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STS 54th Annual Meeting Online

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Release Date: 1/27/2018

Expiration Date: 1/31/2019

  • CME: 108.75
  • Participation: 108.75

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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 108.75 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.

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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 28, 2018

Adult Congenital Heart Disease Symposium: Surgical Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Anomalous Aortic Origin of a Coronary Artery in Children and Adults

3.75

Practice Management Summit

3.75

STS/AATS Critical Care Symposium: When Things Go Wrong in the CTICU and What to Do About It

3.50

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

3.75

STS/CHEST: Advanced Bronchoscopy and Surgical Airway Symposium

3.75

Multidisciplinary Innovations in Cardiothoracic Patient Care

6.50

"My Tube" Adult Cardiac How-To Video Session

5.75

How-To Video Session: Technical Tips to Avoid Pitfalls and Simplify Congenital and Pediatric Cardiac Surgical Procedures

3.00

How-To Video Session: Tips and Tricks to Maximize Efficiency in Minimally Invasive General Thoracic Surgery

3.00

Sunday Maximum # Credits

36.75

MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018

General Session I

3.00

Adult Cardiac: Arrhythmia/ Atrial Fibrillation

1.00

Basic Science Research: Adult Cardiac

1.00

Basic Science Research: General Thoracic

1.00

Congenital: Adult Congenital

1.00

Critical Care

1.00

General Thoracic: New Technology

1.00

Diversity and Inclusion in Cardiothoracic Surgery: What’s In It for Me?

1.00

STS/CATS/CSCS: Difficult Decisions in Thoracic Surgery -- Advice From Canadian and American Experts

1.00

Clinical Scenarios: Cardiologists and Surgeons Working Together

3.75

Adult Cardiac: Aorta I

2.00

Adult Cardiac: Ischemic

2.00

Congenital: Pediatric Congenital I

2.00

General Thoracic: Lung Cancer I

2.00

General Thoracic: Lung Transplantation

2.00

SVS @ STS: Sharing Common Ground for Cardiovascular Problems

2.00

International Symposium: Confronting Infectious Diseases in Young Adults Undergoing Cardiac Surgery

2.00

Adult Cardiac: VAD Transplant/ECMO

1.00

Ethics Debate: Neighborly Help of Itinerant Surgery?

1.00

Research Using the STS National Database

1.00

STS Key Contacts: Advocates for Cardiothoracic Surgery

1.00

The Annals Academy: Preparation and interpretation of National Database Research

1.00

The Importance of Physician Documentation in Reimbursement

1.00

Women in Thoracic Surgery: How to Successfully Implement Surgical Innovations and New Technologies Into Practice

1.00

Late-Breaking Abstracts

1.00

Monday Maximum # of Credits

36.75

TUESDAY JANUARY 30, 2018

Health Policy Forum: The Changing Medicare Quality Reporting and Payment Landscape

1.00

General Session II

2.25

Adult Cardiac: General

2.00

Adult Cardiac: Mitral and Tricuspid Valves

2.00

Congenital: Pediatric Congenital III

2.00

EACTS @ STS: Bicuspid Aortic Valve Repair With Aortic Valve Insufficiency and Proximal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

2.00

STS/ISHLT Joint Symposium: LVAD Therapy in 2018 -- Worldwide Perspectives

2.00

General Thoracic: Mediastinal/Pulmonary

2.00

General Thoracic: Lung Cancer II

2.00

Patient Safety Symposium: Biases and Errors -- Why We Do What We Do

4.00

Cardiothoracic Surgical Education

1.00

Adult Cardiac: Aorta II

2.00

Adult Cardiac: Aortic Valve/Novel Technologies

2.00

Advanced Therapies for End-Stage Heart Disease

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: Esophageal

2.00

Quality Improvement

1.00

Tuesday Maximum # of Credits

35.25

Total Maximum # of Credits

108.75

Commercial Relationships of Program Planning Members

The Society would like to thank the following program planners for their work on the educational content of the STS 54th Annual Meeting. Unless otherwise noted, these program planners have no commercial relationships to disclose:

James H. Abernathy, Workforce on National Databases

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

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

Usman Ahmad, Workforce on Clinical Education

Shahab A. Akhter, Workforce on Research Development

Gabriel S. Aldea, Workforce on International Relationships

Keith B. Allen COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic, Zimmer Biomet; Consultant/Advisory Board, Zimmer Biomet; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences

Petros Anagnostopoulos

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

Francisco A. Arabia, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, SynCardia

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

Giorgio M. Aru, Workforce on Patient Safety

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

Ali Azizzadeh COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, W. L. Gore & Assoc.

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

Vinay Badhwar, Workforce on Research Development

Carl Backer, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Taskforce)

Craig J. Baker, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Jorge M. Balaguer, Workforce on International Relationships COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Johnson & Johnson

Joseph E. Bavaria, Executive Committee COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS S Consultant/Advisory Board, Vascutek, W.L. Gore & Assoc; Primary Investigator, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic, St. Jude Medical, W.L. Gore & Assoc.

Edo K. S. Bedzra, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues Edward M. Bender, Workforce on Clinical Education

Christian A. Bermudez, Workforce on International Relationships, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease

Faiz Bhora, Workforce on Practice Management

Matthew G. Blum, Workforce on Practice Management

Philip F. Bongiorno, Workforce on Practice Management

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

Ayesha S. Bryant, Workforce on Associate Membership

John H. Calhoon, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, STSA – President, TSFRE – President

Alfred S. Casale, Workforce on Practice Management

Graciano Castillo-Ortega, Workforce on International Relationships

Robert J. Cerfolio, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Bard Medical, Bovie, Community Health Systems, Covidien, C-SATS, Myriad Genetics; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Ethicon, Intuitive Surgical

Edward Y.H. Chan, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force)

Andrew C. Chang, Workforce on National Databases

Subhasis Chatterjee, Workforce on Critical Care

Edward P. Chen, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)

Aaron M. Cheng, Workforce on Associate Membership, Workforce on Coding and Reimbursement

Sertac Cicek, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS ASCVTS - Council member, WSPCHS - Executive Council member

Stephen C. Clark, Workforce on Patient Safety

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

W. Chance Conner, Workforce on Patient Safety

David T. Cooke, Workforce on Annual Meeting, Workforce on Clinical Education COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant Advisory Board, Core Mobile, Inc., Emmi Solutions, Inc.

Jeffrey T. Cope, Workforce on Practice Management

Katherine F. Cornelius, Workforce on Associate Membership

Juan A. Crestanello, Workforce on International Relationships COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbot Vascular, Boston Scientific, Medtronic

Robert J. Cusimano, Workforce on Patient Safety

Richard S. D'Agostino, Workforce on National Databases COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Saphena Medical; Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, Lahey Hospital and Medical Center – Member of the Board of Trustees

Thomas A. D'Amico, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Scanlan

Jose Ribas M. De Campos, Workforce on International Relationships

Joseph A. Dearani, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Sebastian A. Defranchi, Workforce on International Relationships

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

Elisabeth U. Dexter, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other, Up To Date – Royalties for book chapter.

Timothy A. Dickinson, Workforce on Patient Safety

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

Jessica S. Donington, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

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

Janet P. Edwards, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Melanie A. Edwards, Workforce on National Databases COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, The Southern Thoracic Surgery Association - Member, Postgraduate Committee, Women in Thoracic Surgery – Historian

Daniel T. Engelman, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy, Workforce on Critical Care COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Mallinkrodt Pharmaceutical; Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, Baycare Health Partners - Board of Directors, Health New England - Credential Committee

Milo Engoren, Workforce on Associate Membership

James I. Fann, Workforce on Patient Safety COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Shockwave, Medical, Twelve, Inc., Non-Remunerative Position(s) 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, 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 Consultant/Advisory Board, CryoLife

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

Francis D. Ferdinand, Workforce on Patient Safety COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Bayer, Edwards Lifesciences, St. Jude

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

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

Michael P. Fischbein, Workforce on Research Development COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences, St. Jude

David C. Fitzgerald, Workforce on Associate Membership

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

Henning A. Gaissert, Workforce on Research Development

Sidharta P. Gangadharan, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Changqing Gao, Workforce on International Relationships

Arnar Geirsson, Workforce on International Relationships

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

Erin A. Gillaspie, Workforce on Associate Membership

Thomas G. Gleason, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force) COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, Medtronic

Kathryn Gray DeAngelis, Workforce on Associate Membership

Frederick L. Grover, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Somhalution, Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center; Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, Member, NQF Surgery Standing Committee, Vice Chair of STS/ACC TVT-R Steering Committee

Kristine J. Guleserian, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

T. Sloane Guy, Workforce on Annual Meeting COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences, Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Verb Surgical

Rune Haaverstad, Workforce on International Relationships COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other, T Mohn Foundation - Support from private T Mohn Foundation, Bergen, Norway for international medical aid in performing Cardiac surgery in Ethiopia

Jonathan W. Haft, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease

Steven D. Harrington, Workforce on Patient Safety

Jeremiah A. Hayanga, Workforce on International Relationships

Joshua L. Hermsen, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Employment, Medtronic - My wife is frequently employed as a contractor by Medtronic Human Resources

William Hiesinger, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease

Robert S.D. Higgins, Executive Committee

Hitoshi Hirose, Workforce on Critical Care

Jennifer C. Hirsch-Romano, Workforce on Clinical Education

Keith A. Horvath, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Neograft, Inc.

James Huang, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

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

James M. Isbell, Workforce on Critical Care

Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Workforce on National Databases

Marshall L. Jacobs, Workforce on National Databases

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

Michael E. Jessen, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Clayton A. Kaiser, Workforce on Associate Membership

A. Pieter Kappetein, Workforce on National Databases, Workforce on International Relationships COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Medtronic; Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery

Tara B. Karamlou, Workforce on Research Development

Mark R. Katlic, Workforce on National Databases

Minoo N. Kavarana, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

Aditya K. Kaza, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

Rosemary F. Kelly, Workforce on Research Development

Michael S. Kent, Workforce on Patient Safety COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Intuitive Surgical

Ahmet Kilic, Workforce on Clinical Education COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speaker’s Bureau/Honoraria, Baxter International, HeartWare, St. Jude Medical

Andy C. Kiser, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force) COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Atrius Surgical, Aegis Surgical, Inventor and Equity Partner; Consultant/Advisory Board, Atricure, Spectranetics

Cathy E. Knoff, Workforce on Associate Membership

Colleen G. Koch, Workforce on Critical Care

Robert L. Kormos, Workforce on Clinical Education COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, HeartWare; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, HeartWare; Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, Board of Directors for MCS subcommittee of Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)

Deborah J. Kozik, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

Benjamin D. Kozower, Workforce on National Databases

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

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

Richard Lee, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force), Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Chuen Neng Lee, Workforce on International Relationships

Allison Leonard, Workforce on Associate Membership

Bradley G. Leshnower, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Paul S. Levy, Workforce on Practice Management

Sondra J. Ley, Workforce on Associate Membership COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Clearflow Catheter, Philips Medical; Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, Clearflow Catheter, Inc. - Scientific advisory board

Donald S. Likosky, Workforce on Research Development COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other, Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley - Medical legal consulting

Jules Lin, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Atricure, Intuitive Surgical

Philip A. Linden, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Virginia R. Litle, Workforce on Clinical Education

David Lizotte, Workforce on Associate Membership

Kevin W. Lobdell, Workforce on Patient Safety COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, Medtronic

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

Jason M. Long, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Francis T. Lytle, Workforce on Critical Care

James D. Luketich, Workforce on Annual Meeting COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest: Elsevier, Express Scripts, Intuitive Surgical; Nonremunerative Position(s) of Influence, Deputy Editor for the Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Thomas E. MacGillivray, Executive Committee

Mitchell J. Magee, Workforce on Research Development, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Michael J. Mack COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic

Ryan A. Macke, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Jiri Maly COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Abbott

M. Blair Marshall, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Elsevier

Linda W. Martin, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Christopher E. Mascio, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, HeartWare

Michael F. McGrath, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease

David M. McMullan, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

Benjamin Medalion, Workforce on International Relationships

Robert A. Meguid, Workforce on Patient Safety

Walter H. Merrill, Workforce on Associate Membership COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, American Board of Medical Specialties - I am a director of the ABMS and serve as the representative of the ABTS. American Board of Thoracic Surgery – Director

Bret A. Mettler, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery

Bryan F. Meyers, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Intuitive, Varian Medical Systems; Research Grant, Ethicon, Varian Medical Systems; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Varian Medical Systems

Shari L. Meyerson, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Nicole M. Michaud, Workforce on Associate Membership

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

Rita C. Milewski, Workforce on Critical Care

Scott J. Millikan, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest: 3M, Abbott, Amgen, Amylin Pharm, Dow Chemical, Eli Lilly, GE, Hewlitt Packard, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Merck, Pfizer, Siemens Corp.

Gita N. Mody, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

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

Nahush A. Mokadam, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force) COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Abbott, HeartWare,

Rainer G.H. Moosdorf, Workforce on Critical Care COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Edwards Lifesciences

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, Intuitive, Lung Bioengineering

Edward T. Murphy, Workforce on Practice Management

John L. Myers

Patrick O. Myers, Workforce on International Relationships COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, Admedus - Member, advisory board, CTSNet - board of directors member

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

Yoshifumi Naka, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, St. Jude

Keith S. Naunheim, Executive Committee COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Medtronic; Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, Joint Council for Thoracic Surgical Education – Board Member, Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education – Secretary

Jennifer S. Nelson, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Joseph R. Newton, Jr., Workforce on Practice Management

Alina Nicoara

Francis C. Nichols III, Chair, Workforce on Coding and Reimbursement

Patrick T. O’Gara

Mark Onaitis, Workforce on National Databases

Maral Ouzounian, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Davide Pacini, Workforce on International Relationships

Francis D. Pagani, Workforce on National Databases

Domenico Pagano, Workforce on National Databases

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

Bernard J. Park, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Bard; Consultant/Advisory Board, Baxter Healthcare

Soon J. Park, Workforce on International Relationships

Himanshu J. Patel, Workforce on Annual Meeting COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic, Terumo, W.L. Gore & Associates; Co-patent holder, W.L. Gore & Associates

Prakash A. Patel, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

G. Alexander Patterson, Editor, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery

Joseph D. Phillips, Workforce on Research Development

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

Richard L. Prager, Executive Committee

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

Theolyn N. Price, Workforce on Patient Safety

John D. Puskas, Workforce on Research Development COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Innovative Cardiac Technologies

Joe B. Putnam, Jr., Workforce on Research Development COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, American Board of Thoracic Surgery - Director, representing the Society of Thoracic Surgery

Joseph Rabin, Workforce on Critical Care

Edward A. Ranzenbach, Workforce on Associate Membership

Vivek Rao, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, CorMatrix Cardiovascular; Consultant/Advisory Board, CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Medtronic; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, St. Jude Medical

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

Rishi M. Reddy, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Intuitive Surgical

V. Seenu Reddy, Workforce on Coding and Reimbursement COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Acelity

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

Janani S. Reisenauer, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Ross M. Reul, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

David C. Rice, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Intuitive Surgical, Pacira Pharmaceuticals

Harold G. Roberts, Workforce on Practice Management

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

Matthew A. Romano, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force)

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

Joseph F. Sabik, III, Executive Committee COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbot, Edwards Lifesciences; Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic; PI, Abbot, Edwards Lifesciences

Christopher T. Salerno, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, HeartWare, St. Jude; Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, St Jude – Co-Chair Surgical Sub-Committee MOMENTUM3 Trial Member Publication and Presentation Committee MOMENTUM3 Trial

Sanjay A. Samy, Workforce on Coding and Reimbursement

Eric L. Sarin, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Gabriel Sayer COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic

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 Boehringer Ingelheim - Member of DSMB for clinical trial. No financial interest in outcome of trial; Consultant/Advisory Board, Stryker

Jay G. Shake, Workforce on Critical Care

Kenneth Shann, Workforce on Patient Safety

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

Stanton K. Shernan COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other, Philips Healthcare – Educator, e-echocardiography.com - Editor

Joseph B. Shrager, Workforce on National Databases COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Carefusion Inc, Intuitive Medical Systems; Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence International Thymic Malignancy Interest Group – Program Director, 2016 Annual Meeting

Sara J. Shumway, Workforce on Clinical Education

Scott C. Silvestry, Workforce on Coding and Reimbursement

Raymond L. Singer, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy, Workforce on Practice Management COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Edwards Lifesciences; Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, Health Network Laboratories - Board of Trustees

Sunil Singhal, Workforce on Research Development

Danielle Smith, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Heather Smith, Workforce on Practice Management

Harmik J. Soukiasian, Workforce on Associate Membership

Alan M. Speir, Workforce on National Databases COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic

James D. St. Louis, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery, Workforce on Coding and Reimbursement

Paul Stelzer COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, CryoLife Raymond J. Strobel, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

John M. Stulak, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease

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

Ibrahim Sultan, Workforce on Annual Meeting (Program Task Force)

Rakesh M. Suri, Workforce on National Databases COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence Publication Committee Partner Trial, Abbott - Clinical Screening Committee Member - COAPT Trial, Sorin - National PI and patents PERCEVAL Trial

James E. Tcheng, Workforce on National Databases

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

Brandon H. Tieu, Workforce on Associate Membership

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

Michael Z. Tong, Workforce on International Relationships

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

Joseph W. Turek, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, HeartWare

James S. Tweddell, Workforce on Annual Meeting, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of Adults with Congenital Heart Disease

Yuichi Ueda, Workforce on International Relationships COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, CSL Behring, Edwards Lifesciences; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, CSL Behring, Edwards Lifesciences; Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery - Secretary General, Japanese Society for Cardiovascular Surgery - Director of Executive Council

Juan P. Umana, Workforce on International Relationships COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board Bayer, Edwards Lifesciences, Ethicon; Medtronic - Travel stipend; Mitraclip - Royalties

Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Workforce on Research Development

Glen S. Van Arsdell, Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, CellAegis

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

Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., Workforce on Clinical Education

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

Momen Wahidi

Jennifer D. Walker, Workforce on Clinical Education

Michael H. Wall, Workforce on Critical Care

Garrett L. Walsh, Workforce on Patient Safety

Song Wan, Workforce on International Relationships

Thomas B. Washburn, Jr., Workforce on Critical Care

Michael J. Weyant, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery

Glenn J.R. Whitman, Workforce on Critical Care COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott; Consultant/Advisory Board, Boston Biomedical Associates

Bryan A. Whitson, Workforce on Surgical Treatment of End-Stage Cardiopulmonary Disease

Richard I. Whyte, Workforce on General Thoracic Surgery, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy

Douglas E. Wood, Workforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, GRAIL, Spiration; Research Grant, Spiration; Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, CTSNet – Secretary, Lung Cancer Alliance – Advisory Board, NCCN – Chair, lung cancer screening panel, NCCN – Vice-chair non-small cell lung cancer panel, TSFRE – Vice President

Bo Yang, Workforce on Research Development

Leora T. Yarboro, Workforce on Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Workforce on Annual Meeting (STS University Task Force) COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Covidien, Johnson & Johnson; Financial Interest(s) in Any Amount, Covidien; Educational and Research Support, Olympus Medical Systems Corp.

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

Joseph B. Zwischenberger, Workforce on Research Development

Commercial Relationships of STS Staff

Unless otherwise noted, these STS staff members have nothing to disclose:

Jennifer Bagley, Media Relations Manager

Natalie Boden, Director of Marketing & Communications COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Baxter International, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson

Keith Bura, Director of Finance & Administration

Bridget Carney, E-Learning Coordinator

Emily Conrad, Senior Coordinator, STS National Database

Willamena Crowley, Member Services Assistant

Colleen Donohoe, Director of Meetings and Conventions

Sarah Foreman, Senior Coordinator, Member Services

Robert Habib, Director, STS Research Center

Damon Marquis, Director of Education & Member Services COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Allergan, General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Pfizer

Donna McDonald, Director of Quality

Laura Medek, Affiliate Manager, STSA and WTS

Wesley K. Peart, CME Compliance & Program Coordinator

Grahame Rush, Director of Information Services

Michele Rush, Senior Manager for Education

Darcy Sengewald, E-Learning Manager

William F. Seward, Associate Executive Director

Madeleine Stirling, Government Relations Coordinator

Michelle Taylor, Education Manager

Heather Watkins, Communications 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 54th Annual Meeting. Unless otherwise noted, the abstract reviewers have no commercial relationships to disclose.

Anwar Abd-Elfattah

Usman Ahmad

Gorav Ailawadi

Shahab A. Akhter

Gabriel S. Aldea

Jehangir J. Appoo

Rakesh K. Arora

Giorgio M. Aru

Pavan Atluri

Erle H. Austin

Salim Aziz

Emile A. Bacha

Carl L. Backer COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, W. L. Gore & Assoc.

Leah M. Backhus

Vinay Badhwar

Pietro Bajona

Faisal G. Bakaeen COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, JACE Medical

Craig J. Baker

Jorge M. Balaguer

Richard J. Battafarano

Joseph E. Bavaria COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic, St. Jude, W. L. Gore & Assoc.

Thomas M. Beaver COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences

Edward M. Bender

Mark Berry

Friedhelm Beyersdorf

Ricardo Beyruti

Jay K. Bhama

Faiz Bhora

Reshma M. Biniwale

Thomas J. Birdas

Hartmuth B. Bittner

Shanda H. Blackmon COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Boston Scientific; Consultant/Advisory Board, Dextera; Other Research Support, Medtronic for ediphageal anastomotic device

Matthew G. Blum

Daniel J. Boffa

Michael E. Bowdish

Steven W. Boyce

Ross M. Bremner COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other, Ethicon; Endostim

Derek R. Brinster

Stephen R. Broderick COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Bristol Meyers Squibb

Lisa M. Brown

David A. Bull

John G. Byrne

David G. Cable

John Calhoon

Margarita T. Camacho

Andrea J. Carpenter

Philip W. Carrott

Stephen D. Cassivi

Mario Castillo-Sang

David J. Chambers

Andrew C. Chang

Subhasis Chatterjee

Edward P. Chen

Jonathan M. Chen

Aaron M. Cheng

Danny Chu

Joseph Clark

Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott

William E. Cohn

Yolonda L. Colson

Juan Comas

John V. Conte COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic; Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic

David Tom Cooke

Joel Cooper

Hannah Copeland

Traves D. Crabtree

Juan A. Crestanello

Richard C. Daly COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Neochord

Nicholas C. Dang

Marcelo DaSilva

Elizabeth A. David

Alberto De Hoyos

Joseph A. Dearani

Malcolm M. DeCamp COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Boston Scientific, Intuitive Surgical, Holaira

Pedro J. del Nido

Ralph E. Delius

Steven R. Demeester

Todd L. Demmy COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic

Nimesh Desai

Claude Deschamps

J. Michael DiMaio

Verdi J. DiSesa

Jessica S. Donington

Robert R. Dunton

James R. Edgerton

Melanie A. Edwards

Afshin Ehsan

Richard P. Embrey

Robert W. Emery

Daniel T. Engelman

John W. Entwistle

Cherie P. Erkmen

James I. Fann

Farhood Farjah

Frank L. Fazzalari

Francis D. Ferdinand

Mark K. Ferguson

Angel Fernandez

Felix G. Fernandez

Hiran C. Fernando

Enrico R. Ferrari

Victor A. Ferraris

David J. Finley

Andrew C. Fiore

Michael S. Firstenberg COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson, Maquet, Medtronic Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Ethicon, Johnson & Johnson

Michael P. Fischbein COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, NIH; Consultant/Advisory Board, Maquet, Medtronic

Fernando Fleischman

Raja M. Flores

Seth D. Force

Kenneth L. Franco

Richard K. Freeman

Joseph Friedberg

Stephanie M. Fuller

Henning A. Gaissert

Mark E. Galantowicz

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

Sanjiv K. Gandhi

Sidharta P. Gangadharan

James J. Gangemi

J. William Gaynor

Arnar Geirsson

Charles M. Geller

Kristopher M. George

Vanessa R. Gibson

Thomas G. Gleason COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic; Nonremunerative Position(s) of Influence, Medtronic – Steering and Screening Committee for CoreValve Trials

Daniel J. Goldstein

Kevin L. Greason

Sean C. Grondin

Kendra J. Grubb

Serdar Gunaydin

Robert A. Gustafson

T. Sloane Guy COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic, Verb Surgical

Jonathan W. Haft

Michael E. Halkos

John W. Hammon

John R. Handy

Robert A. Hanfland

David H. Harpole

Sebron W. Harrison

Lacy E. Harville, III

Stephen R. Hazelrigg

Jeffrey Heinle

Joshua L. Hermsen

Luis J. Herrera

William Holman

David A. Hormuth

Charles B. Huddleston

Mark D. Iannettoni

John S. Ikonomidis

James M. Isbell

Jeffrey P. Jacobs

Marshall L. Jacobs

Valluvan Jeevanandam

Jonathan B. Jennings

Michael E. Jessen

Lauren C. Kane

Tsuyoshi Kaneko

Kirk R. Kanter

Tara B. Karamlou

Riyad C. Karmy-Jones

Mark R. Katlic

Nevin M. Katz

Aditya K. Kaza

W. Brent Keeling

Rosemary R. Kelly

Michael S. Kent COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Other, Intuitive Surgical – travel funds for case observation

Kemp H. Kernstine

Kenneth A. Kesler

Ali Khoynezhad COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, AtriCure; Consultant/Advisory Board, AtriCure

Ahmet Kilic

Samuel Kim

Min P. Kim

Anthony W. Kim

Andy C. Kiser COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Aegis Surgical; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, AtriCure, Spectranetics

Christopher J. Knott-Craig

Brian E. Kogon

Robert L. Kormos COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic; Consultant/Advisory Board Heart, HeartWare

John J. Lamberti

Rodney J. Landreneau

Michael Lanuti

Jennifer S. Lawton

John F. Lazar

Leonard Y. Lee

Richard Lee

Bradley G. Leshnower COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Medtronic

Moishe A. Liberman COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Boston Scientific, Cook Medical, Ethicon

Shu S. Lin

Jules Lin

Virgina R. Litle

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

Vassyl A. Lonchyna

Donald E. Low

James D. Luketich COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Express Scripts, Intuitive Surgical, Johnson & Johnson, P&G; Research Grant, Accurray; Other, Elsevier Patent from Univ of Pittsburgh, Annals of Thoracic Surgery Deputy Editor

Thomas E. MacGillivray

Steven K. Macheers

Joren C. Madsen

Daniel Marelli

M. Blair Marshall

Christopher E. Mascio

David Mason

Constantine D. Mavroudis

John E. Mayer COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic

Donna E. Maziak

Patrick M. McCarthy COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Edwards Lifesciences; Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Medtronic

James B. McClurken

Edwin C. McGee

David W. McMullan

John R. Mehall

Ari Mennander

Walter H. Merrill

Carlos M. Mery

Bart Meuris

Dan M. Meyer

Bryan Meyers

Shari L. Meyerson

Tomislav Mihaljevic

Rita C. Milewski

John Miller

Timothy S. Misselbeck

John Mitchell

Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce

Nahush A. Mokadam COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott, Medtronic, St. Jude, SynCardia, Throatec; Consultant/Advisory Board, Abbott, HeartWare, St. Jude, Thoratec

Daniela Molena

Rainer G. H. Moosdorf

Jeffrey A. Morgan

Cullen D. Morris

Christopher R. Morse

Ralph S. Mosca

Michael S. Mulligan

Sudish C. Murthy

Christopher J. Mutrie

Katie S. Nason

Meena Nathan

Jose Luis Navia

Jennifer S. Nelson

Dao M. Nguyen

William M. Novick

Richard G. Ohye COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Novartis; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, CryoLife

Francis D. Pagani

Anthony Panos

Amit N. Patel

Himanshu J. Patel COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Terumo, W. L. Gore & Assoc.

G. Alexander Patterson

Arjun Pennathur COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Accuray; Consultant/Advisory Board, Baxter Healthcare

Lester C. Permut

Jonathan M. Philpott

Allan Pickens

Frank Pigula

Mark D. Plunkett

Eitan Podgaetz

Ourania A. Preventza COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, W. L. Gore & Assoc.

Mohammed A. Quader

Luis G. Quinonez

Joseph Rabin

Daniel P. Raymond COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Bristol Meyers Squibb

Dan J. Raz

V. Seenu Reddy COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Acelity

Rishindra M. Reddy

T. Brett Reece COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Medtronic, W. L. Gore & Assoc; Consultant/Advisory Board, McKesson

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

Harold G. Roberts

Gaetano Rocco

Evelio Rodriguez COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic; Consultant/Advisory Board, Abbott, Boston Scientific; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Abbott

Chris K. Rokkas

Matthew A. Romano

Eric E. Roselli COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, W. L. Gore & Assoc; Consultant/Advisory Board, LivaNova, Medtronic, W. L. Gore & Assoc; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, LivaNova, Medtronic, Vascutek, W. L. Gore & Assoc

Todd K. Rosengart

Marc Ruel COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott, CryoLife, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Abbott, Edwards Lifesciences

Valerie W. Rusch

Joseph F. Sabik

Jorge D. Salazar

Arash Salemi COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic

Christopher T. Salerno COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Abbott, Medtronic; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Abbott, Medtronic

Juan Sanchez

Nestor F. Sandoval

J. Saravana Ganesh

Edward B. Savage

Joeseph D. Schmoker

Carsten Schroeder

Matthew Schuchert

Scot C. Schultz

Charles M. Sciolaro

Frank W. Sellke COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Boehringer Ingelheim, Mallinkrodt Pharmaceuticals, Stryker

Craig H. Selzman

Jay G. Shake

Mahesh S. Sharma

K. Robert Shen

Brett C. Sheridan

Joseph B. Shrager

Sara J. Shumway

Alan D. Sihoe

Ramesh Singh

Sunil Singhal

Nicholas G. Smedira

Michael Smith COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Ethicon

Jason W. Smith

Edward G. Soltesz

Tae Song Song

Howard Song

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

Thomas Spray

Sadeesh K. Srinathan

Sandra L. Starnes

Bryan M. Steinberg

Randy M. Stevens

Robert Stewart

W. Chadwich Stouffer COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Edwards Lifesciences

John M. Stulak

Ram Kumar Subramanyan

Ibrahim Sultan

Jack C. Sun

Wilson Y. Szeto COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic, Terumo; Consultant/Advisory Board, Medtronic, Microinterventional Devices

Gilbert H. Tang COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Abbott, Neochord; Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Abbott, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic

Roy T. Temes

Hassan A. Tetteh

Patricia A. Thistlethwaite

Mathew Thomas

Vinod H. Thourani

COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott, Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences; Consultant/Advisory Board, Abbott, Boston Scientific, Edwards Lifesciences, W. L. Gore & Assoc

Betty C. Tong

Robert F. Tranbaugh

Alfredo Trento

Curt Tribble

Peter I. Tsai

Elaine E. Tseng COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, Revalve Med; Research Grant, NIH, VA, Canadian Health Institutes; Other, Journal of Heart Valve Disease Editor-in-Chief

Joseph W. Turek COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, HeartWare

Mark W. Turrentine

James S. Tweddell

Akif Undar

Prashanth Vallabhajosyula

Glen S. Van Arsdell COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Ownership Interest, CellAegis

Panayotis Vardas

Thomas K. Varghese Jr.

Julio C. Vasquez

Christina M. Vassileva

Jennifer D. Walker

Benjamin Wei

Todd S. Weiser

Benny Weksler COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Speakers Bureau/Honoraria, Intuitive Surgical

Michael J. Weyant

Glenn J.R. Whitman COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Abbott; Consultant/Advisory Board, Boston Biomedical Associates

Richard I. Whyte

Valerie A. Williams

Mathew R. Williams COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, Abbott, Medtronic; Research Grant, Edwards Lifesciences, Medtronic

Jason Williams

Douglas E. Wood COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Consultant/Advisory Board, GRAIL, Spiration; Research Grant, Spiration; Non-Remunerative Position(s) of Influence, CTSNet – Secretary, Lung Cancer Alliance – Advisory Board, NCCN – Chair, lung cancer screening panel, NCCN – Vice-chair non-small cell lung cancer panel, TSFRE – Vice President

Cameron Wright

Stephen C. Yang

Bo Yang

Leora T. Yarboro

Kazuhiro Yasufuku COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIPS Research Grant, Auris Surgical Robotics, Intuitive Surgical, Medtronic, Olympus

Saikrishna S. Yendamuri

J. Nilas Young

Marco A. Zenati

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