Neurosurgeon Jonathan Miller, MD, FAANS, FACS, is Director of the Functional & Restorative Neurosurgery Center, Department of Neurosurgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. He also is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Vice Chair for Educational Affairs and holder of the George R. and Constance P. Lincoln Endowed Chair at UH Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. In addition, Dr. Miller is Director of Epilepsy Surgery at UH Cleveland Medical Center and directs the hospital’s fellowship program in functional neurosurgery, which is accredited by the Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training of the Council of the Society of Neurological Surgeons.
Dr. Miller is board-certified in neurologic surgery. His special interests include neuromodulation, epilepsy surgery, deep brain stimulation (DBS), movement disorders, neuropathic pain, cognitive/mood disorders, drug delivery, peripheral nerve surgery and traumatic brain injury. He joined the UH Cleveland Medical Center staff in 2008.
Dr. Miller completed his undergraduate work at Yale University, New Haven, Conn., earning a bachelor’s degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry, and earned his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, with a concentration in neuroscience. As a medical student, he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He completed his residency in neurosurgery at UH Cleveland Medical Center and his fellowship in functional neurosurgery at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.
Dr. Miller has broad research interests within neurology and neurosurgery. He currently is co-investigator on an NIH-funded project exploring combining a minimally invasive functional electrical stimulation system with microelectrodes implanted in the brain to restore movement in people with spinal cord injury. Previously, he was an investigator on projects exploring other neurological applications of electrical stimulation, especially related to epilepsy. Dr. Miller has also conducted research on brain changes after mild traumatic brain injury, brain electrophysiology and long-term neuropsychological outcomes after multiple hippocampal transection surgery for epilepsy. He is one of just a handful of neurosurgeons in the U.S. performing this procedure. In addition, Dr. Miller is currently an investigator on several industry-sponsored clinical trials, encompassing such areas as spinal cord stimulation, modified stem cells as treatment for motor deficits arising from ischemic stroke and the feasibility of an intracortical neural interface system for people with quadriplegia.
Dr. Miller has published more than 70 papers and editorials in peer-reviewed journals and is the author of 18 textbook chapters and monographs. He also has made poster and abstract presentations at national medical meetings, winning several awards for top poster or top abstract, and has been an invited speaker and instructor at numerous national, regional and international meetings. In addition, Dr. Miller currently serves as Associate Editor of the Journal Neurosurgery, Chief Editor of neurosurgical procedures for the eMedicine Medscape reference and as an editorial board member for the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. He has also served as a reviewer for nearly three dozen medical journals and as a grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. His other professional memberships include the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, North American Neuromodulation Society, International Neuromodulation Society and American Epilepsy Society.
American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery
Education & Training
1998, Yale University
Medical / Professional School(s)
2002, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
2003, General Surgery - University Hospitals of Cleveland
2006, Neurological Surgery - University Hospitals of Cleveland
2008, Neurological Surgery-Chief Resident - UH Case Medical Center
2007, Stereotactic Neurosurgery - Oregon Health and Science University Hospital
Epilepsy Surgery, Facial Pain, Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery, Gamma Knife and Cyberknife Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Movement Disorders/Parkinson Disease, Neuro-Oncology, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Surgical Pain Management
Awards & Recognition
Fellow, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
George R. and Constance P. Lincoln Master Clinician in Memory Loss and Behavioral Outcomes, inaugural endowed chair, 2013
UH Cleveland Medical Center
Department of Neurological Surgery
11100 Euclid Ave
Epilepsy surgery, Functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, Surgical pain management
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Medtronic Neuromodulation - Honoraria