Society Representatives and Contacts

A B C E H I J M N P Q S T U


Accreditation Committee for Perfusion Education (AC-PE) 

Thomas E. MacGillivray  - Houston, TX
James S. Tweddell - Cinncinati, OH


American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Education Committee/Postgraduate Course Advisory Subcommittee

Himanshu J. Patel - Ann Arbor, Mi

Scientific Affairs and Government Relations Committee

Keith A. Horvath - Bethesda, MD


American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS)

Cameron D. Wright (Chair) - Boston, MA
Bryan F. Meyers (Vice Chair) - St. Louis, MO
Joseph A. Dearani - Rochester, MN

Joe B. Putnam, Jr. - Jacksonville, FL


American College of Cardiology (ACC)

ACC Coding & Nomenclature Committee

Stephen J. Lahey - Farmington, CT

Appropriate Use Criteria for Severe Symptomatic Aortic Stenosis Writing Committee

Michael J. Mack - Dallas, TX

National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Science and Quality Oversight Committee (SQOC)

David M. Shahian - Boston, MA


American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association (ACCF/AHA)

2015 Guideline for the Management of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Writing Committee

Joseph A. Dearani - Rochester, MN

2017 Organization of Care of Patients with Valvular Heart Disease Writing Committee

Joseph E. Bavaria - Philadelphia, PA

Guideline Focus Update on Atrial Fibrillation Writing Committee

Joseph C. Cleveland - Aurora, CO

American College of Cardiology/American Association of Thoracic Surgery/Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions/The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ACC/AATS/SCAI/STS)

2017 Expert Consensus Statement: Operator and Institutional Requirements for
Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

Joseph E. Bavaria - Philadelphia, PA
Thomas G. Gleason - Pittsburgh, PA
Richard J. Shemin - Los Angeles, CA
Vinod H. Thourani - Atlanta, GA


American College of Radiology (ACR)

Appropriateness Criteria Expert Panels on Thoracic Imaging and Radiation Oncology-Lung

Traves D. Crabtree - St. Louis, MO
Mark D. Iannettoni - Greenville, NC

Appropriateness Criteria Writing Committee on Suspected Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Ali Khoynezhad - Los Angeles, CA

Appropriateness Criteria Writing Committee on Thoracic Aorta Interventional Planning and Follow-Up

Eric E. Roselli - Cleveland, OH


American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Advisory Council for Cardiothoracic Surgery

James I. Fann - Stanford, CA
Joseph F. Sabik - Cleveland, OH

Commission on Cancer

Leslie J. Kohman - Syracuse, NY


American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

Council of the Section for Enhancing Geriatric Understanding and Expertise Among Surgical and Medical Specialists

Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr.  -  Aurora, CO
Mark R. Katlic  -  Baltimore, MD
Ronald M. Weintraub (Alternate)  -  Cambridge, MA


American Heart Association (AHA)

Cardiovascular Clinical Working Group

David M. Shahian - Boston, MA


American Hospital Association (AHA)

Commmittee on Clinical Leadership

Jeffrey P. Gold - Omaha, NE

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA)

Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia

John S. Ikonomidis - Charleston, SC


American Medical Association (AMA)

House of Delegates

Jeffrey P. Gold  -  Omaha, NE
Robert M. Vanecko (Alternate)  -  Chicago, IL

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Advisory Committee

Francis C. Nichols, III -  Rochester, MN
Jeffery P. Jacobs (Alternate) -  St. Petersburg, FL 

Relative Value Scale Update Committee (RUC)

Verdi J. DiSesa -  Philadelphia, PA
Joseph C. Cleveland - Aurora, CO
James M. Levett (RUC Advisory Committee)  -  Cedar Rapids, IA


American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Program Committee

Gail E. Darling - Toronto, Canada
K. Robert Shen - Rochester, MN

American Society of Clinical Oncology/American Society of Radiation Oncology/The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ASCO/ASTRO/STS)

Thoracic Symposium Steering Committee

Jessica S. Donington - New York, NY
Richard I. Whyte - Boston, MA

Thoracic Symposium Program Committee

Melanie A. Edwards - St. Louis, MO
Mark K. Ferguson - Chicago, IL
Linda W. Martin - Bel Air, MD
David T. Cooke - Sacramento, CA


American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)

Guidelines for the Use of TEE to Assist with Surgical Decision-Making in the Operating Room: A Surgery Based Approach Writing Committee

Niv Ad - Falls Church, VA
Francis D. Pagani - Ann Arbor, MI


American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Joseph LoCicero, III  -  Mobile, AL

American Thoracic Society/Society of Thoracic Radiology/Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Guidelines for the Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions Writing Committee

Malcolm M. DeCamp - Chicago, IL


Cardiovascular Relative Value Update Committee (CV RUC)

Stephen J. Lahey - Farmington, CT


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Arkansas Medicare contractor Advisory Committee

Russell H. Wood - Fayetteville, AR
Nicky L. Pipkin (Alternate) - El Dorado, AR

Colorado Contractor Advisory Committee

Muhammad Aftab - Aurora, CO

Delaware Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee

Ray A. Blackwell - Newark, DE

Georgia Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee

Kirk R. Kanter - Atlanta, GA
Seth D. Force (Alternate) - Atlanta, GA

MACRA Episode-Based Resource Use Measures Clinical Committee

Jeffrey B. Rich - Virginia Beach, VA
Cameron D. Wright - Boston, MA

Maryland Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee

Daniel P. Harley - Glen Arm, MD
John V. Conte (Alternate) - Baltimore, MD

Mississippi Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee

Lawrence L. Creswell - Jackson, MS
Timothy H. Trotter (Alternate) - Vicksburg, MS

New Jersey Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee

Mark J. Krasna - Neptune, NJ
Mark J. Russo (Alternate) - Newark, NJ

New Mexico Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee

Jorge A. Wernly - Albuquerque, NM

Oklahoma Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee

David W. Vanhooser - Enik, OK

Pennsylvania Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee

Walter E. Pae - Hershey, PA
Larry L. Shears (Alternate) - York, PA

Physician Compare Quality Measurement Technical Expert Panel (TEP)

Jeffrey P. Jacobs - St. Petersburg, FL

Star Ratings Expert Panel

David M. Shahian - Boston, MA

Texas Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee

Mitchell J. Magee - Dallas, TX


Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Thomas E. MacGillivray -  Houston, TX


Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium (CHPHC)

Steering Committee

James S. Tweddell - Cincinnati, OH


Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)

Richard J. Shemin  -  Los Angeles, CA


CTSNet Board of Directors

Pavan Atluri -  Philadelphia, PA
David T. Cooke - Sacramento, CA
David C. Rice - Houston, TX
Douglas E. Wood - Seattle, WA


European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)

Congenital Surgery Database Working Group

Jeffrey P. Jacobs  -  St. Petersburg, FL


Fellowship Council (FC)

Board of Directors

Ralph W. Aye - St. Louis, MO

Accreditation Committee

Walter J. Scott - Philadelphia, PA
Jonathan D'Cunha - Pittsburgh, PA

Education/Curriculum Committee

James D. Luketich - Pittsburgh, PA


Heart Rhythm Society (HRS)

2017 HRS/EHRA/APHRS/ECAS/SOLAECE Expert Consensus Statement on catheter and Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation Writing Committee

Vinay Badhwar - Morgantown, WV
James R. Edgerton - Dallas, TX
Richard Lee - St. Louis, MO


Multisociety 2021 U.S. Bid Multi-Specialty Organizing Committee
for World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery 

John E. Mayer, Jr. - Boston, MA

National Quality Forum (NQF)

Frederick L. Grover (Voting Representative)  -  Aurora, CO

Board of Directors

David M. Shahian - Boston, MA

Cardiovascular Steering Committee

Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr. - Aurora, CO

Executive Committee

David M. Shahian  -  Boston, MA

Measure Applications Partnership Hospital Workgroup

Jeffrey P. Jacobs - St. Petersburg, FL

Physician Advisory Panel

David M. Shahian - Boston, MA

Surgery Steering Committee

Frederick L. Grover - Aurora, CA


National Quality Registry Network (NQRN)

David M. Shahian (Co-Chair) - Boston, MA


Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institue (PCORI)

Advisory Panel on Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options

Felix G. Fernandez - Decatur, GA

Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems

Leah M. Backhus - Stanford, CA


Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI)

Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr. (Voting Representative)  -  Aurora, CO

Foundation Board of Directors

David M. Shahian - Boston, MA

Measure Advisory Committee (MAC)

Vinay Badhwar - Morgantown, WV

Technical Expert Panel on PQRS#44 Preoperative Beta-Blocker in Patients with Isolated CABG Surgery

Jeffrey P. Jacobs - St. Petersburg, FL

Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI)/Pew Charitable Trust

Data Standards Steering Committee

David W. Wormuth - Jamesville, NY


Quality Alliance Steering Committee (QASC)

Fred H. Edwards  -  Jacksonville, FL 

Society for Advancement of Blood Management (SABM)

Victor A. Ferraris - Lexington, KY


Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA)

Quality and Safety Leadership Committee

Richard L. Prager - Ann Arbor, MI

Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI)

Appropriate Use Criteria for Ventilation Perfusion Scan in Pulmonary Embolism Writing Committee

Joseph Rabin -  Baltimore, MD


Surgical Quality Alliance (SQA)

Executive Committee

Fred H. Edwards  -  Jacksonville, FL 


The Society of Thoracic Surgeons/ The American Association for Thoracic Surgery

ECMO for Acute Respiratory Failure Expert Consensus Writing Group

Craig H. Selzman - Salt Lake City, UT
David M. McMullan - Seattle, WA
Nader Moazami - Cleveland, OH
Jacob T. Gutsche - Narberth, PA


The Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology TVT Registry

Steering Committee

Joseph E. Bavaria, Chair - Philadelphia, PA
Thomas G. Gleason - Pittsburgh, PA
Jeffrey P. Jacobs - St. Petersburg, FL
S. Chris Malaisrie - Chicago, IL
Vinod H. Thourani - Atlanta, GA

Research & Publications Subcommittee

Vinod H. Thourani - Atlanta, GA
Joseph C. Cleveland - Aurora, CO
Juan Crestanello - Columbus, OH
Thomas G. Gleason - Pittsburgh, PA
Jeffrey P. Jacobs - St. Petersburg, FL
S. Chris Malaisrie - Chicago, IL
Michael J. Reardon - Houston, TX

Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA)

Mark D. Iannettoni  -  Greenville, NC
Sandra L. Starnes - Cincinnati, OH
Ara A. Vaporciyan -  Houston, TX


The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)

Board of Directors

Douglas E. Wood (President) - Seattle, WA
Joseph E. Bavaria (Vice President) - Philadelphia, PA
Joseph E. Sabik, III (Secretary) - Cleveland, OH
Shanda H. Blackmon (Treasurer) - Rochester, MN
Mark S. Allen - Rochester, MN
John H. Calhoon - San Antonio, TX
David A. Fullerton - Aurora, CO
Robert S.D. Higgins - Baltimore, MD
Keith S. Naunheim - St. Louis, MO
Richard N. Pierson - Baltimore, MD
Vinod H. Thourani - Atlanta, GA


United Healthcare Services (UHC)

Cardiac Scientific Advisory Board

Fred H. Edwards  -  Jacksonville, FL

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