James Miles, MD


Pediatric Neurology

James Miles, MD is a pediatric neurologist at Altru Health System, and specializes in treating neurologic disease such as seizures, migraine headaches and developmental delays in pediatric patients. He is passionate about medicine, science and helping people. Outside of work, he loves spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, camping and biking. Dr. Miles plays several instruments such as the bass guitar, acoustic and electric guitar. He shares his love of music by playing on the worship team at Freedom Church in Grand Forks. He especially loves to spend time with his wife Karley, their daughter Noryn, their son, Freddie, and their family and friends.

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Philosophy Of Medicine

“In short, the patient comes first. I do my very best to address the needs of the patient and their family. This requires a multidisciplinary team that I am just one part of. This includes but is not limited to the patient and their family, primary care, subspecialists depending on the patient’s needs, and allied health including therapies and nursing. Treating the whole patient results in the best outcomes.”


Medical Education

University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Grand Forks, North Dakota


Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Residency, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota


Child Neurology Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota


  • Board Certified in Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society


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Honors, Awards, etc.

  • Chief Resident Award, 2017
  • Golden Stethoscope Award Nomination, 2014
    Recognizes residents who went above and beyond in showing a commitment to medical student education
  • University Alumni Special Award, 2012
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society, 2011
  • Kevin Monk Award, 2010
    For outstanding service to the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences