Federico Milla, MD
Dr. Federico Milla is a cardiothoracic surgeon who cares for patients with valvular heart disease, end-stage heart failure requiring mechanical assist devices or transplantation as well as coronary artery disease. Dr. Milla completed his training in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital under the tutelage of Dr David H. Adams, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Under his guidance, he has become versatile in a broad range of cardiac procedures including coronary revascularization, re-operative cardiac surgery, and mitral valve reconstruction. His other major area of interest includes the care of patients with end-stage heart failure requiring mechanical assistance. Having been trained under Dr. Anelechi Anyanwu, Chief of Heart Transplantation at Mount Sinai Hospital, he has become experienced in the implantation of mechanical assist devices such as the HeartMate II, used for patients with heart failure as a bridge to transplantation or destination therapy. He has also been trained in cardiac transplantation.
Dr. Milla obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1994, and graduated medical school in 2000 from St. George’s University, Grenada. He completed his General Surgery Residency at The University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts in 2007, as well as a cardiac research fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center from 2003-2005, where he studied novel therapies for the surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation.
He is a fluent Spanish speaker.