Michelle M. Miller-Thomas, MD

Vice Chair, Faculty Development

Associate Professor of Radiology
Director, Medical Student Education in Radiology

Clinical Expertise:

Michelle M. Miller-Thomas, MD, is vice chair for faculty development and an associate professor for Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR) at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Miller-Thomas, who completed her fellowship in neuroradiology at MIR, oversees functional MRI, tractography, vessel wall imaging, PET/MRI and volumetric imaging for dementia. Her research interests include applying fMRI and tractrography to presurgical planning for brain tumors and epilepsy, and imaging the brain after brain tumor therapy.

Miller-Thomas is the university’s director of medical student education in radiology and, in 2020, received the Loeb Teaching Fellowship from the School of Medicine. She is an active member of several organizations, including the Radiological Society of North America, the American Society of Neuroradiology, and the American Board of Radiology, where she serves as questions writing committee chair for the neuroradiology certifying and subspecialty exam. Miller-Thomas completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center, and she earned her medical degree from St. Louis University and her bachelor’s degree from California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

Clinical Interests


Research Interests

Clinical research related to cerebral hemodynamics and noninvasive imaging of the cerebral vasculature, clinical education and research mentoring of medical trainees

Link to Publications

Education History


Diagnostic Neuroradiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis


Diagnostic Radiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Medical Degree

Saint Louis University School of Medicine


California Institute of Technology


Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
Radiological Society of North America
American College of Radiology
Association of University Radiologists
American Medical Women’s Association
American Society of Neuroradiology
American Association for Women Radiologists
American Medical Association
Academy of Educators, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis


2022 Creativity Distinguished Service Teaching Award, Office of Education, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
2020 Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Teaching Fellowship, Washington University School of Medicine
2020 Summa Cum Laude, Scientific and Educational Exhibit, American Society of Neuroradiology
2019 Summa Cum Laude, Educational Exhibit, Radiological Society of North America
2019 Teacher of the Year Award, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology
2019 Teaching Scholars Program Certificate, Washington University in St. Louis
2014 Certificate of Merit, Radiological Society of North America