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Date Published: Thursday, September 30, 2021
Date Updated: Friday, June 30, 2023

New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center Appoint Tracey Milligan, MD to Lead Neurology Programs

Tracey A. Milligan, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Neurology at NYMC School of Medicine and the Director of Neurology for WMC, Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and MidHudson Regional Hospital.

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VALHALLA N.Y. (September 30, 2021) – Tracey A. Milligan, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Neurology at New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine and the Director of Neurology for Westchester Medical Center, Maria Fareri Children's Hospital and MidHudson Regional Hospital, each of which are members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). 


Dr. Milligan comes to the Hudson Valley from Boston, where she served as an associate professor at Harvard Medical School and distinguished clinician and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Neurology at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Milligan specializes in epilepsy and served as director of the first seizure clinic in the Edward B. Bromfield Epilepsy Program. She also served as the co-director of the Mass General Brigham Neurology Fellowship Program and received of the Bernard Lown Award for excellence in teaching at Harvard Medical School.

"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. "Dr. Milligan is a recognized expert in epilepsy and related seizure disorder and her work will help enhance the services offered by Maria Fareri Children's Hospital's nationally accredited Level 4 Epilepsy Center. Dr. Milligan will also work collaboratively with Chirag Gandhi, MD, Director and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery for Westchester Medical Center, in the oversight of Westchester Medical Center's Comprehensive Stroke Center, as well as other neurology colleagues across WMCHealth. Dr. Milligan's extensive experience in neurological research and education together with her clinical background are a perfect fit for our region and we welcome Dr. Milligan, her leadership and clinical acumen to WMCHealth and the Hudson Valley."

"Dr. Milligan brings extensive experience in neuroscience research and education to her new role and I am confident that she will be a great asset to New York Medical College and a role model for our students," said Jerry L. Nadler, MD, MACP, FAHA, FACE, Dean of the NYMC School of Medicine and Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology.

During her 21 years at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Milligan developed several innovative programs, including the Neurology Volunteerism Program at the Indian Health Service. She is the recipient of the Barbara J. McNeil Faculty Award for Exceptional Institutional Service, the highest award at Harvard Medical School for institutional service.

A practicing clinician-educator, Dr. Milligan focuses her research on best practices in education and 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.

Dr. Milligan earned her bachelor's degree in communication disorders at the University of New Mexico, a master's degree in speech-language pathology at Emerson College and her medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, before completing a neurology residency at Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's Hospitals and a clinical neurophysiology/epilepsy fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

About Westchester Medical Center Health Network

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 13,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region's only acute care children's hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, Comprehensive and Primary Stroke Centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley. For more information about WMCHealth, visit WMCHealth.org or follow at WMCHealth at Facebook.com/WMCHealth or Instagram.com/WMCHealth.


About New York Medical College
Founded in 1860, New York Medical College is one of the oldest and largest health sciences colleges in the country with nearly 1,500 students and 330 residents and clinical fellows, more than 2,600 faculty members and 23,200 living alumni. The College, which joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, is located in Westchester County, New York, and offers degrees from the School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, the School of Health Sciences and Practice, a School of Dental Medicine and a School of Nursing. NYMC provides a wide variety of clinical training opportunities for students, residents, and practitioners.




Jennifer Riekert, MBA
New York Medical College



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