Brain Health

John J. Miller, M.D.

Diplomate of the American Board

of Psychiatry and Neurology

Curriculum Vitae

CURRENT POSITIONS:

 

Medical Director, Brain Health

Exeter, NH  03833                            

Delivery of over 2,000 educational lectures in 42 states on various topics in psychiatry/psychopharmacology since 1995.  The venues for these lecture programs have been diverse and wide-ranging, including:
 
CME programs
Hospital Grand Rounds
Weekend educational CME symposiums
Educational seminars in clinics
Traditional dinner programs
Academic detailing at clinics/physicians offices
National and local teleconferences
National Broadcast to Hospitals/Clinics
Webcast
                                                           
Staff Psychiatrist

Seacoast Mental Health Center

30 Prospect Ave.

Exeter, NH  03833                               

 
Psychopharmacology supervisor to psychiatric clinical nurse  specialists, and psychopharmacological consultant to psychiatrists/physicians.
 
Consulting Psychiatrist:
Exeter Hospital
Exeter, NH  03833
 
Consulting Psychiatrist:

Insight Meditation Society

1230 Pleasant St.  Barre, MA  01005.

Assessing psychiatric complications of meditation practice.


Consulting Psychiatrist/Speakers Bureau:
Millennium Laboratories
          Pharmacogenetic Testing
          Urine Drug Testing

Active Pharmaceutical Company Speaker Bureaus:

 

 
                       AstraZeneca (Seroquel XR)
                       Sunovion (Latuda)
                       Forest (Viibryd, Fetzima)
                       Takeda/Lundbeck (Brintellix)


Frequent lecturer on a variety of topics including:

 

 

  • An Overview of the Atypical Antipsychotics:  Focus on Receptor Binding Properties
  • Differences Between the Typical and Atypical Antipsychotics
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Schizophrenia
  • Schizophrenia: A Lifelong Illness
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Depression
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Depressive Disorders
  • Augmentation Strategies in the Management of Refractory Depression
  • Management of Co-Morbid Anxiety and Depression
  • Treating Antidepressant Induced Sexual Dysfunction
  • Epidemiology, Co-Morbidities and Treatment of Nicotine Dependence
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Fibromyalgia
  • Drug/Drug Interactions at the Liver’s CytochromeP450 Isoenzyme System
  • Drug/Drug Interactions in Psychiatry
  • Pharmacokinetic, Pharmacodynamic and Receptor Binding Differences of the SRIs
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Panic Disorder
  • Considerations for Antidepressant use in the Geriatric or Medically Ill Patient
  • Meditation and Mind/Body Medicine
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Management

                                                                       

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

1977-1981   B.S. Biochemistry.  University of MA, Amherst.

                               Summa Cum Laude.
                               First Place:
                               Senior Science Research Projects.

 

1982-1986   M.D. University of MA Medical School
                                Worcester, MA.

 

 

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING:

 

1986-1987   Internship    Medical Center Hospital of VT

                                           Burlington, Vermont

 

1988-1991   Residency    Adult Psychiatry.

                                          University of MA Medical Center.
 

 

LICENSURE:

 

1987 to 2011          Massachusetts Medical License

                                 (voluntary non-renewal)
 

2007 to present      New Hampshire Medical License


1992                        Diplomate of the American Board of

                                 Psychiatry and Neurology


REGISTRATIONS:       DEA

                                                           


PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT:

           

2000-2007           General Adult Out-Patient Psychiatrist 

                              Harborside Counseling Services

                              143 State Street

                              Newburyport, MA  01950

 

Fall 2006              100-day Locum Tenens position

                              General adult psychiatrist

                              Monadnock Family Services

                              64 Main Street, Keene, NH 03431

 

1995-2000           Adult Out-Patient    

                              Psychiatry/Psychopharmacology

                              Harris Street Associates

                              Newburyport, MA  01950

 

1999                     Psychopharmacologist

                               Medical Psychology Center

                               400 Cummings Center, Suite, 456J

                               Beverly, MA  01915

                                               

1996-1999            Geriatric Psychiatry

                               Nursing Home Consultations.

                               North Essex Mental Health Centers

                               52 Inn Street

                               Newburyport, MA  01950

           

1995-1996            Staff Psychiatrist, Dept. of Psychiatry,

                               Beverly Hospital  Beverly, MA  01915


1994-1995            Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

                               Department of Psychiatry

                               University of MA Medical Center

                               55 Lake Avenue North

                               Worcester, MA  01655

                               Team Leader,
                               UMASS/Fallon HMO Psychiatry.

                               Consulting Out-Patient Psychiatrist.

                               Liaison to Department of Medicine;

                               Division of Preventive and Behavioral

                               Medicine.

                               Out-Patient Supervisor for PGY-3

                               Psychiatry Residents.

                               Insight Psychotherapy Group Leader.

                               Large, eclectic out-patient case load.

 

1992-1994            Staff Psychiatrist

                               Hubbard Regional Hospital

                               Webster, MA  01570


1987-1988            Staff Psychiatrist

                                Baldpate Psychiatric Hospital

                                Georgetown, MA  01833

 

1981-1982             Biochemical Technician

                                Department of Biochemistry

                                University of MA, Amherst 01002



 

ORGANIZATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS:       

                                       American Psychiatric Association.                                               

 

RESEARCH & PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS:

                                                           

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Receptor Binding Properties of Psychotropic Drugs
  • Affective Disorders
  • Psychotic Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Evolving Understanding of the Central Nervous System
  • Appropriate Clinical Applications of Meditation
  • Clinical Complications of Meditation Practice
  • Integration of Eastern & Western Psychologies
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Management.

                                                                                   

PRESENTATIONS:

 

1998 to the present:    Over 2,000 lectures on a wide 

                                     range of psychiatric topics

                       

March 3, 2010  Clinician’s Guide to Understanding Atypical 

                         Antipsychotic Drug Receptor Binding Properties
                         CME Psychiatry Grand Rounds

                         Rockland Psychiatric Center

                         Orangeburg, NY

 

May 7, 2009     Clinician’s Guide to Utilizing Antipsychotic

                        Receptors in Treatment

                        CME Psychiatry Grand Rounds

                        Jamaica Hospital Medical Center

                        Jamaica, NY

 

September, 1997    The Diagnosis and Treatment of Obsessive

                                Compulsive Disorder

                                Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists

                                Saugus, MA

 

June, 1997               Clinical Applications of the Evolving Field

                                of Mind/Body Medicine

                                Medical Grand Rounds

                                Anna Jaques Hospital

                                Newburyport, MA

           

March, 1997       Psychotherapy and Meditation

                           All Day Seminar

                           Presented with Ted Jones, LMHC

                           North Essex Mental Health Centers

                           Haverhill, MA

 

November, 1996 Clinical Applications of Mindfulness Meditation

                            Psychiatry Grand Rounds

                            Baystate Medical Center

                            Springfield, MA

 

October, 1996     Clinical Applications of Mindfulness

                            and Concentration Meditation

                            Four Hour Seminar at
                            Harvard Pilgrim Health Care

                            Brookline, MA


August, 1996       Psychotherapy and Meditation

                            Six Hour Seminar sponsored by Interface

                            Anna Jaques Hospital

                            Newburyport, MA


May, 1996       Drug/Drug Interactions of the SSRIs at the

                       Liver’s Cytochrome P450 Isoenzyme System

                       Inservice Lecture

                       Harvard Community Health Plan

                       Burlington, MA

           

April, 1996      Meditation and Mind/Body Medicine

                        Psychiatry Grand Rounds

                        Anna Jaques Hospital

                        Newburyport, MA


November, 1995  Diagnosis & Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

                             Medical Grand Rounds

                             Catholic Medical Center

                             Manchester, NH

           

September, 1995   The Diagnosis and Treatment of

                              Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

                              Medical Grand Rounds

                              Goddard Medical Associates, P.C.

                              Brockton, MA

           

December, 1992    The Therapy of Silence:

                              Meditation as a Healing Modality

                              Psychiatry Grand Rounds

                              Westborough State Hospital

                              Westborough, MA

 

March, 1991          The Role of Meditation in the Treatment

                              of Psychiatric Disorders

                              Psychiatry Grand Rounds

                              University of MA Medical Center

                              Worcester, MA

 

March, 1991          The Role of Meditation in the Treatment

                              of Psychiatric Disorders

                              Grand Rounds, Harrington Hospital

                              Southbridge, MA

           

May, 1988              Meditation as a Healing Modality

                              Psychiatry Grand Rounds

                              Medical Center Hospital of VT

                              Burlington, VT

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:


Pollak, J and Miller, J: "When It May Not Be Adult Attention Deficit Disorder"; Counselor; Vol. 14; No. 6; pages 56-61; December 2013.


Miller, J:  “Discontinuing Medications: When, Why, and How-to”; Psychiatric Times; Vol. 30; No. 7; pages 32-35; July 2013.


Pollak, J and Miller, J: "The Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder: A Review and Clinical Guide for Psychologists and Other Mental Health Clinicians"; The Clinical Practitioner; Vol. 8; No. 2; pages 13-41; March 2013.


Pollak, J; Baron, B and Miller, J: “The Role of Psychodiagnostic Testing Services in Community Support Programs”; Counselor; Vol. 13; No.4; pages 54-57; August 2012.

 

Pollak, J and Miller, J:  “Mental Health Assessment – A Medical Perspective”; Social Work Today; Vol. 11; No. 6; page 6; 2011.

 

Pollak, J and Miller, J:  “Mental Disorder or Medical Disorder?  Clues for Differential Diagnosis and Treatment Planning”; Journal of Clinical Psychology Practice; Vol. 2; pages 33-40; 2011.


Pollak, J and Miller, J:  “A Call to DSM-V to Focus on the Designation of

Borderline Intellectual Functioning”; Psychiatric Times. December 8, 2009.


Miller J:  Book Review of The Cure Within:  A History of Mind-Body Medicine.  By: Harrington A.  Published in Psychiatric Services; Vol. 59; No. 11; pages 1353-1354; November 2008.


Expert Survey Participant for:  Expert Consensus Guidelines For the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder In The Correctional Setting; Buscema CA, et al. May 2006.  Jointly sponsored by AKH Inc. and the McMahon Publishing Group.


Miller J and Schmidt A:  “Healing Trauma With Meditation”; Tricycle: The Buddhist Review; Fall 2004; pages 40-43.


Miller J:  Book Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Psychiatry.  By:  Muskin P.  Published in Psychiatric Services; Vol. 53; No. 5; pages 640-641; May 2002.


Miller J:  Book Review of Complementary Therapies in Context: The Psychology of Healing.  By:  Graham H.  Published in Psychiatric Services; Vol. 52; No. 6; page 851; June 2001.


Miller J:  Chapter on Stress Management; Heart Fitness For Life; McGowan, M; October 1997 - Oxford University Press.


Miller J:  Book Review of A Handbook for Constructive Living.  By:  Reynolds D.  Published in Psychiatric Services; Vol. 48; No. 8; pages 1091-1092; August 1997.


Miller J:  Book Review of Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology.  By:  Scotton B, Chinen A, and Battista J.  Published in The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology; Vol. 28;

No. 2; pages 194-196; 1996.


Urbanowski F and Miller J:  “Trauma, Psychotherapy, and Meditation”; The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology; Vol. 28; No. 1; pages 31-48; 1996.


Miller J:  Book Review of Thoughts Without A Thinker:  Psychotherapy From A Buddhist Perspective.  By:  Mark Epstein, M.D.  Published in Psychiatric Services; Vol. 47; No. 2;

pages 201-202;  1996.


Miller J, Fletcher K and Kabat-Zinn J:  “Three-Year Follow-Up and Clinical Implications of a Mindfulness Meditation-Based Stress Reduction Intervention in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders”; General Hospital Psychiatry; Vol. 17; pages 192-200; 1995.    Presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, San   Francisco, CA; March 1993.


Miller J:  “The Unveiling of Traumatic Memories and Emotions Through Mindfulness and Concentration Meditation:  Clinical Implications and Three Case Reports”; The Journal of Transpersonal Psychology; Vol. 25; No. 2; pages 169-180; 1993.


Miller J:  An Analysis of the Fate of the Escherichia coli 4.5S RNA Gene in Yeast Using a Recombinant Plasmid; Senior Honors Thesis; University of MA, Amherst; 1981.