Dr. Miodovnik graduated from the University of Virginia as part of the Echols Scholars program. He completed his medical school training at the Ohio State University College of Medicine and the Cleveland Clinic before heading to Chicago for residency at Children's Memorial Hospital (also known as Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago) and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
He served in the US Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in Okinawa, Japan and subsequently worked as an urgent care pediatrician at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles. He was a field doctor for Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders) in Africa and volunteered with Project Medishare in Haiti. He received a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene from the prestigious Gorgas Institute in Lima, Peru.
His interest in child development evolved from a research fellowship in Pediatric Environmental Health at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He earned a Master of Public Health degree investigating the potential toxicity of endocrine disrupting chemicals on the developing brain (see publications below).
To better help children directly, he also completed a clinical fellowship in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and a Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Miodovnik, A (2018). Prenatal Exposure to Industrial Chemicals and Pesticides and Effects on Neurodevelopment. Chapter in the Encyclopedia of Environmental Health. Nriagu JO (ed); Elsevier.
Miodovnik A, Harstad E, Sideridis G, Huntington N (2015). Timing of the Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Pediatrics. 136(4):e830-e837
Miodovnik A, Edwards A, Bellinger DC, Hauser R. Developmental neurotoxicity of ortho-phthalate diesters: review of human and experimental evidence. (2014). Neurotoxicology. Mar; 41:112-22
Children's Environmental Health: Clinical Advances and Challenges (2011). Amir Miodovnik, Philip Landrigan (eds.); Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. 78(1):1–158
Miodovnik A (2011). Environmental Neurotoxicants and Developing Brain. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine. 78(1):58–77
Miodovnik A, Engel SM, Ye X, Zhu C, Soorya L, Silva MJ, Calafat AM, Wolf MS (2011). Endocrine Disruptors and Childhood Social Impairment. Neurotoxicology. 32: 261–267
Amir Miodovnik, MD, MPH