Michael L. Miller, MD, PhD
Resident Pathologist, PGY-I
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Office Phone: 212.305.8533
Office Facsimile: 646.426.0065

Department of Pathology and Cell Biology,
Vagelos College of Physicians and
Surgeons at Columbia University
630 West 168th Street, Mailbox 23
New York, NY 10032
E-mail: mlm2326@cumc.columbia.edu

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. As of July 2018, I am a resident pathologist at the NewYork–Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, with appointment as a postdoctoral residency fellow witin the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.

My doctoral thesis in Neuroscience, succesfully 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 academia since the novel prospectives that surface from these efforts have the potential to advance each individual 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.

Most recent publications

Original Miller ML, Ren Y, Szutorisz H, Warren NA, Tessereau C, Egervari G, Mlodnicka A, Kapoor M, Chaarani B, Morris CV, Schumann G, Garavan H, Goate AM, Bannon MJ, IMAGEN Consortium, Halperin JM, & Hurd YL. (2018). Ventral striatal regulation of CREM mediates impulsive action and drug addiction vulnerability. Molecular Psychiatry, 23, 1328-1335.
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.