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The clinician-educator will head up neurology for New York Medical College School of Medicine and multiple WMCHealth Network hospitals.
New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center have appointed Tracey Milligan, MD to lead their neurology programs. Milligan brings to her new role an impressive clinical background and significant experience in neuroscience research and education.
Milligan was named chair of the Department of Neurology at New York Medical College School of Medicine and the Director of Neurology for Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, and MidHudson Regional Hospital, which are members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network. Formerly, Milligan served as associate professor at Harvard Medical School as well as distinguished clinician and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
“Dr. Milligan brings extensive experience in neuroscience research and education to her new role,” says Jerry L. Nadler, MD, MACP, FAHA, FACE, Dean of the NYMC School of Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology. “I am confident that she will be a great asset to New York Medical College and a role model for our students.”
During her two decades at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Milligan developed cutting-edge programs, including the Neurology Volunteerism Program at the Indian Health Service. She received both the Barbara J. McNeil Faculty Award for Exceptional Institutional Service and the Bernard Lown Award for excellence in teaching from Harvard Medical School.
Milligan’s research is centered not only on best practices in education, but on patients with epilepsy. She has served on the board of directors of the Epilepsy Foundation of New England and as chair of the Professional Advisory Board. Additionally, Milligan served as director of the first seizure clinic in the Edward B. Bromfield Epilepsy Program, and as the co-director of the Mass General Brigham Neurology Fellowship Program.
“Our Department of Neurology is comprised of multi-disciplinary teams that provide comprehensive care for a wide range of neurological disorders, and Dr. Milligan’s clinical background is ideally suited for this role,” said Renee Garrick, MD, Chief Medical Officer, WMCHealth and Vice Dean of the NYMC School of Medicine.
Milligan earned a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders at the University of New Mexico, a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at Emerson College, and a medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She completed her neurology residency at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospitals, followed by a clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.