Roger M. Mills MD, FACC, FACP
Amherst College, Class of 1964 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Class of 1968.
Internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, then served in the United States Navy from 1971 to 1973.
Research fellowship at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 1975.
Roger’s 30-year career in academic and clinical cardiology began in 1975 at Worcester Memorial Hospital and University of Massachusetts Medical School. He later moved to the University of Florida School of Medicine to direct the heart failure and heart transplant service at Shands Hospital; he 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 Scios Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson organization, and served as VP of Medical Affairs. In 2011 while with J&J in New Jersey, 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 medical publications and served 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 continues as an active member of the editorial board of the American Journal of Cardiology. With a wide range of interests, he has held a private pilot license with an instrument rating, is an FFF-certified fly-casting instructor, and has completed certificates in watershed management (Michigan State) and photography (Cornell).
Enjoying semi-retirement, Roger spends his time writing, doing photography and consulting on special projects. He and his wife Katherine live in Chagrin Falls, OH with Posie, their Labrador Retriever.