Dr. Mark Milunski is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He has more than 30 years’ experience in the medical field and has served as the Chief of Cardiology and Staff Cardiologist with the Orlando VA for the past three years. Prior to this, Dr. Milunski was in private practice in Cardiology in Orlando and Albany, New York. Throughout his career he has been actively involved in teaching and mentoring medical students. He was a Founding Member of the UCF College of Medicine Curriculum Planning Committee.


Dr. Milunski holds several academic and professional appointments with the Orlando VA and UCF College of Medicine. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, American College of Physicians, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and the Heart Failure Society of America. Additionally, Dr. Milunski is a fellow with the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, Council on Clinical Cardiology of the American Heart Association, Society of Coronary Angiography and Interventions, and The American College of Physicians.


In 2013, Dr. Milunski received the Residents Award for Outstanding Clinical Teacher with the Florida Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program. He was named a Regional Top Doc in 2013, 2014, and 2015. Dr. Milunski was named a Top Doctor in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016 in the US News & World Report. Also in 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016 he was listed as one of The Best Doctors in America. Lastly, Dr. Milunski was named one of the Best Doctors in Orlando in December 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, and 2016.


In partnership with the VA, UCF College of Medicine has identified individuals that provide a significant contribution to the college and medical students. Dr. Milunski joined the college in April of 2016 as part of this partnership. VA faculty members are invited to participate in teaching assignments, curriculum and admissions committees, student affairs and research mentorship. Their contributions make a significant impact for both the college and students.


Recent Publications


Peer Reviewed Publications

  1. Milunski MR, Gallis H, Fulkerson WJ. Staphylococcus aureus septicemia mimicking fulminant Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Am J Med 1987; 83:801-3.
  2. Milunski MR. Management of malignant tracheoesophageal fistula with a Celestin tube. NC Med J 1987; 48:565-6.
  3. Milunski MR, Canter CE, Wickline SA, Sobel BE, Miller JG, Pérez JE. Cardiac cycle-dependent variation of integrated backscatter is not distorted by abnormal wall motion in human subjects with paradoxical septal motion. Ultrasound Med Biol 1989; 15:311-7.
  4. Milunski MR, Hampson NB. Is a lung nodule always a lung nodule? Osteocartilaginous exostosis mimicking an apical lung mass. NC Med J 1989; 50:185-6.
  5. Wickline SA, Pérez JE, Wear KA, Mohr GA, Milunski MR, Barzilai B, Sobel BE, Miller JG. Ultrasonic characterization of cardiovascular tissue. Proceedings of National Institutes of Health Conference on modeling in biomedical research: An assessment of current and potential approaches, applications to studies in cardiovascular/pulmonary function and diabetes. 1989.
  6. Milunski MR, Mohr GA, Wear KA, Sobel BE, Miller JG, Wickline SA. Early detection of viable but stunned myocardium in dogs with ultrasonic integrated backscatter. J Am Coll Cardiol 1989; 14:462-71.
  7. Milunski MR, Mohr GA, Gessler CJ, Vered Z, Wear KA, Sobel BE, Miller JG, Pérez JE, Wickline SA. Ultrasonic tissue characterization with integrated backscatter: acute myocardial ischemia, reperfusion and stunned myocardium in patients. Circulation 1989;80:491-503.
  8. Wear KA, Milunski MR, Wickline SA, Pérez JE, Sobel BE, Miller JG. Differentiation between acutely ischemic myocardium and zones of completed infarction in dogs on the basis of frequency dependent backscatter. J Acoust Soc Am 1989; 85:2634-41.
  9. Wear KA, Milunski MR, Wickline SA, Pérez JE, Sobel BE, Miller JG. Contraction-related variation in the frequency dependence of acoustic properties of canine myocardium. J Acoust Soc Am 1989; 86:2067-72.
  10. Wear KA, Milunski MR, Wickline SA, Pérez JE, Sobel BE, Miller JG. The effect of frequency on the magnitude of cyclic variation of backscatter in dogs and implications for prompt detection of acute myocardial ischemia. IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelec Freq Contr 1991; 38:498-502.

Education & Specialties

  • B.S., Biology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
  • M.S., Biology, Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
  • M.D., Albany Medical College of Union University, Albany, NY
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Fellowship, Cardiovascular Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO



  • Cardiovascular Disease


Research Interests

  • Heart Failure


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