Dr. Ross Milner has been named co-direct Center for Aortic Diseases at the University of Chicago Medicine. Milner, an expert in surgery to treat complex aortic aneurysmal disease, also is an associate professor of surgery. He comes to UChicago Medicine from Loyola University Medical Center, where he was chief of vascular surgery and endovascular therapy. Milner, 43, is a leader in the evaluation of new tools for minimally invasive treatments of aortic aneurysms and other blood vessel disorders. He has been an investigator on many endovascular device trials and is a leader in training other physicians in these techniques. Milner, a general and vascular surgeon, has a his B.A. in biology and MD from the University of Pennsylvania, where he also served a surgical residency, research fellowship and a clinical fellowship. After a year of research and training at University Medical Center in Utrecht, Netherlands, he joined the faculty at Emory University School of Medicine as an assistant professor of surgery in 2003. He came to Loyola as an associate professor of surgery in 2009.