Board Certification and Academic Information
||Internal Medicine - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
||American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Sub: Rheumatology)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
||School of Medicine
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132
Karla L. Miller, M.D., is assistant professor in the Division of Rheumatology at the University of Utah--Department of Internal Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of New Mexico-School of Medicine, and completed both her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship training at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
Dr. Miller is a member of the American College of Rheumatology and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD). She is ISCD certified in the interpretation of bone density scans. She has co-authored book chapters, journal articles, and abstracts on a variety of rheumatology topics including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, and other rheumatic conditions. Her primary area of interest is the pathophysiology, evaluation and management of glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis (GIOP).
Current research suggests that glucocorticoid-treated patients fracture at a higher bone mineral density than other osteoporosis types due to the rapid and diverse skeletal effects of these medications. Glucocorticoid exposure in medical practice is extensive across multiple specialties. Glucocorticoid-treated patients require preventative therapies to decrease their risk of fracture. In addition to more standard treatments, new, effective measures are being introduced to help manage this disease. Dr. Miller hopes to increase awareness among providers regarding the prevalence and importance of GIOP prevention, as well as assist in the management of glucocorticoid-induced bone loss.
Dr. Miller is fluent in Spanish, and offers consultative services for osteoporosis management including bone density testing, interpretation, and clinical assessment, in addition to general rheumatic conditions. To establish appointments with Dr. Miller, call (801) 581-7724.