Benjamin A Miko, MD

Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease
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Benjamin A. Miko is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center where he specializes in infectious diseases. His research focuses on the molecular epidemiology of antibiotic-resistant organisms, particularly Staphylococcus aureus, in both healthcare and community settings. His clinical interests include the management of infectious complications of solid organ transplantation, bone marrow transplantation, and hematological malignancies. He also specializes in the treatment of staphylococcal infections, HIV infection, and tropical infectious diseases. Miko serves as the Associate Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at Columbia University Medical Center.

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) Infection
  • Staphylococcal Infection
  • Tropical Medicine

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center


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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 Interests

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

Selected Publications

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 [Epub ahead of print].

Radmard S, Reid S, Ciryam P, Bourbour A, Ho N, Zucker JE, Sayre D, Miko B, Pereira MR, Whittier S, Green DA, Thakur KT. FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction Performance and Clinical Impact. Front Neurol. 2019;10:281.

Godfrey KJ, McConville TH, Miko BA, Kazim M. Sino-Orbital Fungal Infection with Tilletiopsis minor, a Rare Human Pathogen, and the Role of Internal Transcribed Spacer Sequencing in the Diagnosis of Fungal Infection. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018;34:e162-e164.

Fernandez H, Chiles M, Pereira M, Husain S, Miko B, Baral P, Dale LA, Patel S, Runge B, Tsapepas D, Sandoval P, Ratner L, Cohen D, Mohan S. Outcomes for Potential Kidney Transplant Recipients Offered Public Health Service Increased Risk Kidneys: A Single Center Experience. Clin Transplant. 2018;32:e13427.

Green DA, Pereira M, Miko BA, Radmard S, Whittier S, Thakur K. Clinical Significance of Human Herpesvirus 6 Positivity on the FilmArray Meningitis/Encephalitis Multiplex PCR Panel. Clin Infect Dis. 2018;67:1125-1128.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Weinberg A, Miko B, Beck J, Bacchetta M, Monegro L. Is it safe to leave an ECMO circuit primed? Perfusion. 2015;30:49-9. 

Miko BA, Cohen B, Haxall K, Conway L, Kelly N, Stare D, Tropiano C, Gilman A, Seward SL, Larson E. Personal and household hygiene, environmental contamination, and health in undergraduate residence halls in New York City, 2011. PLoS One. 2013;8:e81460. 

Uhlemann AC, Hafer CA, Miko BA, Sowash M, Sullivan SB, Shu Q, Lowy FD. Emergence of ST398 as a community and healthcare-associated methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus in Northern Manhattan. Clin Infect Dis. 2013;57:700-3.

Miko BA, Herzig CTA, Mukherjee DV, Befus M, Apa ZL, Bai RY, Lee CJ, Uhlemann AC, Larson EL, Lowy FD. Is Environmental Contamination Associated with Staphylococcus aureus Clinical Infection in Maximum Security Prisons? Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013;34:540-2. 

Miko BA, Hafer CA, Lee CJ, Sullivan SB, Hackel MAM, Johnson BM, Whittier S, Della-Latta P, Uhlemann AC, Lowy FD. Molecular Characterization of Methicillin-Susceptible Staphylococcus aureus Clinical Isolates in the United States, 2004 to 2010. J Clin Microbiol. 2103;54:874-9. 

Miko BA, Uhlemann AC, Gelman A, Lee CJ, Hafer CA, Sullivan SB, Shi Q, Miller M, Zenilman J, Lowy FD. High prevalence of colonization with Staphylococcus aureus clone USA300 at multiple body sites among sexually transmitted diseases clinic patients: An unrecognized reservoir. Microbes Infect. 2012;14:1040-3. 

Miko BA, Cohen B, Conway L, Gilman A, Seward SL, Larson E. Determinants of Personal and Household Hygiene among College Students in New York City, 2011. Am J Infect Control. 2012;40:940-5. 

Lat A, Bhadelia N, Miko B, Furuya EY, Thompson GR. Invasive Aspergillosis After Pandemic (H1N1) 2009. Emerg Infect Dis. 2010;16:971-973. 

Sandora TH, Desai R, Miko BA, Harper MB. Assessing quality indicators for pediatric community- acquired pneumonia. Am J Med Qual. 2009;24:419-427. 

Viglianti GA, Lau CM, Hanley TM, Miko BA, Shlomchik MJ, Marshak-Rothstein A. Activation of Autoreactive B cells by CpG dsDNA. Immunity. 2003;19:837-847.