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Rita C. Milewski, R.Ph., M.D., Ph.D.

Rita C. Milewski R.Ph., M.D., Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Surgery

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Division of Cardiovascular Surgery
3400 Spruce St., 6th Fl. Silverstein Pvln.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-964-3856
Fax: 215-349-5798
Education:
B.S.
Purdue University College of Pharmacy, West Lafayette, IN, 1980.
M.D.
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL , 1984.
Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.
WPWP (Entrepreneurship Certificate)
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.
WPWP (Business Essentials Certificate)
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.
Master (Medical Education)
University of Pennsylvania, 2015.
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Selected Publications

Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY, Habertheuer A, Komlo C, Milewski RK, McCarthy F, Desai ND, Bavaria JE.: Bicuspid aortic insufficiency with aortic root aneurysm: Root reimplantation versus Bentall root replacement. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 102(4): 1221-1228, October 2016.

Arnaoutakis GJ, Vallabhajosyula P, Bavaria JE, Sultan I, Siki M, Naidu S, Milewski RK, Williams ML, Hargrove WC 3rd, Desai ND, Szeto WY. : The impact of deep versus moderate hypothermia on postoperative kidney function after elective aortic hemiarch repair. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 102(4): 1313-1321, October 2016.

Jassar AS, Vallabhajosyula P, Bavaria JE, Gutsche J, Desai ND, Williams ML, Milewski RK, Hargrove WC, Szeto WY.: Direct innominate artery cannulation: An alternate technique for antegrade cerebral perfusion during aortic hemiarch reconstruction. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 151(4): 1073-1078, April 2016.

Rylski B, Siepe M, Beyersdorf F, Kari FA, Grün L, Desai ND, Szeto WY, Milewski RK, Adachi H, Kimura N, Bavaria JE.: Bicuspid aortic valve resuspension in acute type A aortic dissection patients. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 100(3): 827-832, September 2015.

Rylski B, Beyersdorf F, Desai ND, Euringer W, Siepe M, Kari FA, Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY, Milewski RK, Bavaria JE.: Distal aortic reintervention after surgery for acute DeBakey type I or II aortic dissection: open versus endovascular repair. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 48(2): 258-263, August 2015.

Jassar AS, Desai ND, Kobrin D, Pochettino A, Vallabhajosyula P, Milewski RK, McCarthy F, Maniaci J, Szeto WY, Bavaria JE.: Outcomes of aortic root replacement after previous aortic root replacement: The “true” redo root. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 99(5): 1601-1609, May 2015.

Rylski B, Milewski RK, Bavaria JE, Branchetti E, Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY, Desai ND.: Outcomes of surgery for chronic type A aortic dissection. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 99(1): 88-93, January 2015.

Rylski B, Szeto WY, Bavaria JE, Walsh L, Anwaruddin S, Desai ND, Moser GW, Herrmann HC, Milewski RK. : Transcatheter aortic valve implantation in patients with ascending aortic dilatation: The procedure’s safety and mid-term follow-up. European Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 46(2): 228-233, August 2014

Rylski B, Milewski RK, Bavaria JE, Vallabhajosyula P, Moser W, Szeto WY, Desai ND.: Long-term results of aggressive hemiarch replacement in 534 patients with type A aortic dissection. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 148(6): 2981-2985, December 2014.

Rylski B, Branchetti E, Bavaria JE, Vallabhajosyula P, Szeto WY, Milewski RK, Desai ND.: Modeling of predissection aortic size in acute type A dissection: More than 90% fail to meet the guidelines for elective ascending replacement. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 148(3): 944-948, September 2014.

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Last updated: 05/22/2017
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