
Gina, Patient Care Consultant & Coordinator
Gina has been an important part of the Miller cosmetic Surgery team for over 6 years. She is Dr. Miller’s Patient Care Consultant and Coordinator. She earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology from California State, San Marcos. Gina is kind and capable and will help you throughout your journey with us. From scheduling your consultation, to discussing surgical fees and office policies as well as assisting you with surgery scheduling, Gina will be there every step of the way.
Gina, thank you for your expertise with the questions I had. You made my visit to Dr. Miller’s a relaxing experience.
Danielle, Front Office Coordinator
Danielle is our Front Office Coordinator and Event Coordinator. She is also a licensed Aesthetician and Skin Care Specialist with a Bachelors of Science degree from West Chester University in Pennsylvania. Danielle is the first person you’ll see when you visit Dr. Miller’s office, and her smile and kindness will serve as a warm welcome to our practice. She is here to help in any way she can and looks forward to meeting you.
Thank you for the patience and warmth every time I call or come to the office. You keep Dr. Miller’s practice calm and personal.
Betsi, Practice Coordinator
Betsi is Miller Cosmetic Surgery Center’s Practice Coordinator. She has worked for Dr. Miller since 2000, and has an extensive knowledge of plastic surgery procedures and office policies. Betsi is dedicated to helping each patient have the best experience possible. She will be happy to assist you with scheduling your consultation, answer questions regarding surgical fees and policies or helping with the logistics of surgery scheduling.
Betsi, thank you for your responsive handling of all matters regarding my cosmetic surgery this year. You help to instill confidence in patients during all aspects of the cosmetic surgery experience.
Teresa, Surgical Technician
Teresa is a proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corp. She received invaluable training with the Marines. Teresa has a passion for patient care, especially in the operating room. Teresa is a fully trained and very experienced Operating Room Technician and has been working alongside Dr. Miller for over 7 years.
Teresa, your professionalism and care were greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Christine, Surgical Technician
Christine is our Certified Medical Assistant and Patient Care Technician. You will see Christine at the front desk, in the operating room and in the exam room during post operative appointments. She is an asset in all aspects of the practice. Not only will Christine be there with you throughout your experience with us, she is also our Certified Coolsculpting Specialist. She can answer any question you have about this completely non-invasive body contouring procedure. Christine works directly with Dr. Miller and the rest of the Miller Cosmetic Surgery Team and is here to help you achieve beautiful results.
Christine your smile and kind demeanor always put me at ease. You have helped make this experience a truly positive one!
Elizabeth is a Registered Nurse and Certified American Heart Association BLS (Basic Life Support) instructor. Elizabeth earned her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition at California State University Sacramento and was also and the Captain of the Gymnastics Team both Junior and Senior year. She returned to San Diego to earn her RN degree at Mira Costa College in Oceanside. Elizabeth takes her time with each patient to ensure all their questions are answered. She is one of our many team members who are here to help you achieve your goals and assist you throughout your cosmetic surgery experience.
You put my mind at ease before surgery, thank you for your kind approach.
Kelly is a Registered Nurse with 21 years experience. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Kelly will assist you throughout your surgical experience. She is a very calming and compassionate professional who is dedicated to meeting your needs and helping you attain outstanding results.
Thank you Kelly, for your professional confidence and warmth. It is always a pleasure to come to the office. Dr. Miller has a wonderful staff”
Please contact our practice for more information on our team, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller.