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Chair of Neurology Tracey Milligan, M.D., Accepted into Highly Competitive Executive Leadership Fellowship Program

An expert in epilepsy treatment, Dr. Milligan joined NYMC in 2021

June 30, 2022

Tracey Milligan, M.D., chair and professor of neurology, has been accepted as a 2022-2023 fellow in the highly competitive Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia.  ELAM® is the only longitudinal program in North America dedicated to preparing women for senior leadership roles in schools of medicine, dentistry, public health and pharmacy. The prestigious program is dedicated to developing the professional and personal skills required to lead and manage in today's complex healthcare environment, with special attention to the unique challenges facing women in leadership positions.

“To accommodate a very strong pool of applicants, we have accepted 72 fellows into the 2022-23 class of ELAM,” says Nancy D. Spector, MD, Executive Director of ELAM. “The application pool for this class was the largest ever, with a 25 percent increase over 2021-2022,” she added. “The women are exceptional leaders who are capable of making critical systemic change in their institutions. The need for the highest quality leaders in academic health care has never been greater, and we are doing everything we can to help meet that need by providing outstanding and innovative leadership training for women.”

Dr. Milligan was nominated for the program by SOM Dean Dr. Jerry Nadler. "I was thrilled to receive this great news! I appreciate all the support from Drs. Nadler, Halperin and Garrick and look forward to implementing what I learn at NYMC and WMC."

Dr. Milligan, an expert in epilepsy treatment, joined NYMC in 2021 after serving as 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 brought more than two decades of experience to NYMC. During her time at Harvard Medical School she was the recipient of the Barbara J. McNeil Faculty Award for Exceptional Institutional Service—the highest award for institutional service at Harvard Medical School and/or Harvard School of Dental Medicine—and at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), she created the neurology volunteerism program with the Brigham and Women's Outreach Program Indian Health Service (IHS).