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Mill Etienne, M.D. '02, M.P.H., FAAN, FAES

SquareVice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Associate Professor of Neurology and Medicine

E-mail: Mill_Etienne@nymc.edu
Phone: (914) 594-4498

Mill Etienne, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.N., F.A.E.S., vice chancellor of diversity and inclusion, associate professor of neurology and medicine is an alumnus of New York Medical College.  He currently serves as associate dean for student affairs and also directs the fourth-year multiculturalism in medicine elective at the NYMC School of Medicine.  Dr. Etienne is a visiting scholar at the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University, and he is director of the Epilepsy and EEG Laboratory at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, part of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network.  He is currently serving as the President of the New York State Neurological Society. 

Dr. Etienne received his Bachelor's degree from Yale University and his medical degree from New York Medical College. He completed his neurology residency and epilepsy fellowship at the Neurological Institute of New York (Columbia University).  He subsequently obtained his M.P.H. from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and completed a neuroepidemiology fellowship with a training grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the guidance of Doctor W. Allen Hauser. 

Dr. Etienne was the founding director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, where he also served as director of the autonomic laboratory.  While at Walter Reed, Dr. Etienne was associate program director of the neurology residency program and was on the Clinical Neurophysiology teaching faculty for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the NIH.  He was also Chief of the Ethics Committee on board the USNS Comfort during Operation Unified Response, the US military response to the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti. During the Spring 2020 peak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Etienne was deployed with the Navy to serve in New York City at the Javits Medical Station.   

Dr. Etienne is a recognized expert in disaster medicine, particularly in the area of ethics and culture.  He is a fellow of the American Academy of Neurology and fellow of the American Epilepsy Society and he has presented multiple times at both their annual meetings. Dr. Etienne has authored numerous book chapters, and he has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and has received numerous teaching awards throughout his tenure here at NYMC.  Dr. Etienne is board certified in neurology, epilepsy, clinical neurophysiology, brain injury medicine and public health. 

Dr. Etienne resides in the Hudson Valley, and he enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, Aynalem, and two blessed children, Isaac and Grace. 


  • B.S., Yale University
  • M.D. '02, New York Medical College
  • M.P.H., Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
  • Fellowship, Neurological Institute of New York
  • Fellowship, Neuroepidemiology, National Institutes of Health


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  • Member: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society