Filippo Milano carried out his initial felloship in haematology at The University "La Sapienza" of Rome, Italy. After various stints working as a physician in both Rome and Seattle, he became a Research Associate in the Clinical Research Division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. That led onto a Senior Fellow position within Hematology at the University of Washington, Seattle, and Filippo is now an Assistant Member in the Clinical Research Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Filippo co-directs the Cord Blood Transplantation Programme, with Colleen Delaney.
Filippo's research is focused on the mechanism involved in hematopoietic stem cell regulation with the goal of translating these findings into clinical applications. This research has been centered on allogeneic bone marrow transplantation, and in particular, he is fascinated by the potential of cord blood transplantation (CBT). Filippo's overall goal is focused on how to improve outcomes after cord blood transplantation, and reducing transplant related mortality in high risk patients. Developing laboratory and clinical strategies such as ex-vivo expansion of hematopoietic progenitors along with adoption of new viral prophylaxis for CBT recipients has been part of his academic interest for the past several years.