Society Representatives and Contacts

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Accreditation Committee for Perfusion Education (AC-PE)

Eric N. Feins - Boston, MA
Thomas E. MacGillivray - Houston, TX

American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)

Scientific Affairs and Government Relations Committee

Keith A. Horvath - Washington, DC

American Association for Thoracic Surgery/The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (AATS/STS)

Joint Pilot Project Writing Committee (Management of Type B Aortic Dissection)

Edward P. Chen - Atlanta, GA
Thomas G. Gleason (Co-Chair) - Pittsburgh, PA
T. Brett Reese - Aurora, CO

American Association of Blood Banking (AABB)

Perioperative Standards Committee

HelenMari Merritt-Genore - Omaha, NE

American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS)

Joe B. Putnam, Jr. (Chair) - Jacksonville, FL
Joseph A. Dearani (Vice Chair) - Rochester, MN
S. Adil Husain - Salt Lake City, UT
John D. Mitchell - Aurora, CO

American College of Cardiology (ACC)

Coding and Nomenclature Committee

Stephen J. Lahey (Special Liaison) - Farmington, CT

National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Science and Quality Oversight Committee (SQOC)

David M. Shahian - Boston, MA

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

2017 Organization of Care for Patients with Valvular Heart Disease Writing Committee

Joseph E. Bavaria - Philadelphia, PA

Guideline Focused Update on Atrial Fibrillation Writing Committee

Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr. - Aurora, CO

Guideline for Coronary Revascularization Writing Committee

Joseph F. Sabik, III - Cleveland, OH

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

Writing Committee: Updating 2014 Operator and Institutional Requirements for Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement/Part II - Mitral Valve Replacement

Vinay Badhwar - Morgantown, WV
Joseph E. Bavaria - Philadelphia, PA
Thomas G. Gleason - Pittsburgh, PA
Richard J. Shemin - Los Angeles, CA
Vinod H. Thourani - Washington, DC
Joseph E. Bavaria - Philadelphia, PA

American College of Radiology (ACR)

Appropriateness Criteria Expert Panels on Thoracic Imaging 1 and Thoracic Imaging 2

Mark F. Berry - Stanford, CA
Betty C. Tong - Durham, NC

Appropriateness Criteria Writing Committee on Mediastinal Masses

Michael Lanuti - Boston, MA

Appropriateness Criteria Writing Committee on Staging of Esophageal Cancer

Jason M. Long - Chapel Hill, NC

Appropriateness Criteria Writing Committee on Suspected Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Ali Khoynezhad - Long Beach, CA

Appropriateness Criteria Writing Committee on Thoracic Aorta Interventional Planning and Follow-Up

Eric E. Roselli - Cleveland, OH

American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Advisory Council for Cardiothoracic Surgery

Joseph F. Sabik, III - Cleveland, OH
Wilson Y. Szeto - Philadelphia, PA

Board of Governors

Richard J. Shemin - Los Angeles, CA

Board of Regents

Douglas E. Wood - Seattle, WA

Commission on Cancer

Linda W. Martin - Charlottesville, VA

Standards Development Committee for Esophagectomy

Daniela Molena - New York, NY

American College of Surgeons/The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (ACS/STS)

General Thoracic Surgery Accreditation/Verification Initiative

Mark Allen - Rochester, MN
Lisa M. Brown - Sacramento, CA
Farhood Farjah - Seattle, WA
Douglas E. Wood - Seattle, WA

American Geriatrics Society (AGS)

Council of the Section for Enhancing Geriatric Understanding and Expertise Among Surgical and Medical Specialists (SEGUE)

Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr. - Aurora, CO
Mark R. Katlic - Baltimore, MD
Ronald M. Weintraub (Alternate) - Cambridge, MA

American Heart Association (AHA)

Cardiovascular Clinical Working Group

David M. Shahian - Boston, MA

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

Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia

John S. Ikonomidis - Chapel Hill, NC

American Medical Association (AMA)

House of Delegates

Jeffrey P. Gold - Omaha, NE

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Advisory Committee

Francis C. Nichols, III - Rochester, MN
Jeffrey P. Jacobs (Alternate) - St. Petersburg, FL

Relative Value Update Committee (RUC)

Verdi J. DiSesa - Philadelphia, PA
Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr. (Alternate) - Aurora, CO
James M. Levett (RUC Advisory Committee) - Cedar Rapids, IA

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Program Committee

Daniela Molena - New York, NY
K. Robert Shen - Rochester, MN

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

Thoracic Symposium Program Committee

Mark K. Ferguson - Chicago, IL
Jason M. Long - Chapel Hill, NC

Thoracic Symposium Steering Committee

Melanie A. Edwards - Ypsilanti, MI
Linda W. Martin - Charlottesville, VA

American Thoracic Society (ATS)

Joseph LoCicero, III - Mobile, AL

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Cardiothoracic Surgery Network, Inc. (CTSNet)

Board of Directors

Douglas E. Wood (President) - Seattle, WA
Pavan Atluri - Philadelphia, PA
David T. Cooke - Sacramento, CA
Joseph F. Sabik, III - Cleveland, OH

Cardiovascular Relative Value Update Committee (CV RUC)

Stephen J. Lahey - Farmington, CT

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Cardiovascular Disease Management Subcommittee

Sanjay Samy - Albany, NY
James Scharff - St. Louis, MO

Elective Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG) Workgroup

Sanjay Samy (Chair) - Albany, NY

MACRA Episode-Based Cost Measures Medicare Spending Per Beneficiary (MSPB) Service Refinement Workgroup

Stephen J. Lahey - Farmington, CT
Sanjay Samy - Albany, NY

Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC)

Stephen J. Lahey - Farmington, CT
Alan M. Speir - Falls Church, VA
Douglas E. Wood - Seattle, WA

Physician Compare Quality Measurement Technical Expert Panel (TEP)

Jeffrey P. Jacobs - St. Petersburg, FL

Star Ratings Expert Panel

David M. Shahian - Boston, MA

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Thomas E. MacGillivray - Houston, TX

Congenital Heart Public Health Consortium (CHPHC)

Steering Committee

James S. Tweddell - Cincinnati, OH

Council on Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS)

Richard J. Shemin - Los Angeles, CA

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European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)

Congenital Surgery Database Working Group

Jeffrey P. Jacobs - St. Petersburg, FL

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

Valve Labelling Project

Pavan Atlur - Philadelphia, PA
Alan M. Speir - Falls Church, VA

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Heart Valve Society (HVS)

Task Force on ICHOM Standards for Heart Valve Disease

Faisal G. Bakaeen - Cleveland, OH
Wilson Y. Szeto - Philadelphia, PA

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Multisociety 2021 U.S. Bid Multispecialty Organizing Committee for World Congress of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery (EACTS/AATS/STS)

John E. Mayer, Jr. - Boston, MA

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National Quality Forum (NQF)

Frederick L. Grover (Voting Representative) - Aurora, CO

Board of Directors

David M. Shahian - Boston, MA

Cardiovascular Steering Committee

Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr. - Aurora, CO

Executive Committee

David M. Shahian - Boston, MA

Measure Applications Partnership Hospital Workgroup

Jeffrey P. Jacobs - St. Petersburg, FL

Surgery Steering Committee

Frederick L. Grover - Aurora, CO

Scientific Methods Panel

Paul A. Kurlansky - New York, NY

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Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)

Heart Valve Voice PCORI Grant Advisory Council

Thomas E. MacGillivray - Houston, TX

Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement (PCPI)

Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr. (Voting Representative) - Aurora, CO

Board of Directors

David M. Shahian - Boston, MA

Measure Advisory Committee (MAC)

Vinay Badhwar - Morgantown, WV

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

Jeffrey P. Jacobs - St. Petersburg, FL

National Quality Registry Network (NQRN)

David M. Shahian (Co-Chair) - Boston, MA

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

Data Standards Steering Committee

David W. Wormuth - Syracuse, NY

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Society for Advancement of Blood Management (SABM)

Pierre Tibi - Prescott, AZ

Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists (SCA)

Quality and Safety Leadership Committee

Gaetano Paone - Detroit, MI

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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 - Boston, MA

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons/American Association for Thoracic Surgery (STS/AATS)

Joint Guideline Steering Committee

Vinay Badhwar (Co-Chair) - Morgantown, WV
Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr. - Aurora, CO
Felix G. Fernandez - Decatur, GA

Writing Committee for Type B Aortic Dissection Clinical Practice Document

Thomas E. MacGillivray (Chair) - Houston, TX
Gabriel Aldea - Seattle, WA
Joseph E. Bavaria - Philadelphia, PA
Anthony L. Estrera - Houston, TX
G. Chad Hughes - Durham, NC
Dawn Hui - San Antonio, TX
Jennifer Lawton - Baltimore, MD
Davide Pacini - Bologna, Italy
Himanshu J. Patel - Ann Arbor, MI

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

Cardiac Surgery Intersociety Alliance

Joseph A. Dearani - Rochester, MN
Robert S.D. Higgins - Baltimore, MD

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

TVT Registry Steering Committee

Joseph E. Bavaria (Chair) - Philadelphia, PA
G. Michael Deeb - Ann Arbor, MI
Thomas G. Gleason - Pittsburgh, PA
Vinod H. Thourani - Washington, DC

TVT Registry Research & Publications Subcommittee

Thomas G. Gleason (Vice Chair) - Pittsburgh, PA
Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr. - Aurora, CO
Juan A. Crestanello - Rochester, MN
Tsuyoshi Kaneko - Boston, MA
S. Chris Malaisrie - Chicago, IL
Hersh S. Maniar - St. Louis, MO
Michael J. Reardon - Houston, TX

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons/Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons/American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy/American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery/European Association of Endoscopic Surgery (STS/SAGES/ASGE/ASMBS/EAES/SSAT)

Consensus Conference on Updating GERD Guidelines at Digestive Disease Week

Virginia R. Litle - Boston, MA
Donald E. Low - Seattle, WA

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)

Board of Directors

Anthony L. Estrera - Houston, TX
Jennifer Lawton - Baltimore, MD
Joseph E. Bavaria (President) - Philadelphia, PA
Keith S. Naunheim (Vice President) - St. Louis, MO
Shanda H. Blackmon (Secretary) - Rochester, MN
Virginia R. Litle (Treasurer) - Boston, MA
Joseph A. Dearani - Rochester, MN
Lauren C. Kane - Orlando, FL
Scott A. LeMaire - Houston, TX
Thomas E. MacGillivray - Houston, TX
Joseph F. Sabik, III - Cleveland, OH
Vinod H. Thourani - Washington, DC

Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA)

Sandra L. Starnes (President) - Cincinnati, OH
Ara A. Vaporciyan (President-elect) - Houston, TX
Andrea J. Carpenter (Secretary/Treasurer) - San Antonio, TX