Society Representatives and Contacts


Accreditation Committee for Perfusion Education (AC-PE) 

Thomas E. MacGillivray  - Boston, MA
James S. Tweddell - Cinncinati, OH

American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Education Committee/Postgraduate Course Advisory Subcommittee

K. Robert Shen - Rochester, MN

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)

Advocacy Committee

John E. Mayer, Jr. - Boston, MA

ACC Coding & Nomenclature Committee

Stephen J. Lahey - Farmington, CT

Appropriate Use Criteria for Severe Symptomatic Aortic Stenosis Writing Committee

Michael J. Mack - Dallas, TX

Revision of 2012 Coronary Revascularization Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) Writing Committee

Peter K. Smith - Durham, NC

American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)

Writing Committee to Update the 2012 Expert Consensus Document on Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)

Fred H. Edwards - Jacksonville, FL
Michael J. Mack - Dallas, TX

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

2012 Focused Report on Data Standards for Description of Myocadial Ischemia Writing Committee

Steven J. Hoff - Nashville, TN

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

Joseph A. Dearani - Rochester, MN

Guideline Focused Update on Dual Antiplatelet Therapy (DAPT) Steering Committee

Michael J. Mack - Dallas, TX

American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)

ACCP Lung Cancer Guidelines – Third Edition

Douglas E. Wood - Seattle, WA

American College of Radiology (ACR)

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

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

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Board of Governors

Charles R. Bridges - Somerville, NJ

Advisory Council for Cardiothoracic Surgery

James I. Fann - Stanford, CA
John D. Mitchell - Aurora, CO

Commission on Cancer

Michael Lanuti - Boston, MA

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/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

Michael J. Weyant  -  Aurora, CO
Michael S. Kent  -  Boston, MA

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
Brendon M. Stiles - New York, NY 

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

Brookings Institution

National Medical Deivce Postmarket Surveillance System Planning Board

Michael J. Mack - Dallas, TX

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 Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee

Ashok N. Babu - Aurora, CO
Jim Jaggers (Alternate) - Aurora, CO

Delaware Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee

Kathleen W. McNicholas - Newark, DE
Ray A. Blackwell (Alternate) - Newark, DE

Georgia Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee

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

Louisiana Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee

Mary C. Mancini - Shreveport, LA
Gregory J. Eckholdt (Alternate) - Covington, LA

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

Sanjay A. Samy - Sayre, PA
Walter E. Pae (Alternate) - Hershey, PA

Physician Compare Quality Measurement Technical Expert Panel (TEP)

Jeffrey P. Jacobs - St. Petersburg, FL

Reevaluation of the Hospital-Acquired Condition Reduction Program Scoring Methodology Technical Expert Panel

Jeffrey P. Jacobs - St. Petersburg, FL

Texas Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee

John H. Calhoon - San Antonio, TX
Mitchell J. Magee (Alternate) - Dallas, TX

Washington, DC Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee

Jennifer L. Ellis - Washington, DC
Ngozika J. Nwaneri (Alternate) - Lanham, MD

Coalition of Cardiovascular Organizations (CCO)

Michael J. Mack  -  Dallas, TX

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Thomas E. MacGillivray -  Boston, MA

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

Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)

National Medical Device Registries Task Force

Fred H. Edwards - Jacksonville, FL

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

Joint Commission

Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification Technical Advisory Panel

Joseph F. Sabik - Cleveland, OH
Alan M. Speir - Falls Church, VA

Joint Council on Thoracic Surgery Education (JCTSE)

Board of Directors

Keith S. Naunheim (Vice Chair)  -  St. Louis, MO
David A. Fullerton (Treasurer) - Aurora, CO
Douglas J. Mathisen - Boston, MA

Advisory Board

Joseph B. Shrager  -  Stanford, CT
Joseph F. Sabik - Cleveland, OH

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

Health Professionals Council

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

Measure Applications Partnership Hospital Workgroup

Jeffrey P. Jacobs - St. Petersburg, FL

Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI)

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

Executive Committee At-Large Organizational Seat

David M. Shahian  -  Boston, MA

Measure Advisory Committee (MAC)

Jeffrey P. Jacobs - St. Petersburg, FL

Quality Alliance Steering Committee (QASC)

Fred H. Edwards  -  Jacksonville, FL 

Society for Advancement of Blood Management (SABM)

Victor A. Ferraris - Lexington, KY
Theolyn N. Price - Colorado Springs, CO 

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

Writing Committee on Operator & Institutional Requirements for Transcatheter Heart Valve Repair and Replacement

David A. Fullerton (Co-Chair) - Aurora, CO
Joseph E. Bavaria (Co-Chair) - Philadelphia, PA
Gabriel S. Aldea - Seattle, WA
Emile A. Bacha - New York, NY
Michael J. Mack - Dallas, TX

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/American College of Cardiology TVT Registry

Steering Committee

Frederick L. Grover, Vice Chair - Aurora, CO
Fred H. Edwards - Jacksonville, FL
David M. Shahian - Boston, MA
Vinod H. Thourani - Atlanta, GA

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons/European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

2016 Joint Symposium

Sean C. Grondin - Calgary, Canada

Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA)

Mark Iannettoni  -  Greenville, NC
Ara A. Vaporciyan -  Houston, TX

Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE)

Board of Directors

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

United Healthcare Services (UHC)

Cardiac Scientific Advisory Board

Fred H. Edwards  -  Jacksonville, FL