Founder of Miller Orthopaedic in Council Bluffs dies


January 13th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

A Clarinda man who helped people get moving for more than 30-years, by specializing in joint replacement surgery and therapies, has died at the age of 73.

Dr. Ronald Miller

Dr. Ronald Miller, founder of Miller Orthopaedic Affiliates in Council Bluffs, died Wednesday at Jennie Edmundson Hospital in Council Bluffs.

Miller founded his practice in 1972 and performed surgery on thousands of people. He was born in Clarinda, graduated from the Clarinda High School, and received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Iowa. Miller served in the Army after graduation from medical school, attaining the rank of major as a member of the 504th Aviation Battalion.

He retired late in 2006 because of health problems. Dr, Miller oversaw Miller Orthopaedic’s expansion to 13 locations, with clinics throughout southwest Iowa and in Omaha. He also developed a program that included education about joint replacement before and after surgery.

Funeral services for Dr. Ronald Miller will be 10 a.m. Saturday, at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Council Bluffs.