Roger M. Mills MD, FACC, FACP is an alumnus of Amherst College, Class of 1964 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Class of 1968. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, then served in the United States Navy from 1971 to ’73. He completed a research fellowship at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 1975.
Roger’s 30-year career in academic and clinical cardiology began at the Worcester Memorial Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, MA. He later moved to the University of Florida School of Medicine as the medical director of the heart failure and heart transplant service at Shands Hospital in Gainesville and was appointed Professor of Medicine in the Cardiology Division in 1995. In 1998, he joined the Cleveland Clinic as a staff cardiologist. In 2005, Roger joined the Johnson & Johnson organization, initially with Scios Inc. where he served as VP of Medical Affairs then in 2011 while at J&J, he moved to Janssen Research & Development, LLC.
At retirement in 2015, he was a Senior Director and Clinical Lead at Janssen Research & Development, where he had helped to lead the early development of a novel heart failure compound, chaired the J&J company-wide cardiovascular safety group, and received the 2012 Innovation Leadership Award.
Roger has authored over 140 peer-reviewed publications and has served several terms on the editorial board of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. In 2009, he was awarded the Simon Dack Award for his service as a JACC reviewer. He is also an active member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Cardiology.
Enjoying his semi-retirement, Roger spends his time writing and consulting on special projects. He lives in Chagrin Falls, OH with his wife, Katherine and Posie, their Labrador Retriever.