Dr. Millett is a board-certified neurologist specializing in seizures, epilepsy and electroencephalography (EEG). He received his BA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and obtained both his MD and PhD in 2001 from the University of Chicago. Dr. Millett returned to his native Southern California for his medical internship, neurology residency and two-year subspecialty training fellowship in Epilepsy and EEG at UCLA.
In 2007, Dr. Millett joined the faculty of Keck School of Medicine at USC and was given the task of establishing an epilepsy monitoring program to provide advanced epilepsy care for thousands of underserved patients within the Los Angeles Department of Health Services. Under Dr. Millett's guidance the epilepsy program at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation flourished, providing an array of services such as inpatient video-EEG monitoring, intracranial video-EEG monitoring, neuroimaging, neurocognitive evaluation, and epilepsy surgery. This program received a special Merit Award from the County of Los Angeles in 2011, the same year Dr. Millett was recognized as the Earl I. Feldhorn Pediatric Epilepsy Faculty at the Keck School of Medicine at USC for his efforts to provide advanced epilepsy care to children with epilepsy.
While building the Epilepsy program, Dr. Millett was contracted to oversee protocol and interpretations for our home based, Video EEG monitoring service, focusing on the Autism community. As that population grew, so did Millet’s interest in the dual diagnosis patients, suffering from both Seizures and Autism. He soon was named Medical Director of our company, and he has since read nearly 4000 patient EEG studies.
Dr. Millett relocated to the Hoag Neurosciences Institute in 2014 where he is the director of the epilepsy program, and maintains an active role in research and education through his position as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology in the Keck School of Medicine in USC. He is currently involved in numerous epilepsy-related research studies and educational projects including the use of brain-computer interface (BCI) technologies to analyze epileptogenic circuits in the human hippocampus and the cortical control movement with colleagues at USC and UCI. Dr. Millett is also completing a book on the role of electroencephalography in the historical development of neuroscience, and he is developing a Web-based Atlas of EEG for training and education.
Epilepsy is a complex and serious disorder that requires a patient-centered, comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to achieve the best possible outcomes. Under the leadership of David Millett, M.D., Ph.D., who directs an integrated team of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists, nurses, technicians, and dieticians, our patients receive a comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and individualized care.