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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

Jeevanandam, V., T. Ota, N. Uriel, D. Onsager, T. Song, C. LaBuhn, S. Patel-Raman, J. Woolley, R. Cogswell, and C. Milano. “A Clinical Study to Evaluate Ambulatory Counterpulsation for the Treatment of Advanced Heart Failure: A Feasibility Study.” The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation : The Official Publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation 39, no. 4 (April 1, 2020): S52–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.1235.

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Uriel, Nir, Valluvan Jeevanandam, Teruhiko Imamura, David Onsager, Tae Song, Takeyoshi Ota, Colleen Juricek, et al. “Clinical Outcomes and Quality of Life With an Ambulatory Counterpulsation Pump in Advanced Heart Failure Patients: Results of the Multicenter Feasibility Trial.” Circ Heart Fail 13, no. 4 (April 2020): e006666. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.119.006666.

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Jeevanandam, V., A. J. Tatooles, C. Milano, A. Itoh, C. Selzman, M. Jacoski, F. Pagani, and M. Slaughter. “Early Bleeding is Associated with Increased Length of Stay and Early Death in LVAD Recipients.” The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation : The Official Publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation 39, no. 4 (April 1, 2020): S49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.1225.

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Rosenkrans, D., W. Qi, M. Cooter, A. Cherry, S. McCartney, N. Hashmi, J. Schroder, C. Milano, M. Podgoreanu, and A. Nicoara. “EUROMACS-RHF Risk Score and 3D Echocardiography as Predictors of Right Heart Failure after Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.” In The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation : The Official Publication of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, 39:S403–4, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2020.01.149.

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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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