Professor of Family Medicine

Miser squareDirector, The Ohio State University Family Medicine Residency Program

Clinical Office
OSU Family Medicine at Thomas Rardin
2231 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: 614-293-2700
Fax: 614-293-2720

Academic Office
The OSU Family Medicine Residency Program
Northwood-High Building
2231 N. High Street
Suite 205A
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: 614-293-0669
Fax: 614-293-2717
Fred.Miser@osumc.edu

Background
 
Dr. Fred Miser graduated from Wheaton College (Illinois) in 1979 and from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in 1982. He entered the United States Army and completed his family medicine residency at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center (Augusta Georgia) in 1985. Dr. Miser then spent a career in the military with tours at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma, Madigan Army Medical Center near Tacoma, Washington (where he completed a two-year faculty development fellowship and obtained a Masters of Arts in social sciences from the University of Washington and Pacific Lutheran University), Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii (where he was residency director) and then back to Madigan Army Medical Center (where he was the director of the faculty development fellowship, and completed a one-year teaching scholars program at the University of Washington). He retired from the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 1997.

Dr. Miser joined The Ohio State University Department of Family Medicine in May 1999, first as the residency director, and then as a clinical researcher. Due to his love for teaching and working with residents, he resumed the position of residency director in 2009. Dr. Miser has received numerous awards for teaching and research, including the 2012 Ohio Academy of Family Physician’s Educator of the Year, the 2013 American Academy of Family Physician’s Exemplary Teaching Award, the 2014 Association of Family Medicine Residency Director’s Gold Program Director Recognition Award, the 2014 OSU College of Medicine Courage to Teach Award and Distinguished Educator Award, and the 2017 OSU Medical Alumni Society Faculty Teaching Award. He has annually been named one of America’s Best Doctors since 2007. He is a tenured professor of family medicine, has served on the board of directors for the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians and is president elect for the Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors.

He and his wife of 38 years, Debi, have five children and nine grandchildren, whom they visit as frequently as possible.  Fred’s hobbies include rooting for the Buckeyes, traveling, photography and playing with his grandchildren. He and Debi attend Delaware Bible Church.
 
Research, Education and Clinical Interests

Dr. Miser is a board-certified family physician and enjoys the full scope of primary care. His research and clinical interests include diabetes mellitus, prevention of cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as travel medicine. As professor and residency director, he enjoys teaching the full spectrum of family medicine, including faculty development.
 
Current Research Projects

Characteristics and Early Recognition of Colorectal Cancer in Individuals Younger than Age 50 Years

Education and Training
  • MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, 1982
  • Residency: Family medicine, Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Augusta, Georgia, 1982-1985 
  • Fellowship: Faculty development, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington, 1988-1990
Editorial Activities
  • Journal of Family Practice (Evidence-based, peer-reviewed, 95,000 subscribers), 2000 - present
 National Positions
  • President-elect, Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors
  • Representative, Council of Academic Family Medicine
  • Representative, Academic Family Medicine Advocacy Committee
Professional Memberships
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society
  • American Academy of Family Physicians, diplomat and fellow
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • Christian Medical and Dental Association
  • Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
  • North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG)
  • Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors

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Awards/Honors

1993    Outstanding Teacher of Family Medicine, Tripler Family Practice Residency Program Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii (selected by the family practice residents)

1995    Best Teacher of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington (selected by the family practice residents)

1996    Best Teacher of Family Medicine, Department of Family Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington (selected by the family practice residents)

1996    The Brigadier General Richard I. Crone Award - Most Outstanding Physician Educator at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, Washington (selected by the Graduate Medical Education Committee)

1997    Best Teacher of Family Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, and first recipient of the “Miser Teaching Award”(selected by the family practice residents)

2000    Department of Family Medicine Attending of the Year, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio  (selected by the family practice residents)

2001    Department of Family Medicine Attending of the Year, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (selected by the family practice residents)

2003    Department of Family Medicine Mentor of the Year, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (selected by the family practice residents)

2004    Department of Family Medicine Family Physician Teacher of the Year, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio(selected by the family practice residents)

2004    Department of Family Medicine Residency Program, Award of Appreciation, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (presented by Residency Class of 2004)

2005    Department of Family Medicine Family Physician Faculty of the Year, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio(presented by Residency Class of 2005)

2007    Preceptor All-Star, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio (presented by medical students)

2012    Ohio Family Medicine Educator of the Year – statewide selection by the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians

2013    2013 AAFP Exemplary Teaching Award, Full-Time Faculty – selected by the American Academy of Family Physicians Board of Directors for exemplary teaching skills

2014    Association of Family Medicine Residency Director’s Gold Program Director Recognition Award – acknowledged achievement as program director, based on criteria of excellence in tenure, training, performance and advocacy

2014    The Ohio State University College of Medicine “Courage to Teach”  – selected by the OSU College of Medicine “Courage to Teach” Board of Directors for faculty committed to the humanistic teaching of the medical school curriculum, who love to teach and enjoy working with emerging physicians

2014    The Ohio State University College of Medicine “Distinguished Educator Award”  – selected by the OSU College of Medicine ‘in recognition of distinguished service to the tradition of excellence in undergraduate medical education in the College of Medicine”

2017    The Ohio State University Medical Alumni Society “Faculty Teaching Award”  – selected by the OSU College of Medicine Alumni Society to distinguished faculty ‘in recognition of outstanding teaching contributions to students” and for “being a master clinician teacher and for providing outstanding service to the Ohio State University College of Medicine.”
 
“Best Doctors in America” 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 – (selected by peers) “honoring you as one among the top 5% of doctors in the country”
“Certificate of Excellence – Outstanding Achievement in Patient Service” 

2010, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017  – “based on 2010 Patient Satisfaction Results” – presented by the OSU Medical Center

Select Publications

Miser WF.  An introduction to evidence-based medicine. Prim Care 2006; 33(4):811-29. (IF 0.761)

Miser WF.  Finding truth from the medical literature: How to critically evaluate an article.  Prim Care 2006; 33(4):839-62. (IF 0.761)

Miser WF.  The management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. FOCUS on quality.  Prim Care 2007; 34(1):1-38. (IF 0.761)

Miser WF.  Cancer screening in the primary care setting.  The role of the primary care physician in screening for breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, ovarian, and prostate cancers.  Prim Care 2007; 34(1):137-67. (IF 0.761)

Miser WF, Arakaki R, Jiang H, Scism-Bacon J, Anderson PW, Fahrbach JL.  Randomized, open-label, parallel-group evaluations of basal-bolus therapy versus insulin lispro premixed therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus failing to achieve control with starter insulin treatment and continuing oral antihyperglycemic drugs: A noninferiority intensification substudy of the DURABLE trial. Clin Ther, 2010; 32(5):896-908. (IF 3.349)

Miser WF.  Appropriate aspirin use for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.  Am Fam Phys, 2011: 83(12):1384-86.

Jeppesen KM. Hull BP, Raines M, Miser WF.  A validation study of the Spoken Knowledge in Low Literacy in Diabetes Scale (SKILLD). J Gen Intern Med, 2012; 27(2):207-12.

Miller CK, Kristeller JL, Headings A, Nagaraja H, Miser WF: Comparative effectiveness of a mindful eating intervention to a diabetes self-management intervention among adults with type 2 diabetes: A pilot study. J Acad Nutri Diet 2012 Nov: 112 (11):1835-42.

Miser WF, Jeppesen KM, Wallace LS: Clinical utility of a Brief Screen for Health Literacy and Numeracy Among Adults with Diabetes Mellitus.  Fam Med 2013 June; 45(6):417-23.

Bhuyan N, Miser WF, Dickson GM, Jarvis JW, Maxwell L, Mazzone M, Mitchell K, Schultz S, Shaffer T, Tuggy M.  From family medicine milestones to entrustable professional activities (EPAs).  Ann Fam Med; July/August 2014; 12(4):380-1.

Mitchell K, Maxwell L, Bhuran N, Dickson GM, Jarvis JW, Mazzone M, Miser WF, Schultz S, Shaffer T, Tuggy M.  Program director turnover.  Ann Fam Med; September/October 2014; 12(5):482-3.

Miser WF, Schultz S, Bhuyan N, Dickson GM, Jarvis JW, Maxwell L, Mazzone M, Mitchell K, Shaffer T, Tuggy M.  Transforming a toolbox into a treasure chest.  Ann Fam Med 2014 November/December 2014; 12(6):584.

Williams CD, Chan AT, Elman MR, Chan AT, Kristensen AH, Miser WF, Pignone MP, Stafford RS, McGregor JC.  Aspirin use among adults in the United States.  Am J Prev Med, 2015 May; 48(5):501-8.

Miser WF, Tuggy M, Bhuran N, Dickson GM, Jarvis JW, Maxwell M, Miller T, Mitchell K, Schultz S, Shaffer T.  The council of academic family medicine procedural and maternity care training guidelines: a better path to consistency in competency assessment in family Medicine.  Ann Fam Med 2015 May-Jun; 13(3):285-6.

Jarvis JW, Shaffer T, Miller T, Mitchell K, Miser WF.  The residency curriculum resource: A users’ perspective.  Ann Fam Med 2016 Jan; 14(1):86-87.

Ewigman B, Davis A, Vansaghi T, Cole A, deGruy F, Green L, King D, Kuzel T, Lindbloom E, Meadows L, Miser WF, Nease D, Ruffin M.  Building research capacity in Departments of Family Medicine: A new joint ADFM-NAPCRG Initiative.  Ann Fam Med 2016 Jan; 14(1): 82-83.

Miller T, Jarvis J, Mitchell K, Miser WF.  The single accreditation system: more than a merger.  Ann Fam Med 2016 Jul; 14(4):383-4.

Brown SR, Miser WF: Meeting scholarly activity requirements in a family medicine residency program.  Submitted to Ann Fam Med 2017 July.