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STS 53rd Annual Meeting Online

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  • Annual Meeting Products

Release Date: 1/22/2017

Expiration Date: 2/19/2018

  • CME: 105.75
  • Participation: 105.75

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Review the results of clinical and laboratory investigations designed to reveal new knowledge of cardiothoracic disease or to develop new technology applicable to the management of cardiothoracic disease
  • Evaluate the impact of new knowledge and the application of new technology on the treatment of cardiothoracic disease
  • Discuss the importance of patient safety issues and how current strategies can be introduced into one’s practice or institution
  • Discuss surgical techniques in order to improve the standard of care within the specialty
  • Examine how public policy can impact the treatment of one’s patients
  • Share and summarize information provided through small group discussions facilitated by leaders in cardiothoracic surgery

Session specific learning objectives, moderator information and CME information are provided for each portion of the meeting that is a part of this activity. Speaker information, including disclosures, are provided once a presentation is selected for view – learners may select any or all of the presentations to view.

Learners must view the webcast and complete session specific post-tests prior to claiming CME credit. Learners must pass each post-test with 100% correct in order to earn CME credit. Learners are given the opportunity to re-answer questions they answered incorrectly until they achieve a score of 100%. After passing the test, learners will be asked to complete the session evaluation and to claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This information will be maintained in the STS membership database for future reference.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designates this enduring material for a maximum of 105.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity provides self-assessment credits toward Part 2 of the ABS MOC Program.

Disclosure Information

As a sponsor of continuing medical education accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The Society of Thoracic Surgeons requires that any individual who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relationships with commercial interests (including known relationships of his or her immediate family, department, and partners). The ACCME defines a commercial interest as "any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The ACCME does not consider providers of clinical service directly to patients to be commercial interests." The question of whether a disclosed conflict situation could represent undue influence on the educational activity by a commercial interest or whether the disclosed information is sufficient to consider an abstract, presentation, or other educational enduring material to represent potentially biased information must be resolved prior to an individual's involvement in STS educational programming.

Disclosure information is provided for each presenter at the beginning of his or her presentation. The absence of any declaration of a disclosure indicates that there is nothing to disclose. To review the complete STS Education Disclosure Policy, go to http://www.sts.org/education-meetings/cme-information/education-disclosure-policy.

Intended Audience

The intended audience consists of cardiothoracic surgeons, general surgeons, anesthesiologists, oncologists, cardiologists, pulmonologists, radiologists, and allied health care providers working with cardiothoracic surgeons. MDs and DOs may claim CME credit; non-MDs/DOs are awarded a certificate of participation.

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017

Heater-Cooler-Induced Infections: Practices, Protocols, and Mitigation Strategies

1.00

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Symposium: Evaluating Approaches to the Aortic Valve and End-Stage Problems in Young Adults - What Pediatric and Adult Cardiac Surgeons Can Learn from Each Other

3.75

Practice Management Summit: Working in an Employment Model Environment

3.75

STS/AATS Critical Care Symposium: Challenges in the Management Cardiopulmonary Support in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Uinit

3.50

STS/SCA: Integrating Perioperative Echocardiography into Cardiac Surgical Clinical Decision Making

3.50

"How To" Video Session: Technical Tricks and Pitfalls to Simplify Cardiac Surgery Procedures

5.50

Surgical Symposium: Congenital Cardia Surgery Mélange

3.25

Surgical Symposium: "How To" Video Session: Tips and Tricks in General Thoracic Surgery

3.25

Multidisciplinary Response to Emergencies: Strategies for Team Members

2.00

Sunday Maximum # Credits

29.50

MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017

General Session I

3.25

Adult Cardiac: Arrhythmia

1.00

Basic Science Research: Adult Cardiac

1.00

Basic Science Research: General Thoracic

1.00

Congenital Session: Adult Congenital

1.00

Critical Care Session

1.00

Ethics Debate: When a Child’s Heart is Failing

1.00

General Thoracic Session: New Technology

1.00

Late-Breaking Abstracts I

1.00

STS Key Contacts: How to Become an Advocate for Cardiothoracic Surgery

1.00

STS/CATS/CSCS: Quality Improvement in Cardiothoracic Surgery—Real-Life Methods to Improve Surgical Performance Within Yourself, Your Division, and Your Specialty

1.00

ACC @ STS: Cardiologists and Surgeons Tackling Complex Scenarios as a Heart Team

3.75

Redefining Practice Through Quality and Evidence: What’s New?

3.75

Adult Cardiac Session: Aorta I

2.00

Adult Cardiac Session: Ischemic

2.00

Congenital Session: Pediatric Congenital I

2.00

General Thoracic Session: Lung Cancer I

2.00

General Thoracic Session: Lung Transplantation

2.00

International Symposium & Reception: The Quality vs Access Dilemma in Cardiothoracic Surgery—Regionalization, Building Sustainable Cardiothoracic Surgery Programs, and Humanitarian Crises

2.00

SVS @ STS: Sharing Common Ground for Cardiovascular Problems

2.00

Surgical Motion Picture Matinee: Adult Cardiac

1.00

Surgical Motion Pictures Matinee: Congenital

1.00

Surgical Motion Pictures Matinee: General Thoracic

1.00

The Annals Academy: Propensity Score Matching

1.00

Monday Maximum # of Credits

38.75

TUESDAY JANUARY 24, 2017

Early Riser Health Policy Forum: Ready or Not: Implementing the New Merit-Based Incentive

1.00

General Session II

2.50

Adult Cardiac Session: General

2.00

Adult Cardiac Session: Mitral and Tricuspid Valves

2.00

Congenital Session: Pediatric Congenital III

2.00

EACTS @ STS: Management of Distal Type B Aortic Dissection

2.00

Electronic Learning and Innovation in Education

2.00

General Thoracic Session: Esophageal

2.00

General Thoracic Session: Lung Cancer II

2.00

Advanced Therapies for End-Stage Heart Disease

4.00

Patient Safety Symposium: Resilience or Burnout—Do We Have a Choice?

4.00

Cardiothoracic Surgical Education

2.00

Late-Breaking Abstracts II

1.00

Adult Cardiac Session: Aorta II

2.00

Adult Cardiac Session: Aortic Valve

2.00

Congenital: Pediatric Congenital III

2.00

ESTS @ STS: Controversial Issues in General Thoracic Surgery—Perspectives From Europe and North America

2.00

General Thoracic Session: Mediastinal/Pulmonary

2.00

Tuesday Maximum # of Credits

37.50

Total Maximum # of Credits

105.75

Unless otherwise noted, the program planning members have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose:

Commercial Relationships of Program Planning Members

The Society would like to thank the following STS leaders for planning the educational content of the STS 53rd Annual Meeting. Unless otherwise noted, the program planning members have no commercial relationships to disclose:

Kevin D. Accola, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, CorMatrix; Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, St Jude Medical; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Michael A. Acker, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease

Gorav Ailawadi
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Abbott Vascular; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, St Jude Medical; Nonremunerative Position of Influence, AtriCure

Gabriel S. Aldea, Workforce on International Relationships

Mark S. Allen, Chair, Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation; Council on Education and Member Services Operating Board; Immediate Past President, Board of Directors

Mara B. Antonoff, Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Medtronic; Nonremunerative Position of Influence, American Board of Surgery

Jehangir J. Appoo, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, W. L. Gore & Associates

Rakesh C. Arora, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Pfizer Canada; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Giorgio M. Aru, Workforce on Patient Safety

Pavan Atluri, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease

Ashok N. Babu, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease

Vinay Badhwar, Council on Clinical Practice and Member Engagement Operating Board

Faisal G. Bakaeen, Workforce on Clinical Education
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, JACE Medical

Craig J. Baker, Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation; Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Michael K. Banbury, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Joseph E. Bavaria, President, Board of Directors
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic, St Jude Medical, W. L. Gore & Associates

Edo K. S. Bedzra, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Edward M. Bender, Workforce on Clinical Education

Christian Bermudez, Workforce on International Relationships

Shanda H. Blackmon, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors; Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Matthew G. Blum, Workforce on Practice Management

Robert S. Boova, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Greg A. Bowman, Workforce on Practice Management

Ayesha S. Bryant, Workforce on Associate Membership

John H. Calhoon, Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation; Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy


COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation

Andrea J. Carpenter, Workforce on Clinical Education
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Alfred S. Casale, Workforce on Practice Management
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, American Heart Association

Graciano Castillo-Ortega, Workforce on International Relationships

Robert J. Cerfolio, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other/Teacher, Bard Medical, Bovie Medical, CSATS, Community Health Services, Ethicon, KCI, Intuitive Surgical, Medtronic, Myriad Genetics, Intuitive Surgical

Andrew C. Chang, Workforce on National Databases

Edward P. Chen, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Haiquan Chen, International Director, Board of Directors; Workforce on International Relationships
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, AstraZeneca, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Johnson & Johnson Medical (China), Lilly China, Medtronic; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, AstraZeneca, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Johnson & Johnson Medical (China), Lilly China, Medtronic

Jonathan M. Chen, Workforce on Annual Meeting; Co-Chair, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Medtronic

Aaron M. Cheng, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force); Workforce on Associate Membership

Sertac Cicek, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery

Stephen C. Clark, Workforce on Patient Safety

Joseph C. Cleveland Jr, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, St Jude Medical

Jeremy Conklin, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

W. Chance Conner, Workforce on Patient Safety

David T. Cooke, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Workforce on Clinical Education
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Core Mobile, Emmi Solutions

Katherine F. Cornelius, Workforce on Associate Membership

Traves P. Crabtree, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force)

Juan Crestanello, Workforce on International Relationships
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Abbott Vascular

Richard S. D'Agostino, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Saphena Medical

Elizabeth A. David, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Jose Ribas De Campos, Workforce on International Relationships

Joseph A. Dearani, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors; Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery; Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Sebastian A. Defranchi, Workforce on International Relationships

Pedro J. del Nido, Workforce on Research Development

Nimesh Desai, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Tech-Con Task Force); Workforce on National Databases; Workforce on Career Development
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic, St Jude Medical, W. L. Gore & Associates

Todd M. Dewey, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

J. Michael DiMaio, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy; Workforce on Patient Safety

Ali Dodge-Khatami, Workforce on International Relationships

Jessica S. Donington, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Aaron W. Eckhauser, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Fred H. Edwards, Workforce on Research Development
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, STS/ACC TVT Registry Steering Committee

Melanie A. Edwards, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (Postgraduate Committee), Women in Thoracic Surgery (Historian)

Robert W. Emery Jr, Workforce on Practice Management
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, St Jude Medical

Daniel T. Engelman, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals; Nonremunerative Position of Influence, Baycare Health Partners (Board of Directors), Health New England (Credential Committee)

James I. Fann, Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation; Workforce on Patient Safety; Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety Operating Board
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Shockwave Medical, Twelve, Inc; Nonremunerative Position of Influence, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Director), Bay Area Society of Thoracic Surgeons (Secretary), Western Thoracic Surgical Association (Vice President)

Farhood Farjah, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Workforce on National Databases

Frank L. Fazzalari, Council on Clinical Practice and Member Engagement Operating Board; Workforce on Practice Management

Christopher M. Feindel, Workforce on National Databases

Eric N. Feins, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Cryolife

Felix G. Fernandez, Workforce on National Databases; Workforce on Research Development

Enrico R. Ferrari, Workforce on International Relationships
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Comed

Michael S. Firstenberg, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Ethicon, Maquet, Medtronic; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Maquet, Medtronic

Michael P. Fischbein, Workforce on Research Development; Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, St Jude Medical

David C. Fitzgerald, Workforce on Associate Membership

Stephanie M. Fuller, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

David A. Fullerton, Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation; Workforce on Research Development

James S. Gammie, Workforce on Research Development

Sidharta P. Gangadharan, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Changqing Gao, Workforce on International Relationships

Charles M. Geller, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, Foundation for the Advancement of CardioThoracic Critical Care (Member, Board of Directors)

Thomas G. Gleason, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic

Kathryn Gray DeAngelis, Workforce on Associate Membership

Kevin L. Greason, Workforce on Clinical Education

Sean C. Grondin, Canadian Director, Board of Directors; Chair, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery; Council on Clinical Practice and Member Engagement Operating Board

Frederick L. Grover, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Somhalution, Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center/ Peterson Center on Healthcare; Nonremunerative Position of Influence, National Quality Forum Surgery Standing Committee, STS/ACC TVT Registry Steering Committee (Vice Chair)

Kristine J. Guleserian, Workforce on National Databases

T. Sloane Guy, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Tech-Con Task Force); Workforce on Patient Safety
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Admedus, Edwards Lifesceinces, Verb Surgical

Tarmizi Hakim, Workforce on International Relationships

Jeremiah A. Hayanga, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy; Workforce on International Relationships

Stephen R. Hazelrigg, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Joshua L. Hermsen, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Significant Other, Consultant, Medtronic

Robert S. D. Higgins, Treasurer, Board of Directors

Keith A. Horvath, Workforce on Research Development
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Neogradt

Michal Hubka, Workforce on Patient Safety

Charles B. Huddleston, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

S. Adil Husain, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

Mark D. Iannettoni, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

John S. Ikonomidis, Council on Clinical Practice and Member Engagement Operating Board

James M. Isbell, Workforce on Critical Care

Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Chair, Workforce on National Databases; Workforce on Research Development; Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety Operating Board

Marshall L. Jacobs, Workforce on National Databases

James Jaggers, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

Robert D. B. Jaquiss, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Michael E. Jessen, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

David R. Jones, Workforce on Research Development

Kirk R. Kanter, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

A. Pieter Kappetein, Chair, Workforce on International Relationships; International Director, Board of Directors; Workforce on National Databases; Council on Health Policy and Relationships Operating Board
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Medtronic; Nonremunerative Position of Influence, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Mark R. Katlic, Workforce on National Databases

Aditya K. Kaza, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

Michael S. Kent, Workforce on Patient Safety
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other/Training, Intuitive Surgical

Ali Khoynezhad, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Tech-Con Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, AtriCure, Bard Medical, Medtronic

Anthony W. Kim, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force)

Cathy E. Knoff, Workforce on Associate Membership

Robert L. Kormos, Workforce on Clinical Education; Council on Meetings and Education Operating Board
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other/Travel, HeartWare; Nonremunerative Position of Influence, Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (Board of Directors for MCS Subcommittee), The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Medical Evidence Development Committee (Serve on committee writing international ISO standards for mechanical circulatory support devices); Consultant/Advisory Board, HeartWare

Nicholas T. Kouchoukos, Historian, Board of Directors

Deborah J. Kozik, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

Benjamin D. Kozower, Workforce on National Databases

John C. Kucharczuk, Workforce on National Databases

Stephen J. Lahey, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Damien J. LaPar, Resident Director, Board of Directors

Dorothy J. Latham, Workforce on National Databases

Ryan F. Lauer, Workforce on National Databases

Marzia Leacche, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease

Chuen Neng Lee, Workforce on International Relationships

Richard Lee, Co-Chair, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Tech-Con Task Force); Workforce on Annual Meeting; Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Allison Leonard, Workforce on Associate Membership

Paul S. Levy, Workforce on Practice Management

Sondra J. Ley, Workforce on Associate Membership
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, ClearFlow, Philips Medical; Consultant/Advisory Board, ClearFlow

Jules Lin, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Intuitive Surgical; Other/Travel for case observation, AtriCure

David E. Lizotte, Workforce on Associate Membership

Kevin W. Lobdell, Workforce on Patient Safety
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic

Vassyl A. Lonchyna, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie

James D. Luketich, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Tech-Con Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Intuitive Surgical, Johnson & Johnson; Research Grant, Accuray

Thomas E. MacGillivray, Treasurer-Elect, Board of Directors

Ryan A. Macke, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Mitchell J. Magee, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Biodesix; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Biodesix

M. Blair Marshall, Workforce on Research Development
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Clinical Key, Ethicon, Thoracic Clinics

Bohdan Maruszewski, Workforce on National Databases

Christopher E. Mascio, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force)

Douglas J. Mathisen, Chair, Council on Health Policy and Relationships Operating Board; Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Baxter

Fenton McCarthy, Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation

Michael F. McGrath, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, St Jude Medical

David M. McMullan, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

Robert A. Meguid, Workforce on Patient Safety

Eric N. Mendeloff, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

Walter H. Merrill, Chair, Workforce on Associate Membership; Council on Clinical Practice and Member Engagement Operating Board
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, American Board of Medical Specialties, American Board of Thoracic Surgery (Director)

Bret A. Mettler, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

Bryan F. Meyers, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors; Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety Operating Board; Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation; Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Ethicon; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Varian Medical Systems

Nicole M. Michaud, Workforce on Associate Membership

Carmelo A. Milano, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, HeartWare

Rita C. Milewski, Workforce on Critical Care

Scott J. Millikan, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, 3M, Abbott Laboratories, Amgen, Amylin Phamaceuticals, The Dow Chemical Company, Eli Lilly and Company, General Electric Corporation, Hewlitt Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Merck & Co, Pfizer, Siemens Corporation

Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, Workforce on Patient Safety; Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Nahush A. Mokadam, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force); Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, HeartWare; Research Grant, HeartWare, SynCardia

Rainer G. H. Moosdorf, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other/Travel, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Michael G. Moront, Workforce on Practice Management
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Buruea/Honoraria, LSI, Medtronic, Terumo; Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic

Christopher R. Morse, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)

Noboru Motomura, Workforce on National Databases

Michael S. Mulligan, Workforce on Critical Care; Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic

Christopher J. Mutrie, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Patrick O. Myers, Workforce on International Relationships
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Bristol Myers Squibb; Research Grant, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation, Acelity

Alykhan S. Nagji, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Keith S. Naunheim, Second Vice President & Secretary, Board of Directors; Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety Operating Board; Executive Committee; Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation

Jennifer S. Nelson, Chair, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease; Council on Clinical Practice and Member Engagement Operating Board

Joseph R. Newton Jr, Workforce on Practice Management

Davide Pacini, Workforce on International Relationships

Francis D. Pagani, Chair, Council on Clinical Practice and Member Engagement Operating Board; Chair, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease; Workforce on National Databases

Domenico Pagano, Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety Operating Board; Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (Quality Improvement Chair)

Jay D. Pal, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, HeartWare; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, HeartWare

Bernard J. Park, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Bard Medical, Baxter

Himanshu J. Patel, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Tech-Con Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic; Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic

G. Alexander Patterson, Editor, Board of Directors

Allan Pickens, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Christian Pizarro, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)

Richard L. Prager, First Vice President, Board of Directors

Ourania A. Preventza, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, W. L. Gore & Associates; Other/Travel, Cook Medical

Theolyn N. Price, Workforce on Patient Safety

Joe B. Putnam Jr, Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety Operating Board; Workforce on Research Development

Joseph Rabin, Workforce on Critical Care

Edward A. Ranzenbach, Workforce on Associate Membership

Daniel P. Raymond, Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Bristol Myers Squibb

Dan J. Raz, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Cireca Theranostics; Ownership Interest, Cireca Theranostics

V. Seenu Reddy, Workforce on Practice Management
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, AstraZeneca, Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals; Consultant/Advisory Board, Astute Medical, CryoLife; Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

T. Brett Reece, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)

Michael F. Reed, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Tech-Con Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Spiration

Janani S. Reisenauer, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Paul D. Robison, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Matthew A. Romano, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Research Grant, AtriCure, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Todd K. Rosengart, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Gregory D. Rushing, Workforce on Research Development

William H. Ryan, Workforce on Practice Management
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic

Joseph F. Sabik III, Secretary-Elect, Board of Directors
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott Vascular, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, LivaNova; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Medtronic

Chittoor B. Sai-Sudhakar, Workforce on International Relationships

Eric L. Sarin, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Abbott Vascular

Stefano Schena, Workforce on Associate Membership

Frank G. Scholl, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease

Frank W. Sellke, Workforce on Research Development
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Stryker; Research Grant, Boehringer Ingelheim

Craig H. Selzman, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, St Jude Medical, Medtronic, Jarvik Heart

Asad A. Shah, Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation

David M. Shahian, Chair, Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety Operating Board; Workforce on Research Development

Jay G. Shake, Workforce on Critical Care

Richard J. Shemin, Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety Operating Board; Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation

Brett C. Sheridan, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, St Jude Medical

Joseph B. Shrager, Co-Chair, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force); Workforce on Annual Meeting; Workforce on National Databases
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Carefusion; Consultant/Advisory Board, Intuitive Surgical; Nonremunerative Position of Influence, International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group (Program Director, 2016 Annual Meeting)

Sara J. Shumway, Workforce on Clinical Education

Raymond L. Singer, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Nonremunerative Position of Influence, Health Network Laboratories

Nicholas G. Smedira, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease

Danielle Smith, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Heather Smith, Workforce on Practice Management

Harmik J. Soukiasian, Workforce on Associate Membership

Alan M. Speir, Chair, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy; Workforce on National Databases; Council on Health Policy and Relationships Operating Board
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic

James D. St. Louis, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

Sandra L. Starnes, Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (President-Elect)

John M. Stulak, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Tech-Con Task Force)

Hon Chi Suen, Workforce on International Relationships
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, DePuy Synthes

Rakesh M. Suri, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Tech-Con Task Force); Workforce on National Databases

Wilson Y. Szeto, Chair, Council on Meetings and Education Operating Board; Chair, Workforce on Annual Meeting; Chair, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic, Bolton Medical; Consultant/Advisory Board, Micro Interventional Devices

James E. Tcheng, Workforce on National Databases

Mathew Thomas, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Acelity, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation

Jess L. Thompson III, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Vinod H. Thourani, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors; Council on Meetings and Education Operating Board

Brandon H. Tieu, Workforce on Associate Membership

Betty C. Tong, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force)

Bruce Toporoff, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Curt Tribble, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

James S. Tweddell, Chair, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery; Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force); Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults With Congenital Heart Disease; Council on Clinical Practice and Member Engagement Operating Board
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CorMatrix

Yuichi Ueda, Workforce on International Relationships
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CSL Behring, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, CSL Behring, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Juan P. Umana, Workforce on International Relationships

Glen S. Van Arsdell, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Surgical Symposia Task Force); Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

Dirk E. M. Van Raemdonck, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Ara A. Vaporciyan, Chair, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues; Workforce on Clinical Education; Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation; Council on Meetings and Education Operating Board

Thomas K. Varghese Jr, Chair, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force); Workforce on Annual Meeting; Workforce on Clinical Education

Edward D. Verrier, Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation

Thomas K. Waddell, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, XOR Labs, Perfusix Canada, United Therapeutics; Employment, XOR Labs, Perfusix Canada, United Therapeutics; Ownership Interest, XOR Labs, Perfusix Canada, United Therapeutics

Jennifer D. Walker, Workforce on Clinical Education

Michael H. Wall, Workforce on Critical Care
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, American Society of Anesthesiologists, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists

Song Wan, Workforce on International Relationships
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, St Jude Medical; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, LivaNova, St Jude Medical

Thomas B. Washburn Jr, Workforce on Critical Care

Michael J. Weyant, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery; Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic

Glenn J. R. Whitman, Chair, Workforce on Critical Care; Council on Clinical Practice and Member Engagement Operating Board
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott Laboratories

Bryan A. Whitson, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other/Travel, HeartWare, St Jude Medical; Other Research Support, XVIVO

Richard I. Whyte, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy; Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Baxter

Mathew R. Williams, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Tech-Con Task Force)
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic

Cameron D. Wright, Director-at-Large, Board of Directors

Moritz C. Wyler von Ballmoos, Workforce on International Relationships

Stephen C. Yang, Workforce on E-Learning and Educational Innovation

Leora T. Yarboro, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Giorgio Zanotti, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease

Commercial Relationships of STS Staff

Unless otherwise noted, these STS staff members have no commercial relationships to disclose:

Natalie Boden, Director of Marketing & Communications
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Johnson & Johnson, Proctor & Gamble

Keith Bura, Director of Finance & Administration

Willamena Crowley, Member Services Assistant

Colleen Donohoe, Director of Meetings & Conventions

Sarah Foreman, Member Services Coordinator

Josh Krantz, Political Affairs and Advocacy Manager

Rebecca Mark, Administration & Education Manager

Damon K. Marquis, Director of Education & Member Services
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, General Electric Company, Medtronic, Pfizer

Donna E. McDonald, Director of Quality

Grahame Rush, Director of Information Services

Michele D. Rush, Senior Manager for Education

Darcy Sengewald, E-Learning Manager

William F. Seward, Associate Executive Director

Michelle Taylor, Education Manager

Cheryl Wilson, Administration Manager & Executive Assistant

Beth Winer, Senior Manager, Affiliate Organizations

Robert A. Wynbrandt, Executive Director & General Counsel

Courtney Yohe, Director of Government Relations

Commercial Relationships of Abstract Reviewers

The Society would like to thank the following STS leaders for reviewing the abstracts submitted for presentation consideration at the STS 53rd Annual Meeting. Unless otherwise noted, the abstract reviewers have no commercial relationships to disclose:

Anwar S. Abd-Elfattah

Usman Ahmad

Gorav Ailawadi
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Abbott Laboratories, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, St Jude Medical; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, St Jude Medical

Gabriel Aldea

Rakesh M. Arora

Giorgio M. Aru

Pavan M. Atluri

Salim Aziz

Emile A. Bacha
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CorMatrix

Leah M. Backhus

Vinay Badhwar

Craig J. Baker

Thomas M. Beaver

Edward M. Bender

Mark F. Berry

Friedhelm Beyersdorf
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest/Founder, ResuSciTec

Ricardo Beyruti

Faiz Bhora
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Ethicon, CSA Medical, Medtronic; Ownership Interest/ Royalties, Merit Medical Systems

Reshma M. Biniwale

Hartmuth B. Bittner

Ross M. Bremner
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Ethicon; Consultant/Advisory Board, EndoStim

Derek R. Brinster

David A. Bull

John H. Calhoon

Margarita T. Camacho
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Sunshine Heart

Andrea J. Carpenter
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Nonremunerative Position of Influence, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation

Stephen D. Cassivi

Mario Castillo-Sang

David J. Chambers

Andrew C. Chang

Jonathan M. Chen
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Medtronic

Aaron M. Cheng

Danny Chu

Joseph B. Clark

Joseph C. Cleveland Jr
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, St Jude Medical

Yolanda L. Colson
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, AMAG Pharmaceuticals; Other Research Support, Novadaq Technologies

John V. Conte
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic

David T. Cooke

Joel D. Cooper

Traves P. Crabtree
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Ethicon Endo-Surgery

Juan A. Crestanello
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic, Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific

Richard C. Daly
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, NeoChord

Elizabeth A. David

Malcolm M. DeCamp
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Boston Scientific, PulmonX, PneumRx, Soffio Medical

Alberto L. De Hoyos

Joseph A. Dearani

Ralph E. Delius

Claude Deschamps

J. Michael DiMaio

Verdi J. DiSesa

Jessica S. Donington

James R. Edgerton
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, AtriCure

Melanie A. Edwards

Afshin Ehsan

Richard P. Embrey

Robert W. Emery

John W. Entwistle

James I. Fann
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Twelve, Inc, Shockwave Medical; Ownership Interest, Twelve, Inc, Shockwave Medical

Farhood Farjah

Frank L. Fazzalari

Francis D. Ferdinand

Mark K. Ferguson
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Nonremunerative Position of Influence, International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus, CTSNet, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons; Other/Royalties, Elsevier BV, Springer

Felix G. Fernandez

Hiran C. Fernando
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CSA Medical, Galil Medical

Angel Fernández-González

Enrico R. Ferrari

Andrew C. Fiore

Michael S. Firstenberg
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Maquet, Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson; Consultant/Advisory Board, Maquet, Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson; Research Grant, Grifols

Raja M. Flores

Kenneth L. Franco

Richard K. Freeman

Stephanie M. Fuller

Mark E. Galantowicz

James S. Gammie
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Correx, Harpoon Medical; Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Sanjiv K. Gandhi

Sidharta P. Gangadharan

James J. Gangemi

J. William Gaynor

Arnar Geirsson

Kristopher M. George

Thomas G. Gleason
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic

Kevin L. Greason

Sean C. Grondin

Robert A. Gustafson

John W. Hammon

John R. Handy

David H. Harpole

Stephen R. Hazelrigg

Jeffrey S. Heinle

William L. Holman

Charles B. Huddleston

Mark D. Iannettoni

John S. Ikonomidis

Jeffrey P. Jacobs

Valluvan Jeevanandam
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Thoratec Corporation, Reliant Heart

Michael E. Jessen

Lauren C. Kane

Mark R. Katlic

Aditya K. Kaza

Michael S. Kent
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Intuitive Surgical

Kemp H. Kernstine

Kenneth A. Kesler

Anthony W. Kim
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Boehringer-Ingelheim

Christopher J. Knott-Craig

Robert L. Kormos
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, HeartWare; Research Grant, HeartWare

S. Ram Kumar

John J. Lamberti

Michael Lanuti

Jennifer S. Lawton

Richard Lee

Bradley Leshnower
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CryoLife

Jules Lin
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Intuitive Surgical, AtriCure

Shu S. Lin

Kevin W. Lobdell
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic

Vassyl A. Lonchyna
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Abbott Laboratories, AbbVie, Motorola Solutions

Donald E. Low

Thomas E. MacGillivray

Joren C. Madsen

Daniel Marelli
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Jarvik Heart

M. Blair Marshall
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Ethicon; Elsevier BV, Thoracic Surgery Clinics

Christopher E. Mascio

Constantine Mavroudis

John E. Mayer

Donna E. Maziak

Patrick M. McCarthy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Abbott Laboratories

James B. McClurken

John R. Mehall
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Ari A. Mennander

Walter H. Merrill

Carlos M. Mery

Dan M. Meyer

Shari L. Meyerson

John Miller

John D. Mitchell
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Maquet

Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce

Nahush A. Mokadam

Rainer G. H. Moosdorf

Christopher R. Morse

Ralph S. Mosca

Sudish C. Murthy

Christopher J. Mutrie

Katie S. Nason

Meena Nathan

Jose L. Navia

Jennifer S. Nelson

Dao M. Nguyen
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Intuitive Surgical

William M. Novick

Richard G. Ohye

Francis D. Pagani

Himanshu J. Patel
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medronic, Vascutek Ltd a Terumo Company, W. L. Gore & Associates; Research Grant, W. L. Gore & Associates, Vascutek Ltd a Terumo Company, Medtronic, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

G. Alexander Patterson

Arjun Pennathur
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Accuray

Lester C. Permut

Jonathan M. Philpott
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, AtriCure, Consultant/Advisory Board, AtriCure, Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, AtriCure

Allan Pickens
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Ethicon Endo-Surgery

Mark D. Plunkett

Mohammed A. Quader

Joseph Rabin

Daniel Raymond
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Dan J. Raz
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Cireca Theranostics; Ownership Interest, Cireca Theranostics

Rishindra M. Reddy
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Intuitive Surgical

T. Brett Reece
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Grifols, Bard Medical, Medtronic, St Jude Medical

Michael F. Reed
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Spiration

Harold G. Roberts
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic

Gaetano Rocco
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Baxter; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Baxter, Medtronic; Ownership Interest/New surgical instrument patented, Scanlan International

Evelio Rodriguez
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Direct Flow Medical, Abbott Laboratories; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Todd K. Rosengart

Matthew A. Romano
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, AtriCure

Eric E. Roselli
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, W. L. Gore & Associates, Medtronic, Bolton Medical; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Vascutek Ltd a Terumo Company; Research Grant, Medtronic, Vascutek Ltd a Terumo Company

Marc Ruel

Valerie W. Rusch

Joseph F. Sabik III
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott Vascular, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation; Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, LivaNova; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Medtronic

Jorge D. Salazar

Christopher T. Salerno

Juan A. Sanchez

Edward B. Savage

Joseph D. Schmoker
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic

Matthew J. Schuchert

Frank W. Sellke
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Stryker Performance Solutions

Craig H. Selzman

Jay G. Shake

K. Robert Shen

Brett Sheridan
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, St Jude Medical

Joseph C. Shrager
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Becton, Dickinson and Company, Varian Medical Systems; Consultant/Advisory Board, Becton, Dickinson and Company

Nicholas G. Smedira

Michael Smith
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Ethicon Endo-Surgery

Edward G. Soltesz
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, St Jude Medical, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, AtriCure; Ownership Interest/Royalties, JACE Medical

Howard Song

Alan M. Speir
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic

Thomas L. Spray

Sandra L. Starnes

Robert W. Stewart

Wilson Y. Szeto
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences Corporation, Medtronic; Consultant/Advisory Board, Micro Interventional Devices

Roy T. Temes

Hassan A. Tetteh

Patricia A. Thistlethwaite

Matthew Thomas
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Acelity, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation

Vinod H. Thourani

Betty C. Tong

Curt Tribble

Peter I. Tsai

Elaine E. Tseng
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, ReValve Med

Joseph W. Turek

Mark W. Turrentine

James S. Tweddell
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CorMatrix

Akif Undar

Prashanth Vallabhajosyula

Glen S. Van Arsdell
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, CellAegis Devices

Panayotis Vardas

Julio Vasquez

Todd S. Weiser

Benny Weksler

Glenn J. R. Whitman
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott Laboratories

Richard I. Whyte

Jason A. Williams

Douglas E. Wood
COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Spiration; Consultant/Advisory Board, Spiration

Cameron D. Wright

Stephen C. Yang

Leora T. Yarboro

Saikrishna S. Yendamuri

Marco A. Zenati

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