Wife & Mother
Dr. Shira Miller is the founder and medical director of The Integrative Center for Health & Wellness, a concierge integrative medicine practice with offices in Newport Beach and Sherman Oaks, California. She specializes in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), the Wiley Protocol, menopause, andropause, and hormone deficiencies that arise with the aging process. Dr. Miller graduated from medical school in 2002, was initially board certified in internal medicine, and then went on to become board certified in integrative medicine by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). In her past, she worked as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for an ambulance service and the UCSD Hyperbaric Chamber, as a clinical research consultant at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, as an urgent care physician at the VA Oakland Outpatient Clinic, and as an integrative physician at San Francisco Preventive Medical Group, Cenegenics, and the Hall Center.
Dr. Miller earned a double major at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD): a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology; and also played on the UCSD Women’s Waterpolo Team, and the UCSD Women’s Ultimate Frisbee Team. She then went on to earn an M.S. in Biological and Physical Sciences from Touro College, NY, and her M.D. from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, in Haifa, Israel. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine/Primary Care, at Highland Hospital, a county hospital in Oakland, California.
Dr. Shira Miller has held volunteer leadership positions at the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) and the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). Currently, she is president and executive director of Physicians for Informed Consent, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to safeguarding informed consent in vaccination.
1992-1996 B.A. Philosophy, University of California, San Diego
1992-1996 B.S. Biochemistry and Cell Biology, University of California, San Diego
1996 Massage Therapy – Body Mind College, San Diego, CA
1997-1998 M.S. Biological and Physical Sciences, Touro College, NY
1998-2002 M.D. Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
2008 Cenegenics Age Management Physician Training & Certification – Las Vegas
1996-1997 Schaefer Ambulance Service, San Diego, CA – EMT
1996-1997 UC San Diego, Hyperbaric Chamber – EMT/ Inside Observer
2002-2003 Brockton Hospital, Transitional Year, Brockton, MA – Intern Physician
2003-2006 Highland Hospital, Internal Medicine Residency, Oakland, CA -Resident
2004-2006 Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute – Research Consultant
2006-2008 Veterans Affairs, Outpatient Clinic, Oakland, CA – Urgent Care Physician
2007-2007 San Francisco Preventive Medical Group – Integrative Medicine Physician
2007-2009 Private Practice, Emeryville, CA – Integrative Medicine Physician
2008-2009 Cenegenics Medical Institute, Las Vegas, NV – Institute Physician
2009-2010 The Hall Center, Santa Monica, CA – Integrative Medicine Physician
2010-Present The Integrative Center for Health & Wellness – Founder & Medical Director
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
1993-1994 University of California, San Diego Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, Principal Investigator: J. Kelsoe; Laboratory Apprentice
2000-2001 Israel Naval Medical Institute, Motion Sickness Laboratory, Haifa. Principal Investigator: A. Shupak; Research Assistant
2003 Shupak A, Gil A, Nachum Z, Miller S, Gordon C, Tal D. Inner Ear Decompression Sickness and Inner Ear Barotrauma in Recreational Divers: A Long-Term Follow-Up. Laryngoscope. 2003 Dec; 113(12): 2141-7.
2004-2006 Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), Berkeley, CA.
Principal Investigator: R. Krauss; Clinical Research Consultant
“Effects of Vaccenic Acid on Lipoprotein Profiles: A Pilot Study” (Awarded)
“A Randomized Clinical Trial of Policosanol for Lowering LDL Cholesterol”
2007 Miller S. Solar Power for Optimal Health by Marc Sorenson, Book Review, Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 2007 Vol. 22, No. 3: 162.
MEMBERSHIPS AND VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
1995 Americans for Free Choice in Medicine
2005 American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM)
2006 Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
2006 Society for Orthomolecular Health Medicine
2006 Institute for Functional Medicine
2007 American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
2008 Age Management Medicine Group
2009 ACAM Chairperson of Student and Resident Program (Volunteer)
2009 – 2013 ACAM Board of Directors (Volunteer)
2011 – 2014 National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO-LA) Membership Committee (Volunteer)
2015 – Present Physicians for Informed Consent – Founder, President, Executive Director (Volunteer)