November 14, 2016
The Health and Exercise Science Department recently dedicated the Henry S. Miller Cardiovascular Function Laboratory in its new academic building. More than 60 former students, faculty/staff and close colleagues from around the country joined in the celebration of their mentor, colleague and friend, Henry S. Miller, M.D., professor emeritus, Wake Forest School of Medicine.
Miller, a distinguished cardiologist and past president of the American College of Sports Medicine, provided the medical leadership vital for the development of the cardiac rehabilitation program at the School of Medicine, the first such program in North Carolina and one of the first in the nation. He served as medical director of the program which served as the model, from the mid-70s till the mid-90s, for nearly 100 new cardiac rehabilitation programs across the state and country.
Miller, a graduate of Wake Forest (’51) and the Wake Forest School of Medicine (’54), spent most of his professional life as a medical educator, teaching in the areas of internal medicine, cardiology and cardiac rehabilitation.
For more information, read a tribute written by HES professor Pete Brubaker for the ACSM newsletter.