"Diverse Brooklyn medical experience" has endowed Dr. Miller with exceptional skill sets for urgent interventions to neurological injury incurred both from trauma and acute cerebrovascular “brain attacks”.
Pediatric training and practice experience has imbued Dr. Miller with a sense of compassion and humanity.
John I. Miller, MD, FAANS, FACS, is the Director of the Neurosurgical Specialty Care Center, at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center and a Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery at NYU Langone – Lutheran Medical Center and is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.
In leadership roles for two enduring and community oriented Brooklyn institutions, he both leads and partners with the multidisciplinary team of neurosurgeons and related surgical specialists, neurologists, physiatrists, administrators, nursing, physician assistants and other leaders within the neurosciences to help advance the clinical and business integration initiatives across the related services of rehabilitation, neurobehavioral health, neurology-stroke, neuroimaging, pain management and spine care.
For over a decade, Dr. Miller previously held the position of Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, at Long lsland College Hospital, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is an active member of both the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, being the only committed Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Unit in the borough of Brooklyn, has inspired Dr. Miller about the value of restoration and rehabilitation beyond initial treatments and within the patient’s community.
As for emergent interventions both in acute stroke and trauma care, NYU Langone – Lutheran Medical Center, is one of only three downstate New York hospitals to have “Comprehensive Stroke Care Center” designation and maintains the highest “Level I” Trauma Center designation as well. Dr. Miller remains challenged and informed by these institutions and is proud to have Brooklyn as a setting for his neurosurgical practice. In addition, Dr. Miller retains appointments as a senior partner with NeuroAxis Neurosurgical Associates, PC, and as a neurosurgeon on the physician staffs of Methodist Hospital, Jamaica Hospital, Mount Sinai Hospital of Manhattan, Queens and Roosevelt St. Lukes, North Shore/ LIJ, and Lenox Hill Hospital.
Dr. Miller was raised in Baltimore, Maryland and is the proud son of an Army Air Corp World War II combatant. He completed an undergraduate education at American University, BS, Chemistry, and his medical education at the Georgetown University School of Medicine (M.D., 1979). A surgical internship followed at the University of Chicago followed by a year as an Orthopedic Surgical Resident. Dr. Miller returned east to Washington, DC, for a combined research and clinical fellowship at the National Instititutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Instititute (NCI), in Quantitative Autoradiography, a precursor to positron emission tomography (PET Scans), and the Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Pediatric Neurosurgery under, Thomas H. Milhorat, MD. Having the honor and good fortune to follow Dr. Milhorat to Brooklyn, New York, Dr. Miller completed a neurosurgical residency both at SUNY Downstate and Kings County Hospital (1987). Thereafter, Dr. Miller remained in Brooklyn as an Assistant Professor, Department of Neurological Surgery, and Chief, Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery at both SUNY Downstate and Kings County Hospital. A subsequent transition to private practice evolved with interborough hospital affiliations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Nassau County.