Board of Directors/Leadership

2020 TSF Board of Directors

Joseph E. Bavaria, MD – President Term Ends 2021, Board Term Ends 2021
Keith S. Naunheim, MD – Vice President Ends 2021, Board Term Ends 2021
Shanda H. Blackmon, MD –¬†Secretary Term Ends 2021, Board Term Ends 2021
Virginia R. Litle, MD – Treasurer Term Ends 2021, Board Term Ends 2021
Joseph A. Dearani, MD – Term Ends 2022
Anthony L. Estrera, MD – Term Ends 2023
Lauren C. Kane, MD – Term Ends 2022
Jennifer S. Lawton, MD – Terms Ends 2023
Scott A. LeMaire, MD – Term Ends 2022
Thomas E. MacGillivray, MD – Term Ends 2021
Joseph F. Sabik, III, MD – Term Ends 2021
Vinod Thourani, MD – Term Ends 2021


2021 TSF Research Awards Committee*:

Gorav Ailawadi, MD
Arman Arghami, MD
Pavan Atluri, MD
Faisal G. Bakaeen, MD
Ankit Bharat, MD
Matthew J. Bott, MD
Edward Cantu, MD
Yvonne M. Carter, MD
Elizabeth A. David, MD
Jonathan D’Cunha, MD, PhD
Jessica S. Donington, MD
Cherie P. Erkmen, MD
Farhood Farjah, MD — Thoracic Section Chair
Mark K. Ferguson, MD
Michael P. Fischbein, MD
Mario F. L. Gaudino, MD
Ravi K. Ghanta, MD
Danielle Gottlieb Sen, MD
James Jaggers, MD
Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD
Rosemary F. Kelly, MD
Mark J. Krasna, MD
Bradley G. Leshnower, MD
Kevin W. Lobdell, MD
Stephen H. McKellar, MD
Meena Nathan, MD
David D. Odell, MD
Sahar Saddoughi, MD, PhD
Toshiharu Shinoka, MD, PhD
Sunil Singhal, MD
Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MD
Paul C. Tang, MD
Patricia A. Thistlethwaite, MD, PhD
Frederick A. Tibayan, MD
Robert F. Tranbaugh, MD
Elaine E. Tseng, MD — Chair
Harma K. Turbendian, MD
Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD — Vice Chair
Grayson H. Wheatley, III, MD
Abby White, MD
Bryan A. Whitson, MD, PhD
Berhane Worku, MD
Bo Yang, MD, PhD
Sai S. Yendamuri, MD
Joseph B. Zwischenberger, MD

*Grant applicants are prohibited from contacting TSF Research Committee Members. TSF Award questions can be e-mailed to tsf@sts.org.


Key Staff:

Priscilla S. Kennedy, CFRE Executive Director


Past TSF Presidents:

2017-2019
Douglas E. Wood, MD

2014-2017
John H. Calhoon, MD

2011-2014
G. Alexander Patterson, MD

2008-2010
Michael J. Mack, MD

2006-2007
Lawrence H. Cohn, MD

2003-2005
John R. Benfield, MD

2001-2002
David B. Skinner, MD

1998-2000
Robert B. Wallace, MD

1995-1997
Martin F. McKneally, MD

1991-1994
Harold V. Liddle, MD

1989-1990
Robert L. Replogle, MD