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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

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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Jawitz, Oliver K., Marat Fudim, Vignesh Raman, Benjamin S. Bryner, Adam D. DeVore, Robert J. Mentz, Carmelo Milano, Chetan B. Patel, Jacob N. Schroder, and Joseph G. Rogers. “Reassessing Recipient Mortality Under the New Heart Allocation System: An Updated UNOS Registry Analysis.” Jacc Heart Fail 8, no. 7 (July 2020): 548–56. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2020.03.010.

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Ferket, Bart S., Vinod H. Thourani, Pierre Voisine, Samuel F. Hohmann, Helena L. Chang, Peter K. Smith, Robert E. Michler, et al. “Cost-effectiveness of coronary artery bypass grafting plus mitral valve repair versus coronary artery bypass grafting alone for moderate ischemic mitral regurgitation.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 159, no. 6 (June 2020): 2230-2240.e15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.06.040.

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Black-Maier, Eric, Robert K. Lewis, Michael Rehorn, Rahul Loungani, Daniel J. Friedman, Camille Frazier-Mills, Kevin P. Jackson, et al. “Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator lead revision following left ventricular assist device implantation.” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 31, no. 6 (June 2020): 1509–18. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.14487.

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Black-Maier, Eric, Jonathan P. Piccini, Muath Bishawi, Sean D. Pokorney, Benjamin Bryner, Jacob N. Schroder, Vance G. Fowler, et al. “Lead Extraction for Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Device Infection in Patients With Left Ventricular Assist Devices.” Jacc Clin Electrophysiol 6, no. 6 (June 2020): 672–80. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2020.02.006.

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Armstrong, Jenna L., Charles M. Wojnarski, Ashley Y. Choi, Matthew G. Hartwig, Jacob A. Klapper, John C. Haney, Carmelo A. Milano, and Mani A. Daneshmand. “Constrictive Pericarditis After Lung Transplantation.” Transplantation 104, no. 5 (May 2020): 1081–84. https://doi.org/10.1097/TP.0000000000002943.

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Jawitz, Oliver K., Vignesh Raman, Adam D. DeVore, Robert J. Mentz, Chetan B. Patel, Joseph Rogers, and Carmelo Milano. “Increasing the United States heart transplant donor pool with donation after circulatory death.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 159, no. 5 (May 2020): e307–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.09.080.

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Fudim, Marat, Yawar J. Qadri, Nathan H. Waldron, Richard L. Boortz-Marx, Arun Ganesh, Chetan B. Patel, Mihai V. Podgoreanu, et al. “Stellate Ganglion Blockade for the Treatment of Refractory Ventricular Arrhythmias.” Jacc Clin Electrophysiol 6, no. 5 (May 2020): 562–71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacep.2019.12.017.

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