David A Miller, MD

Professor of Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology

Chief, Fetal Heart Rate Program

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In addition to his varied academic, research and practitioner responsibilities, Dr. Miller is the medical director of the Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles-University of Southern California Institute for Maternal-Fetal Health. The institute serves as a multidisciplinary, multi-institutional center specializing in fetal and neonatal diagnosis and therapy. Dr. Miller is also director of maternal fetal medicine and director of the USC Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program Rotation at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Miller has served as a peer reviewer for a number of noted medical journals that focus on obstetrics and gynecology and he is the co-author of the text, “Fetal Monitoring and Assessment”, 6th edition.


  • Malignant Carotid Paraganglioma: A Case Report Cureus. 2023 Jul; 15(7):e41765. . View in PubMed
  • Demographic consequences of phenological asynchrony for North American songbirds Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2023 07 11; 120(28):e2221961120. . View in PubMed
  • A Case of Prenatally Diagnosed Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia With Brain Morphometric Differences J Investig Med High Impact Case Rep. 2022 Jan-Dec; 10:23247096221105245. . View in PubMed
  • Migratory strategy drives species-level variation in bird sensitivity to vegetation green-up Nat Ecol Evol. 2021 07; 5(7):987-994. . View in PubMed
  • Survival Outcomes by Fetal Weight Discordance after Laser Surgery for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome Complicated by Donor Fetal Growth Restriction Fetal Diagn Ther. 2020; 47(11):800-809. . View in PubMed
  • Incidental Septostomy after Laser Surgery for Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome: Perinatal Outcomes and Antenatal Management Fetal Diagn Ther. 2018; 44(4):285-290. . View in PubMed
  • Training residents to be factually accurate and articulate: A case study using foetal heart rate monitoring nomenclature J Obstet Gynaecol. 2016 Oct; 36(7):954-956. . View in PubMed
  • Clinical relevance of fetal hemodynamic monitoring: Perinatal implications Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015 Aug; 20(4):217-24. . View in PubMed
  • Prenatal diagnosis of intraventricular hemorrhage in a fetus with congenital diaphragmatic hernia using magnetic resonance imaging Minerva Ginecol. 2015 Aug; 67(4):383-4. . View in PubMed
  • Maternal and fetal signs and symptoms associated with uterine rupture in women with prior cesarean delivery J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015 Jul; 28(11):1270-1277. . View in PubMed
  • Outcomes of critical congenital heart disease requiring emergent neonatal cardiac intervention Prenat Diagn. 2014 Dec; 34(12):1127-32. . View in PubMed
  • Midtrimester isolated polyhydramnios in monochorionic diamniotic multiple gestationsAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Sep; 211(3):303. e1-5. . View in PubMed
  • A comparison of obstetrical outcomes with labor induction agents used at term J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2014 Apr; 27(6):592-6. . View in PubMed
  • Intrapartum management of category II fetal heart rate tracings: towards standardization of care Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Aug; 209(2):89-97. . View in PubMed
  • Interobserver reliability of fetal heart rate pattern interpretation using NICHD definitions Am J Perinatol. 2013 Jun; 30(6):463-8. . View in PubMed
  • Bile acid concentration reference ranges in a pregnant Latina population Am J Perinatol. 2013 May; 30(5):389-93. . View in PubMed
  • Brachial plexus palsy and shoulder dystocia: obstetric risk factors remain elusive Am J Perinatol. 2013 Apr; 30(4):303-7. . View in PubMed
  • A collaborative interdisciplinary approach to electronic fetal monitoring: report of a statewide initiative J Perinat Neonatal Nurs. 2013 Apr-Jun; 27(2):126-33. . View in PubMed
  • Severe brachial plexus palsy in women without shoulder dystociaIn reply. Obstet Gynecol. 2013 Mar; 121(3):686. . View in PubMed
  • Helicobacter pylori and thrombocytopenia in the pregnant hispanic population J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2012 Dec; 25(12):2588-90. . View in PubMed
  • Three-tier versus five-tier fetal heart rate classification systems Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Dec; 207(6):e8-9; author reply e9. . View in PubMed
  • Increased composite maternal and neonatal morbidity associated with ultrasonographically suspected fetal macrosomia J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2012 Oct; 25(10):1953-9. . View in PubMed
  • The prevalence of preterm births in pregnancies complicated with fetal gastroschisis Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2012 Oct; 286(4):889-92. . View in PubMed
  • Severe brachial plexus palsy in women without shoulder dystocia Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Sep; 120(3):539-41. . View in PubMed
  • Electronic fetal heart rate monitoring: applying principles of patient safety Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2012 Apr; 206(4):278-83. . View in PubMed
  • A low-fidelity total abdominal hysterectomy teaching model for obstetrics and gynecology residents Simul Healthc. 2012 Apr; 7(2):123-6. . View in PubMed
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean section: risk of uterine rupture with labor induction Am J Perinatol. 2011 Sep; 28(8):593-6. . View in PubMed
  • Late pregnancy complications can affect risk estimates of elective induction of labor J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2011 Jun; 24(6):787-94. . View in PubMed
  • Fetal middle cerebral artery Doppler fluctuations after laser surgery for twin-twin transfusion syndrome J Perinatol. 2011 May; 31(5):368-72. . View in PubMed
  • Intrapartum fetal heart rate definitions and interpretation: evolving consensus Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Mar; 54(1):16-21. . View in PubMed
  • Contemporary intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoringForeword. Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Mar; 54(1):1-2. . View in PubMed
  • A review of the 2008 NICHD Research Planning Workshop: recommendations for fetal heart rate terminology and interpretation Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Mar; 54(1):3-7. . View in PubMed
  • Intrapartum fetal heart rate monitoring: a standardized approach to management Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Mar; 54(1):22-7. . View in PubMed
  • Progression of a giant omphalocele in utero: ultrasound and fetal magnetic resonance imaging findings Fetal Diagn Ther. 2010; 28(4):233-5. . View in PubMed
  • Amniopatch as a treatment for rupture of membranes following laser surgery for twin-twin transfusion syndrome Fetal Diagn Ther. 2010; 27(3):134-7. . View in PubMed
  • In utero eye development documented by fetal MR imaging AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2009 Oct; 30(9):1787-91. . View in PubMed
  • Maternal and fetal variants in the TGF-beta3 gene and risk of pregnancy-induced hypertension in a predominantly Latino populationAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Sep; 201(3):295. e1-5. . View in PubMed
  • Sudden fetal death in intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Feb; 113(2 Pt 2):528-531. . View in PubMed
  • Complementary roles of sonography and magnetic resonance imaging in the assessment of fetal urinary tract anomalies J Ultrasound Med. 2008 Nov; 27(11):1563-9. . View in PubMed
  • Decreased rate of obstetrical anal sphincter laceration is associated with change in obstetric practice Int Urogynecol J Pelvic Floor Dysfunct. 2007 Dec; 18(12):1399-404. . View in PubMed
  • A prospective, randomized, multicenter trial of amnioreduction vs selective fetoscopic laser photocoagulation for the treatment of severe twin-twin transfusion syndromeAm J Obstet Gynecol. 2007 Oct; 197(4):396. e1-9. . View in PubMed
  • 2005 Jun; 192(6):1974-80; discussion 1980-2. . View in PubMed
  • External stimuli Clin Obstet Gynecol. 2002 Dec; 45(4):1054-62. . View in PubMed
  • Perinatal risks associated with borderline amniotic fluid index Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1999 Jun; 180(6 Pt 1):1461-3. . View in PubMed
  • Antepartum testing Clin Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Sep; 41(3):647-53. . View in PubMed
  • Stillbirth evaluation: what tests are needed? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Jun; 178(6):1121-5.. View in PubMed
  • Spontaneous vaginal delivery: a risk factor for Erb’s palsy? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Mar; 178(3):423-7.. View in PubMed
  • Brachial plexus palsy associated with cesarean section: an in utero injury? Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Nov; 177(5):1162-4.. View in PubMed
  • Clinical risk factors for placenta previa-placenta accreta Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1997 Jul; 177(1):210-4. . View in PubMed
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean section in twin gestation Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Jul; 175(1):194-8. . View in PubMed
  • The modified biophysical profile: antepartum testing in the 1990s Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Mar; 174(3):812-7. . View in PubMed
  • Amnioinfusion in women with previous cesarean births: a preliminary report Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1996 Feb; 174(2):783-6. . View in PubMed
  • Cesarean birth: how to reduce the rate Am J Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Jun; 172(6):1903-7; discussion 1907-11. . View in PubMed
  • Nonstress test Clin Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Mar; 38(1):3-10. . View in PubMed
  • Vaginal birth after cesarean: a 10-year experience Obstet Gynecol. 1994 Aug; 84(2):255-8. . View in PubMed