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Ross Milner, MD

Professor of Surgery

Director, Center for Aortic Diseases

Ross Milner, MD, is an internationally recognized expert in vascular surgery. He specializes in the treatment of complex aortic diseases.

Dr. Milner has been the primary investigator on numerous endovascular device trials. He is the co-national principal investigator for the GREAT registry. He examined the use of remote pressure sensor monitoring for surveillance after endovascular aortic aneurysm repair as part of a research fellowship that he completed at the University Medical Center of Utrecht as the Marco Polo Fellow of the Society for Vascular Surgery. Since that time, he has been involved with many studies that evaluate endovascular devices for both thoracic aortic disease and abdominal aortic aneurysms.

A dedicated educator and mentor, Dr. Milner teaches medical students, residents and fellows about vascular disease management, including the use of aortic stents. He has received numerous awards for his teaching. In addition, he is frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences on vascular surgery and aortic aneurysms. He has been recognized as the first master clinician of the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence.

A prolific author, Dr. Milner has written more than 100 abstracts and manuscripts, as well as more than 20 reviews and chapters in leading textbooks on endovascular therapies. In addition, he serves on the editorial board for several prominent scientific journals, including The European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, Vascular Disease Management, and Endovascular Today, and reviews manuscripts for inclusion in many peer-reviewed journals, such as the American Journal of Surgery and the Journal of Vascular Surgery.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

University of Chicago Medicine Center for Advanced 
Care at Orland Park 
14290 S. La Grange Rd. 
Orland Park, IL 60462

Year Started Practice


Board Certifications

General Surgery
Vascular Surgery

Medical School

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (general surgery)


Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (vascular and endovascular surgery)
University Medical Center, Utrecht, Netherlands (vascular surgery)


Association for Academic Surgery
Association of Program Directors in Vascular Surgery
Association of VA Surgeons
Georgia Surgical Society
Midwestern Vascular Surgery Society
Peripheral Vascular Surgery Society
Society of University Surgeons
Society for Vascular Surgery
Southern Association for Vascular Surgery
University of Pennsylvania Surgical Society

Language Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6128

Office Fax

(773) 702-0863

Office Postal Address

Ross Milner, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 5030
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Milner

Dr. Milner was part of an expert team that treated Brandi Umbarger, who was suffering from a rare vascular deformity that made eating nearly impossible.

Dr. Milner was featured in the article GREAT Registry for Gore's Aortic Devices Achieves Enrolment Milestone in Endovascular Today that discusses the Gore GREAT registry and how it can be used to advance endovascular treatment and improve patient outcomes.

The Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence appointed Dr. Milner as the first master clinician; in this role, he mentors both student and faculty scholars as they work to improve doctor-patient communication and clinical decision-making.

Dr. Milner answered questions about how to spot (and fix) an abdominal aortic aneurysm on the Science Life blog.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Milner's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.