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Michael P. Milham, MD, PhD

Michael P.  Milham

Phyllis Green and Randolph Cowen Scholar; Director, Center for the Developing Brain
Child Mind Institute

Michael P. Milham, MD, PhD, is an internationally recognized neuroscience researcher, a gifted and caring clinician, and the founding director of the Center for the Developing Brain at the Child Mind Institute. Dr. Milham is one of our nation's most prolific scientists, with over 100 articles published since 2000, and an average of about 10 publications per year during the past three years. He has published in the most scientifically respected journals, including the American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Neuroscience, Biological Psychiatry, and the Archive of General Psychiatry. Dr. Milham's innovative research techniques signal a sea change in the field and a revolution in discovery science.

Dr. Milham's research interests include: exploring the neural basis of psychiatric disorders such as ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, and autism; investigating how functional and structural connectivity in the brain may underlie certain types of psychiatric disorders; and seeking to chart the course of healthy brain development in childhood and adolescence. His current projects include the International Neuroimaging Data-sharing Initiative (INDI), ADHD 200, a number of studies underway at the Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, the Child Mind Institute Biobank initiative, and the Endeavor Scientist initiative.

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  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MD, 2004

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign PhD in Cognitive/Clinical Neuroscience, 2002

  • Duke University BS in Biological Sciences and Computer Sciences, 1996

Academic and Professional Appointments

  • Nathan Kline Institute Research Psychiatrist, 2010-present

  • Phyllis Green and Randolph Cowen Institute for Pediatric Neuroscience, NYU Child Study Center Associate Director, 2009-2011

  • NYU School of Medicine Leon Levy Assistant Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2009-2011

  • NYU Child Study Center Chief of Functional Imaging, 2004-2009

  • NYU Langone Medical Center Residency in General Psychiatry, 2004-2007

  • Beckman Institute Neuroscience Program Fellow, 1996-2004

Awards and Honors

  • Leon Levy Foundation Award for Excellence and Dedication to Research 2009

  • NIMH Outstanding Resident Award in Psychiatric Research 2006

  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society 2001

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 2001


  • Cognitive Neuroscience Society

  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping

  • Society for Neuroscience

Selected Publications

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