Dr. B.J. Miller is a hospice physician at the University of California, San Francisco. He works closely with terminally ill patients coming to the end of their lives—something he has experienced firsthand—and helps to ease their suffering.
When he in college in 1990, B.J. survived a freak accident but lost three limbs. He now relies on prosthetics to stay mobile. It’s a miracle he lived.
This traumatic near-death experience is what led B.J. to become a palliative-care physician for the terminally ill.
In 2017, the doctor and triple amputee sat down with Oprah to describe, in his words, what happens immediately following one’s death — and the moment of transition that occurs around the body.