P.D. Soros Fellowship for New Americans


Mill Etienne, 1998

MD, New York Medical College

Mill Etienne is an immigrant from Haiti

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MD in Medicine at New York Medical College

MILL ETIENNE is a neurologist and epileptologist with additional specialization in brain injury medicine. Mill is a Fellow in the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. He currently works for Bon Secours Neurology Group which is part of the WMCHealth network. He is associate professor of neurology and medicine at New York Medical College, where he is also Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion and Associate Dean for Student Affairs. He is also a visiting scholar at the National Center for bioethics in research and health care at Tuskegee University. Mill is a Captain in the United States Navy and he is the Chief Medical Officer for Navy Reserve Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command Bethesda. He served as President of the New York State Neurological Society from 2020-2022.

Mill was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and came to the United States at age five, settling in Spring Valley, NY. Mill did his undergraduate studies at Yale University. Throughout high school and college, Mill hosted a local television program that focused on presenting positive role models to the youth in Rockland County. Upon graduating from Yale University, Mill moved on to New York Medical College where he received the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship, served as an officer in the student senate, and served as an instructor and coordinator of the Science and Technology Enrichment program for underprivileged high school students. While in medical school, Mill also served as the National Speaker of the House of Delegates and National Parliamentarian for the Student National Medical Association. Mill completed his neurology residency, epilepsy fellowship, clinical neurophysiology and neuroepidemiology fellowships at Columbia University's Neurological Institute of New York. While at Columbia he also completed coursework to obtain a Master’s in Public Health from Columbia's Mailman school of public health.

After completing his fellowship training, Mill did a voluntary recall to active duty and was stationed at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. There he was the founding director of Walter Reed's comprehensive epilepsy center. In January 2010, Mill was deployed on the USNS Comfort as part of Operation Unified Response which provided relief to the people of Haiti following a catastrophic earthquake. While on board the Comfort, Mill served as chief ethicist. Mill's work in Haiti resulted in cover page articles in the Baltimore Sun, USA Today.as well as numerous additional articles in major newspapers around the world. Mill has over 50 publications which span peer reviewed journals, invited articles, and book chapters. Mill is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and was the 2021 New York Medical College recipient of the Leonard Tow Award for Humanism in Medicine from the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

  • MPH Epidemiology | Columbia University 2008
  • MD Medicine | New York Medical College 2002
  • BA Psychology, Biology | Yale University 1998
Work History
  • American Academy of Neurology, Fellow
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