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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

Chiang, Yuting P., Daniel Cox, Jacob N. Schroder, Mani A. Daneshmand, Laura J. Blue, Chetan B. Patel, Adam D. DeVore, Muath Bishawi, and Carmelo A. Milano. “Stroke risk following implantation of current generation centrifugal flow left ventricular assist devices.” J Card Surg 35, no. 2 (February 2020): 383–89. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocs.14397.

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Barac, Yaron D., Adam Nevo, Oliver Jawitz, Nazish K. Hashmi, Peter Henkel, Laura J. Blue, Joseph Kelly, et al. “Prothrombin Complex Concentrate Use in Durable and Short-Term Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.” Asaio J 66, no. 1 (January 2020): e8–10. https://doi.org/10.1097/MAT.0000000000000937.

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Barac, Yaron, Muath Bishawi, Alina Nicoara, Jacob Schroder, Joseph G. Rogers, Chetan B. Patel, Mani Daneshmand, Nazish K. Hashmi, Eric J. Velazquez, and Carmelo A. Milano. “Early RHF Post Tricuspid Valve Repair Performed Concurrent With LVAD Implantation is Not Associated With Late RHF.” In Circulation, Vol. 140, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Choi, Ashley Y., Zachary Brown, Yuting Chiang, Michael S. Mulvihill, Benjamin Bryner, Jacob N. Schroder, Joseph G. Rogers, Carmelo A. Milano, and Muath Bishawi. “Stroke Following Current Generation Ventricular Assist Devices: A Systematic Review of Incidence and Outcomes.” In Circulation, Vol. 140, 2019.

Scholars@Duke

Jawitz, Oliver K., Vignesh Raman, Jacob Klapper, Matthew Hartwig, Chetan B. Patel, and Carmelo Milano. “Donor and recipient age matching in heart transplantation: analysis of the UNOS Registry.” Transpl Int 32, no. 11 (November 2019): 1194–1202. https://doi.org/10.1111/tri.13481.

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Agarwal, Richa, Andreas Kyvernitakis, Behzad Soleimani, Carmelo A. Milano, Robert Patrick Davis, Jamie Lw Kennedy, Leora Yarboro, Raymond L. Benza, Robert J. Moraca, and Stephen H. Bailey. “Clinical Experience of HeartMate II to HeartWare Left Ventricular Assist Device Exchange: A Multicenter Experience.” Ann Thorac Surg 108, no. 4 (October 2019): 1178–82. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2019.03.090.

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Barac, Yaron D., Oliver K. Jawitz, Jacob Klapper, Jacob Schroder, Mani A. Daneshmand, Chet Patel, Matt G. Hartwig, Nancy K. Sweitzer, and Carmelo A. Milano. “Heart Transplantation Survival and the Use of Traumatically Brain-Injured Donors: UNOS Registry Propensity-Matched Analysis.” J Am Heart Assoc 8, no. 17 (September 3, 2019): e012894. https://doi.org/10.1161/JAHA.119.012894.

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Barac, Yaron D., Jacob N. Schroder, Muath Bishawi, Chetan B. Patel, Carmelo A. Milano, and Mani A. Daneshmand. “Controlling axillary intra-aortic balloon pump inflation is a viable option for turning an acute heart failure patient into a chronic one.” Artif Organs 43, no. 7 (July 2019): 677–80. https://doi.org/10.1111/aor.13426.

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Klinger, Rebecca Y., Mary Cooter, Tiffany Bisanar, Niccolò Terrando, Miles Berger, Mihai V. Podgoreanu, Mark Stafford-Smith, Mark F. Newman, Joseph P. Mathew, and Joseph P. Neurologic Outcomes Research Group of the Duke Heart Center. “Intravenous Lidocaine Does Not Improve Neurologic Outcomes after Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Anesthesiology 130, no. 6 (June 2019): 958–70. https://doi.org/10.1097/ALN.0000000000002668.

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