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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

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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Khorsandi, Maziar, Jacob Schroder, Mani Daneshmand, Muath Bishawi, Omar Bouamra, Patrick Winterton, Ashley Y. Choi, et al. “Outcomes After Extracorporeal Right Ventricular Assist Device Combined With Durable Left Ventricular Assist Device Support.” Ann Thorac Surg 107, no. 6 (June 2019): 1768–74. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.11.051.

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Bishawi, Muath, Jun-Neng Roan, Carmelo A. Milano, Mani A. Daneshmand, Jacob N. Schroder, Yuting Chiang, Franklin H. Lee, et al. “A normothermic ex vivo organ perfusion delivery method for cardiac transplantation gene therapy.” Sci Rep 9, no. 1 (May 29, 2019): 8029. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-43737-y.

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DeRose, Joseph J., Donna M. Mancini, Helena L. Chang, Michael Argenziano, François Dagenais, Gorav Ailawadi, Louis P. Perrault, et al. “Pacemaker Implantation After Mitral Valve Surgery With Atrial Fibrillation Ablation.” J Am Coll Cardiol 73, no. 19 (May 21, 2019): 2427–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2019.02.062.

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Bishawi, Muath, Giorgio Zanotti, Linda Shaw, Michael MacKenzie, Anthony Castleberry, Karsten Bartels, Jacob Schroder, et al. “Tricuspid Valve Regurgitation Immediately After Heart Transplant and Long-Term Outcomes.” Ann Thorac Surg 107, no. 5 (May 2019): 1348–55. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.10.065.

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Mehra, Mandeep R., Nir Uriel, Yoshifumi Naka, Joseph C. Cleveland, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Christopher T. Salerno, Mary N. Walsh, et al. “A Fully Magnetically Levitated Left Ventricular Assist Device - Final Report.” N Engl J Med 380, no. 17 (April 25, 2019): 1618–27. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMoa1900486.

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