Workforce on Media Relations and Communications

Areas of responsibility will include identifying and responding, as appropriate, to thoracic surgery matters of interest or importance to the media and the public; recommending strategies for STS relationships and interactions with those groups; identifying and preparing STS members for media interaction; and coordinating proactive efforts to position the specialty and its issues positively with the media and the public.

Robbin G. Cohen, Chair — Los Angeles, CA
Mara B. Antonoff — Houston, TX
Cherie P. Erkmen — Philadelphia, PA
Richard K. Freeman — Maywood, IL
Linda W. Martin — Charlottesville, VA
Robert E. Merritt — Columbus, OH
Tom C. Nguyen — Houston, TX
Vivek Rao — Toronto, Canada
Manu S. Sancheti — Atlanta, GA
K. Robert Shen — Rochester, MN
Elizabeth H. Stephens — Rochester, MN
Brendon M. Stiles — New York, NY
Mathew Thomas — Jacksonville, FL
Thomas K. Varghese Jr. — Salt Lake City, UT