• Press Release

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Welcomes New Chief of Clinical Immunology

  • New York, NY
  • (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 academic medical system, encompassing eight hospitals, a leading medical school, and a vast network of ambulatory practices throughout the greater New York region. Mount Sinai is a national and international source of unrivaled education, translational research and discovery, and collaborative clinical leadership ensuring that we deliver the highest quality care—from prevention to treatment of the most serious and complex human diseases. The Health System includes more than 7,200 physicians and features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 400 ambulatory practice locations throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. The Mount Sinai Hospital is ranked No. 14 on U.S. News & World Report's "Honor Roll" of the Top 20 Best Hospitals in the country and the Icahn School of Medicine as one of the Top 20 Best Medical Schools in country. Mount Sinai Health System hospitals are consistently ranked regionally by specialty and our physicians in the top 1% of all physicians nationally by U.S. News & World Report.

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