Dr. David Kimball Miller, 93, former chief of medicine at E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital, which later became Erie County Medical Center, died in his sleep Saturday (Oct. 25, 1997) at his son's home in Hilo, Hawaii, where he lived since 1993.
Miller was a professor emeritus at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and a co-chairman of the former UB Medical Department.
He was known for his skill as a medical diagnostician and for his commitment to patient care and to clinical instruction in medicine.
The David K. Miller Wing of Erie County Medical Center was dedicated in his honor in 1984, on his 80th birthday.
Born in Bloomington, Ill., he graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University and Harvard Medical School. In 1937, he moved to Buffalo to join the UB medical faculty. He was its first full-time clinical professor of medicine.
In 1974, he retired and moved to San Francisco, where he was host to many visitors from Buffalo.
His wife, Adelheid, died in 1980.
Survivors include three sons, Fritz of Pendleton, Ore., David R. of Pepeekeo, Hawaii, and Ted of Hilo; two daughters, Heidi Gross of Philadelphia and Georgia Fink of Albany, Calif.; and nine grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Nov. 23 in Hilo.