STS News, Spring 2013
Robbins Joins TMC
Robert C. Robbins, MD is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Texas Medical Center in Houston. He
previously worked at Stanford University, where he was Professor and Chairman of the Department of Cardiothoracic
Surgery, as well as Director of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute. Dr. Robbins has been an STS member since 1998 and has served on the Workforce on Adult Cardiac and Vascular Surgery; the Quality, Research, and Patient Safety Council Operating Board; and the Workforce on Media Relations and Communications.
Novick Honored for Improving Child Health
In January, William M. Novick, MD was honored with the prestigious REAL Award, which recognizes health care workers
who make a difference in children’s lives. The REAL Award is given by Save the Children, along with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Frontline Health Workers Coalition. An STS member since 1997, Dr. Novick is the Founder and Medical Director of the International Children’s Heart Foundation. He is a Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, as well as the Paul Nemir Jr. Endowed Professor of International Child Health at The University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis.
Lee to Lead RWJ Surgery
Leonard Y. Lee, MD has been named Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Associate Professor of Surgery at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, both in New Jersey. An STS member since 2003, Dr. Lee was previously Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Hackensack University Medical Center and Surgical Director of the Heart & Vascular Hospital. While there, Dr. Lee developed new programs involving minimally invasive surgical approaches to heart disease and repairs of complex thoracic aortic aneurysms of all types.
Bedi Named Chief
Harinder Singh Bedi, MD has been selected to head the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery Department of the Christian Medical College & Hospital in Ludhiana, Punjab, India. An STS member since 1999, Dr. Bedi has a special interest in off-pump CABG, myocardial preservation, valve replacement and repair, and minimally invasive surgery.
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