Member News: Fall 2016

Sean Grondin

Grondin Heads Surgery at Calgary
Sean C. Grondin, MD, MPH has been named Head of the Department of Surgery at the University of Calgary and Calgary Zone Clinical Department Head for Alberta Health Services. Previously, he was a Professor of Surgery at the University of Calgary, where he has worked since 2002. Dr. Grondin serves as the Canadian Director on the STS Board of Directors and has chaired the STS Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery since 2011. He has been an STS member since 2005.

Kirklin Directs New Institute for Outcomes Research
James K. Kirklin, MD is the inaugural Director of the James and John Kirklin Institute for Research in Surgical Outcomes at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The new institute was created to honor Dr. Kirklin and his father, John Kirklin, who pioneered UAB’s cardiothoracic surgery program and first started studying surgical outcomes in the 1980s. Previously, Dr. James Kirklin was Director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at UAB. He has been an STS member since 1985.

Martin Joins UVA
Linda W. Martin, MD, MPH is now an Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville. Previously, she was Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Martin has been an STS member since 2004.

Beckles Chief at SUNY Downstate
Daniel L. Beckles, MD, PhD has been named Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. Previously, he was Director of Minimally Invasive Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Dr. Beckles has been an STS member since 2004.

Prasad Is Chief at UR Medicine
Sunil M. Prasad, MD has been appointed Chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Rochester Medicine. He also will lead the cardiac surgery program at Strong Memorial Hospital, which consists of nine cardiac faculty and an integrated 6-year cardiothoracic surgery residency. In addition, he is on the Executive Committee and is Co-Director of the Cardiovascular Service Line at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Previously, Dr. Prasad was on the Cardiovascular Executive Committee and was Director of ECMO/LVAD at Mercy Springfield Hospital in Missouri. He has been an STS member since 2011.

Goncalves to Lead TAVR Program
John A. Goncalves, MD is now the Director of Cardiac Surgery and Surgical Director for the Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement Program at the Valley Heart and Vascular Institute in Ridgewood, N.J. Previously, he was Chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, N.Y. Dr. Goncalves has been an STS member since 2005.


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