Rita C. Milewski RPh, MD, PhD, MsMed, FACS

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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
Purdue University College of Pharmacy, West Lafayette, IN, 1980.
Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL , 1984.
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.
WPWP (Business Essentials Certificate)
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.
WPWP (Entrepreneurship Certificate)
University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.
Master (Medical Education)
University of Pennsylvania, 2015.
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Selected Publications

Kilic A, Arnaoutakis GJ, Bavaria JE, Sultan I, Desai ND, Vallabhajosyula P, Williams ML, Milewski RK, Szeto WY.: Outcomes of elective aortic hemiarch reconstruction for aneurysmal disease in the elderly. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 104(5): 1522-1530, November 2017.

Sultan I, Wallen TJ,Habertheuer A, Siki M, Arnaoutakis GJ, Bavaria J, Szeto WY, Milewski R, Vallabhajosyula P. : Concomitant antegrade stent grafting of the descending thoracic aorta during transverse hemiarch reconstruction for acute DeBakey 1 aortic dissection repair improved aortic remodeling. Journal of Cardiac Surgery 32(9): 581-592, September 2017.

Gutsche JT, Miano TA, Vernick W, Raiten J, Bermudez C, Vallabhajosyula P, Milewski K, Szeto W, Fall ML, Williams ML, Patel P, Mikkelsen ME, Chiu C, Ramakrishna H, Canon J, Augoustides JG. : Does a Mobile ECLS Program Reduce Mortality for Patients Transported for ECLS Therapy for Severe Acute Respiratory Failure? J Cardiothorac Vasc Anesth September 2017.

Milewski RK, Habertheuer A, Bavaria JE, Siki M, Szeto WY, Krause E, Korutla V, Desai ND, Vallabhajosyula P.: Fate of remnant sinuses of Valsalva in bicuspid and trileaflet patients undergoing aortic valve replacement, ascending aorta, and aortic arch replacement. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 154(2): 421-432, August 2017 Notes: Presented at the Western Thoracic Surgical Association 42nd Annual Meeting (June 2016).

Abbas AA, Diamond JM, Chehoud C, Chang B, Kotzin JJ, Young JC, Imai I, Haas AR, Cantu E, Lederer DJ, Meyer KC, Milewski RK, Olthoff KM, Shaked A, Christie JD, Bushman FD, Collman RG.: The Perioperative Lung Transplant Virome: Torque Teno Viruses Are Elevated in Donor Lungs and Show Divergent Dynamics in Primary Graft Dysfunction. American Journal of Transplantation 17(5): 1313-1324, May 2017.

Vallabhajosyula P, Gottret JP, Menon R, Sultan I, Abbas Z, Siki M, Kramer M, Pulsipher A, Naidu S, Pochettino A, Milewski K, Szeto WY, Bavaria JE.: Central Repair With Antegrade TEVAR for Malperfusion Syndromes in Acute Debakey I Aortic Dissection. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 103(3): 748-755, March 2017.

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, GrĂ¼n 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.

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