Dr. Milford recently received a medallion gift from one of
his patients who works for LVMPD. The medallion is
supposed to protect those who possess it.
Here is Dr. Milford’s thank you letter to the patient:
1. Tell us something about yourself?
My name is Chris Milford. I grew up in Kansas, and did most of my medical training at the University of Kansas, including medical school, residency, and fellowship. I also did one year of fellowship training at Johns Hopkins. From an early age I knew I wanted to eventually become a doctor through the influence of my father, who was an oral surgeon. I also developed an interest in music through the influence of my mother, who was a music teacher. I developed an interest in neurology after reading a book in college called “The Man who Mistook his Wife for a ‘ Hat”, by neurologist Oliver Sacks. It was about a man’who was becoming demented. I was fascinated. The fact that everything about who we are is determined by our brain fascinates me to this day. In medical school, my interest in neuroscience made the courses easy for me, and I simply “followed my bliss” from there to where I am today. At one time, I performed as a musician, but these days my interest in music manifests in my seeing live music shows of all
2. How long have you been in practice?
I have been in practice in Las Vegas for 14 years. The city of Las Vegas intrigues me almost as much as the field of neurology, and I love it here. I have also recently opened a second office in Lake Havasu City, AZ which I am very proud of.
3.Can you explain what is Neurologist?
A neurologist is a doctor who treats diseases of the brain, spinal cord, nerves, and muscle. I treat non-surgical disease; I am not a neurosurgeon. I treat diseases such as stroke, dementia, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, peripheral neuropathy, etc. I also treat symptoms such as headache, neck pain, low back pain, dizziness, numbness and tingling, etc. For me, there is never a dull day in my neurology clinic. I feel very lucky to have chosen a field that fascinates and intrigues me to this day, even after all of these years.
07/2002 – 06/2003:
University of Kansas Medical Center
Clinical Neurophysiology – Kansas City, KS
07/2003 – 06/2004:
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Neurosciences Critical Care – Baltimore, MD
07/1999 – 06/2002: University of Kansas Medical Center – Chief Resident – Kansas City, KS
06/1997 – 06-1998: Maricopa Medical Center – Phoenix, AZ
08/1993 – 05/1997: University of Kansas Medical Center – Kansas City, KS
BA – 08/1988 – 05/1993: University of Kansas – With Highest Distinction; Phi Beta Kappa – Lawrence, KS
Board Certification: Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2003.
Certified in Neuroimaging by the American Society of Neuroimaging in 2004.
RITE Exams: Finished residency in the top 12% nationally among same year in training; Top 7% overall nationally
Dr. Milford is currently meeting requirements for Maintenance of Board Certification:
Dr. Milford meets all requirements for maintenance of certification.