Research Areas

  • Etiological factors and pathophysiology of parenteral nutrition associated liver injury in infants

About Dr. Grant Miller

Education:
  • 1987 Medical Doctor, University of Saskatchewan.
  • 1978 Diploma of Technology in Recreation Technology, Kelsey Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Awards:

  • 2016 Gold Scalpel Award for Pre-clerkship Education. Department of Surgery, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2002 The Brian Haig Award for the best faculty teacher of undergraduate surgery. Dept. of Surgery, University of Saskatchewan
  • 1993 Canadian Association of General Surgeons and Merck Frosst Award for Teaching Excellence. Canadian Association of General Surgeons

Research Interest:

  • Etiological factors and pathophysiology of parenteral nutrition associated liver injury in infants.

Funded Research:

  • Miller G (Co-principal Investigator), Gamble J (Co-principal Investigator), Vasquez A (Co-principal Investigator). Postoperative vomiting in children: Is dextrose effective for prevention? A randomized control trial, A prospective randomized control trial comparing intra-operative intravenous dextrose to Ondansetron in reducing the incidence of postoperative vomiting in children. University of Saskatchewan, Department of Surgery. Total: $11,514.00 for 2013-09 to 2014-09
  • Miller G (Principal Investigator), Zello G (Coinvestigator), Bertolo R (Co-investigator). Effects of aluminum contaminated parenteral nutrition on bile acid transport, a study of aluminum contaminated parenteral nutrition in Yucutan miniature piglet model. Looking at the impact of aluminum on the location of bile acid transporter proteins mrp2 and bsep using immunofluorescence confocal microscopy. Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. Total: $26,302.00 for 2013-05-01 to 2014-04-30
  • Skihar V (Principal Investigator), Miller G (Coinvestigator). Parenteral Nutrition and Markers of Liver Injury in a Neonatal Piglet Model, U of S Dept of Surgery Resident Research Grant. Total: $5,000.00 for 2010-05 to 2011
  • Miller G (Principal Investigator), Zello GA (Coinvestigator), Bertolo R (Co-investigator). Parenteral nutrition contaminated with aluminum and markers of cholestasis in the neonatal piglet model, Saskatoon Royal University Hospital Foundation. Total: $15,106.00 for 2010
  • Bertolo R (Principal Investigator), Miller G (Coinvestigator). Parenteral Nutrition Contaminated with Aluminum and Markers of Cholestasis in the Neonatal Piglet Model, Janeway Children’s Hospital Foundation. Total: $15,000.00 for 2009 to 2010
  • Miller G (Co-principal Investigator), Gamble J (Co-principal Investigator), Vasquez A (Co-principal Investigator). Postoperative vomiting in children: Is dextrose effective for prevention? A randomized control trial, A prospective randomized control trial comparing intra-operative intravenous dextrose to Ondansetron in reducing the incidence of postoperative vomiting in children. University of Saskatchewan, Department of Surgery. Total: $11,514.00 for 2013-09 to 2014-09
  • Miller G (Principal Investigator), Zello G (Coinvestigator), Bertolo R (Co-investigator). Effects of aluminum contaminated parenteral nutrition on bile acid transport, a study of aluminum contaminated parenteral nutrition in Yucutan miniature piglet model. Looking at the impact of aluminum on the location of bile acid transporter proteins mrp2 and bsep using immunofluorescence confocal microscopy. Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan. Total: $26,302.00 for 2013-05-01 to 2014-04-30
  • Miller G (Principal Investigator). The Role of Aluminum in Parenteral Nutrition Associated Cholestasis in Neonates: Aluminum Induced Cholestasis in Neonatal Piglets, Hospital for Sick Children Foundation Grant No. XG 01-088. Total: $80,887.00 for 2001 to 2003
  • Miller G (Principal Investigator). The Role of Aluminum in Parenteral Nutrition Associated Cholestasis in Neonates, Royal University Hospital Foundation Research Grant. Total: $24,173.00 for 2001 to 2003
  • Miller G (Principal Investigator). Aluminum Toxicity and Parenteral Nutrition Associated Cholestasis in Neonates, College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, Clinical Teaching and Research Award. Total: $15,000.00 for 2000 to 2001

Clinical Interests

  • Neonatal surgery, neonatal and pediatric thoracic surgery, pediatric surgical oncology, neonatal and pediatric perioperative nutrition

Selected Publications

  • Hall AR, Arnold CJ, Miller GG, Zello GA. Infant Parenteral Nutrition Remains a Significant Source for Aluminum Toxicity. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 2016 Mar 16;41(7):1228-1233.
  • Emil S, Aspirot A, Blair G, Brisseau G, Hancock BJ, Langer J, Miller G. A Survey-Based Assessment of the Canadian Pediatric Surgery Workforce. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2014 May;49(5):678-681.
  • Kanthan R, Senger J-L, Miller GG. Isolated Pediatric Endobronchial Primary Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma. Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports. 2014 Feb;2:66-69.
  • Hutchings K, Vasquez A, Price D, Cameron BH, Awan S, Miller GG. Outcomes following neonatal patent ductus arteriosus ligation done by pediatric surgeons: A retrospective cohort analysis. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2013 May;48:915-918.
  • Abdulla Alemmari, Grant G. Miller, Robert F. Bertolo, Chandani Dinesh, Janet A. Brunton, Chris J. Arnold, Gord A. Zello. Reduced aluminum contamination decreases parenteral nutrition associated liver injury. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2012;47(5):889-94.