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Miriam Mills, M.D.Miriam Mills, M.D., FAAP
Clinical Professor
Center for Structural Medicine

miriam.mills@okstate.edu
918.561.8407

Education | Postgraduate Education | Academic Appointments | Licensure | Certification | Community Service & Organizations | Hospital Affiliations | Presentations | Grants | Honors & Awards | Publications

Education

1971-1974
M.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

1969-1971
B.A. (Cum Laude, Psychology)
Yale University
New Haven, CT

1967-1969
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY

Postgraduate Education

Fellowship: Medical Genetics, Baylor
Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics: Jan-June '75

Internship: Pediatric Level I, Baylor: July ‘75-June ’76

Residency: Baylor, Pediatric Level II: July ‘76-June ‘77
Primary Care, Pediatric Level III: July' 77-June'78
Departments of Community Medicine and Pediatrics

Ongoing
Continuing Education in Osteopathic Manual Medicine >5000 hours

Academic Appointments

Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Oct. 89-Aug. ‘97
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Sept. ’97-present
    Department of Pediatrics (Assigned to Division of Osteopathic Manual Medicine Department of Family Medicine)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Sept. ’95-Aug. ‘96
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Sept. ’96-Dec. 2003
  • Clinical Professor, Jan. 2004-July 2004
    Department of Osteopathic Manual Medicine, Sept. 2004-present

University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Medical College

  • Instructor, Aug. '79-Nov '79
  • Assistant Professor, Dec. '79-Aug. '83
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Sept. '83-July '87           
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Sept. '87-present
    Department of Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine

  • Clinical Instructor, '75-'78
  • Instructor, Sept '78-July '79
    Departments of Community Medicine and Pediatrics

Licensure

  • Texas
  • Oklahoma

Certification

National Board of Medical Examiners

  • Diplomate, July 1975

American Board of Pediatrics

  • Diplomate, December 1979

Cranial Academy

  • Competency Certificate, June 1974
  • Renewal, ’97, ’00, ’03, ’06, ‘09

Professional Affiliations

  • Tulsa County Medical Society
  • Oklahoma State Medical Association
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Ambulatory Pediatric Association
  • American Academy of Osteopathy
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Cranial Academy
  • Better Business Bureau of Tulsa

Hospital Affiliations

Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston
Harris County Hospital District
Active Staff, Sept. 78-July '79

St. John Medical Center, Tulsa
Attending Staff, August '79-present

Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa
Courtesy Staff, August '79-present

St. Francis Hospital, Tulsa
Courtesy Staff, August '79-May 2002

Oklahoma State University Med Center (formerly) Tulsa Regional Medical Center
Active Staff, March 2002-present

Service Activities

University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Medical College
Medical Director, Pediatric Clinic, Sept ‘80-June ’83
Academic Program Council July '82-July '83

Tulsa Medical Education Foundation, Pediatric Section, Jan. '85-Jan '89

Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, OK
Pediatric Quality Assurance Committee, Jan, '82 - June '89
Assistant Chief of Pediatrics, Jan '85-Dec. '87
Ethics Committee, July '85-June '91
Long Range Planning Committee, July ‘87-June ’88
Advisory Board, Women's Health Center, August '85-May '91
                                              
St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, OK
Pediatric Quality Assurance Committee, Jan.'84-June '89; Jan. ’06-present
Research Committee – July ’04-‘08
Assistant Chief of Pediatrics, Jan ’10- present

Community Service Council, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Chair, Inter-hospital Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
       Subcommittee, Jan. '85-May '86
Executive Board, Jan. '86-June'91
Chair, Children's Protective Services Coordinating Committee
Jan'86- June'89

Foster Care Review Board, Jan-Dec ‘86
Judicial Appointment, Tulsa County
                                                  
Children’s Advisory Board, Jan.-Dec ‘87
Judicial Appointment, State of Oklahoma
                                                  
Church of the Restoration Unitarian Universalist, Tulsa
Board Member, July ‘94-June ’96, July ‘97-present
Chair, Kitchen Committee, July ‘94-June ’96
Chair, Children’s Religious RE, July 96-June 98
Vice President, July 97-June 98
President, July ‘98-June ‘00
Chair, Membership Committee, July ’00-December ‘02
                                              
Tulsa County Medical Society
Chair, Ethics Committee, July ‘86-June’87
Women in Medicine Committee, July ‘93-June ‘01
                                                
North Tulsa Community Development Corporation
Advisory Committee, July ‘97-June ‘98
Executive Board, July ‘98-present
                                              
Margaret Hudson Program, Tulsa
Executive Board, July ‘97-June ’99
Mentoring Committee, Dec ‘97-Nov ‘98
                                              
Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee
American Academy of Osteopathy
National Research Database Task Force, Fall 1997-2000
SOAP Note Subcommittee, Fall ’97-present
Committee Member, Fall ’04-present

Cranial Academy, component society of American Academy of Osteopathy
Research Committee, June ‘99-present
Membership Committee, Cranial Academy, June ’05-present
Board of Directors, June ’08-present

Crosbie Heights Neighborhood Association
Board of Directors, Fall ’03-present
Vice President, Spring ’06-Dec ‘06
President, Jan-Dec ’07
Historian, Jan ’08-present

Advisor, Alex Zaphiris, 2001-2005
Master of Science in Health and Medical Sciences
University of California, Berkeley
                                              
Reviewer, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
December 2003-present

Consultant to Multi-Site Otitis Media Study design, 2004-present
Karen Steele, DO, and Jane Carreiro, DO, co-Principal Investigators

Editorial Board, Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care (Journal)
Published by BioMed Central, the Open Access Publisher
Fall 2005-present

Clinical Trials Research Advisory Committee
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Fall 2007-2009

Data and Safety Monitoring Board for national collaborative otitis media research project - WVSOM-UNECOM
Jan 2008-2009

Presentations

International
“The Use of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment as Adjuvant Therapy for Children with Recurrent Acute Otitis Media”
Fifth International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and British College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lake Erie, Pennsylvania, September 2004

“Otitis Media and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment: Exploring Structure and Function” – Poster Presentation
Fifth International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and British College of Osteopathic Medicine
Lake Erie, Pennsylvania, September 2004

National
"Diagnosis of Recurrence of Saldino-Noonan Dwarfism"
National Birth Defects Conference
Vancouver, British Columbia, June '76

"Implementing Behavioral Health Education in a Pediatric Practice"
Patient Education in the Primary Care Setting
Eighth Annual Conference
Kansas City, MO, September 9-10, 1985

“Pediatric Ophthalmology”
Pediatric Cranial Osteopathy, Intermediate Course
Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation
Detroit, Michigan, February ’98

“Conducting Osteopathic Research on Otitis Media”
Training Session for participants in National Collaborative Study
American Osteopathic Association
New Orleans, Louisiana, October 1998

“Pediatric Cranial Osteopathy”, lecturer and table trainer
Basic Course, Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation
Portland, Oregon, January ‘99

“External Osteology”, lecturer and table trainer
Basic Course, Cranial Academy
Philadelphia, PA, June ‘00

“Pediatric and Obstetric Considerations”
“Cranial Nerves”, lecturer and table trainer
Basic Course, Cranial Academy
Rancho Mirage, CA, June, ‘01

“Effect of OMT in Management of Recurrent Otitis Media in Children” - Poster Presentation
46th Annual Research Conference
American Osteopathic Association
Las Vegas, NV, October, ‘02

“Use of OMT as Adjuvant Therapy in Children with Recurrent Acute Otitis Media” (Poster Presentation)
Osteopathic Collaborative Clinical Trials Initiatives Conference IV
Ottowa, Canada, March 2003

“The Effect of OMT as Newborns on the Health of Children in the First Six Months of Life” (Poster Presentation)
Osteopathic Collaborative clinical Trials Initiatives Conference IV
Ottowa, Canada, March 2003

“Research in ENT”, Workshop Leader Osteopathic Collaborative Clinical Trials Initiative Conference IV
Ottowa, Canada, March 2003

“The Treatment of Children: Otitis Media and Colic”
Lecturer and Lab Facilitator
Cranial Academy Annual Conference
Virginia Beach, VA, June 2003

“Research on Otitis Media and Colic”, Speaker
American Osteopathic Association Annual Research Conference
New Orleans, LA, October 2003

“Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and Otitis Media: Does improving somatic dysfunction improve clinical outcomes?” - Poster Presentation (with Alex Zaphiris)
American Osteopathic Association Annual Research Conference
New Orleans, LA, October 2003

“Osteopathic Perspectives on Attention Deficit Disorder,” Lecture
“Alternative Approach to the Pterion,” Lab Presentation
“Modified Venous Sinus Drainage Technique,” Lab Presentation
Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation, Advanced Course
Biddeford, Maine, October 2004

“Possible Effects of OMT in the Newborn Nursery on the First Six Months of Life” 1 hour Lecture
Osteopathic Collaborative Clinical Trials Initiative Conference VI
Fort Worth, Texas, April 2005

“Obstetric and Pediatric Considerations”
Lecturer and Table Trainer
Cranial Academy Basic Course
Chicago, Il, June 2005

“New Trends in Treating Otitis Media (Lecture and Lab)
American Academy of Osteopathy
University American Academy of Osteopathy
Birmingham, Alabama, March 23 & 24, 2006p

“OMT and the Pediatric Patient” (Lecture)
“Techniques for Pediatric Patient” (Lab)
ATSU-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founder’s Day CME Program
Kirksville, Missouri, September 30, 2006

“I Have an Idea” (Keep it Simple)
Overview of Basic Principles of Research
Cranial Academy Annual Conference, Pre-Conference
Tucson, AZ, June 21, 2007

“Personal Observations in Treating Newborns in a Pediatric Setting”
OMT in the First Two Months of Life
Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation Advanced Course
Biddeford, Maine, October 18, 2009

“Obstetric and Pediatric Considerations”
“The Five Phenomena of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism
Lecturer and Table Trainer
Cranial Academy Basic Course
Ft. Worth, TX, Feb 13-17, 2010

Regional/State
"Parenting: Chance or Choice"
Sponsored by National Foundation-March of Dimes
McAlester, Oklahoma, October 29, 1979

"Recognition of Abuse, Neglect, and Significance of Injuries"
Child Abuse and Neglect Symposium, Update Oklahoma
November 5, 1981
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

"Working Mothers" group discussion National Organization of Women Statewide Conference
Oklahoma, Jan 29, 1983

Sexual Abuse: a Medical Perspective
National American Indian Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
May 11, 1984, Oklahoma

Moderator, Morning Session
Adolescent Medicine and Ambulatory Pediatric Advances: 1985
Region VII Ambulatory Pediatric Association
September 27, 1985

“Issues in Parenting”
An Evening with Dr. Miriam Richardson
Bartlesville Municipal Center
December, 1986

“What is Osteopathic Manipulation?”
Quarterly Meeting of National Association of Orthopedic Nurses
Regional Chapter, Spring, 1995

“Myofascial Release”, Workshop Co-leader
National Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians
Regional Meeting, Tulsa, 1996

“Treating Otitis Media with OMT”
Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
Tulsa, OK, January 25, 2004

“Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment to Newborns on 0-6 month-olds’ Health,” - Poster Presentation
“Otitis Media and Osteopathic Manipulation: Exploring the Structure/Function Relationship,” - Poster Presentatiuon
Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
Oklahoma City, OK, April 21, 2005

“Effect of OMT on 0-6 Month Olds’ Health”
“Heart Rate Variability and OMT” (with B. Benjamin and C. Henley)
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Research Week, Tulsa Oklahoma, February 24, 2006

“Reflections of an osteopathic MD pediatrician on the importance of treating newborns with OMT: review of a pilot study and suggestions for future research directions”
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Research Week, Tulsa, Oklahoma, February 22, 2008

Local
Practical Considerations in Infant Nutrition
American Academy of Family Physicians
Tulsa, Oklahoma, March '80

Expert testimony in numerous cases of child abuse and neglect 
Tulsa County and surrounding communities, 80-present

Various Health-related topics to elementary school students and parents
Tulsa Public Schools Speaker's Bureau, '81 – present

Grand Rounds for Pediatrics, Tulsa Medical College
Spring '80: Breast Feeding
Spring '81: Gonorrhea in Children
Spring '82: Update on Child Abuse
Sept.85:  Sexual Abuse and the SCAN process
Nov.'89: Breast Feeding
Nov.'93:  Multidisciplinary Approach to Chronically Ill Child
Nov.'96:  Anatomical Considerations m Cranial Osteopathy

Organized and moderated symposium for residents and medical students
"So You Think You Know What Kids Need”
using 20 community leaders in parenting education
Jan 29-30, 1982, Tulsa Medical College

"Call the Doctor" program of KRJH TV:
May 16, 1982: Teenage Pregnancy
April 24, 1983: Chronic Illness in Children
May 6, 1984: Depression and Suicide Prevention

"Ethical Issues in Medical Practice"
Presentation to third year medical students
University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, October 28, 1982

"The Working Parent in Contemporary Perspective"
Lectures given '82-'85, Men and Women in the
Organization course, Tulsa University
Department of Business Administration

"Physical Abuse and Neglect: the Medical Perspective"
Children's Protection and the Health Professional
Sponsored by Hillcrest Hospital, Feb. 3, 1983

"Coordinating Agencies for Child Abuse Prevention", group facilitator Network Connection Conference, Nov. 17, 1983
Oklahoma Association of Family Resource Programs

Women Business Leaders, Panel Discussion Participant
Conference of Tulsa Chamber of Commerce, Spring 1984

"Recognizing Child Abuse"
Tulsa Association of Speech Pathologists July 16, 1985

Sexual Abuse and the SCAN Process
Orientation for School Nurses, Tulsa Public Schools
Videotaped and still shown to all school staff, August 29, 1985

Dual Career Families, Workshop
Tulsa Parenting Coalition, Spring Event, April 8, 1986

“Family Violence”, Keynote Address
Beyond the Bandaid Approach
Regional Conference for Health Professionals, November 19, 1986

Lectures, Lab leadership and table training, 1989-present
Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Pediatric Dermatology
Osteopathic Touch
OMT in the Clinical Practice Setting
Pediatric OMT
OMT Applications to ENT
OMT Applications to Lower Respiratory Diseases
Cranial Osteopathy
Myfascial Release
Research Validation of OMT
OMT Applications to GI Diseases
Structure and Function Relationships Though the Ages of Life
Somatic and Visceral Relationships
                                              
"ABC's of Parenting”, television show
Produced by Education Service Center
June 14, 1993: Preparing for Parenthood
April 22, 1994: Multicultural Parenting

“Using Video Clips in Power Point Presentations”
Faculty Development Presentation, with Fran Wen, PhD
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
April 16, 2004

“Use of Osteopathic Manipulation in the Pediatric Setting”
Television show, aired 20 times over 2-week period, March 2005
Produced by Education Service Center
Tulsa, OK

Grants Received

March of Dimes $4,802, May 21, 1981 for parent education materials
Rockwell Industries Good Neighbor Fund, $1365, Fall 1982
Toys for Tulsa Ambulatory Pediatric Center

Junior League of Tulsa, $22,000, Fall 1982
One year's salary for Child Development Specialist
Tulsa Ambulatory Pediatric Center

Robuck Fund, Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee
$13,800 for pilot research project, October 1997
Applications of OMT in Recurrent Otitis Media

Tulsa City County Health Department, $5,000, June 1998
Summer program, at-risk youth
Church of the Restoration Unitarian Universalist

Oklahoma Juvenile Authority, $20,000, September 1998
After-school arts and technology program, at risk youth
Juvenile Delinquency Prevention
Church of the Restoration Unitarian Universalist

American Osteopathic Association, $99,500, September 1998
Two year national collaborative study
Applications of OMT in Recurrent Otitis Media

Unitarian Universalist Association, $7,500, February 1999
Multicultural service activities of
Church of the Restoration Unitarian Universalist

Robuck Fund, Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee
$28,000 for travel and training to support above AOA grant
(Two year national collaborative otitis media study), October ‘99

Oklahoma Juvenile Authority, $25,000, November 1999
After-school arts and technology program, at risk youth
Juvenile Delinquency Prevention

Robuck Fund, Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee
$5000 for patient recruitment to support above
(Two year national collaborative otitis media study), Jan. ‘01

American Osteopathic Association
$21,983 for research on colic and OMT, Sept. ‘01

Robuck Fund, Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee
$12,000 for secondary analysis of otitis media and colic studies
January 2003

Robuck Fund, Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee
$5000 for dissemination of research outcomes
June 2003

City of Tulsa, Vision 2025 Funds
$16,000, Charles Page Beautification Project
Crosbie Heights Neighborhood Association
Summer 2006

Honors and Awards

Nominated, Stanton L.Young Master Teacher Award, 1983
University of Oklahoma, Health Science Center

Nominated, 1982; Second runner-up 1983
Aesculapean Award for teaching
University of Oklahoma Tulsa Medical College

Field of Service Award, 1985 Community Service Council, Tulsa
"In recognition of leadership in improving health care system's response to child abuse"

“Use of OMT as Adjuvant Therapy in Children with Recurrent Acute Otitis Media” (Poster Presentation): Most Original
Osteopathic Collaborative Clinical Trials Initiatives Conference IV
Ottowa, Canada, March 2003

“Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and Otitis Media: Does improving somatic dysfunction improve clinical outcomes?”
Poster Presentation (with Alex Zaphiris): First Place, OMM, Student American Osteopathic Association Annual Research Conference
New Orleans, LA October 2003

“Friend of the Profession”
Presented by Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
Oklahoma City, OK, May 5, 2007

Publications

Mills, MV Computer Model of Visual Pattern Recognition, Senior thesis (unpublished), Yale University, Department of Psychology, May 1971.

*Richardson, MM, Beaudet AL, Wagner ML et al: Diagnosis of Recurrence of Saldino-Noonan Dwarfism, Journal of Pediatrics 91 :477-81, 1977.

Richardson, MM: Breast Feeding, Handbook of Behavioral Pediatrics, Block, R and Rash, F, Yearbook Medical Publications, Inc., 1981, pp 103-107.

*McCune Y, Richardson, MM, Powell, J: Psychosocial Health Issues in Pediatric Practices Parents' Knowledge and Concerns Pediatrics 74:183-189, 1984.

Mills, MV:  Approach to Management of Suspected Child Abuse/Neglect in Health Care Settings, Handbook printed by Oklahoma Health Systems Agency, Tulsa, Oklahoma 1986, distributed statewide.

Richardson, Miriam: Series of patient education videotapes for use in health care settings, produced by 15 East Productions, Tulsa, OK: Bathing Your Baby; Breast Feeding; Bottle Feeding and introduction of Solids, Immunizations and Safety; Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation; Preparing a Child for Surgery, 1985.

Mills, M.V.: Don’t Operate, Manipulate. (letter to editor) Pediatric News 30:7.30, July 1996

Mills, M.V.: Stranger in a New Land. AAO Journal, Spring 1994:28-9

Mills, MV: “Finding the Facts” and “Osteopathic Approach to Children”, training videotapes for national otitis study, in conjunction with media department, OSU-COM, 1999

Mills MV. Cranial osteopathic manipulation in recurrent otitis media study. 1998; Available at: http://www.healthsciences.okstate.edu/college/fammed/mills-omt/index.html. Developed 1999; Accessed May 1, 2002

*Mills, MV: Wasn’t A.T. Still an MD, too? (letter to editor) Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 101:2. 68-69, Feb 2001

Mills, MV: Treatment of the Pediatric Patient, Anatomic and Physiologic Basis for Osteopathic Manual Medicine Approach to Visceral Disease, Graham, K, Shaw, H, Mills, MV, Cotton, L, Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, in-house publication, 1st ed, 2001

*Mills, MV, Henley, CE, Barnes, LLB, Carreiro, JE, Degenhardt, BF, Worden, K: Effect of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment on Recurrent Acute Otitis Media in Children (Abstract), Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, 102(8):August 2002

*Mills MV, Henley CE, Barnes LLB, Carreiro JE, Degenhardt BF. The use of osteopathic manipulative treatment as adjuvant therapy in children with recurrent acute otitis media. Arch Pediatri Adolesc Med 2003; 157:861-866

Mills MV. Cranial osteopathic manipulation in recurrent otitis media study. 1998; Available at: http://www.healthsciences.okstate.edu/college/fammed/mills-omt/index.html. Accessed May 1, 2002

*Zaphiris A, Mills MV, Jewell NP, Boyce WT: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment and Otitis Media: Does improving somatic dysfunction improve clinical outcomes? (Abstract), Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, January 2004;104(1):11-a

Mills MV, Henley CE, Barnes LLB, Carreiro, JE: The use of osteopathic manipulative treatment as adjuvant therapy in children with recurrent acute otitis media. Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, October 2004; 7(2):96-97

*Mills, MV. Consider Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in next research on positional plagiocephaly, Letter to Editor, Journal of Pediatrics, May 2006;148(5):706-707.

*Henley CE, Irvins D, Mills M, Wen FK, Benjamin BA: Osteopathic manipulative treatment and its relationship to autonomic nervous system activity as demonstrated by heart rate variability: a repeated measures study. Osteopathic Medicine and Primary Care 2008,2:7.

Carine A, Mills M, Frymann V, A Pediatric Perspective on Osteopathic Medicine, Integrative Pediatrics , Culbert TP, Olness, K (ed), Oxford University Press, New York, 2010.

(in press) Steele, KM, Mills MV, Pediatric Ear Pain, Chapter in upcoming Ward RC (ed) Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine, 3rd Ed. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins.

Articles for Tulsa Tribune "Family Forum" and Tulsa Kids on Hyperactive Children, "Difficult" Children, Temperament, Family Sexuality, Discipline and Guidance, Osteopathic Manipulation 1984-present

*Peer-reviewed journals