Steven Miles, M.D.
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St. Olaf College, B.A.
University of Minnesota
Medical School, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Bioethics
Dr. Miles is an Affiliate Faculty for the Law School's Concentration in Health Law and Bioethics. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and teaches and practices internal medicine at the University of Minnesota.
He has served as President of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities and received its Distinguished Service Award. Among his other awards is the National Council of Teachers of English' George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language.
Dr. Miles has published four books and more than twenty chapters and more than 200 medical articles on medical ethics, human rights, tropical medicine, end of life care and geriatric health care. The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine, Oxford University Press, reviewed the meaning of the Hippocratic Oath as illuminated by the medical texts of its time. His latest book, Oath Betrayed: America's Torture Doctors, (University of California Press, 2009) examines military medicine in the war on terror prisons.
He has worked extensively in international health care and international human rights. He is on the Board of the Center for Victims of Torture.
Awards, Honors, Organizations
- University of Minnesota Medical School, Distinguished Teaching Award, 2009
- American Bar Association, Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, Human Rights Hero, 2008
- National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language, 2006
- Humanism in Medicine Recognition, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2006
- Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Admin, Honorary Member, 2006
- Pellegrino Medal, Healthcare Ethics and Law (HEaL) Institute Samford University, Alabama, 2006
- University of Minnesota Medical School Excellence in Medical Education, 2005
- Minnesota Chapter, American Association of Public Health, Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award for Leadership in Public Health, 2005
- Minnesota Monthly, Minnesotan of the Year, 2004
- American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities, Distinguished Service Award, 2000
- Minnesota Gerontological Society, Outstanding Achievement Award, 1993
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