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


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


Invited Lecture Engagements

The Dallas Short Course: Orthotics and Prosthetics
Course Review and Summary of Relevant Questions Lower Extremity
Prosthetics in Spinal Cord Injury.

Given annually from 1984-1990

Orthopedic Surgeons Board Review Course
Cervical Spine
Presented at the 1985 Session
Dallas TX

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Multidisciplinary Management of Chronic Back Pain
Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds Presentation
Dallas TX 1985

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Blood Conservation in Spinal Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds presentation
Dallas TX 1987

Scoliosis Research Society, Clinical Faculty
Pedicle Fixation of Lumbar Spine
Dallas TX 1989

Texas Rehabilitation Commission
Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Treatment of Back Pain
Dallas TX 1989

Scoliosis Research Society, Clinical Faculty
Advanced Lumbar Pedicle Fixation Course
Dallas TX 1990

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Surgical Treatment of Low Back Pain
Physical Medicine Grand Rounds
Dallas TX 1990

Dallas Rehabilitation Institute
Implantable Devices for the Treatment of Pain and Spasticity
Rehabilitation Visions Lecture Series
Dallas TX 1992

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Multidisciplinary Treatment of Neck and Back Pain
Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Dallas TX 1993

American Academy of Physical Medicine
Intrathecal Baclofen for Severe Spasticity
Miami, FL 1993

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Internist Club
Medical Complications of Spinal Cord Injury
Dallas TX 1994

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
The Spinal Cord Patient-An Overview
Conference: “Spanning the Role of Spinal Cord Rehabilitation”
Dallas TX 1995

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Treatment of Spasticity Using Implanted Baclofen Pump
Physical Medicine Grand Rounds
Dallas TX 1995

HealthSouth-Dallas Rehabilitation Institute
Functional Expectations by Neurologic Level in Spinal Cord Injury
Dallas TX 1995

Aetna (Corporate Headquarters)
Functional Expectations by Neurologic Level in Spinal Cord Injury
Las Colinas, TX 1996

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Pharmacologic Treatment of Spasticity in Spinal Cord Injuries
(For opening of the V.A. Spinal Cord Center)
Dallas TX 1996

Gerling Home Health Headquarters
Functional Expectations by Neurologic Level in Spinal Cord Injuries
Dallas TX 1996

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Cervical Spine Pathology and Surgical Treatment
Physical Medicine Grand Rounds
Dallas TX 1998

HealthSouth Medical Center
Expected Outcomes in Spinal Cord Injury
Dallas TX 1999

Worldwide Pain Conference Abstracts
Novel Use for Spinal Cord Stimulation
San Francisco CA 2000

Japanese Orthopedic Association
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Tokyo, Japan 2001


Continuing Medical Education since Residency Graduation

August 1981 Trauma to the Lower Extremity and its Sequelae
San Diego, CA
July 1982 Orthopedic Surgery Review Course
Dallas, TX
June 1983 San Francisco Orthopedic Review Course
(Attended after Board Certification)
San Francisco, CA
June 1983 San Francisco Anatomy Review
San Francisco, CA
September 1983 Intradiscal Enzyme Therapy
Dallas, TX
October 1983 ASIF Basic Internal Fixation Course
Phoenix, AZ
October 1984 The Dallas Short Course Orthotics and Prosthetics
Dallas, TX
December 1984 Advanced Concepts in Spinal Cord Injuries
Bal Harbour, FL
February 1985 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
New Orleans, LA
October 1985 Topics in Spinal Surgery
San Diego, CA
February 1986 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Las Vegas, NV
March 1986 American Spinal Injury Association
Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
April 1986 Spinal Cord Injury: Past, Present and Future–
Advanced Treatment Concepts
Dallas, TX
April 1986 Midas Rex Psychomotor Institute Hands-on Course
Texas Back Institute
Plano, TX
May 1986 International Society for the Study of the Lumbar
Spine
Dallas, TX
August 1986 Texas Medical Association Annual Meeting
Dallas, TX
October 1986 Clinical Orthopedic Society
December 1986 Fort Worth, TX
Restorative Neurology and Comprehensive
Rehabilitation of the Spinal Cord Injured Patient
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
February 1987 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
San Francisco, CA
March 1987 American Spinal Injury Association Annual Meeting
Boston, MA
March 1987 International Discography Conference
Dallas, TX
February 1988 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Atlanta, GA
March 1988 American Spinal Injury Association
San Diego, CA
May 1988 Management Development Program
Southern Methodist University
Dallas, TX
September 1988 Pedicle Fixation of the Lumbar Spine
Scoliosis Research Society
Chicago, IL
December 1988 Lumbar Spine, State of the Art 1988
San Francisco Spine Institute
February 1989 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Las Vegas, NV
April 1989 American Spinal Injury Association
Las Vegas, NV
March 1989 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
New Orleans, LA
May 1990 American Spinal Injury Association
Orlando, FL
November 1990 McKenzie Approach to Low Back and Neck Pain
Dallas, TX
February 1991 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Anaheim, CA
April 1991 American Spinal Injury Association
Seattle, WA
June 1991 Spinal Cord Stimulation Workshop
Texas Back Institute
Plano, TX
September 1991 Intrathecal Baclofen Workshop
Rush Medical College
Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center
Chicago, IL
February 1992 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Washington DC
May 1992 American Spinal Injury Association
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
June 1992 Buckley School of Public Speaking,
Executive Seminar
Camden, SC
November 1992 Lioresal Intrathecal Therapy: Theory and Application
Chicago, IL
May 1993 American Spinal Injury Association
San Diego, CA
October 1993 North American Spine Society
San Diego, CA
January 1994 Comprehensive Pain Medicine Certification
Examination Review Course
Dallas, TX
February 1994 Board Certification Exam in Pain Medicine
Orlando, FL
April 1994 American Spinal Injury Association
Philadelphia, PA
May 1995 American Spinal Injury Association
Orlando, FL
October 1995 Impairment Evaluation Under Texas Workers’ Compensation
(Basic and Advanced Courses)
Dallas, TX
March 1995 Advanced Technique in Spinal Surgery
Keystone, CO
November 1996 Spinal Decompression and Stabilization
Advanced Spinal Surgery Techniques
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
Chicago, IL
February 1997 Lumbar Interbody Fusion of the Spine
Dallas, TX
August 1997 Impairment Evaluation Under Texas Workers’ Compensation
San Antonio, TX
March 1998 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
New Orleans, LA
June 1998 Comprehensive Review of Pain Management for the Practicing Physician
Boston, MA
September 1998 Technique for Percutaneous Electrothermal
Treatment of Discogenic Pain
Chicago, IL
November 1998 Spinal Surgery: Current Concepts and Techniques
Dallas TX
August 1999 Impairment Evaluation Under Texas Workers’ Compensation
San Antonio, TX
December 1999 Alcohol and Other Drug Use Among Physicians
Dallas, TX
April 2000 American Spinal Injury Association
Chicago, IL
December 2000 Maintaining Professional Boundaries Treating Difficult Patients
Dallas, TX
August 2001 Impairment Evaluation Under Texas Workers’ Compensation
San Antonio, TX
August 2001 Texas Medical Association
Pain Management: Meeting JCAHO Standards
HSMC Dallas, TX
January 2002 Texas Medical Association
Maintaining Professional Boundaries and Treating
Difficult Patients
February 2002 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
February 2002 Federation of Spine Associations
Dallas, TX
March 2002 Spine Education Summit
Vail, CO
December 2002 Texas Medical Association Physician Oncology Education Program
Dallas, TX
August, 2003 Impairment Evaluation Seminar Ethics
San Antonio, TX
December 2003 Texas State Board Medical Examiners: A
Glimpse of Licensure and Discipline (video)
March 2004 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
San Francisco, CA
July 2004 CPR American Heart Association
Dallas TX
July 2004 Texas Medical Liability Trust
Practice Based CME
Dallas, TX
January 2005 DePuy Spine
Charite Artificial Disc: Practicum/Lab
Chicago IL
June 2005 Presbyterian Institute for Minimally Invasive Treatment
Cadaver Bioskills Lab and Lectures
August 14, 2005 Texas Medical Liability Trust
A Journey of Innovation: Electronic Health Records
November 17, 2005 Texas Medical Liability Trust
Hot Topics in Risk Management
November 20, 2005 Texas Medical Liability Trust
Fraud and Abuse Prevention: What Physicians Need to Know
January 30, 2006 Texas Medical Liability Trust
On the Lookout: Current Risk Issues and How to Cope
March 15, 2006 Medical Education Resources
Focus on Bone Graft Substitutes for Spinal
Arthrodesis: A Case Based Monograph
October 4, 2006 Basic Cardiac Life Support
Recertification Class
October 16, 2006 Texas Medical Liability Trust
Double Jeopardy-Problem Patients and Frustrated Physicians
December 8-9-2006 American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians
Designated Doctor and Physician Training Course
December 30, 2006 Texas Medical Liability Trust
Conflicts of Interest
January 7, 2007 Texas Medical Liability Trust
He’s Not My Patient–Is He?
March 19, 2007 Texas Medical Liability Trust
How to Stay on the Right Side of the Law-Physician/Hospital Relationships
March 2007 American Medical Association
Verdict is In, Part 1
April 11, 2007 American Medical Association
Verdict Is In, Part 2
June 12, 2007 Culture & Medicine
Texas Medical Foundation
August 17, 2007 Cervical Arthroplasty
Medtronic
Denver, Colorado
September 20, 2007 Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume: 8, Issue: 10
October 6, 2007 Stalif Implant Course
Newport Beach, California
November 1, 2007 Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume: 8, Issue: 11
November 11, 2007 Texas Medical Liability Trust
Calculating the Cost: The Risk and Rewards of
Ancillary Services
November 19, 2007 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume: 8, Issue 12
January 5, 2008 Texas Medical Liability Trust
Room for Improvement?
Physician-Patient Communications
February 1, 2008 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume: 9, Issue: 2
February 25, 2008 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume: 9, Issue: 3
May 31, 2008 John Hopkins University School of Medicine
Effective Pain and Risk Management with Opioid
Pharmacology
June 2, 2008 Texas Medical Liability Trust
2008-Complementary And Alternative Medicine
June 3, 2008 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume: 9, Issue: 4, 5
June 4, 2008 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume: 9, Issue 6
June 8, 2008 Texas Medical Liability Trust
2008-Conditional Care
Barriers in Mental Health Care
June 19, 2008 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume: 9, Issue 7
June 20, 2008 Texas Medical Liability Trust
DVD-You’ve Been Sued:
Successfully Navigating the Litigation Process
July 6, 2008 Texas Medical Liability Trust
2008-Boomers Come of Retirement Age
September 1, 2008 Lippincott CME Institute, Inc.
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume 9, Issue 9
September 14, 2008 Texas Medical Liability Trust
2008-Treating Your Patient’s Pain
September 19, 2008 Lippincott CME Institute
2008-Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume 9, Issue 10
April 3, 2009 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume 10, Issue 4
May 4, 2009 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume 10, Issue 5
July 20, 2009 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume 10, Issue 8
January 16, 2010 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume 10, Issue 9
January 16, 2010 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume 10, Issue 10
January 16, 2010 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume 10, Issue 11
January 16, 2010 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume 10, Issue 12
January 16, 2010 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume 11, Issue 1
June 17, 2011 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume 12, Issue 7
November 2, 2011 Texas Medical Liability Trust
Practice-Based CME
January 2012 Texas Medical Liability Trust
Case Closed: Studies
Volume 1
January 2012 Texas Medical Liability Trust
Electronic Medical Records and Emerging Changes to HIPAA
January 2012 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume 13, Number 1
February 1, 2012 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume 13, Number 2
February 9-11, 2012 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
2012 Annual Meeting
March 2, 2012 San Francisco, California
Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume 13, Number 3
April 1, 2012 Lippincott CME Institute
Contemporary Spine Surgery
Volume 13, Number 4