James L. Millen, MD, CDE
Dr. James L. Millen completed his undergraduate studies in piano performance with highest honors from Indiana University. He moved to New York and completed a Masterís degree in conducting while working in New York as a pianist and conductor. While in New York he achieved considerable acclaim as the principal conductor and music director of the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra. In 1980 Dr. Millen decided on a career shift to medicine, bringing him home to Augusta. His medical training included completion of his MD degree at the Medical College of Georgia, followed by an internship and residency in Internal Medicine/Endocrinology at the Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. His work in Indianapolis included extensive training with the Diabetes And Metabolic Research Unit sponsored by the Eli Lilly company. After completing post-graduate training in 1988, Dr. Millen began private practice in Augusta, specializing adult endocrinology - specifically, in the care of patients with Diabetes, Thyroid disorders, Adrenal and Pituitary disorders, Lipid disorders, and metabolic disorders. In addition to his work in private practice, Dr. Millen has served since 1988 as Clinical Professor of Medicine at MCG, teaching medical residents and students. He is frequently seen lecturing in Augusta and around the state, lecturing extensively to physicians and students on Diabetes and Lipid disorders. Dr. Millen continues to be active musically, appearing as soloist in the Appleby Library series, with the Augusta Symphony, and on the Augusta Symphony Chamber series. His compositions have been performed by the Augusta Choral Society and the St. John Methodist Church choirs.
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