Member News: Winter 2014

STS News, Winter 2014

Weksler Leads UTHSC Thoracic Surgery
Benny Weksler, MD, MBA has been named Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery and the first Eastridge-Cole Professor at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. He will also serve as Chief of Thoracic Surgery for UT Methodist Physicians. Dr. Weksler was previously Chief of the Section of Thoracic Surgery at the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System. He has been an STS member since 2001.

Park Joins Case Western
Soon J. Park, MD has been appointed Chief of Cardiac Surgery at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Co-Director of the University Hospitals Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, and the Jay L. Ankeney Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Professor of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Park’s clinical practice spans all aspects of adult cardiac surgery, with expertise in treating patients with advanced heart failure.
He has been an STS member since 2000.

DaSilva Named Chief at Loyola
Marcelo C. DaSilva, MD has been named Chief of Thoracic Surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. He also serves as Associate Professor of Surgery at Stritch Medical School in Chicago. Dr. DaSilva said he plans to start a new comprehensive malignant mesothelioma program, as well as other thoracic programs. He has been an STS member since 2004.

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