Society Representatives and Contacts

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

American Association of Blood Banks (AABB)

The Platelet Guidelines Group

Glenn J.R. Whitman -  Baltimore, MD


Accreditation Committee for Perfusion Education (AC-PE) 

Thomas E. MacGillivray  - Boston, MA
James S. Tweddell - Milwaukee, WI


Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology (ACTO)

Surgical Standards for Lung Cancer Patients in the Operating Room Writing Committee

Betty C. Tong  -  Durham, NC
Matthew G. Blum - Colorado Springs, CO
Marc de Perrot - Toronto, CA


American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Education Committee/Postgraduate Course Advisory Subcommittee

Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr. - Aurora, CO


American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS)

Richard J. Shemin (Chair) - Los Angeles, CA
Cameron D. Wright (Vice Chair) - Boston, MA
Joseph A. Dearani - Rochester, MN

Bryan F. Meyers - St. Louis, MO
Joe B. Putnam, Jr. - Nashville, TN
Ara A. Vaporciyan - Houston, TX


American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Advocacy Committee

John E. Mayer, Jr. - Boston, MA

Special Liaison to ACC Coding and Nomenclature Committee

Peter K. Smith - Durham, NC


American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)

Structured Reporting for Catheterization Labs Health Policy Statement Writing Committee

Wilson Y. Szeto - Philadelphia, PA

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

Fed 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

Pediatric Cardiology Electronic Health Records Data Standards Writing Committee

Jennifer C. Hirsch-Romano - Ann Arbor, MI

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

Richard J. Shemin - Los Angeles, CA


American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association/Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ACCF/AHA/STS)

2014 Statement on the Future of Registries and the Performance Measurement Enterprise Writing Committee

David M.Shahian (Co Chair) - Boston, MA
Karl F. Welke - Peoria, IL
Jeffrey P. Jacobs - St. Petersburg, FL

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

Mark D. Iannettoni - Iowa City, IA
Traves P. Crabtree - St. Louis, MO


American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Board of Governors

Charles R. Bridges - Charlotte, NC

Advisory Council for Cardiothoracic Surgery

Frank C. Detterbeck - New Haven, CT
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  -  Toledo, OH
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 Update Committee (RUC)

Peter K. Smith -  Durham, NC
Verdi J. DiSesa - Philadelphia, PA
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 Thoracic Society (ATS)

Joseph LoCicero, III  -  Mobile, AL


AQA

Steering Committee

Fred H. Edwards  -  Jacksonville, FL


Brookings Institution

National Medical Deivce Postmarket Surveillance System Planning Board

Michael J. Mack - Dallas, TX


Cardialysis/Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) / Harvard Clinical Research Institute (HCRI)

Atrial Fibrillation Academic Research Consortium (AF-ARC)

Patrick M. McCarthy  -  Chicago, IL


Cardiovascular Relative Value Update Committee (CV RUC)

Peter K. Smith  -  Durham, NC


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

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


Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)

Richard J. Shemin  -  Los Angeles, CA


CTSNet Board of Directors

Mark K. Ferguson -  Chicago, IL
David A. Fullerton -  Aurora, CO
Michael J. Mack - Dallas, 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


Joint Commission

Patient Blood Management Technical Advisory Panel

Victor Ferraris - Lexington, KY


Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) 

Expert Consensus Statement on Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Indications Outside of Current Guidelines

Richard Lee - St. Louis, MO


Joint Council on Thoracic Surgery Education (JCTSE)

Board of Directors

Keith S. Naunheim  -  St. Louis, MO
David A. Fullerton - Aurora, CO
Douglas J. Mathisen - Boston, MA

Advisory Board

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

Mended Hearts

Medical Advisory Council

David A. Fullerton - Aurora, CO
Douglas E. Wood - Seattle, WA


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

Linking Cost and Quality Measures Expert Panel

Donald S. Likosky - Ann Arbor, MI
Alan M. Speir - Falls Church, VA


Physician Compare Quality Measurement Technical Expert Panel (TEP)

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

Outcomes Ad Hoc Committee (OAHC)

Paul A. Kurlansky - New York, NY

Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement/American Board of Medical Specialties (PCPI/ABMS)

Critical Care Clinical Working Group

Glenn J.R. Whitman - Baltimore, MD


Quality Alliance Steering Committee (QASC)

Fred H. Edwards  -  Jacksonville, FL 


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


Surgical Quality Alliance (SQA)

Executive Committee

Fred H. Edwards  -  Jacksonville, FL 


Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA)

David A. Fullerton  -  Aurora, CO
Mark Iannettoni  -  Iowa City, IA


Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE)

Board of Directors

W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr. -  Greenville, NC
John H. Calhoon -  San Antonio, TX
Carl L. Backer -  Chicago, IL
Andrea J. Carpenter -  San Antonio, TX
John W. Hammon -  Winston-Salem, NC
Keith S. Naunheim -  St. Louis, MO


United Healthcare Services (UHC)

Cardiac Scientific Advisory Board

Fred H. Edwards  -  Jacksonville, FL

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