Leadership

2021-22 STSA Executive Council

President
Daniel L. Miller

Council Chair
Vinod H. Thourani

Past Council Chair
Jeffrey P. Jacobs

Vice President/ President-Elect
Stephen C. Yang

Second Vice President
Melanie A. Edwards

Secretary/Treasurer
Shanda H. Blackmon

Director of CME
Scott A. LeMaire

Director of CME-Elect
Daniela Molena

Historian
Constantine Mavroudis

Councilors-at-Large
James J. Gangemi
Daniela Molena
Ourania Preventza

Representative, Board of Governors of ACS
Jorge D. Salazar

Representative, Advisory Council for Cardiothoracic Surgery of ACS
Jeffrey P. Jacobs

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

Editor, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery
Jo Chikwe

Executive Director
Beth Winer

2021-2022 Leadership Committees

Program Committee

  • Vinay Badhwar, Co-Chair
  • James St. Louis, Co-Chair
  • Daniel L. Miller
  • Stephen C. Yang
  • Vinod H. Thourani
  • Jeffrey P. Jacobs
  • Scott A. LeMaire
  • Daniela Molena
  • Shanda H. Blackmon
  • Tom Nguyen
  • Jennifer Nelson
  • Allan Pickens
  • Mark Bleiweis

Postgraduate Committee

  • Mark I. Block, Co-Chair
  • Damien J. LaPar, Co-Chair
  • Vinod H. Thourani
  • Jeffrey P. Jacobs
  • Kevin D. Accola
  • Scott A. LeMaire
  • Daniela Molena
  • Lisa Brown
  • Bradley Taylor
  • Puja G. Khaitan
  • Christopher J. Knott-Craig

CME Committee

  • Scott A. LeMaire, Chair
  • Daniela Molena, Chair-Elect
  • Vinay Badhwar
  • James St. Louis
  • Mark I. Block
  • Damien J. LaPar

Membership Committee

  • Brent Keeling, Chair
  • Hugh M. Van Gelder
  • Curtis Bryan
  • Jason Muesse

Scholarship Committee

  • Thomas M. Beaver, Chair
  • Anastasios C. Polimenakos
  • Mara Antonoff
  • Ravi Ghanta
  • Mani Daneshmand

Finance Committee

  • V. Seenu Reddy, Chair
  • Daniel L. Miller
  • Stephen C. Yang
  • Melanie A. Edwards
  • Shanda H. Blackmon
  • Vinod H. Thourani
  • Jeffrey P. Jacobs
  • Thoralf M. Sundt
  • Ghulam Abbas
  • David T. Greenfield

Nominating Committee

  • David R. Jones, Chair
  • Kevin D. Accola
  • Jeffrey P. Jacobs
  • Vinod H. Thourani

Diversity & Inclusion Committee (ad hoc)

  • Shanda H. Blackmon
  • Scott A. LeMaire
  • Ourania Preventza
  • T. Brett Reece
  • Vinod H. Thourani
  • Stephen C. Yang