Carlos Milla M.D.


Carlos Milla is Professor of Pediatrics at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he is also Associate Director for Translational Research at the Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology at Stanford. Dr Milla graduated from Medical School in Lima Peru, completed Residency in Pediatrics at the Children's Medical Center of Brooklyn, State University of New York, and then went on to complete sub-specialty training in Pediatric Pulmonology and Cystic Fibrosis at the University of Minnesota, as well as advanced training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. In 2007 Dr Milla joined the faculty at Stanford University and became the Director of the Stanford Cystic Fibrosis Center. Dr Milla's research interests have centered on the pathophysiologic mechanisms that lead to early airway disease in CF and the metabolic factors that contribute to lung disease progression. He has actively participated in multiple CF clinical research studies and has accumulated substantial experience on the study of longitudinal outcomes in CF. He has also been very active in the development of diagnostic strategies for rare lung disorders, identifying and implementing protocols to improve diagnosis and clinical outcomes of patients affected by these conditions. Dr Milla has published and lectured extensively on the topic of cystic fibrosis and other rare pulmonary disorders, both nationally and internationally. His laboratory is focused on clinical translational research in respiratory disorders and has funding from the National Institutes of Health, the US Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and other organizations. Current areas of research include early CF lung disease development and diagnostic challenges in newborns identified by screening, as well as expanding his research interests with active programs for biomarker discovery for chronic pulmonary conditions such as primary ciliary dyskinesia, pulmonary hypertension, chronic lung disease of infancy and interstitial lung disease.