Society Representatives and Contacts

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Accreditation Committee for Perfusion Education (AC-PE)

Eric N. Feins
Thomas E. MacGillivray

American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Education Committee/Postgraduate Course Advisory Subcommittee
Richard Lee

Scientific Affairs and Government Relations Committee
Keith A. Horvath

American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS)

Bryan F. Meyers (Chair)
Joe B. Putnam Jr. (Vice Chair)
Joseph A. Dearani 
John D. Mitchell

American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Appropriateness Criteria on Imaging for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR)
Himanshu J. Patel

Coding and Nomenclature Committee
Stephen J. Lahey (Special Liaison)

National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Science and Quality Oversight Committee (SQOC)
David M. Shahian

American College of Cardiology Foundation/American Heart Association (ACCF/AHA)

2015 Guideline for the Management of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Writing Committee
Joseph A. Dearani

2017 Organization of Care for Patients with Valvular Heart Disease Writing Committee
Joseph E. Bavaria

Guideline Focused Update on Atrial Fibrillation Writing Committee
Joseph C. Cleveland Jr.

American College of Cardiology/American Association for Thoracic Surgery/Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions/The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ACC/AATS/SCAI/STS)

2017 Expert Consensus Statement: Operator and Institutional Requirements for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Joseph E. Bavaria
Thomas G. Gleason
Richard J. Shemin
Vinod H. Thourani

American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA)

2018 Guideline on the Management of Patients with Bradycardia
James R. Edgerton

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Appropriateness Criteria Expert Panels on Thoracic Imaging and Radiation Oncology-Lung
Traves D. Crabtree
Mark D. Iannettoni

Appropriateness Criteria Writing Committee on Suspected Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm
Ali Khoynezhad

Appropriateness Criteria Writing Committee on Thoracic Aorta Interventional Planning and Follow-Up
Eric E. Roselli

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Advisory Council for Cardiothoracic Surgery
James I. Fann
Joseph F. Sabik III

Board of Governors
Richard J. Shemin

Board of Regents
Douglas E. Wood

Commission on Cancer
Leslie J. Kohman

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

Council of the Section for Enhancing Geriatric Understanding and Expertise Among Surgical and Medical Specialists (SEGUE)
Joseph C. Cleveland Jr.
Mark R. Katlic
Ronald M. Weintraub (Alternate)

American Heart Association (AHA)

Cardiovascular Clinical Working Group
David M. Shahian

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA)

Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia
John S. Ikonomidis

American Hospital Association (AHA)

Committee on Clinical Leadership
Jeffrey P. Gold

American Medical Association (AMA)

House of Delegates
Jeffrey P. Gold
Robert M. Vanecko (Alternate)

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Advisory Committee
Francis C. Nichols III
Jeffrey P. Jacobs (Alternate)

Relative Value Update Committee (RUC)
Verdi J. DiSesa
Joseph C. Cleveland Jr. (Alternate)
James M. Levett (RUC Advisory Committee)

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Gastrointestinal Cancer Symposium Program Committee
Gail E. Darling
K. Robert Shen

American Society of Clinical Oncology/American Society of Radiation Oncology/The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ASCO/ASTRO/STS)

Thoracic Symposium Steering Committee
Jessica S. Donington
Richard I. Whyte

Thoracic Symposium Program Committee
David T. Cooke
Melanie A. Edwards
Mark K. Ferguson
Linda W. Martin

American Society of Echocardiography (ASE)

Guidelines for the Use of TEE to Assist with Surgical Decision-Making in the Operating Room: A Surgery-Based Approach Writing Committee
Niv Ad
Francis D. Pagani

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Joseph LoCicero III

American Thoracic Society/Society of Thoracic Radiology/Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ATS/STR/STS)

Guidelines for the Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions Writing Committee
Malcolm M. DeCamp

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Cardiothoracic Surgery Network, Inc. (CTSNet)

Board of Directors
Douglas E. Wood (President)
Pavan Atluri
David T. Cooke
Joseph F. Sabik III

Cardiovascular Relative Value Update Committee (CV RUC)

Stephen J. Lahey

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

MACRA Episode Based Resource Use Measures Clinical Committee
Jeffrey B. Rich
Cameron D. Wright

Physician Compare Quality Measurement Technical Expert Panel (TEP)
Jeffrey P. Jacobs

Star Ratings Expert Panel
David M. Shahian

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Thomas E. MacGillivray

Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium (CHPHC)

Steering Committee
James S. Tweddell

Council on Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)

Richard J. Shemin

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European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)

Congenital Surgery Database Working Group
Jeffrey P. Jacobs

European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery/American Association for Thoracic Surgery/The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (EACTS/AATS/STS)

Valve Labelling Project
G. Michael Deeb
Bruce W. Lytle

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Fellowship Council

Board of Directors
Ralph W. Aye

Accreditation Committee
Walter J. Scott
Jonathan D'Cunha

Education/Curriculum Committee
James D. Luketich

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Multisociety 2021 U.S. Bid Multi-Specialty Organizing Committee for World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery

John E. Mayer Jr.

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National Quality Forum (NQF)

Frederick L. Grover (Voting Representative)

Board of Directors
David M. Shahian

Cardiovascular Steering Committee
Joseph C. Cleveland Jr.

Executive Committee
David M. Shahian

Measure Applications Partnership Hospital Workgroup
Jeffrey P. Jacobs

Physician Advisory Panel
David M. Shahian

Surgery Steering Committee
Frederick L. Grover

Scientific Methods Panel
Paul A. Kurlansky

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Advisory Panel on Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options
Felix G. Fernandez

Advisory Panel on Improving Healthcare Systems
Leah M. Backhus

Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI)

Joseph C. Cleveland Jr. (Voting Representative)

Foundation Board of Directors
David M. Shahian

Measure Advisory Committee (MAC)
Vinay Badhwar

Technical Expert Panel on PQRS #44 Preoperative Beta-Blocker in Patients with Isolated CABG Surgery
Jeffrey P. Jacobs

National Quality Registry Network (NQRN)
David M. Shahian (Co-Chair)

Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement/Pew Charitable Trust (PCPI/Pew)

Data Standards Steering Committee
David W. Wormuth

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Society for Advancement of Blood Management (SABM)

Pierre R. Tibi

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA)

Quality and Safety Leadership Committee
Gaetano Paone

Surgical Quality Alliance (SQA)

Executive Committee
Fred H. Edwards

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The Joint Commission

Technical Advisory Panel on the Identification of Performance Measures for the Comprehensive Cardiac Care Center Certification Program
David M. Shahian
Alan M. Speir

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American College of Cardiology (STS/ACC)

TVT Registry Steering Committee
Joseph E. Bavaria (Chair)
Thomas G. Gleason
Jeffrey P. Jacobs
S. Chris Malaisrie
Vinod H. Thourani

TVT Registry Research & Publications Subcommittee
Vinod H. Thourani (Chair)
Joseph C. Cleveland Jr.
Juan P. Crestanello
Thomas G. Gleason
Tsuyoshi Kaneko
S. Chris Malaisrie
Michael J. Reardon

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)

Board of Directors
Douglas E. Wood (President)
Joseph E. Bavaria (Vice President)
Joseph F. Sabik III (Secretary)
Shanda H. Blackmon (Treasurer)
Mark S. Allen
David A. Fullerton
Robert S.D. Higgins
Virginia R. Litle
Thomas E. MacGillivray
Keith S. Naunheim
Vinod H. Thourani

Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA)

Andrea J. Carpenter
Sandra L. Starnes
Ara A. Vaporciyan

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United Healthcare Services (UHC)

Cardiac Scientific Advisory Board
Fred H. Edwards