Meet the ERAS® Cardiac Society Team.

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Executive board

Daniel Engelman

Daniel Engelman

MD

Baystate Medical Center

USA

Daniel Engelman

Daniel Engelman

MD

Baystate Medical Center

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Dr. Engelman is the Medical Director of the Heart, Vascular and Critical Care Units at Baystate Medical Center. He is an Associate Professor of Surgery at The University of Massachusetts-Baystate. He started the ERAS® Cardiac Collaborative to internationally standardize best practices.

He is the President of the Massachusetts Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and serves on multiple Statewide Oversight committees. Dr. Engelman participates on three national workforces for the STS and the American Association of Thoracic Surgery and writes board questions for Cardiac Surgical Certification. He was the Past President of the 21st Century Cardiothoracic Surgical Society. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Baycare PPO and ACO and is Vice President of the local Independent Physician Organization.

Dr. Engelman is the principal investigator on multiple research projects, has published over 50 peer-reviewed publications, and participates on two international taskforces (ADQI and KDIGO) standardizing approaches for the prevention of postoperative acute kidney injury. He travels extensively lecturing on advances in critical care medicine, healthcare informatics and finance, multimodal analgesia, and enhanced recovery after cardiac surgery.

In 2016 Dr. Engelman was named the National ACS/STS Health Policy Scholar. He is a graduate of the Executive Leadership Program in Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University. He completed his Cardiothoracic Surgical training at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard University, in Boston. He received his B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and M.D. from the New York University School of Medicine.

Michael Grant

Michael Grant

MD MSE

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

USA

Michael Grant

Michael Grant

MD MSE

Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

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Dr. Michael C. Grant is a cardiac anesthesiology and critical care intensivist with joint appointments in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Surgery and the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. He is the institutional Director of Anesthesiology for the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program and has been involved nationally through the American Society of Enhanced Recovery (ASER), the Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI), the International Enhanced Recovery Society, and the Agency for Healthcare Quality and Research (AHRQ) to establish evidence-based working guidelines for designing and implementing complex perioperative programs. Utilizing a background in Systems Engineering, Michael is interested in applying industry frameworks to designing perioperative programs that improve outcomes and increase value and efficiency.

Rakesh Arora

Rakesh Arora

MD PhD FRCSC FACS

University of Manitoba

Canada

Rakesh Arora

Rakesh Arora

MD PhD FRCSC FACS

University of Manitoba

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Dr. Arora was born in London, Ontario and obtained a Baccalaureate of Arts degree from the University of Western Ontario. From there, he next achieved his Medical Doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1996 before moving to Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia to undergo his Cardiac Surgery Residency. During his time in his residency in Dalhousie, he completed a Doctorate of Philosophy in the Department of Anatomy/Neurobiology in the field of neurocardiology. After completing two further years of training at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Dr. Arora became the first Cardiac Surgeon in Canada to also complete a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine in 2006.

Subhasis Chaterjee

Subhasis Chaterjee

MD FACS FACC FCCP

Baylor College of Medicine - St. Luke's / Texas Heart

USA

Subhasis Chaterjee

Subhasis Chaterjee

MD FACS FACC FCCP

Baylor College of Medicine - St. Luke's / Texas Heart

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Subhasis Chatterjee, M.D. is an assistant professor of surgery at Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center in Houston, TX.

Dr. Chatterjee is a triple-boarded CV surgeon/intensivist with a dedicated focus on the critical care of cardiothoracic surgical patients with a perspective as both a cardiothoracic surgeon and intensivist. He is dedicated to excellent patient outcomes and multidisciplinary collaboration. He has participated and served as an investigator in a number of clinical trials.

His clinical focus is in the perioperative care of aortic surgical patients, vasoplegic shock and the rational use of vasopressors, mechanical circulatory support/ECMO, decision support and critical care scoring systems for the care of cardiothoracic surgical patients. He has lectured extensively on a variety of topics in CV critical care.

Alexander Gregory

Alexander Gregory

MD FRCPC

University of Calgary & Libin Cardiovascular Institute

Canada

Alexander Gregory

Alexander Gregory

MD FRCPC

University of Calgary & Libin Cardiovascular Institute

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Dr. Gregory is a cardiovascular anesthesiologist at the Foothills Medical Centre. Graduated with a BSc (Hons) from Cornell University (2002), medical degree (2007) and FRCPC residency training in anesthesiology (2012) at the University of Calgary, and fellowship in cardiothoracic anesthesiology at the University of Pennsylvania (2013). Dr. Gregory has written 25+ peer reviewed publications and 2 book chapters. He is the local PI for several multi-center clinical trials developed through the Peri-operative Anesthesiology Clinical Trials (PACT) and Cardio-Link Clinical Trials groups. He is on the Board of Trustees for the Canadian Anesthesia Research Fund (CARF), is a member of both the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists’ (SCA) and Canadian Anesthetists’ Society’s (CAS) Research Committees, and is the Program Director for the University of Calgary Cardiovascular Anesthesia and Perioperative Ultrasound Fellowship Programs.

Marjan Jahangiri

Marjan Jahangiri

MBBS MS FRCS(CTh)

St. Georges University of London

UK

Marjan Jahangiri

Marjan Jahangiri

MBBS MS FRCS(CTh)

St. Georges University of London

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Marjan Jahangiri graduated in medicine from University College Hospital, London. Subsequently, she completed her general surgical training at University College London and affiliated hospitals. She embarked on a career in Cardiothoracic Surgery. She trained at the London Chest, St Bartholomew’s and the Royal Brompton Hospitals in London. She was awarded a research fellowship at the William Harvey Laboratories at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital and Medical School. She then subspecialized in paediatric and adult congenital surgery at Great Ormond Street Hospital and Children’s Hospital in Boston, Harvard. She is the first female professor of cardiac surgery in the United Kingdom and Europe.

She was appointed as Consultant Cardiac Surgeon and Senior Lecturer in 2001 at St. George’s Hospital, University of London. She was appointed Professor of Cardiac Surgery at University of London in 2007. Her major interests in the field of clinical cardiac surgery include: surgery of the aorta, including aneurysms, especially major and major complex cases (Marfan), aortic valve surgery, minimally invasive aortic valve procedure, beating heart surgery, and cardiac surgery in pregnant patients. She has contributed to advances in protecting neurocognition and has been instrumental in developing minimally invasive aortic surgery and major aortic surgery.

She has been the author of several reviews, book chapters, manuscripts, abstracts and communications. She is a regular invited speaker at national and international conferences. She is the principal investigator in a number of clinical research trials. She has chaired multi-disciplinary guidelines on management of coronary artery disease, aortic valve (minimally invasive) and aortic disease. She was the finalist for Silver Scalpel Award of The Royal College of Surgeons for excellence in training in 2018. She was awarded the BMJ Clinical Leadership Team Award 2018, for management of aortic valve and aortic disease.

Kevin W. Lobdell

Kevin W. Lobdell

MD

Atrium Health

USA

Kevin W. Lobdell

Kevin W. Lobdell

MD

Atrium Health

Kevin W. Lobdell, MD is Professor and the Director of Regional Cardiovascular and Thoracic Quality, Education, and Research for Atrium Health, Charlotte, NC, USA.

Dr. Lobdell is a Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army Reserves, Member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, & the American Telemedicine Association. He is an active board member, independent quality consultant, and serves in societal leadership positions. Dr. Lobdell is board certified in thoracic surgery and has special qualifications in surgical critical care.

Dr. Lobdell maintains leadership positions in various societies and serves as editor and reviewer for numerous journals.

Vicki Morton

Vicki Morton

DNP MSN AGNP-BC

Providence Anesthesiology Associates, Charlotte, NC

USA

Vicki Morton

Vicki Morton

DNP MSN AGNP-BC

Providence Anesthesiology Associates, Charlotte, NC

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Vicki is currently the Director of Clinical and Quality Outcomes at Providence Anesthesiology Associates in Charlotte, NC where she is oversees the implementation, management and expansion of the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) program to include 8 facilities in 3 hospital systems and 11 service lines. Her areas of interest related to ERAS include: change management, data collection and analytics, multi-modal analgesia, and healthcare economics. Vicki attended Queens University of Charlotte for her BSN and later attended the Medical University of South Carolina for her master’s in nursing and Doctorate in Nursing Practice. She is a board-certified Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. She completed her doctoral dissertation in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for Pancreaticoduodenectomy. Vicki worked as a critical care nurse in CCU, CVICU, and trauma ICU for 15 years before leaving the bedside to pursue her advanced degrees.

Seenu Reddy

Seenu Reddy

MD MBA FACS

Centennial Heart & Vascular Center

USA

Seenu Reddy

Seenu Reddy

MD MBA FACS

Centennial Heart & Vascular Center

V. Seenu Reddy, MD, MBA, FACS is a cardiothoracic surgeon at HCA ‘s TriStar Cardiovascular Surgery in Nashville, TN. Dr. Reddy received his MBA from Vanderbilt University Owen School of Management with Beta Gamma Sigma honors and graduated from medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine (UAB) with Clinical Honors. His undergraduate work was at Amherst College where he graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Neuroscience. Dr. Reddy completed his general surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Emory University Medical Center. He specializes in percutaneous and minimally invasive heart surgery, beating heart surgery and endovascular surgery. Dr. Reddy is an active member of the STS Workforce on Coding and Reimbursement and the current President of the 21st Century Cardiovascular Surgery Society. He was past president of the Nashville Surgical Society and serves on the Tennessee State Board of Health’s Committee on Perfusion. He has published over 40 scientific papers, 10 book chapters and has presented at national and international meetings in the field of surgery. He serves on the Board of the Nashville Academy of Medicine. He is on the advisory boards of Clayton Associates FCA Fund VI, JumpStart Foundry and Procured Health, as well as HealthTrust and McKinsey & Co.’s Medical Advisory Board. Prior to his medical career he worked at Salomon Brothers in NYC and Bain & Company in Boston.

Rawn Salenger

Rawn Salenger

MD

University of Maryland

USA

Rawn Salenger

Rawn Salenger

MD

University of Maryland

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Rawn Salenger, MD, is a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a cardiac surgeon in the Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center and the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Salenger performs the full array of adult cardiac surgical services with a special interest in complex valve surgery and coronary bypass surgery.

Previously, Dr. Salenger served as the Director of Valve Surgery at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York where he established a multi-disciplinary Heart Valve Team.

Dr. Salenger graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Union College/Albany Medical College Seven Year Medical Program in 1995. He completed his cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts, and subsequently, a fellowship at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.

He has published medical literature on minimizing stroke risk during bypass surgery as well as a book chapter on patient care after heart surgery.

Advisory board

Edward Boyle

Edward Boyle

MD

St. Charles Medical Center

USA

Edward Boyle

Edward Boyle

MD

St. Charles Medical Center

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Dr. Boyle's career spans clinical cardiothoracic surgery, surgical research and medical device innovation. He has received research awards from the American College of Surgeons, the American Heart Association, the Western Thoracic Surgery Association and the Seattle Surgical Society. He has received innovation awards from the European Association of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, the Gold Medical Design Excellence Award, ID Design Distinction, a Spark Award, and a Good Design Award. His work developing PleuraFlow was cited on the R&D 100 list, which salutes the 100 most technologically significant products introduced into the marketplace, the Innovations in Cardiovascular interventions (ICI) award and the Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. He has authored over 90 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and is an inventor on over 20 US and international patents.

He was the founding CEO of ClearFlow, Inc., a venture financed medical device company that he led from inception through early commercialization before becoming Chairman. He was the founder of MDI Partners, a medical device incubator, and the President of Elixis, a healthcare information technology company that was acquired by Data Critical Corporation (NASDAQ: DCCA), now a division of General Electric (NYSE: GE). In this capacity he is experienced in taking ideas from the bedside through product approval and commercialization.

Dr. Boyle graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and completed general and cardiothoracic surgery training at the University of Washington in Seattle. In this setting he also completed a cardiovascular surgery research fellowship in vascular biology focusing on the study of inflammation and coagulation.

Albert Cheung

Albert Cheung

MD

Stanford University

USA

Joerg Ender

Joerg Ender

MD

Heart Center Leipzig

Germany

Joerg Ender

Joerg Ender

MD

Heart Center Leipzig

Qualification:

2005 Director of Department for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany

2002-2004 Director of Clinic for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine Park - Krankenhaus, Leipzig,

1998-2001 Vice Director of Department for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, Heart Center, Leipzig,

1992-1998 Senior Consultant, Clinic for Anesthesiology, Julius-Maximilan-University, Würzburg

1990-1992 Consultant, Clinic for Anesthesiology, Julius-Maximilian-University, Würzburg

1986-1990 Registrar, Clinic for Anesthesiology, Julius-Maximilian-University, Würzburg

Designation:

2014 DGAI - German Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, General Secretary of the Scientific working group „Cardiac Anesthesia“

2014-Sep 2018 Member of Directory Board EACTA - European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology

2014-April 2017 EACTA Chair Scientific Committee

April 2017- Sep 2018 EACTA Secretary

Richard Engelman

Richard Engelman

MD

Baystate Medical Center

USA

Richard Engelman

Richard Engelman

MD

Baystate Medical Center

Dr. Richard Engelman completed thoracic surgical training under Dr. Frank Spencer at NYU Medical Center in NYC in 1968. After 7 years on the faculty at NYU in 1975, he became Chief of Cardiac Surgery at the Chicago VA Hospital and faculty at the University of Illinois. In 1978, Dr. Engelman became Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA where he initiated the adult cardiac surgical program. He has remained on the service from 1978 to the present and was Chief of the service until 2001. Since 2001, he has been the Chief of Cardiac Surgical Research until the present.

Dr. Engelman has had NIH RO1 grants for both research into myocardial preservation and clinical surgery where he sought to determine the most optimal temperature to perform routine open-heart surgery. These grants spanned 1979-2000 where Dr. Engelman was either the PI or co-PI for the research. During those years Dr. Engelman functioned as a member of the SAT study section for the NIH and in 2005 was on the CTSN study section.

Based on the clinical research on optimal temperature for cardiac surgery, Dr. Engelman received the prestigious J. Maxwell Chamberlain Memorial Award in 1999. He has served on the STS Standards and Ethics Committee from 2001-2006, and chaired the Guideline Committee for antibiotic use in cardiac surgery from 2005-2007.

In 2000, Dr. Engelman was awarded the Weinberg Prize for Academic Excellence by Baystate Medical Center. He has served on the editorial boards for the JTCVS from 1985-1992, The Annals fort Thoracic Surgery from 1994-2002, and the Journal of Cardiac Surgery from 2008-present.

His bibliography is voluminous with >350 peer reviewed publications and two textbooks of cardiac surgery specifically on myocardial preservation and how to best protect the heart fro injury during open heart surgery.

Marc Gerdisch

Marc Gerdisch

MD FACS FACC

Franciscan Health Heart Center

USA

Marc Gerdisch

Marc Gerdisch

MD FACS FACC

Franciscan Health Heart Center

Dr. Gerdisch trained in general and then cardiovascular and thoracic surgery at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago. He was awarded the John J. Keeley, MD Traveling Surgical Fellowship, and visited Dr. Alan Carpentier in Paris, where he gained early insight into heart valve repair. He remains on staff at Loyola Medical Center, as an associate professor of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery. Dr. Gerdisch is a fellow of American College of Surgeons, American College of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society.

He is a partner of 26 years, in Cardiac Surgery Associates, the largest private cardiac surgical group in the country. Dr. Gerdisch became Chief of Cardiothoracic surgery at Franciscan Health Heart Center in 2006. With focus on heart valve disease, he has developed a recognized center for heart valve repair and innovation, including lead enrollment in multiple pivotal trials, and first in man with devices and regenerative technology. Dr. Gerdisch is national principle investigator for a heart valve regeneration device and instrumental in the development of a multi-institution database to assess success in management of atrial fibrillation.

He has published and presented on next generation valve devices and repair, surgery for atrial fibrillation and rigid sternal fixation and serves as a peer reviewer for several prestigious medical journals. Dr. Gerdisch trains surgeons in heart valve repair and surgical treatment of atrial fibrillation. His practice ranges from multi-valve redo operations to transcatheter procedures. An approach combining minimally invasive and advanced closure techniques with rapid mobilization and recovery has made Dr. Gerdisch an advocate for enhanced recovery, even for the most complex patients.

Karim Jabr

Karim Jabr

CCP LP CSSBB

Medical Center-Navicent Health

USA

Karim Jabr

Karim Jabr

CCP LP CSSBB

Medical Center-Navicent Health

I have been a Clinical Perfusionist for the last 36 years. For the last 20 years I have been serving as the Chief of Cardiovascular Perfusion services at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon Georgia. I received a degree in Physiology from Stow College, Glasgow, Scotland and Perfusion degree from Michener Institute of Medical Science, Toronto, Canada.

Recently I became Certified Six Sigma Black Belt in HealthCare form The Institute of Industrial and System Engineers, Norcross, Georgia.

For several years, I have been a member of the planning committee for the Annual meeting for SABM and AmSECT New Advances in Blood Management and Quality and Outcomes annual meetings

Currently, I am a Clinical Instructor for two perfusion schools:
College of Health Profession
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Ali Khoynezhad

Ali Khoynezhad

MD PhD FACS FHRS

Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center

USA

Ali Khoynezhad

Ali Khoynezhad

MD PhD FACS FHRS

Memorial Care Long Beach Medical Center

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Dr. Ali Khoynezhad is an internationally recognized leader in aortic and atrial fibrillation surgery. He is Medical Director of Cardiovascular Surgery at MemorialCare Long Beach Medical Center. Prior to joining MemorialCare, Dr. Khoynezhad was Director of Aortic Surgery and Co-Director of Atrial Fibrillation Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Professor of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He has trained over 550 physicians in abdominal, thoracic endovascular aortic repair and atrial fibrillation procedures. Dr. Khoynezhad has been the principal investigator for 20 industry-sponsored clinical trials, while taking the national and international principle investigator role in three clinical trials. Dr. Khoynezhad’s research findings have been published in 245 peer-reviewed publications. He was the youngest surgeon to be selected into the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and is the President of the 21st Century Cardiothoracic Surgical Society.

Yoan Lamarche

Yoan Lamarche

MD MSc FRSCS

Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal

Canada

Yoan Lamarche

Yoan Lamarche

MD MSc FRSCS

Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal

Dr Lamarche trained in Cardiac Surgery at the Université de Montréal after obtaining a Medical Doctorate in the same university. His training was completed by a dual fellowship in Critical Care Medicine and in Surgery at the University of British Columbia. He also obtained a Master in biomedical science focusing on pulmonary hypertension after cardiopulmonary bypass and the use of inhaled pulmonary vasodilators in the perioperative period. His main clinical interests are systems of perioperative care for high-risk patients, simulation in the critical care setting, mechanical cardiac support and heart failure surgery. He is a founding member and president of the Canadian Cardiovascular Critical Care Society (CANCARE Society). He collaborated on more than 80 peer-reviewed publications on national and international projects through grants from the Montreal Heart Institute Foundation, the Université de Montréal and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Jerrold Levy

Jerrold Levy

MD FAHA FCCM

Duke University School of Medicine

USA

Jerrold Levy

Jerrold Levy

MD FAHA FCCM

Duke University School of Medicine

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Jerrold Levy is Professor of Anesthesiology and Surgery (Cardiothoracic), and CoDirector of the CT ICU at Duke University Medical Center. His MD is from the University of Miami where he was a medicine intern, then a resident in Anesthesiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School where he was Chief Resident, and completed fellowships in both Respiratory ICU and Cardiac Anesthesiology. He previously was Professor, Deputy Chair for Research, and Chief of CT Anesthesiology at Emory University. His clinical and research interests include therapeutic strategies to prevent and treat bleeding, anticoagulation and its reversal, clinical applications of recombinant and purified hemostatic factors, pharmacologic strategies to treat shock, ventricular dysfunction, and anaphylaxis. He is Executive Editor of Anesthesiology, Chair of the subcommittee on Perioperative and Critical Care Thrombosis and Hemostasis of the ISTH. He has authored over 400 publications.

Louis P. Perrault

Louis P. Perrault

MD PhD FRCSC FACS FECS

Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal

Canada

Louis P. Perrault

Louis P. Perrault

MD PhD FRCSC FACS FECS

Montreal Heart Institute, Université de Montréal

Louis P. Perrault received his medical degree from Université de Montréal in 1986. He completed 3 years of training in basic science research in Paris under the supervision of Professor Paul VanHoutte at Université Louis-Pasteur and obtained a doctor degree (PhD) in fundamental research in 1997. Dr Perrault is an active cardiac surgeon that performed around 200 cases this year. His areas of clinical expertise include: Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery (CABG), valve surgery and heart transplantation. Dr. Perrault is a local Principal Investigator for the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSNet) for the NIH/CIHR since 2007.Dr Perrault has authored and co-authored more than 250 articles in peer-reviewed publications including New England Journal of Medicine, J Chir Thorac Cardio-Vasc, Circulation and J Heart Lung Transplant. He has been the senior author for more than 75 of them. He has given over 40 conferences worldwide.

John Pirris

John Pirris

MD

University of Florida Health

USA

John Pirris

John Pirris

MD

University of Florida Health

Jack Pirris, MD is Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Florida, Jacksonville. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Pirris did his undergraduate work at the University of Notre Dame and received his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed general surgery residency at the University of Florida and completed thoracic and cardiovascular residency at The Texas Heart Institute and MD Anderson Cancer Center. He returned to the University of Florida to lead the department in Jacksonville in 2014.

He has authored many articles in peer reviewed journals regarding aortic aneurysms, minimally invasive surgery, and rigid fixation. Dr. Pirris was involved with the development of Sternalock Blue rigid fixation system for sternal closure and was one of the developing surgeons for Sternalock 360. Dr. Pirris is a leader in robotic and minimally invasive cardiothoracic surgery as well as complex aortic diseases.

Dr. Pirris is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons as well as other prestigious medical societies. Dr. Pirris trains surgeons in minimally invasive and complex cardiac surgery as well as robotic thoracic surgery.

Eric Roselli

Eric Roselli

MD FACS

Cleveland Clinic

USA

Eric Roselli

Eric Roselli

MD FACS

Cleveland Clinic

Eric Roselli, MD, is Director of the Aorta Center and a Staff Surgeon in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and on the teaching faculty at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Roselli did his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan, where he received the David J. Hallisey Memorial Academic Scholarship. He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, graduating in 1997 "with distinction." He completed residencies in both surgery and thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at Cleveland Clinic, followed by additional training in catheter-based interventions and endovascular surgery. He was appointed to Cleveland Clinic in 2005 in the Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.

He has authored or co-authored several book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals on root, arch, and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms, endovascular aortic surgery, reoperative cardiac surgery, aortic valve disease, cardiac tumors, cardiac CT, atrial fibrillation and transcatheter aortic valve development. Dr. Roselli participates in the peer review process as a reviewer for prestigious medical journals.

Dr. Roselli is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American College of Cardiology. He has served as a chairman and member of the program committee for multiple national meetings, co-authored practice guidelines for the treatment of patients with cardiovascular diseases, and is an active member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

Judson Williams

Judson Williams

MD MHS

WakeMed Heart & Vascular

USA

Judson Williams

Judson Williams

MD MHS

WakeMed Heart & Vascular

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Dr. Williams is a faculty member of the WakeMed Heart Center and the WakeMed Clinical Research Institute. Dr. Williams is a faculty member of the Duke University School of Medicine in the Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Dr. Williams practices at Duke University Hospital and WakeMed Health and Hospitals Raleigh Campus, HeartCarePlus+.

Dr. Williams specializes in adult cardiac surgery, heart valve surgery, coronary heart surgery and bypass surgery, surgery for thoracic aortic aneurysm, endovascular heart and aorta treatments, structural heart including transcatheter heart valves and minimally invasive mitral and aortic valve surgery.

Dr. Williams is internationally known for cardiovascular clinical research. His research is focused on adult cardiac surgery quality, value, outcomes, and clinical trials. He is a principal investigator for the NIH-sponsored Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network. He has published over 70 major articles including studies published in the most prestigious medical journals: JAMA, Circulation, NEJM, and the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. As a recognized expert in cardiac surgical research, Dr. Williams is a frequent invited speaker at national and international meetings and he has received both government and industry funding. His research has been covered by medical and conventional news outlets nationally and internationally.

Alexander Zarbock

Alexander Zarbock

MD

University Hospital Münster

Germany

Alexander Zarbock

Alexander Zarbock

MD

University Hospital Münster

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Alexander Zarbock is senior staff member of the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Münster, Germany.

He studied medicine at the Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf and graduated in 2003. In May 2003 he began his clinical training in the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University Hospital Münster, Germany. In 2004 he finished his doctoral thesis. He graduated as a specialist in anesthesiology in 2010. In 2011 the graduation in intensive care medicine followed.

In the context of a post-doctoral fellow stipend awarded by the German Research Foundation, he worked in the Cardiovascular Research Center of the University of Virginia and in the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (San Diego, CA, USA) from September 2005 to August 2008.

In the context of an Emmy-Noether stipend awarded by the German Research Foundation, he established his laboratory – in cooperation with the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine (Director: Prof. Vestweber) – at the MPI.

In 2010 he got the venia legendi for Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine.

In 2012, Dr. Zarbock was awarded with a Heisenberg-Professorship from the German-Research Foundation.

His scientific work focuses on the molecular mechanisms of leukocyte activation and recruitment in the context of systemic inflammatory diseases and acute kidney injury. His scientific work resulted in several peer-reviewed papers. Dr. Zarbock received several national and international awards.

Mary Zellinger

Mary Zellinger

RN

Emory University Hospital

USA

Subject matter experts

Keith Allen

Keith Allen

MD

St. Luke's Mid America Heart Institute

USA

Ramón Arreola-Torres

Ramón Arreola-Torres

MD PhD

Western National Medical Center IMSS Mexico

Mexico

John Augoustides

John Augoustides

MD FASE FAHA

Penn Medicine Clinical Care

USA

Jack Boyd

Jack Boyd

MD

Stanford University, School of Medicine

USA

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown

MD

Southern Methodist

USA

André Denault

André Denault

MD PhD FRCPC FASE FCCS

Montreal Heart Institute and Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal

Canada

Jill Engel

Jill Engel

DNP FNP ACNP NEA-BC FAANP

Duke University Medical Center

USA

Nick Fletcher

Nick Fletcher

MBBS FRCA FFICM

St Georges Hospital NHS Trust, London

UK

Kamrouz Ghadimi

Kamrouz Ghadimi

MD

Duke University Medical Center

USA

Leah Gramlich

Leah Gramlich

MD

University of Alberta

Canada

Hilary Grocott

Hilary Grocott

MD

University of Manitoba

Canada

Jacob Gutsche

Jacob Gutsche

MD

University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor

USA

Matthias Kirsch

Matthias Kirsch

MD PhD

Centre Hospitalo Universitaire Vaudois

Switzerland

Gudrun Kunst

Gudrun Kunst

MD PhD FRCA FFICM

King's College Hospital King's College London, UK

UK

Michael Manning

Michael Manning

MD

Duke University Medical Center

USA

Gregg Nelson

Gregg Nelson

MD PhD

University of Calgary

Canada

Tom Nguyen

Tom Nguyen

MD

Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute

USA

Prakash Patel

Prakash Patel

MD FASE

University of Pennsylvania

USA

Nathalie Roy

Nathalie Roy

MD

Boston Children's Hospital

USA

Michael Sander

Michael Sander

MD

Uniklinikum Giessen und Marburg

Germany

Andrew Shaw

Andrew Shaw

MD

University of Alberta

Canada

Christian Stoppe

Christian Stoppe

MD FAHA

RWTH Aachen University

Germany

Vinod Thourani

Vinod Thourani

MD

Medstar Heart and Vascular Institute

USA

Kenan Yount

Kenan Yount

MD

University Virginia Health System

USA

Administrators

Cheryl Crisafi

Cheryl Crisafi

Clinical Coordinator

USA

Donna Frankel

Donna Frankel

Executive Assistant

USA

Bonnie Engelman

Bonnie Engelman

Sponsor Coordinator

USA