Physician’s Profile


Rachel L. Miller, MD, FAAAAI

Department of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine
Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Chief, Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
Fellowship Director, Allergy and Immunology
Deputy Editor, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology

Dr. Miller is board certified in Pulmonary Disease and Allergy and Immunology. She has appointments in 3 departments in 2 Columbia schools and is the Division Chief for Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology. She is the Director of the Allergy and Immunology Fellowship program and Director of Adult Allergy. She is the Director of the Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital Food Allergy Research and Education Clinical Network. She was named as top pulmonologist in the 2011-13 US News and World Report report and is a Fellow at the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. Her clinical office specializes in the treatment of asthma and allergies. She also serves as Deputy Editor for Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Board Certificates
Allergy and Immunology
Pulmonary Medicine
Critical Care Medicine
Areas of Expertise:
  • Allergy
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Immunodeficiency Disorder
  • Asthma
  • Allergy and Asthma Management
Honors & Awards:

Harvard College Dean’s List

1985 Collegiate National Rowing Championship, second place

1986 Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for excellent senior honors thesis

1986 Faculty Prize for distinguished senior honors thesis in psychobiology

1987-1988 President of NYU Chapter of American Medical Student Association

1990 Eve Flechner Award in Internal Medicine

1999 Florence and Herbert Irving Clinical Research Career Award

2007 AAAAI Clinical Fellowship Award to Allergy and Immunology Training Program at Columbia to support training of Dr. Kathleen Donohue

2011-13 US News and World Report Top Doctor (pulmonologist)

2015 Samberg Scholar in Children's Health

2017 Thomas A. Neff Lecturer at the Thomas L. Petty Aspen Lung Conference, 60th Annual Meeting, "Environment and Global Lung Health: Exposure, Susceptibility and Intervention"

2018 AAAAI Foundation and Sheldon L. Spector, MD FAAAAI Memorial Lectureship at the AAAAI/ACAAI Joint Congress for delivering the talk “Epigenetic Changes Ascribed to Pollutant Exposures”


Rastogi, D. Chaodong Wang, Cynthia Lendor, Paul B. Rothman, Rachel L. Miller. T helper 2 polarization among asthmatics during and following pregnancy and its effect on newborns, Clinical and Experimental Allergy, 36:892-898, 2006.

Rastogi, D., Chaodong Wang, Xia Mao, Cynthia Lendor, Paul B. Rothman, Rachel L. Miller. Antigen-specific immune responses to influenza vaccine in utero, Journal of Clinical Investigation, 117 (6):1637-46, 2007.

Liu, Jinming, Manisha Ballaney, Umaima Al-alem, Chunli Quan, Ximei Jin, Frederica Perera, Lung-Chi Chen, Rachel L. Miller. Combined inhaled diesel exhaust particles and allergen exposure alter methylation of T helper genes and IgE production in vivo, Toxicological Sciences, 102 (1), 76-81, 2008.

Perzanowski, M.S., GL Chew, A Divjan, K Panjwani, A Johnson, BJ Sheares, IF

Goldstein, TA Platts-Mills, FP Perera, RL Miller. Cat ownership is a risk factor for developing anti-cat IgE but not current wheeze at age 5 in a low income urban NYC cohort, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 121:1047-52, 2008.