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Carmelo Alessio Milano, MD

Chief, Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery
Surgical Director for LVAD Program
Professor of Surgery
Office: 4532A Hosp South - Blue Zone, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3043 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710

Education and Training

  • Cardiac Transplantation Advanced Fellowship, Cardiac Surgery, Royal Papworth Hospital (United Kingdom), 1999 - 1999
  • Fellow, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Duke University, 1997 - 1999
  • Chief Resident, Surgery, Duke University, 1996 - 1997
  • Resident, Surgery, Duke University, 1994 - 1996
  • NRSA Fellow, Molecular Cardiology, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 1992 - 1994
  • Resident, Surgery, Duke University, 1990 - 1992
  • M.D., The University of Chicago, 1990

Selected Grants

Publications

Piccini, Jonathan P., Anders Ahlsson, Paul Dorian, Marc A. Gillinov, Peter R. Kowey, Michael J. Mack, Carmelo A. Milano, et al. “Design and Rationale of a Phase 2 Study of NeurOtoxin (Botulinum Toxin Type A) for the PreVention of Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation - The NOVA Study.” Am Heart J 245 (March 2022): 51–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2021.10.114.

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Barac, Y. D., R. Toledano, O. K. Jawitz, J. N. Schroder, M. A. Daneshmand, C. B. Patel, D. Aravot, and C. A. Milano. “Right and left ventricular assist devices are an option for bridge to heart transplant.” Jtcvs Open 9 (March 1, 2022): 146–59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.xjon.2022.01.007.

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Mendiola Pla, Michelle, Amy Evans, Franklin H. Lee, Yuting Chiang, Muath Bishawi, Andrew Vekstein, Lillian Kang, et al. “A Porcine Heterotopic Heart Transplantation Protocol for Delivery of Therapeutics to a Cardiac Allograft.” J Vis Exp, no. 180 (February 14, 2022). https://doi.org/10.3791/63114.

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Bishawi, Muath, Carmelo Milano, Jeffrey Gaca, Keith Carr, Andrew Wang, and Donald D. Glower. “The outcome of mitral repair for degenerative versus ischemic mitral regurgitation using a single complete ring.” J Card Surg 37, no. 2 (February 2022): 290–96. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.16094.

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Atluri, Pavan, Scott C. Silvestry, Jeffrey J. Teuteberg, Carmelo A. Milano, Craig H. Selzman, and Jennifer A. Cowger. “What If the Destination Is Transplant? Outcomes of Destination Therapy Patients Who Were Transplanted.” Asaio J 68, no. 2 (February 1, 2022): 178–83. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAT.0000000000001425.

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Macaluso, Gregory P., Francis D. Pagani, Mark S. Slaughter, Carmelo A. Milano, Erika D. Feller, Antone J. Tatooles, Joseph G. Rogers, and Georg M. Wieselthaler. “Time in Therapeutic Range Significantly Impacts Survival and Adverse Events in Destination Therapy Patients.” Asaio J 68, no. 1 (January 1, 2022): 14–20. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAT.0000000000001572.

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Truby, Lauren K., Lydia Coulter Kwee, Richa Agarwal, Elizabeth Grass, Adam D. DeVore, Chetan B. Patel, Dongfeng Chen, et al. “Proteomic profiling identifies CLEC4C expression as a novel biomarker of primary graft dysfunction after heart transplantation.” J Heart Lung Transplant 40, no. 12 (December 2021): 1589–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2021.07.024.

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Lala, Anuradha, Helena L. Chang, Xiaoyu Liu, Eric J. Charles, Babatunde A. Yerokun, Michael E. Bowdish, Vinod H. Thourani, et al. “Risk for non-home discharge following surgery for ischemic mitral valve disease.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 162, no. 6 (December 2021): 1769-1778.e7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.02.084.

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