Dr. Robert Miller is a Clinical Professor of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University Medical School and the Director of the Forbes Norris ALS Research Center at the California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco.  Dr. Miller was the lead author of the AAN evidence-based practice parameters for managing the disease, published in 1999 and the updated in 2009.  He has been active in ALS clinical trials and is the chair of the Western ALS Study Group, an organization that has carried out numerous clinical trials in ALS.   He was the chair of the ALS Outcomes Research group, ALS CARE, and later ALS Connection, resulting in numerous publications about quality of care and outcomes in ALS.  He is involved with several collaborative efforts to find better markers for disease progression and better treatments for ALS, including Chair of the Pacific ALS Consortium, a statewide research group in California.