2006 Annual Report

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TSFRE supports research and education initiatives to increase knowledge and enhance treatment of patients with thoracic diseases; develop the skills of thoracic surgeons as surgeon-scientists and health policy leaders; and strengthen society’s understanding and trust in the profession.

President's Message

The pages of this report contain the names of hundreds of surgeons, corporate supporters, patients and friends who have invested in the future of cardiothoracic surgery by supporting the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE). On behalf of those surgeons who have benefited from TSFRE’s research and educational programs and the multitude of patients who will ultimately benefit from the programs, I would like to say thank you for your generous support.

TSFRE was established in 1992 by the four leading American thoracic surgical associations, AATS, STS, WTSA and STSA, to respond to the decrease in research funding from the federal government and institutions for education and research in thoracic surgery. Fourteen years later, these challenges continue.

How does thoracic surgery grow and thrive in an area of regulation and capitation? How can we expect significant innovation and progress with reduced funds and increased competition for research funding? How does the entire profession keep pace with high-speed changes in technology while retraining ourselves to be current? How do we provide for specialized continuing education? We do so by investing our energy and dollars in the future of our specialty now. The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education is our foundation and the lifeblood of our specialty. It will depend on us to be informed, to fund the research to support our fellow surgeons and our ability to embrace new technology and learn its application.

Over the past several years, TSFRE has become a pivotal force for the growth and vitality of our specialty and its role is increasing, particularly in the areas of research, academic career development and postgraduate education. The efforts of our supporters — through donations or networking — will impact the future of cardiothoracic surgery and the welfare of our patients.

Lawrence H. Cohn, M.D. - TSFRE President
Lawrence H. Cohn, M.D.
President, Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education

TSFRE Philosophy & History


The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE) was established in 1992 by the four leading thoracic surgery societies: the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), the oldest national thoracic organization; the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the largest national thoracic organization; the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association and the Western Thoracic Surgical Association. Representatives from each of these organizations serve on the TSFRE Board of Directors and each organization provides annual financial support to TSFRE. The TSFRE represents all of thoracic surgery in the United States and its research and education initiatives support the broad spectrum of thoracic surgery.


Increase knowledge and improve the care of patients with thoracic disease

To nurture the development of the surgeon-scientist

The specialty and TSFRE remain committed to research, recognizing that it is today’s research that is the practice of tomorrow. Without the thousands of research hours and millions of dollars, new surgical techniques and today’s miracle drugs would remain undiscovered. Hundreds of thousands of lives would be adversely affected.

Thoracic surgeons, indeed all surgeons, face a changing health care system. TSFRE recognizes that education plays a vital role in the future of our specialty. Thus, TSFRE has developed new initiatives that will support thoracic surgeons in acquiring the transdisciplinary skills necessary for success in the years and decades ahead, developing new training programs that will utilize simulation activities for thoracic surgery and creating an emphasis on patient safety within the specialty.

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE) is the focal point for research and education programs and projects within cardiothoracic surgery. TSFRE insures that research and education, the foundations for progress within the medical specialty, remain at the forefront and that innovative, new endeavors receive the support and commitment necessary to advance thoracic surgery in future years.

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS)
The American Association for Thoracic Surgery
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA)
The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
The Western Thoracic Surgical Association (WTSA)
The Western Thoracic Surgical Association
Research: Overview

Research Committee

Richard Pierson, M.D., Chair
University of Maryland Baltimore, MD
James Allan, M.D.
Emile Bacha, M.D.
Yolonda Colson, M.D.
Robert Davis, M.D.
J. William Gaynor, M.D.
David Jones, M.D.
Robert Korst, M.D.
Jeffrey Pearl, M.D.
Si Mai Pham, M.D.
Mark Ratcliffe, M.D.
Robert Robbins, M.D.
Bruce Rosengard, M.D.
Jack Roth, M.D.
David Schrump, M.D.
Thoralf Sundt, M.D.
Patricia Thistlethwaite, M.D
Thomas Waddell

Since its inception, TSFRE has awarded and administered over $7,000,000 in research grants, fellowships and career development awards for thoracic surgeons. Awards are made after a rigorous examination of applications by the TSFRE Research Committee, composed of outstanding research surgeon-scientists.


Support of up to $35,000 per year for up to two years for surgical residents who have not yet completed cardiothoracic surgical training.


Operational support of original research efforts by cardiothoracic surgeons who have completed their formal training and who are seeking initial support and recognition for their research program. Awards of up to $30,000 a year for up to two years are made each year to support the work of an early-career cardiothoracic surgeon (within five years of first faculty appointment).


Salary support of up to $50,000 a year for up to two years for applicants who have completed their residency training and who wish to pursue investigative careers in cardiothoracic surgery.


Provides a biennial award of $100,000 for two years to support the research career development of a woman cardiac surgeon who holds a full-time faculty appointment and who is within ten years of completion of thoracic surgery residency.

TSFRE has formed valuable partnerships with the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Cancer Institute to offer K08 and K23 awards. Through this partnership, the Foundation is able to increase the dollars available to support cardiothoracic research.


Support to outstanding clinician research scientists who are committed to a career in cardiothoracic surgery research and have the potential to develop into independent investigators. The award is $150,000 per year ($75,000 from TSFRE and $75,000 from NHLBI) plus $25,000 indirect support from NHLBI and supports a three, four or five year period of didactic training and supervised research experience.


Provides support to outstanding clinically trained professionals who are committed to a career in laboratory or field-based research and have the potential to develop into independent investigators. The award is $150,000 per year ($75,000 from TSFRE and $75,000 from NCI) plus $30,000 indirect support from the NCI and supports a five year period of supervised research that integrates didactic studies with laboratory or clinically-based research.

Research: Nina Starr Braunwald Career Development Award

The Nina Starr Braunwald Award provides a biennial award of $100,000 for two years to support the research career development of a woman cardiac surgeon who holds a full-time faculty appointment and who is within ten years of completion of thoracic surgery residency.

Nina Starr Braunwald was the first woman to be certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Throughout her professional life, Dr. Braunwald was an active academic surgeon in all aspects — clinical, surgery, teaching and research. She was closely associated with education, first at the National Heart Institute, then at the University of California at San Diego and finally at Harvard Medical School. Eugene Braunwald, MD and his family, friends and colleagues have established the Nina Starr Braunwald Fellowship Award in memory of his wife. The Nina Starr Braunwald Fund is dedicated exclusively to career development awards for young women in academic cardiac surgery.

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Research: Awardees


TSFRE Research Fellowship Award: William E. Stansfield, M.D.

William E. Stansfield, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“Molecular Characterization of Left Ventricular Hypertrophy Regression”

TSFRE Research Fellowship Award: Samuel S. Kim, M.D.

Samuel S. Kim, MD
University of Pennsylvania Hospital
“The Role of B-Cell Depletion in Augmenting the Immunotherapy”



TSFRE Career Development Award: Amit N. Patel, M.D.

Amit N. Patel, MD
University of Pittsburgh
“Autologous Stem Cell Treatment for Heart Failure”



TSFRE NHLBI K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award: Shahab A. Akhter, M.D.

Shahab A. Akhter, MD
University of Cincinnati
“Myocardial Regulation of BARK 1 by Protein Kinase C”

Michael J. Mann, MD
University of California, San Francisco
“The Role of S1P Signaling in Surgical Cardiac Remodeling”

Daniel Kreisel, MD
Washington University
“Vascular Endothelium Directs the Development of Regulatory T Cells”

“As I study the application of heat shock proteins in heart failure I only hope a fraction of the knowledge and work habits of Dr. Nina Starr Braunwald and Dr. Pedro del Nido have been instilled in me and will enable me to launch to the next level. None of this would have been possible without the incredible support of the Nina Starr Braunwald Research Grant.”

– Barbara Robinson, MD

Research: Funds at Work
Y. Joseph Woo, M.D., University of Pennsylvania, NIH NHLBI/TSFRE Clinical Scientist Development Award

Y. Joseph Woo, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
NIH NHLBI/TSFRE Clinical Scientist Development Award

During the past two years, the NIH NHLBI/Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education jointly sponsored Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award has provided an outstanding research and career development opportunity. This award has provided significant support for research into angiogenic and regenerative approaches to treating heart failure. The work has been presented at meetings including the AATS, STS, and AHA. Thus far, four manuscripts have been published and three more have been accepted detailing the research supported by this award.

This grant has also been instrumental in the application for and receipt of additional grant funding from foundations such as the American Heart Association and from industry. The research supported by this award has been compiled into the preliminary data for an NIH R01 application recently submitted to NHLBI. This award has also supported diverse early career development initiatives such as coursework in molecular biology, cell biology, and control of gene expression as well as participation in symposia such as the AATS series on development of the academic surgeon. The overall impact of this grant award on my career cannot be overstated. It has been highly significant and is greatly appreciated.

Barbara Robinson, M.D., Boston Children’s Hospital Nina Starr Braunwald Research Grant

Barbara Robinson, M.D.
Boston Children’s Hospital
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Grant

It has been an honor to have been selected for the highly coveted and competitive Nina Starr Braunwald research Grant. For me, this award has embodied the spirit of Dr. Nina Starr Braunwald, as described to me by her husband, Dr. Eugene Braunwald, namely, the spirit of pursuing clinically relevant research under excellent mentorship.

In this vein, the Nina Starr Braunwald Research Grant has given me the opportunity to transition from research I had done as a general surgery resident on heat stress protein70i induction and myocardial protection, to currently investigating their mechanisms of protection as well as novel pharmacologic methods of induction, eventually for potential study in pathological conditions such as heart failure.

In order to study this, I have been fortunate to have received guidance and inspiration under the tutelage of Dr. Pedro del Nido at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. Towards the mission of the Nina Starr Braunwald fellowship, Dr. del Nido has shown particular consideration of my professional development, emphasizing the general strategy of turning a concept into a solid research plan by developing a model, generating data, giving presentations, establishing new collaborations, improving time management, and eventually publishing.

Aside from the academic aspect of development of my own guided and independent research, Dr. del Nido has provided a marvelous example of balancing multiple demands on top of his own research, teaching me aspects of laboratory leadership, strategies for optimal funding and financial support, time management, and establishing collaborations, to also include teaching, administrative tasks, and clinical responsibilities, to which I aspire. He continues to teach me the importance of character, integrity, vision, passion, credibility, empowerment, insight, humility, emotional intelligence and positive selfesteem. Qualities that I have personally have found helpful in him as a mentor have been his accessibility, open-minded, consistency, honesty and savvy, the encouragement of individual thinking and creativity, as well providing networking opportunities.

This time period has allowed me to trust my own instincts as a clinician scientist further than ever before. With the constant encouragement of Dr. del Nido and the support of the Nina Starr Braunwald Research Grant, this combination of attaining highest goals as surgeon-clinician as well as surgeon-scientist has been a dream come true. I hope the data I have generated from these experiments thus far can serve as preliminary data for future grant applications. As I study the application of heat shock proteins in heart failure I only hope a fraction of the knowledge and work habits of Dr. Nina Starr Braunwald and Dr. Pedro del Nido have been instilled in me and will enable me to launch to the next level. None of this would have been possible without the incredible support of the Nina Starr Braunwald Research Grant. I sincerely thank you.
Education: Overview

Education Committee

Ajay Carpenter, M.D.,
University of Texas Health Science Center,
San Antonio, TX
Nora Burgess, M.D.
Marcelo Cardarelli, M.D.
Yolonda Colson, M.D.
David Fullerton, M.D.
Leslie Kohman, M.D.
Raj Lal, M.D.
John Puskas, M.D.
Alfredo Rego, M.D.
Shauna Roberts, M.D.
Thomas Schwann, M.D.
Thoralf Sundt, M.D.
Edward Verrier, M.D.
Grayson Wheatley, M.D.
Stephen Yang, M.D.

The dissemination of new knowledge about cardiothoracic medicine and providing surgeons with the capability to implement this new knowledge and skills is a critical element to the progress of our specialty. TSFRE enables surgeons to constantly refine and improve their skills as physicians, surgeons and leaders in medicine.

TSFRE offers a variety of educational programming. Most notably, the Health Policy Leadership Program offered in the past in partnership with Harvard University and more recently with Brandeis University. This initiative provides a comprehensive, weeklong program that focuses on the changing nature of the nation’s health care system, its management and how physicians can impact that system.

Recently, the TSFRE Education Committee analyzed the present and future needs of cardiothoracic surgeons and the cardiothoracic community in an effort to identify future initiatives and expand our educational focus. The Education Committee envisioned how thoracic surgery education is likely to evolve over the next 10 to 15 years and beyond, and developed a comprehensive plan for ensuring that the specialty has in place the educational infrastructure and resources needed to best serve patients as the art and practice of the specialty advance over time.

The study had two overarching priority recommendations: (1) initiatives that advanced the use of simulation as an essential and integral platform for education, certification, and new technology adoption within the specialty; (2) the development of programs that will allow thoracic surgeons to acquire new “transdisciplinary” skills necessary for surgery in the future.


The TSFRE believes that cardiothoracic surgery is an ideal specialty to demonstrate and evaluate the use of advanced simulation and other innovative approaches to quality and safety as a model for other highly technical medical specialties. Simulation has had a tremendously positive impact on education and certification in other areas of human activity where teams interact with technology in high risk environments, the best known of which is aviation. The advantages of simulation include the ability to compress in a short but intense period of training a range of education and certification experiences, and to achieve this benefit at lower cost than with other training processes with no risk to patients. In addition to facilitating the acquisition of cognitive and technical skills related directly to technical procedures, the simulator is also the place where human factors and teamwork skills are taught, practiced and evaluated.

TSFRE will host a Visioning Simulation Conference to bring together leaders of the specialty with invited simulation experts and others who would be interested in helping to create a strategic plan for the initiative. The conference will be held at the Center for Simulation in Cambridge, Massachusetts in early 2007. Invited participants will include an array of leaders from thoracic surgery societies and associations, interested government agencies, potential funders from the private foundation community, leaders in simulation education and others. The conference will provide a forum for interested parties to allow for a shared vision regarding the development and use of simulation in thoracic surgical education and certification.

“The TSFRE relies directly on the generosity from within our specialty to accomplish its lofty goals, and a donation to the Foundation gives you the unique opportunity to impact both the present and future of thoracic surgery.”

“How does the entire profession keep pace with high-speed changes in technology while retraining ourselves to be current? How do we provide for specialized continuing education? We do so by investing our energy and dollars in the future of our specialty now.”

– Lawrence H. Cohn, MD

Education: Awards & Awardees

Alley-Sheridan Awards

In 2006, TSFRE offered partial scholarships to seven attendees of the Brandeis University, Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management Course. This intensive one-week program trains clinical leaders in health care policy and management. It aims to provide health care professionals with the skills essential to creating innovative and sustainable solutions to improve the quality, costeffectiveness and efficiency of health care delivery.

The program includes sessions offering the latest in national and state health policy, along with business theories and frameworks adapted to the challenges of health care management. Program curriculum and content is developed under the guidance of Stuart Altman, PhD, Dean of the Heller School and Sol C Chaikin Professor of National Health Policy.


Marcelo Cardarelli, M.D.
University of Maryland Medical Center

R. Saeid Farivar, M.D.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Alfredo Rego, M.D., PhD
Aventura Cardiovascular Surgeons, LLC

Forrest Rubenstein, M.D.
Louisiana State University

Thomas Schwann, M.D.
St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center

Daniel Swistel, M.D., FACS
St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital

Stephen Yang, M.D.
Johns Hopkins Hospital

Education: Funds at Work

Theodore C. Koutlas, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Brody School of Medicine
East Carolina University

As one of the 137 recipients of the Alley-Sheridan Award, I had the privilege of attending the course on Health Care Finance and Policy given at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. This course, organized by thoracic surgeons, has given many of us the skills and knowledge to assume leadership roles in the delivery of health care within our practices, communities, and even on a national level. As our specialty faces a particularly disconcerted future, we have the comfort of this experience to help keep thoracic surgery at the leading edge of health care in this country.

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education funds a variety of programs and scholarships which benefit surgeons from all areas of our specialty, at all stages of their career. The TSFRE relies directly on the generosity from within our specialty to accomplish its lofty goals, and a donation to the Foundation gives you the unique opportunity to impact both the present and future of thoracic surgery. The many advancements in research and education funded by the TSFRE help assure that the best and brightest young physicians will continue to choose a career in thoracic surgery.

Financial Report 2006
Total Current Assets $7,400,424
Total Non-Current Assets 1,803,069
     Total Assets $9,203,493
Total Current Liabilities $2,440,348
Total Non-Current Liabilities 1,324,215
     Total Liabilities $3,764,563
Unrestricted Net Assets $1,982,085
Temporarily Restricted Net Assets 3,456,845
     Total Net Assets $5,438,930
     Total Liabilities and Net Assets $9,203,493


Surgeon Contributions $327,059
Society & Corporate Contributions $247,425
Investment Income $403,651
TSFRE Financial Report: Revenues for the Year Ended June 30, 2006


Research $1,061,184
Education $161,944
Administrative $347,374
Development $105,392
TSFRE Financial Report: Revenues for the Year Ended June 30, 2006
TSFRE has become a pivotal force for the growth and vitality of our specialty and its role is increasing, particularly in the areas of research, academic career development and postgraduate education. The efforts of our supporters — through donations or networking — will impact the future of cardiothoracic surgery and the welfare of our patients. – Lawrence H. Cohn, MD
Donate: Why give to TSFRE?

The combination of research and new technology, which go hand-in-hand, have advanced the capabilities of thoracic surgeons dramatically over the past two decades. Today, thoracic surgeons can very successfully treat diseases and medical conditions that were a short time ago deemed untreatable. The financial resources that made these advances possible were most often large private organizations or federal agencies. Within our specialty clinical work supported the bulk of research.

Our changing health care environment and radical transformation within industry have, quite frankly, diminished those traditional sources of funds. Research and training opportunities for young, talented surgeon-scientists have been sharply curtailed.

The specialty and the TSFRE remain committed to research, recognizing that it is today’s research that is the practice of tomorrow. Without the thousands of research hours and millions of dollars, new surgical techniques and today’s miracle drugs would remain undiscovered. Hundreds of thousands of lives would be adversely affected.

The results of thoracic research ultimately reduce the toll of thoracic diseases and defects. Given the pervasiveness of cardiovascular diseases and lung cancer, today’s research has the potential to improve millions of lives tomorrow. The TSFRE’s partnerships with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and the National Cancer Institute are critically important initiatives to further our knowledge and capabilities against these diseases, while strongly supporting very talented surgeon-scientists within the specialty.

Further, thoracic surgeons, indeed all surgeons, face a changing health care system. The TSFRE recognizes that education plays a vital role in the future of our specialty. Thus, the TSFRE will continue to support thoracic surgeons in acquiring the transdisciplinary skills necessary for success in the years and decades ahead, develop new training programs that will utilize simulation activities for thoracic surgery, and create an emphasis on patient safety within the specialty. The TSFRE will also remain active in assuring that thoracic surgeons continue to develop the skills necessary to remain in the forefront as health care policy leaders.

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education is an organization that will continue to steer the future of thoracic surgery through the sponsorship of surgical research and the education of surgeons in health care policy. TSFRE is your foundation for the future; by supporting TSFRE you are investing in the future of our specialty now.


Because TSFRE is a charitable organization with IRS 501 (c)(3) classification, your gift to TSFRE qualifies as a tax deduction. For some, an outright gift of cash, securities, or other property is the best means of contributing. Other giving options are outlined as follows:

Gifts of Cash

An outright gift of cash is the simplest method of giving. It is not subject to gift or estate taxes. You may be able to deduct the gift amount from your taxable gross income.

Gifts of Securities or Real Estate*

A tax-wise gift of stock or real estate can provide generous support for the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education. Almost any type of real property — a personal residence, a farm, a vacation home, a commercial building, or a parcel of land — can constitute a gift. Gifts of securities or real estate are tax deductible and free of capital gains tax.

Life Income Gifts

Perhaps you would like to make a significant gift to TSFRE right now but believe that you cannot because you need the income your assets earn. If so, you may want to consider a "life income gift". A life income gift allows you to donate, yet retain life income for yourself and another, if you wish. These gifts frequently increase your income, save income tax, capital gains and estate tax, and also benefit TSFRE.


You may wish to make a gift to TSFRE by utilizing one of the easiest, most frequently used methods — a bequest in your Will. Tax laws favor bequests, and consequently, they are an excellent way to provide support. If you would like to make a pledge or receive more information about giving to TSFRE, please complete and return the form included in this report, visit www.tsfre.org or call the Executive Director of The Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education at 978-927-8330.

Donations can also be made online at www.tsfre.org

*This information is not intended as specific legal or tax advice. Consult an attorney when planning for gift and estate giving. State and federal laws, which govern wills and contracts, vary and are subject to change.

Donate: Donor Roster
Gifts of $1,000,000 or more cumulatively
Eugene Braunwald, M.D.
Datascope Corporation
Edwards Lifesciences
David S. Sheridan
The William J. von Liebig Foundation

Grand Benefactors
Gifts of $500,000 to $999,999
American Association for Thoracic Surgeons
Lazlo N. Tauber Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The Graham Foundation
The Starr Foundation

Gifts of $100,000 to $499,999
Frederick Cross, M.D.
The Cross-Jones Research & Education Fund
Foundation for Advancement of Cardiac Therapies, Inc.
Genetech, Inc.
Richard D. Jones, PhD
Dr. & Mrs. Martin F. McKneally
Medtronic, Inc.
The Society for Thoracic Surgeons
St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Gifts of $50,000 to $99,999
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
CHMC Cardiovascular Surgical Foundation
Richard E. Clark, M.D.
Roy H. Clauss, M.D.
Ethicon, Inc.
W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
The Heart & Lung Surgery Foundation
Robert W. Jamplis Charitable Trust
Dr. & Mrs. Jack M. Matloff
Dr. & Mrs. W. Gerald Rainer
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
Sulzer Carbomedics, Inc.
Synovis Life Technologies
Dr. & Mrs. Robert Wallace
The Western Thoracic Surgical Association

Gifts of $25,000 to $49,999
Dr. & Mrs. John H. Bell
John R. Benfield, M.D.
Drs. Lawrence I. & Rita Boncheck
Lawrence H. Cohn, M.D.
Columbia University, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Edgar L. Feinberg, II, M.D.
Dr. Kathryn Quadracci Flores & Dr. Raja M. Flores
J. William Gaynor, M.D.
Richard A. Jonas, M.D.
Harold V. Liddle, M.D.
George J. Magovern, M.D.
Mary C. Mancini, M.D.
Constantine Mavroudis, M.D.
Northern Illinois Heart Institute
Respironics, Inc.
David B. Skinner, M.D.
Dr. & Mrs. Harold C. Urschel, Jr.
James M. Wilson, M.D.
James L. Zellner, M.D.

Heritage Society
Members have made provisions for an estate gift

John R. Benfield, M.D.
Eugene Braunwald, M.D.
Richard E. Clark, M.D.
Vincent R. Conti, M.D.
David A. Fullerton, M.D.
Dr. & Mrs. Robert W. Jamplis
Dr. & Mrs. Martin F. McKneally
Dr. & Mrs. W. Gerald Rainer
David S. Sheridan
Dr. & Mrs. Harold C. Urschel, Jr.
Dr. & Mrs. Robert B. Wallace
James M. Wilson, M.D.

Life Members
Cumulative Gifts of $10,000 to $24,999
Abbott Laboratories Fund
David Adams, M.D.
Arvind Agnihotri, M.D.
Cary Akins, M.D.
The American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Richard Anderson, M.D.
W. Gerald Austen, M.D.
Dr. & Mrs. Carl L. Backer
Hendrick Barner, M.D.
William Baumgartner, M.D.
Joseph E. Bavaria, M.D.
Edward L. Bove, M.D.
Gerald Buckberg, M.D.
David Campbell, M.D.
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Inc.
Robert Cerfolio, M.D.
Dr. & Mrs. W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr.
John V. Conte, M.D.
Vincent R. Conti, M.D.
Denton A. Cooley, M.D.
Coordinating Committee for Continuing Education in Thoracic Surgery
Joseph Coselli, M.D.
Delos Cosgrove, M.D.
James Cox, M.D.
Fred Crawford, Jr., M.D.
Harry DePan, M.D.
Dr. & Mrs. James DeWeese
Elsevier Science, Inc.
Dr. & Mrs. Richard Engelman
L. Penfield Faber, M.D.
Victor Ferraris, M.D.
Richard Fosburg, M.D.
Dr. & Mrs. William H. Frist
Timothy Gardner, M.D.
Glaxo Wellcome, Inc.
J. William Gaynor, M.D.
Scott Goldman, M.D.
Frederick Grover, M.D.
John Hammon, M.D.
Bradley Harlan, M.D.
Hovald Helseth, M.D.
Dr. & Mrs. George L. Hicks, Jr.
Alan Hilgenberg, M.D.
O. Wayne Isom, M.D.
Leigh I. Iverson, M.D.
Jeffrey P. Jacobs, M.D.
Stuart Jamieson, M.D.
The Joyce Foundation
Lyle Joyce, M.D.
George Kaiser, M.D.
Kirk Kanter, M.D.
The Kealy Family Foundation
Paul Kelly Jr., M.D.
Shukri F. Khuri, M.D.
Marvin Kirsh, M.D.
The Larry King Cardiac Foundation
Nicholas Kouchoukos, M.D.
Irving Kron, M.D.
Hillel Laks, M.D.
John Lamberti, M.D.
James Levett, M.D.
Sidney Levitsky, M.D.
Ralph Lewis, M.D.
Joseph LoCicero, III, M.D.
Bruce Lytle, M.D.
James Mackenzie, M.D.
Joren Madsen, M.D.
James Malm, M.D.
Christopher T. Maloney, M.D.
William T. Maloney
Douglas Mathisen, M.D.
P. Michael McFadden, M.D.
Roger B. Mee, M.D.
Lynda Mickleborough, M.D.
D. Craig Miller, M.D.
Joseph Miller, Jr., M.D.
Gregory A. Misbach, M.D.
Gordon Murray, M.D.
William Nugent, M.D.
John Ochsner, M.D.
Mark Orringer, M.D.
Peter Pairolero, M.D.
Alec Patterson, M.D.
Dr. & Mrs. Richard N. Pierson, III
Joseph B. Putnam, Jr., M.D.
Ronald Quinton, M.D.
Stancel M. Riley, Jr., M.D.
W. Steves Ring, M.D.
Eric A. Rose, M.D.
Jack Roth, M.D.
Valerie Rusch, M.D.
Robert M. Sade, M.D.
Mark Slaughter, M.D.
Thomas Sharp, M.D.
Frank Spencer, M.D.
Thomas Spray, M.D.
Valavanur Subramanian, M.D.
Thoralf M. Sundt, M.D.
James Symes, M.D.
Alfred Tector, M.D.
Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery at University of Virginia
David Torchiana, M.D.
Gregory D. Trachiotis, M.D.
Bernard L. Tucker, M.D.
James Tweddell, M.D.
Vascutek, Ltd., a Terumo Company
Gus Vlahakes, M.D.
John Waldhausen, M.D.
Jennifer D. Walker, M.D.
Henry L. Walters, III., M.D.
Andrew S. Wechsler, M.D.
Women in Thoracic Surgery

New Century Society
Summa Cum Laude

Gifts of $5,000 to $9,999
Thomas Bilfinger, M.D.
R. Morton Bolman, III, M.D.
Frederick Bowman, Jr., M.D.
John Calhoon, M.D.
Richard Cochran, M.D.
Stephen Colvin, M.D.
Willard Daggett, M.D.
Thomas Daniel, M.D.
Tirone David, M.D.
Mark Ferguson, M.D.
The Dorothy Cate & Thomas Frist Foundation
Otto Gago, M.D.
Thomas Gaines, M.D.
Joseph Garamella, M.D.
Raj Lal, M.D.
Thomas MacGillivray, M.D.
Michael Mack, M.D.
Yousuf Mahomed, M.D.
Patrick McCarthy, M.D.
Richard McElvein, M.D.
Walter Merrill, M.D.
Mehmet C. Oz, M.D.
Keith Naunheim, M.D.
Francis Pagani, M.D.
Carolyn Reed, M.D.
Robert Replogle, M.D.
Frank Sellke, M.D.
Craig Smith, M.D.
William Stoney, M.D.
Alfredo Trento, M.D.
Curt Tribble, M.D.
Paul Werner, M.D.
Ronald Woods, M.D.
George Zorn, Jr., M.D.

Magna Cum Laude
Gifts of $2,500 to $4,999
Mark Allen, M.D.
Robert Bojar, M.D.
Nicholas Cavarocchi, M.D.
Ivan Keith Crosby, M.D.
Benedict D. Daly, M.D.
Aubrey Galloway, Jr., M.D.
Bartley Griffith, M.D.
Michel Ilbawi, M.D.
David Jones, M.D.
Forrest Junod, M.D.
John Kern, M.D.
Leslie Kohman, M.D.
Theodore Koutlas, M.D.
Edward Lefrak, M.D.
Robert Litwak, M.D.
John Marbarger, Jr., M.D.
Madeline Massengale Beall
Hisashi Nikaidoh, M.D.
Douglas Payne, M.D.
Hassan Rastegar, M.D.
Robert Reichman, M.D.
David Sabiston, Jr., M.D.
Hartzell Schaff, M.D.
William Spotnitz, M.D.
Daniel Ullyot, M.D.
Thomas Vander Salm, M.D.
Clifford VanMeter, Jr., M.D.
John Wain, Jr., M.D.
Kenneth Warner, M.D.
Ronald Weintraub, M.D.
Harry Wellons, Jr., M.D.
James Zellner, M.D.

Cum Laude
Gifts of $1,000 to $2,499
James Allan, M.D.
Margaret Allen, M.D.
Emile Bacha, M.D.
Seth Bekoe, M.D.
Edward Bennett Jr., M.D.
J.W. Randolph Bolton, M.D.
A. Michael Borkon, M.D.
Michael Buch, M.D.
Nora Burgess, M.D.
A.J. Carpenter, M.D.
Chalit Cheanvechai, M.D.
Sajid Chughtai, M.D.
George Cimochowski, M.D.
Robbin Cohen, M.D.,M.M.M
Neri Cohen, M.D., PhD.
Edward Coleman, M.D.
Pedro del Nido, M.D.
Robert Dion, M.D.
Davis Drinkwater, Jr, M.D.
Kim Duncan, M.D.
LB Research & Education Foundation
Fred Edwards, M.D.
Richard Fischel, M.D.
Francis Fynn-Thompson
Elliot Gelfand, M.D.
Myles Guber, M.D.
Robert Gustafson, M.D.
Daniel Harley, M.D.
Stephen Hazelrigg, M.D.
Cynthia Herrington, M.D.
Thomas Hinkamp, M.D.
Keith Horvath, M.D.
Frederick Howden, M.D.
Marshall Jacobs, M.D.
James Jaggers, M.D.
Robert Karp, M.D.
Jamal Hameed Khan, M.D.
Thomas Kilgore, M.D.
John Lawrence, M.D.
Vassyl Lonchyna, M.D.
James MacMillan, M.D.
Michael Mauney, M.D.
John Mayer, Jr., M.D.
Peter McKeown, M.D.
Martin McMullan, M.D.
David Mulder, M.D.
Yoshifumi Naka, M.D.
Eduardo Otero Coto, M.D.
Richard Ott, M.D.
Richard Parker, M.D.
Homayoon Pasdar, M.D.
Benjamin Peeler, M.D.
Frank Pigula, M.D.
Louis Prevosti, M.D.
Thomas Rice, M.D.
Robert Rizzo, M.D.
Todd Rosengart, M.D.
Richard Rouse, M.D.
John Rousou, M.D.
Adib Sabbagh, M.D.
Edward Savage, M.D.
Hugh Scully, M.D.
Mark Sherman, M.D.
Norman Snow, M.D.
David Sugarbaker, M.D.
Michael Teodori, M.D.
Ann Toran, M.D.
Warren Widmann, M.D.
Philip Wright, M.D.

Gifts up to $999
R. Abbey-Smith, M.D.
Sunil Abrol, M.D.
Kevin Accola, M.D.
Herbert Adams, M.D.
David Adams, M.D.
Peter Adams, M.D.
Carl Adams, M.D.
Ottavio Alfieri, M.D.
Zohair Al-Halees, M.D.
Hassan Ali, M.D.
Thomas Allen, M.D.
Bradley Allen, M.D.
Keith Allen, M.D.
Timothy Anderson, M.D.
Tomas Angelillo-Mackinlay, M.D.
Gianni Angelini, M.D.
Charles Antinori, M.D.
Sary Aranki, M.D.
John Armitage, M.D.
Georgio Aru, M.D.
James Asaph, M.D.
Alvan Atkinson, M.D.
Nicholas Augelli, M.D.
Erle Austin, III, M.D.
Gaetano Azzolina, M.D.
Manjit Bains, M.D.
Alvin Bakst, M.D.
Michael Banbury, M.D.
Ko Bando, M.D.
Gilberto Barbosa
Leonard Barrett, M.D.
Robert Bartlett, M.D.
Jaroslaw Barwinsky, M.D.
Eugene Baudet, M.D.
Carol Beck
Alessandro Bellisario, M.D.
Alexis Bello, M.D.
Frederick D'Oench Bergen, M.D.
Stanley Berman, M.D.
Albert Bernstein, M.D.
Friedhelm Beyersdorf, M.D.
George Bilbrey, M.D.
Peter Birnbaum, M.D.
Eugene Blackstone, M.D.
Gerard Bloch, M.D.
Michael Blum, M.D.
Rachael Boches
Leo Bockeria, M.D.
Mary Boylan
Scott Brainard, M.D.
Berkeley Brandt, III, M.D.
Charles Brantigan, M.D.
William Brenner, M.D.
Laurence Brinckerhoff, M.D.
Lewis Britton, III, M.D.
Richard Brodman, M.D.
Robert Brooks, M.D.
David Brown, M.D.
Aart Brutel De La Riviere, M.D.
F. Curtis Bryan, M.D.
Peter Buckman, M.D.
Joshua Burack, M.D.
Brian Buxton
Antonio Calafiore, M.D.
Thomas Calhoun, M.D.
Charles Campbell, M.D.
Michel Carrier, M.D.
Marianne Casey
Michael Caskey, M.D.
Alan Casson, M.D.
Graciano Castillo-Ortega, M.D.
Stephen Cattaneo, M.D.
Michele Cerino, M.D.
Gerard Champsaur, M.D.
Woon Ha Chang, M.D., PhD
Hai Quan Chen, M.D.
K. Mammen Cherian, M.D.
David Cohen, M.D.
Larry Cohler, M.D.
Herbert Cohn, M.D.
John Coles, M.D.
George Collins, Jr., M.D.
Yolonda Colson, M.D.
L. Scott Cook, M.D.
L. Douglas Cowgill, M.D.
John Crouch, M.D.
Kenneth Cruze, M.D.
John Csicsko, M.D.
Willem Daenen
Richard Daly, M.D.
Thomas D'Amico, M.D.
John Dark
Philippe Dartevelle, M.D.
Jose Pedro DaSilva, M.D.
Hiroshi Date, M.D.
Harry Daugherty, M.D.
R. Duane Davis Jr., M.D.
Abe DeAnda Jr., M.D.
Michael DeBakey, M.D.
Brook DeJene, M.D.
Giacomo DeLaria, M.D.
Serafin DeLeon, M.D.
Anthony DelRossi, M.D.
Walter Dembitsky, M.D.
Jean DesLauriers, M.D.
Frank Detterbeck, M.D.
Jatinder Dhillon, M.D.
Gabriele Di Giammarco, M.D.
James Diehl, M.D.
Edward Diethrich, M.D.
Wadih Dimitri, M.D.
Dean Donahue, M.D.
Byron Dooley, M.D.
John Doty, M.D.
Dimitrios Dougenis, M.D.
Mark Douthit, M.D.
Robert Dowling M.D.
Victor Dreicer, M.D.
Arthur Dresdale, M.D.
Gilles Dreyfus, M.D.
Mercedes K. Dullum, M.D.
J. Michael Duncan, M.D.
Brian Duncan, M.D.
Gary Dworkin
Gerald Early, M.D.
George Economopoulos, M.D.
Afshin Ehsan, M.D.
M. Arisan Ergin, M.D.
Anthony Estrera, M.D.
Aaron Estrera, M.D.
Reza Farsad
Henry Fee, M.D.
Kathleen Fenton, M.D.
A. Fernandez-Gonzalez, M.D.
Robert Fietsam. M.D.
Keith Flachsbart, M.D.
Robert Fleischaker, M.D.
Theodore Folkerth, M.D.
David Follette, M.D.
Charles Fraser, Jr., M.D.
Alex Furst, M.D.
Henning Gaissert, M.D.
John Ganji, M.D.
Antonio Garzon, M.D.
Richard Gates, M.D.
Alan Gazzaniga, M.D.
Marc Gerdisch, M.D.
Ali Gheissari, M.D.
Suresh Ghosh, M.D.
William Gieseke, M.D.
Inderjit Gill, M.D.
A. Marc Gillinov, M.D.
Leonard Girardi, M.D.
Donald Glower, M.D.
Jeffrey Gold, M.D.
Gerry Goldstein
Mario Gomes, M.D.
Allan Goodman, M.D.
Wallace Gosney
John Gott, M.D.
Mark Grattan, M.D.
Laman Gray, Jr., M.D.
D. Tyler Greenfield, M.D.
Mary Gregg, M.D.
Tomasz Grodzki, M.D.
Eugene Grossi, M.D.
Cynthia Grossman
Dominique Grunenwald
Steven Gundry, M.D.
Max Haalebos, M.D.
Walter Halloran, M.D.
John Hankins, M.D.
David Harpole, Jr., M.D.
George Hart, M.D.
Joachim T. Hasse, M.D.
Charles Hatcher, Jr., M.D.
Axel Haverich, M.D.
John Hawkins, M.D.
Paul Hendry, M.D.
Phil Hess, M.D.
William Heydorn, M.D.
Clement Hiebert, M.D.
Masafumi Higashidate, M.D.
Loren Hiratzka, M.D.
Gregory Hirsch, M.D.
Anthony Holden
William Holman, M.D.
Pablo Hong-Barco, M.D.
Alan Hopeman, M.D.
Donald Hopkins, M.D.
Yasuyuki Hosoda, M.D.
Zakir Hossain, M.D.
Leland Housman, M.D.
Kathleen Huddy
Manly Hyde, M.D.
Carlos Ibarra-Perez, M.D.
Timothy Icenogle, M.D.
John Ikonomidis, M.D., PhD
Yasuharu Imai, M.D.
Michael Ingram, M.D.
Hiroshi Inoue, M.D.
Saib Isterabadi, M.D.
Leslie Ito, M.D.
David Jablons, M.D.
John Jacobson, M.D.
Myron Jacobson, M.D.
Michael Jaklitsch, M.D.
Erik W. Jansen, M.D.
Alfred Jaretzki, III, M.D.
Olivier J. Jegaden, M.D.
Kent Jex, M.D.
Stanley John, M.D.
John Johnkoski, M.D.
Scott Johnson, M.D.
Walter Jolly, M.D.
Robert Jones, M.D.
Bruce Jones, M.D.
Miguel Josa
Frederic Joyce, M.D.
Sami Kabbani, M.D.
Jane Kadlubkiewicz
George Kafrouni, M.D.
Martin Kaplitt, M.D.
Hitoshi Kasegawa, M.D.
Tatsuki Katsumura, M.D.
Yasunaru Kawashima, M.D.
Teruhisa Kazui, M.D.
Robert Keenan, M.D.
Fraser Keith, M.D.
Randolph Kessler, M.D.
Vasant Khachane, M.D.
Asghar Khaghani, M.D.
Gyanchand Khicha, M.D.
Fareed Khouqeer, M.D.
Teresa Kieser, M.D.
Linda Killian
Charles C. Kim, M.D.
Kwang Ho Kim, M.D.
Sang Hyung Kim, M.D.
Ronald Kirshner, M.D.
Merick Kirshner, M.D.
Soichiro Kitamura, M.D.
William Kitchens, M.D.
Gerald Klain
Robert Klingman, M.D.
Masashi Komeda, M.D.
Argiris Kontaxis, M.D.
George Kontos, Jr., M.D.
Reiner Korfer, M.D.
Robert Kramer, M.D.
Guillermo Kreutzer, M.D.
Karl Krieger, M.D.
Hiromi Kurosawa, M.D.
Joseph Ladowski, M.D.
Javier Lafuente, M.D.
Stephen Lahey, M.D.
Thomas Lajos, M.D.
Steven Lansman, M.D., PhD
Jeffrey Lau, M.D.
Gerald Lawrie, M.D.
Arthur Lee, Jr., M.D.
Young Lee, M.D.
Lorraine Leeman, M.D.
Frederick Levine, M.D.
Seung Kyun Lim, M.D.
Gary Lofland, M.D.
Edwin Long, M.D.
James Long, M.D.
James Longoria, M.D.
Yves Louagie, M.D.
Donald Low, M.D.
James Luketich, M.D.
F. Mark Lupinetti, M.D.
S. Allen Mackler, M.D.
Michael Macris, M.D.
Michael Maddaus, M.D.
George Magovern, Jr., M.D.
Gyaandeo Maharajh
Frank Manetta, M.D.
Peter Manning, M.D.
Daniel Marelli, M.D.
Margaret Marshall, M.D.
James Marsten, M.D.
Mark Martz, M.D.
Ambrish Mathur, M.D.
Hikaru Matsuda, M.D., PhD
Yuichiro Matsuura, M.D.
Thomas Matthew, M.D.
Carole Maynard
David McGiffin, M.D.
E. Dean McKenzie, M.D.
F. Neil McKenzie, M.D.
Urbain Mees, M.D.
Richard Mellitt, M.D.
Lorenzo Menicanti, M.D.
Steven Mentzer, M.D.
Dominique Metras, M.D.
Daniel Meyer, M.D.
Robert Michler, M.D.
J. Scott Millikan, M.D.
Jeffrey Milliken, M.D.
Rodrigo Miranda, M.D.
Richard Moggio, M.D.
Friedrich Mohr, M.D.
Hitoshi Mohri, M.D.
Laureano Molins, M.D.
William Moncrief, Jr., M.D.
Rainer Moosdorf, M.D.
Ralph Mosca, M.D.
John Myers, M.D.
Masayoshi Nagatsu, M.D.
Ricardo Navarro, M.D.
Hiep Nguyen, M.D.
Tuan Nguyen-Duy, M.D.
William Northrup, III, M.D.
Richard Novick, M.D.
Ronald Nutting, M.D.
Ngozika Nwaneri
Richard Ohye, M.D.
Yukikatsu Okada, M.D.
Okike Okike, M.D.
Yutaka Okita, M.D.
Eric Okum, M.D.
Bassam Omari, M.D.
Jose O'Neill, M.D.
Thomas Orszulak, M.D.
David Ott, M.D.
Albert Pacifico, M.D.
Walter Pae, Jr., M.D.
Antonio Panebianco, M.D.
Soon Park, M.D.
Edward Pascoe, M.D.
Lester Permut, M.D.
Louis Perrault, M.D.
Scott Petit, M.D.
Theodore Phillips, M.D.
John Pigott, M.D.
Jose Pomar, M.D., PhD
Mario Pompili, M.D.
Robert Potter, M.D.
Ara Pridjian, M.D.
Hobart Proctor, M.D.
Francisco Puga, M.D.
Ito Puruhito, M.D.
John Puskas, M.D.
Jan Modest Quaegebeur, M.D.
Jacquelyn Quin, M.D.
Jusuf Rachmat, M.D.
Jorge Ragde, M.D.
Kodem Rao, M.D.
Minoo Rao, M.D.
Richard Rasmussen, M.D.
Anees Razzouk, M.D.
Ivan Rebeyka, M.D.
Costante Ricci, M.D.
Carl Rigby, M.D.
Robert Robbins, M.D.
Charles Roberts, M.D.
Shauna Roberts, M.D.
John Robertson, M.D.
Gaetano Rocco, M.D.
Xavier Roques, M.D.
Eric Roselli, M.D.
Bruce Rosengard, M.D.
David Ross, M.D.
Peter Rossi, M.D.
Stephen Rossiter, M.D.
John Rowles, M.D.
Theodore Sadler, Jr., M.D.
John Sadoff, M.D.
Edward Sako, M.D.
Rawn Salenger, M.D.
Mark Sand, M.D.
Shunji Sano, M.D.
Stephen Sanofsky, M.D.
Domenic Scarano, M.D.
Louis Scerra, Jr.
Hans-Joachim Schafers, M.D.
Glenn Schoettle, Jr., M.D.
Niall Scully, M.D.
Paul Seifert, M.D.
Michael Seremetis, M.D.
Paul Sergeant, M.D.
Alain Serraf, M.D.
Suvro Sett, M.D.
Esfandiar Shafii, M.D.
David Shahian, M.D.
Hezekiah Shani, M.D.
Carlton Sheely, M.D.
K. Robert Shen, M.D.
Richard Shepard, M.D.
Barry Sheppard, M.D.
Yasuhisa Shimazaki, M.D.
Robert Shuman, M.D.
Alan Siegel
Norman Silverman, M.D.
Arun Singh, M.D.
Glenn Sisler, M.D.
Nicholas Smedira, M.D.
Michael Smith, M.D.
Wendel Smith, M.D.
Aram Smolinsky, M.D.
W. Roy Smythe, M.D.
Young-Sang Sohn, M.D.
Rolf Sommerhaug, M.D.
Joshua Sonett, M.D.
Charlotte Spadafora
Jason Sperling, M.D.
Henry Spotnitz, M.D.
Carmi Stadlan, M.D.
Richard Stahl, M.D.
Joanne Starr, M.D.
Felicien Steichen, M.D.
Giovanni Stellin, M.D.
Robert Stewart, M.D.
Lorenzo Strader, Jr., M.D.
Clifford Straehley, M.D.
Burt Strug, M.D.
Chia Chuen Su, M.D.
Shuichiro Sugimura, M.D.
Henry Sullivan, M.D.
Hisayoshi Suma, M.D.
Takaaki Suzuki, M.D.
Lars Svensson, M.D.
Stephen Swisher, M.D.
Koichi Tabayashi, M.D.
David Taggart, M.D.
Shinichi Takamoto, M.D.
James Takara, M.D.
Hiroyoshi Takata, M.D.
Oguz Tasdemir, M.D.
James Tatoulis, M.D.
Sergio Tavares, M.D.
Jacquelyn Tellier
Vasken Tenekjian, M.D.
Paul Thomas Jr., M.D.
Norman Thoms, M.D.
Theodor Tirilomis, M.D.
Thomas R. Todd, M.D.
Luis Tomatis, M.D.
Kenneth Traverse
Victor Tsang, M.D.
Noriaki Tsubota, M.D.
Gene Tullis, M.D.
Marko Turina, M.D.
J. Jeffrey Tyner, M.D.
Ching Tzao, M.D., PhD
Helmut Unruh, M.D.
Peter Vajtai, M.D.
Glen Van Arsdell, M.D.
Joseph Van De Water, M.D.
Dirk E. Van RaeM.D.onck, M.D.
Paul Van Schil, M.D.
Hugo K. Vanermen, M.D.
Guido VanNooten, M.D.
Ara Vaporciyan, M.D.
Gonzalo Vargas, M.D.
M. Andre Vasu, M.D.
G. Dennis Vaughan, III, M.D.
Charles Voorhis, III, M.D.
Hiromi Wada, M.D.
Garrett Walsh, M.D.
Herbert Ward, M.D., PhD
Ellsworth Wareham, M.D.
Robert Waterford, M.D.
Walter Weder, M.D.
Chris Wehr, M.D.
Tracey Weigel, M.D.
Darryl Weiman, M.D.
Milton Weinberg, Jr., M.D.
Francis Wells, FRCS
Stephen Westaby, M.D.
Grayson Wheatley, III, M.D.
John Whitsell, II, M.D.
Richard Whyte, M.D.
William Williams, M.D.
Thomas Williams, Jr., M.D.
J. Mark Williams, M.D.
Willis Williams, M.D.
Carl Williams, M.D.
Christina Williamson, M.D.
Louie Wilson, M.D.
Randall Wolf, M.D.
Ernst Wolner, M.D.
Y. Joseph Woo, M.D.
Stephen Woolley, M.D.
Daniel Woolley, M.D.
Michael Woo-Ming, M.D.
David Wormuth, M.D.
Cameron Wright, M.D.
Robert Wynbrandt, JD
Hisataka Yasui, M.D.
Thomas Yeh, M.D.
Anthony Yim, M.D.
Mohammed Yousufuddin, M.D.
Edward Zech, M.D.
Kenton Zehr, M.D.
H. Zerkowski
William Zuber, M.D.

Board of Directors

Lawrence H. Cohn, M.D., President
Eric A. Rose, M.D., Vice President
David A. Fullerton, M.D., Secretary
Alec Patterson, M.D., Treasurer
John R. Benfield, M.D., Immediate Past President
Fred A. Crawford, M.D.
Robert A. Guyton, M.D.
Larry R. Kaiser, M.D.
James K. Kirklin, Jr., M.D.
Irving L. Kron, M.D.
Joseph I. Miller, Jr., M.D.
Gordon F. Murray, M.D.
John L. Ochsner, M.D.
Ross M. Ungerleider, M.D.
Edward D. Verrier, M.D.
Daniel J. Ullyot, M.D.