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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, Carmelo A. Milano, Jonathan P. Piccini, and Joseph P. Mathew. “Temporary Neurotoxin Treatment to Prevent Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation.” In Circulation, 136:E462–E462. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Fudim, Marat, Richard Boortz-Marx, Arun Ganesh, Nathan H. Waldron, Yawar J. Qadri, Chetan B. Patel, Carmelo A. Milano, Albert Y. Sun, Joseph P. Mathew, and Jonathan P. Piccini. “Stellate ganglion blockade for the treatment of refractory ventricular arrhythmias: A systematic review and meta-analysis.” J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol 28, no. 12 (December 2017): 1460–67. https://doi.org/10.1111/jce.13324.

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Yerokun, Babatunde A., Mani A. Daneshmand, Maria V. Grau-Sepulveda, Michael S. Mulvihill, Sreekanth Vemulapalli, Alice Wang, Vinod Thourani, et al. “Increased Duration Between LVAD Implantation and Orthotopic Heart Transplantation is Associated With Increased Operative Mortality: An Analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Adult Cardiac Surgery Database.” In Circulation, Vol. 136. LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, 2017.

Scholars@Duke

Mulvihill, Michael S., Jeremy T. Joseph, Mani A. Daneshmand, Chetan B. Patel, Carmelo A. Milano, and Jacob N. Schroder. “Usefulness of 2 centrifugal ventricular assist devices in a total artificial heart configuration: A preliminary report.” J Heart Lung Transplant 36, no. 11 (November 2017): 1266–68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healun.2017.05.019.

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Nwaejike, Nnamdi, Andre Y. Son, Carmelo A. Milano, and Mani A. Daneshmand. “Is there a role for upper-extremity intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation as a bridge-to-recovery or a bridge-to-transplant in the treatment of end-stage heart failure?” Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 25, no. 4 (October 1, 2017): 654–58. https://doi.org/10.1093/icvts/ivx165.

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Karhausen, Jörn A., Alan M. Smeltz, Igor Akushevich, Mary Cooter, Mihai V. Podgoreanu, Mark Stafford-Smith, Susan M. Martinelli, Manuel L. Fontes, and Miklos D. Kertai. “Platelet Counts and Postoperative Stroke After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery.” Anesth Analg 125, no. 4 (October 2017): 1129–39. https://doi.org/10.1213/ANE.0000000000002187.

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Joseph, Jeremy T., Michael S. Mulvihill, Babatunde A. Yerokun, Sadé M. Bell, Carmelo A. Milano, and Matthew G. Hartwig. “Elevated donor hemoglobin A1c does not impair early survival in cardiac transplant recipients.” Clin Transplant 31, no. 7 (July 2017). https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.12995.

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Starling, Randall C., Jerry D. Estep, Douglas A. Horstmanshof, Carmelo A. Milano, Josef Stehlik, Keyur B. Shah, Brian A. Bruckner, et al. “Risk Assessment and Comparative Effectiveness of Left Ventricular Assist Device and Medical Management in Ambulatory Heart Failure Patients: The ROADMAP Study 2-Year Results.” In Jacc Heart Fail, 5:518–27, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jchf.2017.02.016.

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DeVore, Adam D., Fawaz Alenezi, Arun Krishnamoorthy, Mads Ersboll, Marc D. Samsky, Phillip J. Schulte, Chetan B. Patel, et al. “Assessment of cardiac allograft systolic function by global longitudinal strain: From donor to recipient.” In Clin Transplant, Vol. 31, 2017. https://doi.org/10.1111/ctr.12961.

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