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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

Zhu, Alexander, Carmelo A. Milano, Joseph W. Turek, Richard A. Krasuski, Gregory A. Fleming, Reid C. Chamberlain, and Nicholas D. Andersen. “Mustard Baffle Revision With Systemic Ventricular Assist Device Placement.” Ann Thorac Surg 110, no. 4 (October 2020): e279–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.03.038.

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Mourad, Ahmad, Sana Arif, Muath Bishawi, Carmelo Milano, Rachel A. Miller, and Stacey A. Maskarinec. “Surgical infection prophylaxis prior to left ventricular assist device implantation: A survey of clinical practice.” J Card Surg 35, no. 10 (October 2020): 2672–78. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14882.

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Black-Maier, Eric, Robert K. Lewis, Rahul Loungani, Michael Rehorn, Daniel J. Friedman, Muath Bishawi, Jacob N. Schroder, et al. “Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Surgery Following Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.” Jacc Clin Electrophysiol 6, no. 9 (September 2020): 1131–39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2020.04.030.

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Patel, Priyesh A., Cynthia L. Green, Yuliya Lokhnygina, Jared Christensen, Carmelo A. Milano, Joseph G. Rogers, Chetan B. Patel, Lynne M. Koweek, and Melissa A. Daubert. “Cardiac computed tomography improves the identification of cardiomechanical complications among patients with suspected left ventricular assist device malfunction.” J Cardiovasc Comput Tomogr, August 28, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcct.2020.08.008.

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Jimenez Contreras, Fabian, Alejandro Murillo-Berlioz, Jatin Anand, Claire Aksamit, Hugo Orellana, Carmelo A. Milano, and Adam R. Williams. “Use of an inverted On-X mitral valve in the aortic position in a resource limited setting.” Journal of Cardiac Surgery, August 25, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14974.

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Nicoara, Alina, Adam Kretzer, Mary Cooter, Raquel Bartz, Jeffrey Lyvers, Chetan B. Patel, Jacob N. Schroder, et al. “Association between primary graft dysfunction and acute kidney injury after orthotopic heart transplantation - a retrospective, observational cohort study.” Transpl Int 33, no. 8 (August 2020): 887–94. https://doi.org/10.1111/tri.13615.

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Barac, Yaron D., Mike S. Mulvihill, Oliver Jawitz, Jacob Klapper, John Haney, Mani Daneshmand, Basil Nasir, Dongfeng Chen, Carmelo A. Milano, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Increased Calculated Panel Reactive Antigen Is Associated With Increased Waitlist Time and Mortality in Lung Transplantation.” Ann Thorac Surg 110, no. 2 (August 2020): 414–23. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.02.061.

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Jawitz, Oliver K., Marat Fudim, Vignesh Raman, Vanessa Blumer, Kadir Caliskan, Adam D. DeVore, Robert J. Mentz, et al. “Renal Outcomes in Patients Bridged to Heart Transplant With a Left Ventricular Assist Device.” Ann Thorac Surg 110, no. 2 (August 2020): 567–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.11.021.

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Barac, Yaron D., Charles M. Wojnarski, Parichart Junpaparp, Oliver K. Jawitz, Han Billard, Mani A. Daneshmand, Richa Agrawal, et al. “Early outcomes with durable left ventricular assist device replacement using the HeartMate 3.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 160, no. 1 (July 2020): 132-139.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.09.151.

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