Newswise — (NEW YORK –October 31, 2019) – Rachel L. Miller, MD, FAAAAI, an expert in asthma and allergies, has been appointed as Chief of Clinical Immunology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Miller joins the Icahn School of Medicine from the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, where she was Professor of Medicine (in Pediatrics) and Environmental Health Sciences and Division Chief for Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology. Additionally, Dr. Miller served as Director of Adult Allergy, Director of the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship program, and Director of the Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital Food Allergy Research and Education Clinical Network.
“We are beyond thrilled to welcome Dr. Miller, who I’m sure will be a tremendous asset to our system and to the patients we serve, many of whom struggle with asthma and other environmental allergens that are common in an urban setting such as New York,” says Barbara Murphy, MD, Murray M. Rosenberg Professor of Medicine and Dean, Clinical Integration and Population Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Miller’s research is primarily focused on the mechanisms underlying the onset of asthma. This includes investigating the role that environmental allergens, traffic-related pollutants, and phthalate and bisphenol exposure play in the onset of both allergies and asthma. Additionally, she has investigated environmental epigenetic regulation and the role of prenatal and early childhood exposure in later pediatric and adolescent asthma risk.
“I am very excited and honored to have joined the Mount Sinai Health System; it is an outstanding institution filled with exceptional talent,” says Dr. Miller.
Dr. Miller is the deputy editor of The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. She is a member of several professional societies including the American Thoracic Society; the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology; and the Assembly on Allergy, Immunology, and Inflammation of the American Thoracic Society.
Dr. Miller earned her medical degree at New York University School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center as well as postdoctoral fellowships in pulmonary and critical care medicine and allergy and immunology.
About the Mount Sinai Health System The Mount Sinai Health System is New York City's largest integrated delivery system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai's vision is to produce the safest care, the highest quality, the highest satisfaction, the best access and the best value of any health system in the nation. The Health System includes approximately 7,480 primary and specialty care physicians; 11 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 410 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. The Icahn School of Medicine is one of three medical schools that have earned distinction by multiple indicators: ranked in the top 20 by U.S. News & World Report's "Best Medical Schools", aligned with a U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" Hospital, No. 12 in the nation for National Institutes of Health funding, and among the top 10 most innovative research institutions as ranked by the journal Nature in its Nature Innovation Index. This reflects a special level of excellence in education, clinical practice, and research. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of top U.S. hospitals; it is one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics in the 2019-2020 "Best Hospitals" issue. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital also is ranked nationally in five out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked 12th nationally for Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai St. Lukes and Mount Sinai West are ranked 23rd nationally for Nephrology and 25th for Diabetes/Endocrinology, and Mount Sinai South Nassau is ranked 35th nationally for Urology. Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai South Nassau are ranked regionally.