Michael L. Miller, MD, PhD ORCID logo
Assistant Professor of Pathology at CUMC
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology,
Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons,
630 West 168th Street, PH15-124,
New York, NY 10032

Assistant Attending, Pathology
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Office Phone: 212.305.8533
Office Facsimile: 646.426.0065
E-mail: mlm2326@cumc.columbia.edu

As of July 2022, I am an attending neuropathologist at the NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, with an appointment as assistant professor of pathology in the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

In June 2022, I completed my post-graduate clinical training in both anatomic pathology and neuropathology, both at Columbia University Irving Medical Center through their combined AP/NP residency-fellowship training program. In May 2018, I completed my graduate training in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's (ISMMS) medical-scientist training program (MSTP), receiving doctoral degrees in medicine and neuroscience. My doctoral thesis in Neuroscience, successfully presented to my committee in Spring 2016, was conducted in the Laboratory of Molecular Neuropsychopharmacology, Friedman Brain Institute, under the supervision of Yasmin L. Hurd, professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and director of the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai. I graduated from Binghamton University in 2010 with degrees in Biochemistry and Integrative Neuroscience, and a certificate in evolutionary studies.

I am interested in the clinical practice of neuroanatomical pathology, a subspeciality of surgical and autopsy pathology, with the ultimate goal of applying the principles of this discipline to the study of neuropsychiatric illness. To that end, my research interests include (1) understanding the relationship between neurobiology and behavior and (2) identifying environmental and genetic contributors of neuropsychiatric pathophysiology. I am a strong advocate of interdisciplinary science since the novel perspectives that surface from these efforts can potentially advance each field, and ultimately translate into improved patient-centered care.

I am also heavily involved in neuroscience education and community outreach. Starting at Binghamton University, where I developed unique learning programs for Brain Awareness Week, I continued to exercise this passion at Mount Sinai by teaching graduate-level courses in neuroanatomy, neuroscience and pathology, and by participating in annual Brain Awareness Fairs. I am a member of the New York Association of Neuropathologists, known as The Neuroplex, a local community of neuropatholgists whom regularly meet to discuss educational cases in the field. As a pathology resident, I am responsible for teaching pathology to medical students at the affiliate medical school.

Most recent publications

Original Miller ML, Tome-Garcia J, Waluszko A, Sidorenko T, Kumar C, Ye F, & Tsankova NM. (2019). Practical bioinformatic DNA-sequencing pipeline for detecting oncogene amplification and EGFRvIII mutational status in clinical glioblastoma samples. Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, 21, 514-524.
Review Miller ML, Chadwick B, Morris, CV, Michaelides M, & Hurd YL. (2015). Cannabinoid-Opioid Interactions. In P. Campolongo & L. Fattore (Eds.), Cannabinoid Modulation of Emotion, Memory, and Motivation (pp. 393-407). New York, NY: Springer New York.