Benjamin A Miko, MD

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Overview

Benjamin Miko is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases at Columbia University Medical Center. His research interests focus on the molecular epidemiology of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) in both healthcare and community settings. His previous studies have evaluated the role of environmental contamination and multiple body site colonization on the risk of S. aureus transmission and infection. He remains actively engaged in research to reduce the incidence of staphylococcal infections in New York State maximum security prisons. His clinical interests include management of infectious complications of solid organ transplantation, bone marrow transplantation, and hematological malignancies. He also specializes in the treatment of staphylococcal infections, general infectious diseases, and HIV/AIDS. Miko serves as the Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program.

Dr.Miko holds an MD from Boston University, an MSc in Biostatistics from Columbia University, and a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (University of London, UK). He completed Internal Medicine Residency and Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Columbia University Medical Center, where he also served as a post-doctoral research fellow with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research to Reduce Antimicrobial Resistance. Miko joined the faculty of the Division of Infectious Diseases in 2013. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases) and the Royal College of Physicians of London (Tropical Medicine & Hygiene). Miko is a member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • HIV Infection
  • Infectious Disease In Immune Disorders
  • MRSA (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus)
  • Staphylococcal Infection
  • Tropical Medicine

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Gender

  • Male

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Location(s)

180 Fort Washington Avenue
Suite 2-242
New York, NY 10032
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Insurance Accepted

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  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
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  • Special Needs

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  • ConnectiCare
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  • Medicaid Managed Care
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  • POS
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  • Compass (Exchange)
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  • SelectHealth
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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Infectious Disease

Honors & Awards

Junior Faculty Teaching Award, Medicine Housestaff Training Program, Columbia University Medical Center, 2018

Ewig Clinical Scholar Award, Department of Medicine, Columbia University, 2016

Research

Research Interests

  • general infectious diseases
  • HIV primary care
  • Infectious diseases in immunocompromised hosts
  • MRSA molecular epidemiology
  • staphylococcal infections

Selected Publications

  1. Purpura L, Chang M, Annavajhala M, Mohri H, Liu L, Tsuji M, Shah J, Cantos A, Medrano N, Laracy J, Scully B, Miko BA, Pereira M, Ho D, Uhlemann AC, Yin MT. Prolonged severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 persistence and attenuated immunological response in a solid organ transplant patient. Am J Transplant. In Press. 
  2. Laracy JC, Miko BA, Pereira MR. The Solid Organ Transplant with SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. In Press.
  3. Mehta M, Purpura LJ, McConville TM, Neidell M, Anderson MR, Bernstein EJ, Dietz D, Laracy J, Gunaratne SH, Miller EH, Cheng J, Zucker J, Shah S, Chaudhuri S, Gordillos CA, Patel SR, Guo TW, Karaaslan L, Rashef R, Miko B, Bathon JM, Pereira M, Uhlemann AC, Yin M, Sobieszczyk ME. What about Tocilizumab? A Retrospective Study from a NYC Hospital during the COVID-19 Outbreak. PLoS One. In Press.
  4. Theodore D, Greendyke WG, Miko B, Whittier S, Green DA, Shoucri S, Verna EC, Zucker J, Sobieszczyk ME, Aaron JG, Scully BE, Saimen L, Pereira M, Furuya EY. Cycle thresholds among solid organ transplant recipients testing positive for SARS-CoV-2. Transplantation. In Press.
  5. Macesic N, Laplante JM, Aaron JG, DiMango EA, Miko BA, Pereira MR, Reshef R, St George K. Baloxavir treatment of oseltamivir-resistant influenza A/H1pdm09 in two immunocompromised individuals. Transpl Infect Dis. 2020 Dec5;e13542. doi: 10.1111/tid.13542.
  6. Pereira MR, Aversa MM, Farr MA, Miko BA, Aaron JG, Mohan S, Cohen DJ, Husain SA, Ratner LE, Arcasoy S, Uriel N, Zheng EX, Fox AN, Tsapepas DS, Emond JC, Verna EC. Tocilizumab for severe COVID-19 in solid organ transplant recipients: a matched cohort study. Am J Transplant. 2020 Nov;20(11):3198-3205. doi: 10.1111/ajt.16314.
  7. Pereira MR,  Mohan S,  Cohen DJ,  Husain SA,  Dube GK,  Ratner LE,  Arcasoy S,  Aversa MM, Benvenuto LJ, Dadhani D,  Kapur S,  Dove LM, Brown RS, Rosenblatt RE, Samstein B, Uriel N,  Farr MA, Satlin M, Small CB, Walsh T, Kodiyanplakkal RP,  Miko BA, Aaron JG, Tsapepas DS, Emond JC, Verna EC. COVID-19 in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients: Initial Report from the US Epicenter. Am J Transplant. 2020 Apr 24. doi: 10.1111/ajt.15941.
  8. Kumbhakar R and Miko BA. Chromobastomycosis in Solid Organ Transplant  Recipients. Curr Fung Infect Rep. In Press.
  9. Austin ED, Sullivan SS, Macesic N, Mehta M, Miko BA, Nematollahi S, Shi Q, Lowy FD, Uhlemann AC. Reduced mortality of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in a retrospective cohort study of 2139 patients: 2007 – 2015. Clin Infect Dis. 2019
  10. Macesic N, Gomez-Simmonds A, Sullivan SB, Korakavi G, Leeds D, Park S, Shim K, Sowash MG, Hoffbrauer M, Finkel R, Hu Y, West J, Greendyke W, Miko BA, Pereira M, Whittier S, Verna EC, Uhlemann AC. Genomic surveillance reveals diversity of multi-drug resistant organism colonization and infection: a prospective cohort study in liver transplant recipients. Clin Infect Dis. 2018;67:905- 912.
  11. Szeto B, Kaba F, Herzig CTA, Befus MB, Lowy FD, Miko BA, Rosner Z, Larson EL. Drug Use Is Associated With Purulent Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in a Large Urban Jail, 2011-2015. Open Forum Infect Dis. 2017;4:ofx135.
  12. Befus MB, Miko BA, Herzig CTA, Keleekai N, Mukherjee DV, Larson E, Lowy FD. HIV and colonization with Staphylococcal aureus in two maximum-security prisons in New York State. J. Infect. 2016;73:568-577.
  13. Befus M, Mukherjee DV, Miko BA, Herzig CTA, Bai R, Appa ZL, Lowy FD, Larson EL. Obesity as Determinant of Staphylococcus aureus Colonization among Inmates in Maximum-Security Prisoner in New York State. Am J. Epidemiol. 2015;182:494-502.
  14. Miko BA, Befus M, Herzig CTA, Mukherjee DV, Apa ZL, Bai RY, Tanner JP, Gage D, Genovese M, Koenigsmann CJ, Larson EL, Lowy FD. Epidemiological and Biological Determinants of Staphylococcus aureus Clinical Infection in New York State Maximum Security Prisons. Clin Infect Dis. 2015;61:203-10.
  15. Miko BA, Kamath SS, Cohen BA, Jeon C, Jia H, Larson EL. Epidemiologic Associations between Short Bowel Syndrome and Bloodstream Infection among Hospitalized Children. J Ped Infect Dis Soc. 2015;4:192-7.