Kresimira (Mira) Milas, MD
Interim Chair, Department of Surgery
Chief, Division of Endocrine Surgery
Professor and Academic Vice Chair, Department of Surgery

Division Contact: 
Jennifer Mitchell
Phone: 602-827-2905
jpmitchell@email.arizona.edu

Kresimira (Mira) Milas, MD

Brief Bio

Kresimira (Mira) Milas, MD, is currently a professor of Surgery, chief of Endocrine Surgery and academic vice chair in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Milas joined the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix and Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix in August 2015.

With nearly 20 years of clinical experience, she is nationally and internationally recognized as an expert in surgery for endocrine disorders of the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands. Dr. Milas is widely published with over 200 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, web-based programs and video-based surgical illustrations. She is lead editor for the authoritative textbook on Advanced Thyroid and Parathyroid Ultrasound (Springer 2017). Dr. Milas has served in national leadership roles and is a member of many prestigious societies — including the American Surgical Association, which represents the highest professional honor in academic surgery.

Prior to joining the college, Dr. Milas was on faculty as a professor of Surgery at Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU) in Portland, Oregon, as well as at the Cleveland Clinic. At the Cleveland Clinic, she was the founder of its multidisciplinary Thyroid Center. She and the Endocrine Surgery nursing team were also recognized as having the highest patient satisfaction scores institution-wide.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Rice University, a medical degree from the University of Texas McGovern Medical School and a surgical research fellowship certification from MD Anderson Cancer Center — all in Houston, Texas. In addition, Dr. Milas completed a general surgery residency and endocrine surgery fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia.