Eric D. Milanese, MMS, PA-C

  • Instructor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, School of Medicine


Eric has been a practicing physician assistant since 2012 and graduated from Saint Louis University with a Masters of Medical Science. He started his career in general surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His career interests in cancer care led him to join the Division of Surgical Oncology at OHSU. While at OHSU, he has helped to develop patient care guidelines and participated in clinical research. He has a strong clinical interest in breast surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, melanoma, neuroendocrine tumors, and soft tissue malignancies. He has a strong belief in being a patient advocate and helping patients during their time of need.

Outside of work, he enjoys cooking, woodworking, running and hiking with his family. He is also an avid gardener.

Education and training

    • B.S., 1999, Ithaca College
    • M.A., 2009, Northeastern University
    • P.A., 2011, Saint Louis University

Memberships and associations:

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA)
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)


Selected publications

  • Shaw RD, Eid MA, Milanese ED, Ivatury SJ. Long-term bowel function patient reported outcomes after successful chemoradiation for anal canal cancer. Colorectal Dis. 2021 Feb 18. doi: 10.1111/codi.15590. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33599113.
  • Luong J, Milanese E, Fortino J, Vetto JT. Reduction of lymphocele rate in patients undergoing sentinel node biopsy for melanoma by intraoperative placement of plant-based hemostatic powder: Results of a prospective trial. Am J Surg. 2019 May;217(5):878-881. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2019.02.016. Epub 2019 Feb 14. PMID: 30799018.


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