Rita C. Milewski

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Contract Physician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Active Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Health System Clinician, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
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: 215-662-9595
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.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Aortic Translational Research including neural crest contribution to bicuspid aortic valve syndrome

Selected Publications

Jassar AS, Bavaria JE, Szeto WY, Moeller PJ, Maniaci J, Milewski RK, Gorman JH 3rd, Desai ND, Gorman RC, Pochettino A: Graft selection for aortic root replacement in complex active endocarditis: Does it matter? Annals of Thoracic Surgery 93(2): 480-487, Feb. 2012.

Branchetti E, Milewski RK, Grau JB, Sainger R, Poggio Paolo, Lai Eric, Gorman RC, Gorman JH 3rd, Bavaria JE, Ferrari G: Alterations in vascular smooth muscle cell phenotype and tissue microstructure are associated with thoracic aortic aneurysms in bicuspid aortic valve patients. Journal of Cellular Physiology 2012 Notes: (in press).

Branchetti E, Milewski RK, Grau JB, Seefried WF, Sainger, R, Poggio P, Gorman RC, Gorman JH 3rd, Bavaria JE, Acker MA, Ferrari G: Bicuspid aortic aneurysm: Role of CTGF on smooth muscle cell phenotype and matrix homeostasis. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 2012 Notes: (in press).

Bavaria J, Milewski RK, Baker J, Moeller P, Szeto W, Pochettino A: Classic hybrid evolving approach to distal arch aneurysms: Toward the zero solution. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 140(6 Suppl): S77-80, Dec. 2010.

Milewski RK, Szeto WY, Pochettino A, Moser GW, Moeller P, Bavaria JE: Have hybrid procedures replaced open aortic arch reconstruction in high risk patients: A comparative study of open arch debranching with endovascular stent graft placement and conventional open total and distal aortic arch reconstruction. Journal of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery 160(3): 590-597, Sept. 2010.

Milewski RK, Pacini D, Moser GW, Moeller P, Desai N, Cowie D, Szeto WY, Di Marco L, Pochettino A, Di Bartolomeo R, Bavaria JE. : Retrograde and antegrade cerebral perfusion: results in short elective arch reconstructive times. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 89(5): 1448-1457, May 2010.

Degenhardt KR, Milewski RK, Padmanabhan A, Miller M, Singh MK, Lang D, Engleka KA, Wu M, Li J, Zhou D, Antonucci N, Li L, Epstein JA: Distinct enhancers at the Pax 3 focus can function redundantly to regulate neural tube and neural crest expressions. Developmental Biology 339(2): 519-527, Mar. 15 2010.

Szeto WY, Moser WG, Desai ND, Milewski RK, Cheung AT, Pochettino A, Bavaria JE: Transapical deployment of endovascular thoracic aortic stent graft for an ascending aortic pseudoaneurysm. Annals of Thoracic Surgery 89(2): 616-618, Feb. 2010.

Milewski RC, Chi NC, Li J, Brown C, Lu MM, Epstein JA: Identification of minimal enhancer elements sufficient for Pax3 expression in neural crest and implication of TEAD2 as a regulator of Pax3. Development 131(4): 829-37, Feb. 2004.

Lang D, Brown C, Milewski R, Jiang YQ, Lu MM, Epstein JA: Distinct enhancers regulate neural expression of Pax7. Genomics 82(5): 553-560, Nov. 2003.

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