Dr Peter Miles BSc Med Hons, MBBCh, DA(SA), FRCSC
Assistant Clinical Professor – Department of Surgery – University of Alberta, Canada
Dr Peter Miles completed his undergraduate training in Medicine at the University of Witwatersrand in 1987 after finishing a research degree in muscle transplantation. His internship was at the McCord’s Zulu Hospital in Natal and then he went on to start training in surgery before deciding to move to Canada. After completing a Diploma in Anaesthesia he moved to Alberta and completed his Canadian Fellowship in General Surgery at the University of Alberta in 2002. He then did a Fellowship in Surgical Endoscopy in London, Ontario before moving to Grande Prairie and setting up a stable group practice of surgeons providing a comprehensive range of general surgical and trauma care to Northern Alberta.
As a General Surgeon, Dr Miles provides all aspects of General Surgical care, and enjoys head and neck and laparoscopic gastrointestinal surgery, including surgical treatment for cancer. He has initiated advanced videoscopic surgery programs at the QEII including ERCP for pancreas and biliary disorders, diagnostic bronchoscopy and recently endoscopic ultrasound. Providing expertise in wound care meant gaining advanced training in venous disorders and led to the development of an Accredited Vein Clinic offering comprehensive diagnosis and management of peripheral venous disorders.
The desire to provide surgical care to rural patients led Dr. Miles to become involved in teaching surgical residents from the University of Alberta and the development of a curriculum in Community Surgery. He has an appointment as Assistant Clinical Professor in the UofA Department of Surgery and has an interest in developing and supporting accessible, high quality and accountable surgical care in Northern Alberta.
Personal interests include outdoor sports, hunting and flying.