Physician of the Year

December 21st, 2017

Dec. 21, 2017 — Janet M. Miles, MD, is Physician of the Year at JPS Health Network, honored for orchestrating dramatic changes in laboratory services at John Peter Smith Hospital and across the network.

Dr. Janet M. Miles

Janet M. Miles, MD

Under her leadership, Laboratory Services has passed inspection by the College of American Pathologists (CAP), successfully insourced Microbiology functions and introduced Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) technology, increasing the network’s capacity for rapid genetic analysis of mutations and other abnormalities in gene expression. With PCR technology, molecular biologists can make millions of copies of tiny sections of DNA. It has multiple applications, from prenatal genetic testing to identification of disease-causing pathogens.

Chair of Pathology at JPS, Miles is board certified in Neuropathology and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. She attended medical school at the University of Missouri and residency and fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She has been at JPS for nearly two years, credentialed in February, 2016.

Physicians of the year at JPS are elected by members of the medical staff.

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