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

 
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Administrative Office:
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce Street
6 Silverstein Pavilion
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Administrative Assistant:
Administrative Phone: 215-662-2093
Administrative Fax: 215-243-3243
Patient Appointments: 215-662-2956

Clinical Offices:
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
Penn Heart and Vascular Center
East Pavilion, 2nd Floor
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Clinical Phone: 215-662-2093
Clinical Fax: 215-243-3243

Contact Information (internal use only)

rita.milewski@uphs.upenn.edu

 

 

Karianna (Rita) Milewski, MD, PhD is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Milewski became a staff physician were she entered the Clinical Investigator Graduate Degree Program, which allowed clinicians to obtain their PhD while continuing clinical responsibilities. In 2004 she completed her PhD in Molecular Genetics and later received two Business Certificates for Business Essentials and Entrepreneurship, from Wharton Business School, to obtain skills necessary to manage a laboratory. In 2008 she completed an Aortic Surgery Fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Milewski’s main areas of expertise are in aortic surgery, including endovascular and percutaneous valves. She also supervises both heart and lung organ procurements at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is currently conducting both clinical and basic science aortic research. Dr. Milewski is initiating a Translational Center for Aortic Diagnosis and Therapeutic Intervention.

 
Faculty Appointments
01/01/14 - present   Assistant Professor of Surgery at HUP
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2008 - 2013 Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - 2007 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Hospital and Administrative Appointments
2008 - 2013 Health System Clinician, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - 2006 Senior Research Investigator, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2004 - present  Active Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1996 - present  Contract Physician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Other Appointments
1996 - 1999 Clinical Instructor, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Education/Training
1976 - 1980 B.S. Purdue University College of Pharmacy
West Lafayette, Indiana
 
1980 - 1984 M.D. Northwestern University Medical School
Chicago, Illinois
 
1997 - 2004 Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2006 - 2007 University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business
WPWP Business Essentials Certificate
WPWP Entrepreneurship Certificate
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Postgraduate Training and Fellowship Appointments
1984 - 1986 Surgical Resident, University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota
 
1986 - 1989 Surgical Resident, University of West Virginia
Charleston, West Virginia
 
1989 - 1993 Cardiothoracic Resident
State University of New York at Buffalo
Buffalo, New York
 
1993 - 1994 Congenital Cardiac Surgery Fellow
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1994 - 1996 Fellow in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
1997 - 2004 PhD Candidate in Molecular Genetics
University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Graduate School
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
2008 Aortic Surgery Fellow
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
Memberships/Societies
 
National Societies
  • American Heart Association
    • Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia
    • Council on Basic Cardiovascular Sciences
    • Interdisciplinary Working Group on Functional Genomics and Translational Biology
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Heart Failure Society of America
 
Research
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Publications
 
Research Publications, peer reviewed
  1. Wessels JL, Bourland JD, Babbs CF, Milewski RC, Rockenhauser ME, Geddes LA. Cardiac stroke volume: Calculation from the pneumocardiogram. Medical Electronics Sept. 1980.
  2. Wessels JL, Bourland JD, Babbs CF, Milewski RC, Rockenhauser ME, Geddes LA. Correlation of the cardiogenic air flow in the respiratory airway (i.e. pneumocardiogram) with left ventricular stroke volume in dogs. Japanese Heart Journal 26(5):777-785, Sept. 1985.
  3. Lang D, Chen F, Milewski R, Li J, Lu M, Epstein JA. Pax3 is required for enteric ganglia formation and functions with Sox 10 to modulate expression of C-Ret. Journal of Clinical Investigation 106(8): 963-971, Oct. 2000.
  4. Chen F, Kook H, Milewski R, Gitler A, Lu MM, Li J, Nazarian R, Schnepp R, Kuangyu J, Biben C, Runke G, Mackay J, Novotny J, Schwartz R, Harvey RP, Mullins MC, Epstein JA. HOP is an unusual homeobox gene that modulates cardiac development. Cell 110(6):713-723, Sept. 20, 2002.
  5. 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.
  6. 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):829-837, Feb. 2004.
Abstracts, Past 3 Years
  1. Milewski RC, Hamamoto,Hiroitsugu, Kanemoto,Shinya, Immanuel,Camille, Plappert, Theodore, Parmacek, Michael S, Gorman, Joseph, Gorman, Robert. Serum Response Factor Is Regionally Expressed In Ischemic Cardiomyoopathy. Heart Failure Society of America, 2006.

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