Ronald Miller, MD

Acting Director of the National Disaster Medical System

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)

Dr. Ron Miller is the Acting Director of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) in Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The NDMS is a federally coordinated healthcare system and partnership of the Departments of Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Defense, and Veterans Affairs. The purpose of the NDMS is to support State, local, Tribal, and Territorial authorities following disasters and emergencies by supplementing health and medical systems and response capabilities. NDMS would also support the military and Veterans Health Administration health care systems in caring for combat casualties, should requirements exceed their capacity. NDMS meets its mission by supporting strategic planning, operational level training, and partner engagement.

Dr. Miller retired from the military in 2011 after a 25 year career prior to joining HHS. Dr. Miller served as the Deputy Director of NDMS from June 2015 to October 2015. His primary role in this position was the management of the business acumen of the Division relating to policy development, human capital management of 30 full-time Federal employees and 5000+ intermittent Federal employees, fiscal administration, and organizational marketing.

Dr. Miller previously served as Chief, Logistics Support Branch in the Division of Logistics from May 2011 to June 2015. The Division of Logistics is responsible for all logistical resources in support of the ASPR that rapidly deploy as needed to support the nation.

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