Member News: Winter 2017

Tribute to Levitsky at Beth Israel Deaconess
STS Past President Sidney Levitsky, MD (second from right, pictured with his family) recently was honored with the dedication of the Sidney Levitsky Cardiac Surgery Service and the establishment of the inaugural Sidney Levitsky Visiting Professorship in Cardiac Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Levitsky serves as Senior Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess and as Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery for BID’s parent company, CareGroup. He also is the David W. and David Cheever Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Levitsky received the Society’s Distinguished Service Award in 2001 and the Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award in 2012; he served as STS President from 2005 to 2006 and has been an STS member since 1968.

Naunheim Receives RCSEd Fellowship
Keith S. Naunheim, MD (left) was honored with the Fellowship ad hominem of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh this past October. The Fellowship ad hominem is awarded to current or former practitioners or other individuals of distinction whose professional status is of a high order and who are deemed worthy of the honor. Dr. Naunheim holds the Vallee L. and Melba Willman Endowed Chair in Surgery and is the Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He currently serves as the Society’s Second Vice President and Secretary, and has been an STS member since 1988.

MacGillivray Moves to Houston
Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD is the new Chief of Cardiac Surgery and Thoracic Transplant Surgery, as well as the Jimmy Howell Endowed Chair in Cardiovascular Surgery, at Houston Methodist Hospital. Previously, he was Co-Director of the Thoracic Aortic Center and Surgical Director of the Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. MacGillivray currently serves as the Society’s Treasurer-Elect; he previously was Chair of the Council on Education and Member Services. He has been an STS member since 2003.

Sabik Chairs Department of Surgery
Joseph F. Sabik III, MD is now the Chair of the Department of Surgery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, as well as Surgeon-in-Chief and Vice President for Surgical Operations for the University Hospitals System. Previously, he was Chair of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Sabik currently serves as the Society’s Secretary-Elect; he previously was an STS Director-at-Large. He has been an STS member since 1999.

Yuh Named Chair at Stamford
David D. Yuh, MD has been appointed Chairman of the Department of Surgery at Stamford Hospital in Connecticut, a teaching hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Previously, he was Professor and Chief of the Section of Cardiac Surgery at Yale University. Dr. Yuh has been an STS member since 2003.

Uy Expands Role at UMass
Karl Fabian L. Uy, MD has been named Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Uy has been an attending surgeon and faculty member at the University of Massachusetts since 2006. He has been an STS member since 2009.


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