The Annals of Thoracic Surgery Editorial Board

EDITOR
Joanna Chikwe, MD, FRCS
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California

 

Emeritus Editors

G. Alexander Patterson, MD, Editor 2015-2021
L. Henry Edmunds, Jr, MD, Editor 2000-2015
Thomas B. Ferguson*, MD, Editor 1984-2000
Herbert Sloan*, MD, Editor 1969-1984
John D. Steele*, MD, Editor 1964-1969

*Deceased

Deputy Editors

Adult Cardiac
Jennifer S. Lawton, MD
Baltimore, MD

Nahush A. Mokadam, MD
Columbus, OH

Congenital Heart
Yves d’Udekem, MD, PhD
Washington, DC

Jennifer C. Romano, MD
Ann Arbor, MI

General Thoracic
Elizabeth A. David, MD
Denver, CO

Benjamin D. Kozower, MD, MPH
St. Louis, MO

Daniela Molena, MD
New York, NY

Erino A. Rendina, MD
Rome, Italy

Biostatistics
Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH
St. Louis, MO

CME
Colleen G. Koch, MD
Gainesville, FL

Education
Mara B. Antonoff, MD
Houston, TX

Digital Media and Digital Scholarship
Thomas K. Varghese Jr, MD, MS
Salt Lake City, UT

Public Policy
Keith A. Horvath, MD
Washington, DC

Quality
David M. Shahian, MD
Boston, MA

Associate Editors

Biostatistics
Esther Lu, MS, PhD
St. Louis, MO

Fei Wan, MS, PhD
St. Louis, MO

 

CME
Jessica S. Donington, MD, MSCR
Chicago, IL

Stephanie M. Fuller, MD
Philadelphia, PA

Nadia Hensley, MD
Baltimore, MD

 

Ethics
Robert M. Sade, MD
Charleston, SC

 

Surgical Heritage
Douglas J. Mathisen, MD
Boston, MA

 

Feature Articles
Vincent Chan, MD, MPH
Ottawa, Canada

Amy G. Fiedler, MD
Madison, WI

Shawn S. Groth, MD
Houston, TX

Robert D.B. Jaquiss, MD
Dallas, TX

Virginia R. Litle, MD
Murray, UT

Mitchell J. Magee, MD
Dallas, TX

Meena Nathan, MD, MPH
Boston, MA

Ourania Preventza, MD, MBA
Houston, TX

Scott C. Silvestry, MD
Orlando, FL

Bobby Yanagawa, MD, MPH
Toronto, Canada

Editorial Board Members

Jake H. Abernathy III, MD, MPH
Baltimore, MD

Jehangir J. Appoo, MDCM
Calgary, Canada

Arman Arghami, MD
Rochester, MN

Michael E. Bowdish, MD
Los Angeles, CA

Lisa M. Brown, MD, MAS
Sacramento, CA

Paulo F. Cardoso, MD, PhD
São Paulo, Brazil

Adriano Carotti, MD
Rome, Italy

Ke-Neng Chen, MD, PhD
Beijing, China

Sarah A. Chen, MD
Davis, CA

Danny Chu, MD
Pittsburgh, PA

Traves D. Crabtree, MD
Springfield, IL

Todd Crawford, MD
Philadelphia, PA

Marcelo Cypel, MD
Toronto, CA

Chadrick E. Denlinger, MD
Indianapolis, IN

Pirooz Eghtesady, MD, PhD
St. Louis, MO

Kathryn Engelhardt, MD
St. Louis, MO

Farhood Farjah, MD
Seattle, WA

Felix G. Fernandez, MD
Atlanta, GA

Hiran C. Fernando, MD
Boston, MA

Victor A. Ferraris, MD
Lexington, KY

Kirsten Finucane, MD
Auckland, New Zealand

Seth D. Force, MD
Atlanta, GA

Mario F.L. Gaudino, MD
New York, NY

Kristine J. Guleserian, MD
Dallas, TX

T. Sloane Guy, MD, MBA
New York, NY

Matthew G. Hartwig, MD
Durham, NC

Tain-Yen Hsia, MD
London, United Kingdom

G. Chad Hughes, MD
Durham, NC

Dawn S. Hui, MD
San Antonio, TX

S. Adil Husain, MD
Salt Lake City, UT

Jeffrey P. Jacobs, MD
St. Petersburg, FL

Tara Karamlou, MD
Cleveland, OH

Arman Kilic, MD
Charleston, SC

Anthony W. Kim, MD, FACS
Los Angeles, CA

Peter Kneuertz, MD
Columbus, OH

Michael Lanuti, MD
Boston, MA

Damien J. LaPar, MD
New York, NY

Eric J. Lehr, MD, PhD
Seattle, WA

Scott A. LeMaire, MD
Houston, TX

Peter B. Licht, MD, PhD
Odense, Denmark

Lunxu Liu, MD
Chengdu, China

Jessica G.Y. Luc, MD
Vancouver, Canada

Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD
Houston, TX

Brian Mitzman, MD
Salt Lake City, UT

Nader Moazami, MD
New York, NY

Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD
Columbus, OH

David L.S. Morales, MD
Cincinnati, OH

Jun Nakajima, MD, PhD
Tokyo, Japan

David M. Overman, MD
Minneapolis, MN

Kalpaj R. Parekh, MD
Iowa City, IA

Sara K. Pasquali, MD, MHS
Ann Arbor, MI

Gregory Pattakos, MD, MS
Athens, Greece

Keshava Rajagopal, MD
Houston, TX

T. Brett Reece, MD
Aurora, CO

Mark D. Rodefeld, MD
Indianapolis, IN

Evelio Rodriguez, MD
Nashville, TN

Aya Saito, MD
Chiba, Japan

Isabelle Schmitt-Opitz, MD
Zurich, Switzerland

Andrew J. Seely, MD, PhD
Ottawa, Canada

Christian Shults, MD
Washington, DC

Nicholas G. Smedira, MD
Cleveland, OH

Ibrahim Sultan, MD, FACS
Pittsburgh, PA

Li-Zhong Sun, MD
Beijing, China

Joanna J.M. Takkenberg, MD, PhD
Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Giulia Veronesi, MD
Milan, Italy

Aaron J. Weiss, MD
Cleveland, OH

Benny Weksler, MD
Pittsburgh, PA

Daniel Wendt, MD, PhD
Essen, Germany

Sai S. Yendamuri, MD
Buffalo, NY

Staff

Editorial Staff, Chicago, IL

Managing Editor
John C. Kerpan, MA

Editorial Manager
Andrea L. Musolf, MBA, MSMOB

Senior Production Coordinator
Mary K. Jedlicka

Editorial Assistant
Valerie Kunkel

Publisher Staff, New York, NY

Senior Issue Manager
Nicole Scott

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