Gary MillerCourtesy Professor, Exactech, Inc. and External Advisory Board Member
Gary J. Miller is co-founder and Executive Vice President for Research and Development of Exactech, Inc., Gainesville, Florida. Exactech was incorporated in 1985 and develops, manufactures, and distributes orthopaedic implants and biologic materials for orthopaedic applications throughout the world. Gary received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1970 from the University of Florida, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering (emphasis in Biomechanics) from MIT in 1972 and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Biomechanics and Biomaterials emphasis) in 1977 from the University of Florida — Proudly a Double Gator!! Post-graduation, He joined the faculty of the UF Department of Orthopaedics in 1977 serving as a post-doctoral fellow, assistant and associate professor; and served as Director of Orthopaedic Research and Biomechanics until leaving UF in 1997 to concentrate fully on his duties at Exactech. Over the years he has served as an Adjunct Associate Professor in various departments of the University of Florida College of Engineering and the College of Veterinary Medicine (Orthopaedics) and now holds a Courtesy Professorship in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE). He is the past Chairman of the HWCOE Dean’s Advisory Board (2019-2020) and remains active on the DAB. Gary also enjoys providing guest lectures, mentoring and participating on the industrial advisory boards of UF MAE and Biomedical Engineering. Dr. Miller is a member of many professional organizations including being a founding member of the Society for Biomaterials, membership in the Orthopaedic Research Society, the American Society for Testing and Materials, and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has served as a consultant to various orthopaedic companies and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Gary holds more than 20 patents in the US and abroad. He has presented this work and lectured on orthopaedic biomechanics, implant and instrument design and biomaterials throughout the world.