Dr. Filippo Milano is the associate director of the Cord Blood Transplant Program and treats patients with acute leukemias and other blood disorders.
My philosophy in caring for patients is to treat them always with respect and compassion. I believe in treating others as I would want someone of my family to be treated. Every patient is unique and unique is their life and the life of their families. I have always felt privileged to be a part of their life to offer emotional and caring support and to facilitate them in the decision-making process.
Cord blood transplantation, acute leukemias
- Assistant Professor, UW School of Medicine
- Assistant Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- Associate Director, Cord Blood Transplant Program, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
- MD: University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
- PhD: University, La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
- Residency: Internal Medicine, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
- Fellowship: Hematology, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy and University of Washington
Languages: English and Italian
Filippo Milano, MD, PhD, always regarded working in health care as a unique opportunity to provide help for others while also positively affecting the lives of many.
"Cancer does not only affect the life of the patient but it also affects the life of the people around them," Dr. Milano says. "As a physician, I feel privileged to take care of cancer patients, offering not only therapeutic support but mostly emotional support to them and their families."
Dr. Milano is the associate director of the Cord Blood Transplant Program and leads several clinical and lab research projects involving cord blood as a source of stem cells. He is also the primary investigator of two active clinical trials enrolling at SCCA and UW.
When Dr. Milano is not treating patients or conducting research, he can be found cooking, riding his Vespa or Harley around Seattle, or coaching soccer. Although a lifelong soccer player, Dr. Milano now sticks to coaching the sport and heads a semi-professional soccer team, OSA FC, in the National Premier Soccer League.