Member News: Winter 2013


STS News, Winter 2013

Young Honored for Work with Children
J. Nilas Young, MD was honored this past October with the 2012 World of Children Health Award, a prestigious tribute recognizing his work treating children with congenital heart defects in Russia.

Dr. Young, who is Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of California Davis Health System, co-founded the Heart to Heart International Children’s Medical Alliance in 1989. The nonprofit organization educates physicians in Russia to develop pediatric cardiac surgical programs. Dr. Young has been an STS member since 1981.

Lee Joins New Heart Center
Richard Lee, MD, MBA has joined Saint Louis University Hospital as co-director of the new Center for Comprehensive Cardiovascular Care.

The “C4” will offer patients a range of collaborative treatment options that utilize knowledge and techniques from cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, and other specialties. It is expected to open sometime in 2013.

In his new role, Dr. Lee will also serve as Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery. Previously, Dr. Lee was an Attending Cardiac Surgeon at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Surgical Director for the Center for Heart Rhythm Disorders at the Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute. He has been a member of STS since 2005 and serves on the Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy.


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