John C. Milani, M.D.

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For patients’ convenience, Dr. Milani not only sees
patients in Irving, but also at a satellite office in Dallas:
(Pine Creek Medical Center Office Building)
9080 Harry Hines Blvd., Suite 210
Dallas, Texas 75235

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About Dr.Milani

Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Orthopedic Spine Surgeon

Dr. Milani is board certified with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since 1982 and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons since 1984. He is also a certified member of the American Board of Pain Medicine since 1994 and is a member of multiple additional spinal and medical organizations.

Dr. Milani was born in Orange, New Jersey and grew up at the Jersey Shore. He attended college at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey graduating with honors in 1973. He then attended the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, graduating in 1977. Dr. Milani served his internship in the United States Army at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas. He went on to complete his Orthopedic residency at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Milani finished military service as Assistant Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Darnall Army Hospital at Ft. Hood, Texas.

In 1984, Dr. Milani completed a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injuries and Spinal Pain at Dallas Rehabilitation Institute. He has served as Chief of Spinal Cord Injuries at Dallas Rehabilitation Institute and HealthSouth Medical Center. Dr. Milani also served as Medical Director of the Dallas Spinal Rehabilitation Pain Management Program and is currently a staff spinal surgeon at Pine Creek Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Milani has been in private practice in Dallas since 1984. His practice specializes in conservative and surgical treatment of all types of back and neck injuries and illnesses.

Education

1970-1973  Monmouth University, West Long Branch, NJ, A.A. and B.A. in Psychology, Cum Laude
1973-1977  University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ, M.D. degree
1977-1978  William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX, Flexible Internship
1978-1981  Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, Orthopedic Surgery Residency
1981-1982  Darnall Army Hospital, Fort Hood, TX, Staff Orthopedic Surgeon
1982-1984  Darnall Army Hospital, Fort Hood, TX, Assistant Chief of Orthopedic Surgery
1984-1985  Dallas Rehabilitation Institute, Dallas, TX, Spinal Cord Injuries and Spinal Pain Fellowship

Employment

7/1985-6/1992  Ortho Rehab Associates, Dallas, TX
7/1992-3/1995  CNS Associates of Texas, Dallas TX
3/1995-6/2001  OrthoNeuro Consultants, P.A. (CNS Associates Merger-March, 1995) Dallas, TX
7/2001-12/2001  Orthopedic Associates of Dallas, L.L.P. (OrthoNeuro Consultants, P.A./Orthopedic Associates of Dallas Merger—July 2001) Dallas, TX
1/2002-present  John C. Milani, M.D., P.A.—Private Orthopedic Spine Practice, Dallas, TX and Irving, TX

Board Certification

American Board or Orthopedic Surgery (1982)
American Board of Pain Medicine (1994)

Licensure

Texas—active since 1978

Memberships

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Medical Association
American Pain Society
American Spinal Injury Association
Dallas County Medical Society
Southern Pain Society
Texas Medical Association
Texas Medical Foundation
Texas Orthopedic Association

Fellow

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Staff Appointments

Pine Creek Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Active: 2005 to present
Chief of Surgery

HealthSouth Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Active: 1984-present

St. Paul Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Active: 1984-present

Parkland Medical Center
Dallas, TX
Clinical: 1984-2001

Medical City Dallas Hospital
Dallas, TX
Active: 1995-present

Las Colinas Medical Center
Irving, TX
Associate: 1998-present

Irving Coppell Surgical Hospital
Irving, TX
Active: 2008-present

Appointments

Chief of Spinal Cord Injuries
Dallas Rehabilitation Institute
Dallas, TX
1985-1996

Chief of Spinal Cord Injuries
HealthSouth Medical Center
Dallas, TX
1996-2004

Medical Director
Dallas Spinal Rehabilitation Pain Management Program
Dallas, TX
1996-2007

Medical School Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor Orthopedic Surgery
Southwestern Medical School
Dallas, TX
1984-2001

Scientific Papers

Immediate Mobilization of Thoracolumbar Surgery Patient
John C. Milani, M.D. and George W. Wharton, M.D.
Poster presentation: American Spinal Injury Association
San Francisco, CA 1986

Closed Head Injury in Patients with Spinal Cord Injury
John C. Milani, M.D.
Read: Spinal Cord Injury—Past, Present and Future
Advanced Treatment Concepts 1986

Blood Conservation in Lumbar Spinal Surgery
John C. Milani, M.D. and George W. Wharton, M.D.
Read: International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
Dallas, TX 1986

Blood Conservation in Spinal Surgery
John C. Milani, M.D. and George W. Wharton, M.D.
Read: Clinical Orthopedic Society, (Published in Orthopedic Transactions)
Fort Worth, TX—1987
Boston, Massachusetts 1987
Read: Texas Orthopedic Association, Houston, TX 1987

Computer Interactive Learning in Spinal Cord Injuries
George W. Wharton, M.D. and John C. Milani, M.D.
Presented at various U.S. and European meetings 1986-1987

The Effects of Aggressive Pulmonary Rehabilitation in Spinal Cord Injuries
John C. Milani, M.D., Susan Sorter, R.R.T., George W. Wharton, M.D.
Read: American Spinal Injury Association
San Francisco, CA 1986

Spinal Tumors: Surgical Treatment and Outcomes
John C. Milani, M.D. and George W. Wharton, M.D.
Read: American Spinal Injury Association
Boston, MA 1987

A Comparison Study of Five Low Pressure Mattresses
Linda S. Dean, R.N., John C. Milani, M.D. and George W. Wharton, M.D.
Read: American Spinal Injury Association
Boston, MA 1987

Pressure Sore Profile in Spinal Cord Injury: Management and Cost
Linda S. Dean, R.N., John C. Milani, M.D. and George W. Wharton, M.D.
Read: American Spinal Injury Association
Boston, MA 1987

Incidence of Swallowing Problems in Quadriplegia
Margaret Wise, M.A., O.T.R. and John C. Milani, M.D.
Read: American Spinal Injury Association
Boston, MA 1987

Transthoracic Approach to the Thoracolumbar Spine
John C. Milani, M.D. and George W. Wharton, M.D.
Poster Presentation: American Spinal Injury Association
Boston, MA 1987

Effects of Third Party Reimbursement on Provision of Equipment and Services for Spinal Cord Injured Patients
John C. Milani, M.D. and George W. Wharton, M.D.
Read: American Spinal Injury Association
Las Vegas, Nevada 1989

Overview of Blood Conservation in Spinal Surgery
(Invited Book Chapter) Spine: State of the Art Reviews: January 1991
Handley & Belfus Inc., Publisher

Intrathecal Baclofen for the Treatment of Spasticity
Dorothy Leong, M.D. and John C. Milani, M.D.
Read: Orthopedic Rehabilitation Association
Atlanta, GA 1993

Implantable Devices for the Treatment of Pain and Spasticity
Southwest Regional National Rehabilitation Conference
Dallas TX 1993

Spinal Cord Injury Update
George W. Wharton and John C. Milani, M.D.
Dallas Medical Journal and Dallas County Medical Journal, November, 1994