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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

Bishawi, Muath, Dawn Bowles, Michelle Mendiola Pla, Faye Oakes, Yuting Chiang, Jacob Schroder, Carmelo Milano, and Carolyn Glass. “PD-1 and PD-L1 expression in cardiac transplantation.” Cardiovasc Pathol 54 (September 2021): 107331. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carpath.2021.107331.

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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.” The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation : The Official Publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, August 11, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2021.07.024.

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Rehorn, Michael R., Eric Black-Maier, Rahul Loungani, Sounok Sen, Albert Y. Sun, Daniel J. Friedman, Jason I. Koontz, et al. “Electrical storm in patients with left ventricular assist devices: Risk factors, incidence, and impact on survival.” Heart Rhythm 18, no. 8 (August 2021): 1263–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2021.03.047.

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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 15, no. 3 (May 2021): 260–67. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcct.2020.08.008.

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Manning, Michael W., Yi-Ju Li, Dean Linder, John C. Haney, Yi-Hung Wu, Mihai V. Podgoreanu, Madhav Swaminathan, et al. “Conventional Ultrafiltration During Elective Cardiac Surgery and Postoperative Acute Kidney Injury.” J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth 35, no. 5 (May 2021): 1310–18. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jvca.2020.11.036.

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Doberne, Julie W., Oliver K. Jawitz, Vignesh Raman, Benjamin S. Bryner, Jacob N. Schroder, and Carmelo A. Milano. “Heart Transplantation Survival Outcomes of HIV Positive and Negative Recipients.” Ann Thorac Surg 111, no. 5 (May 2021): 1465–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.06.120.

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Knechtle, Stuart J., Danielle Niedfeldt, Debra Sudan, Annette Jackson, Ian Jamieson, Matthew Hartwig, and Carmelo Milano. “Another Step Toward Becoming a Transplant Community.” Ann Surg 273, no. 4 (April 1, 2021): e149–50. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000004472.

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Barac, Yaron D., Oliver K. Jawitz, Matthew G. Hartwig, Jacob Klapper, Jacob N. Schroder, Mani A. Daneshmand, Chetan B. Patel, and Carmelo A. Milano. “Mitigating the Impact of Using Female Donor Hearts in Male Recipients Using BMI Difference.” Ann Thorac Surg 111, no. 4 (April 2021): 1299–1307. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2020.06.109.

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