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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


Barac, Yaron D., Jacob N. Schroder, Mani A. Daneshmand, Chetan B. Patel, and Carmelo A. Milano. “Heartmate III Replacement for Recurring Left Ventricular Assist Device Pump Thrombosis.” Asaio J 64, no. 3 (n.d.): 424–26.

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Bonadonna, Desiree, Yaron D. Barac, David N. Ranney, Craig R. Rackley, Kevin Mumma, Jacob N. Schroder, Carmelo A. Milano, and Mani A. Daneshmand. “Interhospital ECMO Transport: Regional Focus.” Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 31, no. 3 (n.d.): 327–34.

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DeVore, Adam D., Bradley G. Hammill, Chetan B. Patel, Manesh R. Patel, Joseph G. Rogers, Carmelo A. Milano, and Adrian F. Hernandez. “Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Use Before Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation: Insights From the INTERMACS Registry.” Asaio J 64, no. 2 (n.d.): 218–24.

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Wang, Teresa, Emily C. O’Brien, Joseph G. Rogers, Daniel L. Jacoby, Michael E. Chen, Jeffrey M. Testani, Dawn E. Bowles, et al. “Plasma Levels of MicroRNA-155 Are Upregulated with Long-Term Left Ventricular Assist Device Support.” Asaio J 63, no. 5 (n.d.): 536–41.

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Nwaejike, Nnamdi, Andre Y. Son, Chetan B. Patel, Jacob N. Schroder, Carmelo A. Milano, and Mani A. Daneshmand. “The Axillary Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump as a Bridge to Recovery Allows Early Ambulation in Long-Term Use: Case Series and Literature Review.” Innovations (Phila) 12, no. 6 (n.d.): 472–78.

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