Bryan Miller, a social worker at Atlanta Cancer Care, was selected as Oncology Social Worker of the Year by the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) last year. Today, we’re spotlighting the fantastic work he’s done throughout his long career.
Bryan has a long history of social work experience – more than 16 years, in fact. He’s worked in a variety of settings, including psychosocial oncology, behavioral health, hospice and palliative care. Before joining Atlanta Cancer Care, he provided clinical services in a medically underserved community through the National Health Service Corps.
Outside of the Atlanta Cancer Care, he spends his time volunteering as the Assistant Director of the Atlanta Cancer Care Foundation.
For Bryan, choosing social work was a way of paying it forward. He says some of the most remarkable and influential people in his own life put his world into perspective. He soon pursued an early career in social work, serving at two different hospital systems and following social workers as role models.
“I marveled at their diverse roles, practice versatility and most importantly, the difference they could make in the lives of patients and families,” says Bryan. Social work requires a set of core values: service, social justice, dignity, integrity, competence, and recognition of worth in people. Bryan has all of these qualities and we’re proud to have him on board.