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Read the Latest Issue: STSA News – Spring 2018

The Spring 2018 issue of STSA News is now available. This issue features:

  • A letter from STSA President, Kevin D. Accola, MD
  • STSA membership recruitment information
  • Highlights from the STSA 64th Annual Meeting
  • 2018 awards and scholarship opportunities
  • Updates from the Program and Postgraduate Committees and
  • 2018 Schedule of Events

View additional updates from STSA and past issues of STSA News at www.stsa.org/whats-new.

Please contact STSA Headquarters with questions or suggestions regarding STSA News at stsa@stsa.org.

June 20, 2018 | By More

Members Appointed to STSA Leadership Committee Positions

More than 60 STSA members participated in the 2017 self-nomination process. Thank you to everyone who nominated themselves to be considered for an STSA Committee leadership position.

Six members were selected to serve on the Program, Postgraduate, Membership, and Scholarship Committees. The newly appointed Committee leaders are as follows:

  • Program Committee Appointments:
    • Joseph A. Dearani, MD, Rochester, MN
    • Daniela Molena, MD, New York, NY
  • Postgraduate Committee Appointments:
    • Matthew Bott, MD, New York, NY
    • Ahmet Kilic, MD, Columbus, OH
  • Membership Committee Appointments:
    • James J. Gangemi, MD, Charlottesville, VA
  • Brooks Scholarship Committee Appointments:
    • Min Kim, MD, Houston, TX

Appointees will serve three- to four-year terms; they will assume to role of Committee Chair/Co-chair in the final year of their term. Committee Chairs/Co-chairs attend STSA Council Meetings and assist in the overall management of the Association.

STSA Executive Council Members attended a Council Meeting on November 9, 2016 in conjunction with the STSA 63rd Annual Meeting.

STSA will accept nominations for 2018 Committee leadership position vacancies in December 2017.

Contact STSA Headquarters with questions at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892.

March 7, 2017 | By More

Members Appointed to Leadership Committee Positions

More than 50 STSA members participated in the 2016 self-nomination process. Thank you to everyone who nominated themselves to be considered for an STSA Committee leadership position.

Six members were selected to serve on the Program, Postgraduate, Membership, and Scholarship Committees. The newly appointed Committee leaders are as follows:

  • Program Committee Appointments:
    • Faisal Bakaeen, MD, Cleveland, OH
    • Elizabeth David, MD, Davis, CA
  • Postgraduate Committee Appointments:
    • Kirk Kanter, MD, Atlanta, GA
    • Chad Stasik, MD, San Antonio, TX
  • Membership Committee Appointments:
    • Andrew J. Lodge, MD, Durham, NC
  • Brooks Scholarship Committee Appointments:
    • Jennifer Solms Nelson, MD, Chapel Hill, NC

Appointees will serve three- to four-year terms; they will assume to role of Committee Chair/Co-chair in the final year of their term. Committee Chairs/Co-chairs attend STSA Council Meetings and assist in the overall management of the Association.

Council Meeting, November 4, 2015

STSA Executive Council Members and Committee Chairs attended a Council Meeting on November 4, 2015 in conjunction with the STSA 62nd Annual Meeting.

STSA will accept nominations for 2017 Committee leadership position vacancies in December 2016.

Contact STSA Headquarters with questions at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892.

February 8, 2016 | By More

2016 Membership Dues Invoices Now Available

Dues Renewal

2016 STSA membership renewal invoices are now available for payment online. Contact STSA at stsa@stsa.org for printable invoice so that you can pay by check.

STSA members can now pay their 2016 membership dues and/or Annals of Thoracic Surgery subscription invoice online.

STSA members may subscribe to the Annals of Thoracic Surgery through STSA for an annual subscription fee of $85. Contact STSA for more information and to purchase your Annals subscription.

Not a member? Applications are now being accepted for Active, Resident, Associate, and Student Membership. Learn more at www.stsa.org/membership!

Contact STSA Headquarters at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892 with questions about membership.

January 12, 2016 | By More

STSA Welcomes 57 New Members

STSA membership voted to confirm the applications for 57 new Active, Associate, Resident, and Student members during the November 6, 2015 Annual Business Meeting. STSA gratefully acknowledges the Membership Committee’s work in recruiting and reviewing applications over the past year. Chaired by Curt Tribble, MD, 2015 Membership Committee Members also included James Robert Headrick, MD; Edward P. Chen, MD; and Edward B. Savage, MD.

New STSA Members

New Members attending the November 6, 2015 Annual Business Meeting were recognized and presented with membership certificates.

STSA recently expanded its membership categories so that more surgical team members now qualify for membership than ever before. The deadline to submit application materials for consideration at the November 2016 Business Meeting is September 15, 2016.

Learn more about STSA member categories and download an application:

Newly elected members of the Association include:

Active Members

  • Robert D. Adams , MD
  • Muhammad Aftab, MBBS, MD
  • Carlos J. Anciano, MD
  • Mara B. Antonoff, MD
  • Harold M. Burkhart, MD
  • Lorraine D. Cornwell, MD
  • Kim Insua de la Cruz, MD
  • Subrato J, Deb, MD
  • Ali Dodge-Khatami, MD, PhD
  • John W. C. Entwistle, MD
  • Renata Ford, MD
  • Puja Gaur, MD
  • Gonzalez V. Gonzalez-Stawinski, MD
  • Norman A. Hetzler, Jr., MD
  • Aaron Hoffman, MD
  • Mark D. Iannettoni, MD, MBA
  • Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD
  • Kemp H. Kernstine, MD
  • Jacob Klapper, MD
  • Brian Lima MD
  • Christopher J. Mutrie, MD
  • James Patrick O’Rourke, MD
  • Manu S. Sancheti, MD
  • Eric L. Sarin, MD
  • Boris Sepesi, MD
  • Brendon M. Stiles, MD
  • Jennifer L. Sullivan, MD
  • Paul Chun Yung Tang, MD, PhD
  • Grayson H. Wheatley, III, MD

Associate Members

  • Jill M. Hinkle, MSN
  • Cathy E. Knoff, BSN, MSN, MBA
  • Ashley D. Miller, MSN-FNP

Resident Members

  • Evaristo Fernandez Sada, MD MSc
  • Denis M. Gilmore, MD
  • Christopher E. Greenleaf, MD, MBA
  • Robert. B. Hawins
  • Jeffrey Javidfar, MD
  • Eric I. Jeng, MD
  • Feiran Lou, MD, MS
  • Jesse Madden, MD, MSCI
  • Ana M. Parsee, MD
  • Hetal D. Patel
  • Gregory Pattakos, MD, MS
  • Nicholas R. Teman, MD
  • Miguel Orencio, MD
  • Kenan W. Yount, MD

Student Members

  • Jennifer L. Alejo
  • Trevor A. Davis
  • Clauden Louis
  • Joseph Martinez
  • James H. Mehaffey
  • Jessica Moore
  • Brian Sparkman
  • John J. Squiers
  • Lindsay Olivia-Lee Stepp
  • Austin Ward
  • Jaye (Alex) Weston

Congratulations and welcome to all of STSA’s newest members! Contact STSA Headquarters with questions about membership at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892.

December 7, 2015 | By More

2015-16 STSA Leadership Slate Announced

Andrea J. Carpenter, MD

Andrea J. Carpenter, MD, STSA President

STSA members voted to approved the 2015-16 STSA leadership slate on Friday evening, November 6 at the 2015 Annual Membership Business Meeting. The Annual Business Meeting was held in conjunction with the STSA 62nd Annual Meeting at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

Dr. Joseph Coselli, STSA Past President and Chair of the STSA Nominating Committee, presented the following slate:

  • Andrea J. Carpenter, President
    University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
  • David R. Jones, President-Elect
    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Kevin Accola, Vice President
    Cardiovascular Surgical PA, Orlando, FL
  • Todd K. Rosengart, Councilor-at-Large
    Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Mark S. Slaughter, Councilor-at-Large
    University of Louisville, Louisville, KY
  • Stephen C. Yang, Representative to the ACS Advisory Council for CT Surgery
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

The 2016 self-nomination process will open in the coming weeks. Members interested in becoming involved with STSA leadership can  nominate themselves for the Program Committee, Postgraduate Committee, Membership Committee, and Scholarship Committee. Additional information and self-nomination forms will be available in the coming weeks.

Contact STSA Headquarters with questions at stsa@stsa.org or at 312.202.5892.

November 7, 2015 | By More

STSA Member Spotlight: Elizabeth A. David, MD

Elizabeth A. David, MD joined STSA as an Active Member in 2015. She is currently Assistant Professor General Thoracic Surgery at the David Grant Medical Center/UC Davis Medical Center. STSA Members, Dr. Shanda Blackmon and Dr. Ara Vaporciyan, nominated Dr. David for Active Membership in 2014 and her application was approved at the November 2014 Business Meeting. Prior to becoming an Active Member, Dr. David was among STSA’s first Resident Members.

STSA recently interviewed Dr. David about her experience as a new STSA Active Member.

Member Spotlight; Elizabeth A. David, MD

Dr. David (far left) attended a reception during the STSA 61st Annual Meeting held November 5-8, 2014 in Tucson, AZ with STSA Councilor, Dr. Christine Lau (second from left); STSA President-Elect, Dr. Andrea J. Carpenter (second from right); and STSA ACS Representative, Dr. Shanda Blackmon (far right).

When did you first learn about the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association?
I initially learned about the STSA from Dr. Blair Marshall, who always referred to it as one of her favorite meetings to attend. It was several years before my schedule allowed me to attend for myself though.

Please briefly summarize your educational and professional background, including your experience in the Southern region.
I completed medical school and general surgery residency at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. In 2010, I moved to Houston, TX for my cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. I continued moving west in 2012 when I moved to Northern CA to start practice.

Do you perceive the Southern Thoracic as different or unique from other membership organizations that you participate in?
YES! I have not been to every thoracic surgery organization meeting, but the size of the STSA and its Annual Meeting drew me in. Because of the meeting’s intimate size, even as a new member I feel like I know a lot of other members and that they are getting to know me. It’s welcoming to be at a meeting where you are greeted with friendly faces who seem genuinely glad that you are there.

Welcome and introduce yourself to Dr. David and all of STSA’s newest members this November at the 62nd Annual Meeting. Pick them out by looking for the green new member ribbon on attendees’ name badges.

Learn more about STSA membership at www.stsa.org/membership and contact STSA Headquarters with questions about membership at stsa@stsa.org or 800.685.7872.

September 22, 2015 | By More

STSA 62nd Annual Meeting Program Book Published

The STSA 62nd Annual Meeting will take place November 4-7, 2015 at Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

The STSA 62nd Annual Meeting will take place November 4-7, 2015 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL.

The STSA 62nd Annual Meeting Program Book is now available online.

The Program Book includes a full schedule of events to take place November 4-7 at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL. The Book also includes paper presentation abstracts, a membership roster, exhibitor descriptions and booth numbers, information about Annual Meeting awards, and more.

The STSA Program and Postgraduate Committees put an enormous amount of effort into planning an exceptional educational program featuring presentations from some of the foremost cardiothoracic surgeons in the world. Social activities have been scheduled to provide opportunities for meeting attendees and their families to enjoy the fellowship and camaraderie of the Southern Thoracic community as well as our wonderful Walt Disney World® Resort venue. Learn more about social activities and purchase your family’s tickets today.

Early registration for the 62nd Annual Meeting is available until October 13, 2015.

Learn more about the STSA 62nd Annual Meeting at www.stsa.org/62ndannual and contact STSA headquarters at stsa@stsa.org or 800.685.7872 with questions.

September 18, 2015 | By More

STSA Membership Application Deadline Extended Until September 21

The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) is currently accepting membership applications. The application deadline, previously scheduled for today, September 15, has been extended until Monday, September 21.

Please consider submitting an application if you qualify for membership. If you are already a member – thank you! – and please encourage your partners, colleagues, and mentees to apply.

STSA recently expanded its membership categories so that more cardiothoracic surgery team members now qualify for STSA membership than ever before.

  • Active Membership is available for physicians who have been practicing in the Southern region since November 2014 or earlier, and physicians who have completed a general surgery, thoracic surgery, or cardiovascular surgery residency program or fellowship at an institution in the Southern region.
  • Resident Membership is available for CT surgery residents training at an institution in the Southern region.
  • Associate Membership is available for interdisciplinary care professionals working on a CT surgery team in the Southern region.
  • Student Membership is available for general surgery residents and medical students interested in pursuing CT surgery and training at an institution in the Southern region.
STSA Region

The STSA Southern region includes the following U.S. states and territories: Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Mississippi; Missouri; North Carolina; Oklahoma; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia; District of Columbia; the U.S. territories and commonwealths in the Caribbean.

Learn more about STSA member benefits and eligibility and download an application at www.stsa.org/membership. Contact STSA Headquarters at stsa@stsa.org or 800.685.7872 with questions and for assistance.

September 15, 2015 | By More

Upcoming STSA Member Application Deadline: September 15

STSA represents more than 1,100 cardiothoracic surgeons throughout the country with a mission of supporting southern and southern-trained members of the cardiothoracic surgery community and their families in the pursuit of the highest quality patient care, education, scientific achievement, collegiality, and life balance. The small, intimate size of STSA and emphasis on collegiality sets it apart from other national organizations.

STSA is currently accepting membership applications for the following member categories:

  • Active Membership
    Physicians who have been practicing in the Southern region since November 2014 or earlier, and physicians who have completed a general surgery, thoracic surgery, or cardiovascular surgery residency program or fellowship at an institution in the Southern region are eligible for Active Membership.
  • Resident Membership
    CT surgery residents training at an institution in the Southern region are eligible for Resident Membership.
  • Associate Membership
    Interdisciplinary care professionals working on a CT surgery team in the Southern region are eligible for Associate Membership.
  • Student Membership
    General surgery residents and medical students interested in pursuing CT surgery and training at an institution in the Southern region are eligible for Student Membership.
New STSA members were recognized and welcomed to the Association at the 2014 Business Meeting.

New STSA members were recognized and welcomed to the Association at the 2014 Business Meeting.

Member benefits include reduced registration fees to attend the STSA Annual Meeting, leadership opportunities, STSA member communications, access to STSA mentorship services, and more.

If you’re already a member, please consider inviting your partners, CT surgery team members, and mentees to apply. If you aren’t yet a member, visit www.stsa.org/membership to learn more and download an application. Reference this STSA member list to confirm if someone you know is already a member.

The deadline to apply is September 15, 2015!

Contact STSA with questions at stsa@stsa.org or 800.685.7872.

August 17, 2015 | By More