James Miles MD

James Miles, MD

  • Pediatric Neurology


Altru 1300 Columbia

1300 S. Columbia Rd.
Grand Forks, ND, 58201

Horizon Clinic l A Practice of Independent Doctors

4535 Northern Sky Dr.
Bismarck, ND, 58503

About Me

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.

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 patients' needs, and allied health including therapies and nursing. Treating the whole patient results in the best outcomes."

English, Sign Language
  • Chief Resident Award (2017)
  • Golden Stethoscope Award Nomination (2014)
  • University Alumni Special Award (2012)
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism Honor Society (2011)
  • Kevin Monk Award (2010)
  • North Dakota Medical Association COPIC Humanitarian Award (2021)
Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • Child Neurology Society


Medical School

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


Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN


Child Neurology 
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

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