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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

Waldron, Nathan H., Mary Cooter, John C. Haney, Jacob N. Schroder, Jeffrey G. Gaca, Shu S. Lin, Martin I. Sigurdsson, et al. “Temporary autonomic modulation with botulinum toxin type A to reduce atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery.” Heart Rhythm 16, no. 2 (February 2019): 178–84. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2018.08.021.

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Barac, Yaron D., David Harold Harpole, Kamrouz Ghadimi, and Carmelo A. Milano. “A One-Step Autotransplantation Can Facilitate the Excision of Cardiac Tumors Invading the Lung.” Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 31, no. 3 (2019): 475–76. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.semtcvs.2019.01.012.

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Blackstone, Eugene H., Helena L. Chang, Jeevanantham Rajeswaran, Michael K. Parides, Hemant Ishwaran, Liang Li, John Ehrlinger, et al. “Biatrial maze procedure versus pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation during mitral valve surgery: New analytical approaches and end points.” J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg 157, no. 1 (January 2019): 234-243.e9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtcvs.2018.06.093.

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Smith, Patrick J., Jeffrey N. Browndyke, Zachary A. Monge, Todd B. Harshbarger, Michael L. James, Jeffrey G. Gaca, John H. Alexander, et al. “Longitudinal Changes in Regional Cerebral Perfusion and Cognition After Cardiac Operation.” Ann Thorac Surg 107, no. 1 (January 2019): 112–18. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2018.07.056.

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Pagani, Francis D., Carmelo A. Milano, Donna M. Mancini, Anuradha Lala, Y Joseph Woo, Helena L. Chang, Michael A. Acker, et al. “Intramyocardial Injection of Mesenchymal Precursor Cells in Left Ventricular Assist Device Recipients: Impact on Myocardial Recovery and Morbidity.” In Circulation, 138:E765–66. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2018.

Scholars@Duke

Mulvihill, Michael S., Morgan L. Cox, Muath Bishawi, Asishana A. Osho, Babatunde A. Yerokun, Cameron R. Wolfe, Adam D. DeVore, et al. “Decline of Increased Risk Donor Offers on Waitlist Survival in Heart Transplantation.” J Am Coll Cardiol 72, no. 19 (November 6, 2018): 2408–9. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2018.07.097.

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Cooper, Lauren B., Emily P. Zeitler, Robert Clare, Karen Chiswell, Angela Lowenstern, Joseph G. Rogers, Carmelo A. Milano, Jacob N. Schroder, Sana Al-Khatib, and Robert J. Mentz. “What is the Role of OptiVol for Volume Assessment in Patients With a Continuous Flow LVAD?” In Circulation, Vol. 138, 2018.

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Mehra, Mandeep R., Christopher Salerno, Joseph C. Cleveland, Sean Pinney, Melana Yuzefpolskaya, Carmelo A. Milano, Akinobu Itoh, et al. “Healthcare Resource Use and Cost Implications in the MOMENTUM 3 Long-Term Outcome Study.” Circulation 138, no. 18 (October 30, 2018): 1923–34. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.118.035722.

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Messina, Julia A., Cameron R. Wolfe, Marion Hemmersbach-Miller, Carmelo Milano, Jamie L. Todd, John Reynolds, Barbara D. Alexander, Wiley A. Schell, Christina A. Cuomo, and John R. Perfect. “Genomic characterization of recurrent mold infections in thoracic transplant recipients.” Transpl Infect Dis 20, no. 5 (October 2018): e12935. https://doi.org/10.1111/tid.12935.

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