Dr. Jack Miles ’31, Family Physician

Dr. Jack Miles served the Hilltop community as a physician for more than 50 years. His former office on West Broad Street is familiar to many Hilltop residents. It is dedication and commitment like his that make this community, the Hilltop, a special place to reside.

Jack served as president of his senior class. Included among his many high school activities was the honor of being West High School s first drum major. He was also a member of the West High School City League Baseball Championship team, and participated in the senior class play.

Following graduation he enrolled at Wittenberg College and graduated in 1938 from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. His family included his wife, Ruth (now deceased), West High School class of 1934 and three children. Sons James is in real estate and Steven received a Ph.D. in Microbiology. Daughter Ann C. Gehres also serves the Hilltop community as a teacher at Wedgewood Middle School.

Always involved in the community, Dr. Miles is a charter member of the Kiwanis Club of the Hilltop, was selected as Kiwanian of the Year in 1994, and has served as grand marshal for the Uptown on the Hilltop Parade.
For 16 years he served on the Columbus Board of Health and the Board of Southwest Mental Health. He has also served on the United Way Board. He has been chair of the Metropolitan Health Committee, and he was a staff member at Mt. Carmel Medical Center, Chair of the Mt. Carmel Department of Family Practice, and Past President of the Columbus Academy of Family Practice. His service and devotion to the Hilltop community are unsurpassed, but it is his compassion and caring, not only to his patients, but to mankind, that make him such a special individual. Jack lives in the north Columbus area.

Update: We are sorry to report that Jack Miles died November 15, 2006 at the age of 93.