Leadership

2019-20 STSA Executive Council

President
Vinod H. Thourani

Council Chair
Jeffrey P. Jacobs

Vice President/ President-Elect
Daniel L. Miller

Secretary/Treasurer
Shanda H. Blackmon

Director of CME
Scott A. LeMaire

Historian
Constantine Mavroudis

Councilors-at-Large
James J. Gangemi
Daniela Molena
T. Brett Reece

Representative, Board of Governors of ACS
Jorge D. Salazar

Representative, Advisory Council for Cardiothoracic Surgery of ACS
Stephen C. Yang

STS/ACS Surgical Quality Accreditation for General Thoracic Surgery
Richard K. Freeman

Editor, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
G. Alexander Patterson

Executive Director
Beth Winer

2019-2020 Leadership Committees

Program Committee

  • Ourania Preventza, Co-Chair
  • Harold M. Burkhart, Co-Chair
  • Vinod H. Thourani
  • Daniel L. Miller
  • Jeffrey P. Jacobs
  • Scott A. LeMaire
  • Shanda H. Blackmon
  • James St. Louis
  • Vinay Badhwar
  • Tom Nguyen
  • Jennifer Nelson

Postgraduate Committee

  • Gorav Ailawadi, Co-Chair
  • Todd K. Rosengart, Co-Chair
  • Vinod H. Thourani
  • Jeffrey P. Jacobs
  • Scott A. LeMaire
  • Mark I. Block
  • Damien J. LaPar
  • Lisa Brown
  • Bradley Taylor

CME Committee

  • Scott A. LeMaire, Chair
  • Ourania Preventza
  • Harold M. Burkhart
  • Gorav Ailawadi
  • Todd K. Rosengart

Membership Committee

  • James J. Gangemi, Chair
  • Brent Keeling
  • Hugh M. Van Gelder
  • Curtis Bryan

Scholarship Committee

  • Min P. Kim, Chair
  • Thomas M. Beaver
  • Anastasios C. Polimenakos
  • Mara Antonoff
  • Ravi Ghanta

Finance Committee

  • Mark S. Slaughter, Chair
  • Vinod H. Thourani
  • Jeffrey P. Jacobs
  • Daniel L. Miller
  • Shanda H. Blackmon
  • S. Adil Husain
  • Thoralf M. Sundt
  • V. Seenu Reddy

Nominating Committee

  • Andrea J. Carpenter, Chair
  • David R. Jones
  • Kevin D. Accola
  • Jeffrey P. Jacobs

Self-Nomination Process