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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

Wolfe, C. R., S. Sen, M. R. Kappus, J. N. Schroder, M. A. Daneshmand, J. C. Haney, C. A. Milano, J. M. Reynolds, and C. B. Patel. “Hepatitis and Thoracic Transplantation - No More Virus Non-Grata.” In The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation, 38:S308–S308. Elsevier BV, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2019.01.775.

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Suresh, Visakha, Muath Bishawi, Benjamin Bryner, Michael Manning, Chetan Patel, Carmelo Milano, Jacob Schroder, and Courtney Sommer. “Outcomes of Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy in Patients Supported with a Left Ventricular Assist Device.” J Laparoendosc Adv Surg Tech A 29, no. 4 (April 2019): 441–44. https://doi.org/10.1089/lap.2018.0431.

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Yau, Terrence M., Francis D. Pagani, Donna M. Mancini, Helena L. Chang, Anuradha Lala, Y Joseph Woo, Michael A. Acker, et al. “Intramyocardial Injection of Mesenchymal Precursor Cells and Successful Temporary Weaning From Left Ventricular Assist Device Support in Patients With Advanced Heart Failure: A Randomized Clinical Trial.” Jama 321, no. 12 (March 26, 2019): 1176–86. https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.2019.2341.

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Jawitz, Oliver K., Jeffrey E. Keenan, Jennifer Perna, and Carmelo A. Milano. “Successful aneurysm resection and coronary artery revascularization following saphenous vein graft aneurysm rupture.” Eur J Cardiothorac Surg 55, no. 3 (March 1, 2019): 585–86. https://doi.org/10.1093/ejcts/ezy270.

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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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