Jonathan Miller, PhD

Department of Neurological Surgery
School of Medicine

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Cancer Pain
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Facial Pain
  • Movement Disorders Surgery
  • Pain Neurosurgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery

External Appointments

Director, Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery Center
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Vice Chairman, Educational Affairs
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center



Suraj Suresh, Jennifer Sweet, Philip S. Fastenau, Hans Lüders, Patrick Landazuri, Jonathan MillerTemporal lobe epilepsy in patients with nonlesional MRI and normal memory: an SEEG study. Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 123, No. 6, Dec 2015: 1368-1374.

Yifei Duan, Jennifer Sweet, Charles Munyon, Jonathan MillerDegree of distal trigeminal nerve atrophy predicts outcome after microvascular decompression for Type 1a trigeminal neuralgia. Journal of Neurosurgery, Vol. 123, No. 6, Dec 2015: 1512-1518.

Aliev G, Miller JP, Leifer DW, Obrenovich ME, Shenk JC, Smith MA, Lamanna JC, Perry G, Lust DW, Cohen AR: Ultrastructural analysis of a murine model of congenital hydrocephalus produced by overexpression of transforming growth factor-beta1 in the central nervous system. J Submicrosc Cytol Pathol 2006 Jun-Sep;38(2-3):85-91.

Miller JP, Fulop SC: Improving resident work hour compliance using a computerized patient information management system. AANS Neurosurgeon 2007;16(3)18-23.

Acar F, Miller JP, Berk MC, Anderson G, Burchiel KJ. Safety of anterior commissure-posterior commissure-based target calculation of the subthalamic nucleus in functional stereotactic procedures. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2007;85(6):287-91. Epub 2007 Aug 17.

Acar F, Miller J, Golshani KJ, Israel ZH, McCartney S, Burchiel KJ. Pain relief after cervical ganglionectomy (C2 and C3) for the treatment of medically intractable occipital neuralgia. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2008;86(2):106-12. Epub 2008 Jan 24.

Miller J, Acar F, Hamilton B, Burchiel K. Preoperative visualization of neurovascular anatomy in trigeminal neuralgia. J Neurosurg. 2008 Mar;108(3):477-82.

Acar G, Acar F, Miller J, Spencer DC, Burchiel KJ. Seizure outcome following transcortical selective amygdalohippocampectomy in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg. 2008;86(5):314-9. Epub 2008 Oct 8.

Miller JP, Acar F, Burchiel KJ. Trigeminal neuralgia and vascular compression in patients with trigeminal schwannomas: case report. Neurosurgery. 2008 Apr;62(4):E974-5; discussion E975.

Miller JP, Fulop SC, Dashti SR, Robinson S, Cohen AR: Rethinking the indications for the ventriculoperitoneal shunt tap. J Neurosurg Pediatrics 2008 Jun;1(6)435-8.

Miller JP, Semaan MT, Einstein DB, Megerian CA, Maciunas RJ: Staged Gamma Knife radiosurgery after tailored surgical resection: a novel treatment paradigm for glomus jugulare tumors.. Stereotact Funct Neurosurg 2009; 87(1):31-6.

Miller JP, Acar F, Burchiel KJ: Significant reduction in stereotactic and functional neurosurgical hardware infection after local neomycin/polymyxin application. J Neurosurg 2009 Feb;110(2):247-50.

Miller JP, Acar F, Burchiel KJ: Radiographic evaluation of trigeminal neurovascular compression in patients with and without trigeminal neuralgia. J Neurosurg 2009 Apr;110(4):627-32.

Le N, Nesbit G, Buchiel KJ, Miller JP, Hamilton B: Differentiating arterial from venous compression in trigeminal neuralgia using 3D BFFE alone compared to surgical results. AJNR, accepted for publication.

Miller JP, Semaan MT, Maciunas RJ, Einstein DB, Megerian CA. Radiosurgery for glomus jugulare tumors. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2009 Aug;42(4):689-706. doi: 10.1016/j.otc.2009.04.004.

Miller JP, Acar F, Burchiel KJ: Classification of trigeminal neuralgia: clinical, therapeutic, and prognostic implications in a series of 144 patients undergoing microvascular decompression. J Neurosurg. 2009 Dec;111(6):1231-4. doi: 10.3171/2008.6.17604.

Miller JP, Magill ST, Acar F, Burchiel KJ: Predictors of long-term success after microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia. J Neurosurg 2009 Apr;110(4):620-6.

Miller JP, Selman WR. Editorial: Deep brain stimulation for depression. J Neurosurg 2009 Dec;111(6):1207-8.


Miller JP, Cohen AR. "Surgical Management of Tumors of the Fourth Ventricle." In Schmidek and Sweet Operative Neurosurgical Techniques: Indications, Methods, and Results, 5th Edition, edited by Henry Schmidek and David Roberts, 881-913. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders (Elsevier), 2006.

Miller JP, Cohen AR. "Postnatal Surgery for Myelomeningocele." In Neural Tube Defects: From Origin to Treatment, edited by Diego Wyszynski, 231-240. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Miller JP, Cohen AR. "Split Cord Malformations." In Surgery of the Pediatric Spine, edited by Daniel Kim et al., 200-206. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, 2008.

Miller JP, Cohen AR. "Intraventricular Endoscopy." In Pediatric Neurosurgery, edited by James Goodrich, 227-232. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, 2008.

Miller JP, Cohen AR. "Encephaloceles of the Anterior Cranial Base." In Pediatric Neurosurgery, edited by James Goodrich, 69-75. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, 2008.

Dashti SR, Miller JP, Tarr R, Selman WR. "Vascular Lesions of the Cerebellopontine Angle." In Surgery of the Cerebellopontine Angle, Bambakidis NC, Megerian CA, Spetzler RF (Eds). People™s Medical Publishing House, Decker, Inc., Shelton, Connecticut, pp. 287-299, 2009.

Miller JP, Burchiel KJ. "Microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia." In Youmans Textbook of Neurological Surgery, 6th Edition, edited by H. Richard Winn. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders (Elsevier), 2009.


Doctor of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Chief Resident, Neurological Surgery
Case Western Reserve University
Portland Fellow, Functional & Stereotactic Surgery
Oregon Health & Science University
Resident, Neurological Surgery
Case Western Reserve University
Intern, General Surgery
Case Western Reserve University