Kathleen M. Miller is a medical laboratory technician. Kathy has been teaching in the Medical Assistant program since 2005 and has an associate degree in medical laboratory technology.
She works for the HealthEast Care System in the Hematology Laboratory as a clinical laboratory technician II. She's an assistant teacher of phlebotomy for HealthEast Medical Laboratory and also develops and teaches pediatric phlebotomy classes for HealthEast Medical Laboratory Clinic.
Kathy has more than nine years experience in a 12-physician pediatric practice as well as 15 years at HealthPartners with seven years in the Specialty Laboratory.
A recipient of the Golden Apple Award, she has been a workshop presenter in ASCLS-MN Area III.
Her published works include a contribution to "A Collection of Essays in Sociology and Anthropology" in the 1991 issue of Strata, a publication of Inver Hills Community College.
Regarding her teaching philosophy, Kathy says, "My job is to teach you how to draw blood as a medical assistant and I will. You will be aware of my passion for the laboratory and all areas of this service profession from the very first class."
The best part of her job as a DCTC instructor is helping her students over rough patches. She appreciates the wonder of her work when she sees a student's fear of collecting blood diminish as they practice their skills and move from a dummy arm to drawing blood for the first time from a living human.
Kathy's hobbies and interests include cooking, cross-stitch, Bible study and spending time with her family—especially her seven grandchildren.