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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

Barac, Y. D., M. Bishawi, C. Milano, J. Schroder, M. Daneshmand, N. Hashmi, E. Velazquez, J. Rogers, C. Patel, and A. Nicoara. “Impact of Tricuspid Valve Repair for Moderate Tricuspid Regurgitation at the Time of Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation on the Occurrence of Right Heart Failure.” In The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation : The Official Publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, 39:S444, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.259.

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Jawitz, Oliver K., Vignesh Raman, Yaron D. Barac, Jatin Anand, Chetan B. Patel, Robert J. Mentz, Adam D. DeVore, and Carmelo Milano. “Influence of donor brain death duration on outcomes following heart transplantation: A United Network for Organ Sharing Registry analysis.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 159, no. 4 (April 2020): 1345-1353.e2. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2019.04.060.

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Song, W., Q. Chen, C. Patel, Q. Yang, L. Wang, W. E. Hanshew, A. DeVore, et al. “Pre-Formed Donor-Specific Antibodies Impact Long Term Survival of Heart Transplants.” In The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation : The Official Publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, 39:S29, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.1173.

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Chiang, Y. P., M. Bishawi, C. Wang, M. J. Watson, F. H. Lee, A. Roki, A. Doty, et al. “Successful Gene Delivery to Cardiac Allograft with Adeno-Associated Viral Vector Using Ex Vivo Storage Perfusion Platform.” In The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation : The Official Publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, 39:S360–61, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.434.

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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, March 4, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2020.02.084.

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Barac, Yaron D., Oliver K. Jawitz, and Carmelo A. Milano. “Heart Transplantation After HeartMate 3 Use Shortens Hospitalization but Might Impose Increased Risk of Rejection.” Ann Thorac Surg 109, no. 3 (March 2020): 985–87. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.06.052.

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Barac, Yaron D., Hazim Alwair, Walter F. DeNino, Kamrouz Ghadimi, Chetan B. Patel, Ali R. Zomorodi, Chandler Long, Jacob N. Schroder, Carmelo A. Milano, and Mani A. Daneshmand. “Percutaneous Intervention for Left Ventricular Assist Device Outflow Obstruction.” Heart Lung Circ 29, no. 3 (March 2020): e25–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hlc.2019.08.016.

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Barac, Yaron D., Alina Nicoara, Muath Bishawi, Jacob N. Schroder, Mani A. Daneshmand, Nazish K. Hashmi, Eric Velazquez, Joseph G. Rogers, Chetan B. Patel, and Carmelo A. Milano. “Durability and Efficacy of Tricuspid Valve Repair in Patients Undergoing Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.” Jacc Heart Fail 8, no. 2 (February 2020): 141–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2019.08.016.

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