Rita C. Milewski

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Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Active Physician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Consulting Physician, Pennsylvania Hospital
Health System Clinician, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Active Staff, Chester County Hospital
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 (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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Description of Itmat Expertise

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

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.

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.

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.

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Last updated: 10/25/2017
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