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Alison Hayden Miles, D.O.

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  • Associate Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
Female

Expertise

Critical Care, Pediatric Critical Care

Locations

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Main Entrance)

1800 Orleans St.
Sheikh Zayed Tower
Baltimore, MD 21287 map
Phone: 410-955-7610

Background

Dr. Alison “Ali” Miles is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her area of clinical expertise is critical care. Dr. Miles serves as the associate fellowship program director of the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program.

She has worked as an attending physician in the PICU since July of 2013. She provides clinical care to critically ill children with a broad spectrum of conditions who arrive in the PICU from the emergency department or operating room, or as referrals from other hospitals. She finds it very rewarding to watch children recover from life-threatening conditions and rejoin their families.

Dr. Miles received her medical degree at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2005. She completed her residency at the University of Maryland and performed a fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine at Children's National Medical Center.

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Titles

  • Associate Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes

Education

Degrees

  • DO; Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (2005)

Residencies

  • Pediatrics; University of Maryland Medical Center (2009)

Fellowships

  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Children's National Hospital (2012)
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2019)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Hospice and Palliative Care) (2020)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine) (2012)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2009)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Dr. Miles conducts research on the experience of moral distress by PICU providers. She has interviewed practitioners involved in the care of long-term patients who remained in the PICU from two months to two years. By identifying what was difficult about these cases and what was learned, she hopes to develop strategies to better manage clinician stress. In turn, clinicians with lower stress levels will be in a better position to improve the quality of life for patients who are living longer with chronic diseases. In the long term, Dr. Miles would like to improve the field of pediatric palliative care for patients, families and care providers.

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