Kai Miller, MD, PhD

Kai grew up in both Northern and Southern California. He attended college at UC San Diego where he studied physics and biology and played intercollegiate tennis. He moved to Seattle and attended graduate school at the University of Washington, studying Medicine, Physics, and Neurobiology, while researching large-scale brain dynamics. He has intermittently been a researcher at Johnson Space Center in Houston as a NASA graduate fellow. Outside of Neurosurgery, Kai enjoys literature, science fiction, surfing, tennis, scuba diving, and travel.


2011-present Neurosurgery Residency, Stanford University
2000-2011 University of Washington, Ph.D. Physics; M.D.; Ph.D. Neurobiology
1996-2000 B.S. Physics and Biology, University of California, San Diego

Research Interests:

Motifs in electrocorticographic power spectral change; Brain computer interfaces (BCIs) and cortical plasticity; Category-specific visual processing; Methodological development for electrocorticographic research

Program Completion:



2000-2011 NIH Medical Scientist Training Program
2009-2011 NASA GSRP Fellow
2006 Neurological Surgery Training Grant
2004- 2007 Poncin Award
2000-2001 Balfour Fellow
1996-2000 National Merit Scholar
1996-2000 University of California Regent Scholar
1999 NASA Research Fellow, Johnson Space Center
1998 University of California, San Diego Provost’s Scholar



Kai Miller