Stony Brook diabetes doc to head ‘leadership’ board

This time, it's personal: Joshua Miller, Stony Brook Medicine's top diabetes doctor and now head of the American Diabetes Association's Long Island Community Leadership Board, is also a diabetes patient.

The American Diabetes Association has tapped Stony Brook Medicine’s top diabetes doctor to head up its regional leadership board.

Joshua Miller, the Stony Brook University School of Medicine’s medical director of diabetes care and an assistant professor of endocrinology and metabolism in the school’s Department of Medicine, has been named president of the ADA’s Long Island Community Leadership Board.

Miller will be responsible for oversight of the association’s patient- and clinical-support programs in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and will work closely with ADA volunteers and staffers to foster initiatives that “raise greater awareness of the diabetes epidemic,” according to Stony Brook Medicine.

The doctor – who is dual board-certified in internal medicine and endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism – has some personal skin in the fight against the disease: He’s been living with Type 1 diabetes for more than 20 years, making him one of about 30.3 million U.S. diabetes patients the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tallied in 2015.

Miller, who also heads up regional diabetes initiatives for the New York State Department of Health’s Medicaid Redesign Program, noted “tremendous resources available at Stony Brook Medicine to help patients with diabetes and those at risk.”

“We are committed to improving the lives of all those affected by diabetes,” the doctor said Wednesday. “And (we) are proud to collaborate with the American Diabetes Association to serve the people of Long Island.”

Miller, a Long Island native and current resident, completed his undergraduate, graduate and medical educations at the University of Rochester. He trained at New York City’s Mount Sinai Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.