Featured Experts

Mara B. Antonoff, MD
Dr. Antonoff is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.


Erin A Gillaspie, MD, MPH
Dr. Gillaspie is an Assistant Professor and Head of Thoracic Surgery Robotics in the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN.  


Damien J. LaPar, MD, MSc
Dr. LaPar is a pediatric and congenital cardiac surgeon at the NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. His clinical interests are in neonatal cardiac surgery, pediatric VADs, minimally invasive pediatric cardiac surgery, and video-assisted thoracic surgery for PDA ligation and vascular ring repair. His research interests include stem cell and myocardial regenerative therapy, as well as multi-institutional clinical research collaboratives and clinical trials.


Gabriel Loor, MD
Dr. Loor is the Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation and Co-Chief of the Section of Adult Cardiac Surgery at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston, Texas.


Clauden Louis, MD
Dr. Louis is a resident physician in cardiothoracic surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester New York. He volunteers extensively for the AHA, ACC, STS and TSRA.


David D. Odell, MD, MMSc
Dr. Odell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Thoracic Surgery at Northwestern University in Chicago.


V. Seenu Reddy, MD, MBA
Dr. Reddy is the Surgical Director of the Structural Heart Program at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He also is the current President of the Nashville Academy of Medicine.


Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS
Dr. Varghese is the Head of the Section of General Thoracic Surgery, Program Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship, and Chief Value Officer at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. He recently was appointed as the Deputy Editor of Digital Media and Digital Scholarship of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery and holds leadership positions in The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association, the Society of University Surgeons, and the Surgical Outcomes Club.