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Michael Thomas Milano, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2171

Office: (585) 273-4096

Fax: (585) 275-1531

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Settings

Cancer, Radiation Oncology

Biography

Every patient and every cancer is unique. While each patient should be treated individually, all patients need compassionate care.

I chose this field because I find that using cutting-edge technology to treat and help cancer patients is very rewarding. My areas of expertise include thoracic and central nervous system tumors and treatment of oligometastases with radiation.

I am a native Rochesterian who attended McQuaid Jesuit High School and trained at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Conditions I Treat:

- Benign and malignant brain tumors
- Benign and malignant spine tumors
- Thoracic tumors
- Lung cancer
- Oligometastases

Professional Background

Dr. Milano is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Dr. Milano's practice focuses on the care of patients with primary brain tumors, brain metastases, spine tumors, benign intracranial tumors (such as pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas and meningiomas) and trigeminal neuralgia. Dr. Milano also treats patients with lung cancer and other thoracic tumors, head and neck cancer and metastatic cancer. He is involved in clinical research in all of these areas.

Dr. Milano is a board certified Radiation Oncologist. His undergraduate training was at the University of Notre Dame. His medical school, graduate school and internship training were at the University of Rochester. He received his residency training in Radiation Oncology at the University of Chicago. In 2005, he returned to Rochester to become a faculty member at University of Rochester's internationally recognized Department of Radiation Oncology. Dr. Milano has clinical expertise in stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), stereotactic body (including spine) radiation therapy (SBRT), intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) and tomotherapy.

Credentials

Education

2000
MD | University of Rochester

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2001 - 06/30/2005
Residency in Radiation Oncology at University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine

07/01/2000 - 06/30/2001
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

2019
Outstanding Reviewer in 2018 from Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys

2015
Strong Star Certificate of Appreciation
Sponsor: University o

2015
Outstanding Reviewer of 2014
Sponsor: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys

2013
3rd most downloaded clinical article for 2012
Sponsor: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys

2012
Patient- and Family-Centered Care Award

2011
Hero Fund Recognition/Strong Star Certificate of Appreciation (2 awarded)
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2010
Hero Fund/Strong Star Certificate of Appreciation (2 awarded)
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2009
Hero Fund Recognition/Strong Star Certificate of Appreciation (8 awarded)
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

2009
Simon Kramer New Investigator Award
Sponsor: Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG)

2008
Teacher of the Year Award
Sponsor: Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology (ARRO)

2008
Rubin-Mitchell Teaching Award
Location: University of Rochester

2008
Hero Fund Recognition/Strong Star Certificate of Appreciation (3 awarded)
Location: University of Rochester Medical Center

1999
George V. Metzger Award
Location: University of Rochester

1997
Young Investigator Travel Award
Location: International Workshop on Radiation Damage to DNA

1996 - 1997
Student Travel Awards
Location: Radiation Research Society

1993
The Dean's Research Fellowship
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1993
Academic Commendation
Location: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

1992
Outstanding Senior Physics Major Award
Location: University of Notre Dame

1992
Research Scholar
Location: Strong Children's Research Center

1992
Phi Beta Kappa
Sponsor: Epsilon of Indiana Chapter
Location: University of Notre Dame

1991
Alpha Epsilon Delta
Location: University of Notre Dame

1988 - 1992
Honors Program
Location: University of Notre Dame

1988 - 1992
1988 to 1992 National Dean's List (all years)
Location: University of Notre Dame

1988 - 1992
Dean's List (all semesters)
Location: University of Notre Dame

1988
National Honor Society
Location: McQuaid Jesuit High School

1988
Notre Dame Scholar
Location: University of Notre Dame

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Publications

Journal Articles

7/18/2022
Sharma M, Milano MT, Cummings M, Naqa IE. "Tumor Control Probability following Radiosurgery of Brain Metastases with and without Retreatment." International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics.. 2022 Jul 18; Epub 2022 Jul 18.

6/2022
Bergsma DP, Moravan MJ, Suri JS, Cummings MA, Usuki KY, Singh DP, Milano MT. "Patterns of recurrence after intracranial stereotactic radiosurgery for brain-only metastases from non-small cell lung cancer and the impact of upfront thoracic therapy with synchronous presentation." Journal of thoracic disease.. 2022 Jun; 14(6):1869-1879.

4/11/2022
Khazan N, Kim KK, Hansen JN, Singh NA, Moore T, Snyder CWA, Pandita R, Strawderman M, Fujihara M, Takamura Y, Jian Y, Battaglia N, Yano N, Teramoto Y, Arnold LA, Hopson R, Kishor K, Nayak S, Ojha D, Sharon A, Ashton JM, Wang J, Milano MT, Miyamoto H, Linehan DC, Gerber SA, Kawar N, Singh AP, Tabdanov ED, Dokholyan NV, Kakuta H, Jurutka PW, Schor NF, Rowswell-Turner RB, Singh RK, Moore RG. "Identification of a Vitamin-D Receptor Antagonist, MeTC7, which Inhibits the Growth of Xenograft and Transgenic Tumors ." Journal of medicinal chemistry.. 2022 Apr 11; Epub 2022 Apr 11.

Books & Chapters

2022
Chapter Title: Treatment of Locally Recurrent and Second Primary Head and Neck Cancers (published since 2003)
Book Title: UpToDate
Author List: Milano MT, Chmura SJ, Haraf DJ
Edited By: Rose BD
Published By: UpToDate 2022 in Waltham, MA

2022
Chapter Title: Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Oligometastases (published since 2014)
Book Title: UpToDate
Author List: Milano MT, Vokes EE, West H, Salama JK
Edited By: Rose BD
Published By: UpToDate 2022 in Waltham, MA

2022
Chapter Title: Re-irradiation of Head and Neck Cancer (published since 2008)
Book Title: UpToDate
Author List: Milano MT, Salama JK, Haraf DJ
Edited By: Rose BD
Published By: UpToDate 2022 in Waltham, MA

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