Award Recipients

Congratulations to the 2024 Thoracic Surgery Award Recipients! These awards have been made possible by generous donors including surgeons, societies, industry partners, grateful patients, and friends who have invested in the future of the specialty.

Research

Rachel Vanderlaan, MD, PhD
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Pulmonary Vein Stenosis: Mechanistic Insights Through Genomic Studies
STS Research Award
STS Research Award
Jarrod Predina, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Developing Intratumoral mRNA-Based Immunotherapy Strategies to Eliminate Recurrences After Lung Cancer Surgery
TSF Research Award
TSF Research Award
SunYoung Kim, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Alcohol and Notch Pathway Mutations Synergistically Induce Atrioventricular Canal Defects: Potential Rescue by Folic Acid
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Award
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Award
Zachary Kiernan, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System
Investigation of the Biochemical Basis For Gender-Related Outcomes Following Heart Transplantation
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award
Chi Chi Do-Nguyen, DO
University of Michigan
The impact of metabolome class in specialized pro-resolving mediators and its role in attenuation of thoracic aortic aneurysm growth
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) Resident Research Award
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) Resident Research Award
Gavitt Woodard, MD, FACS
Yale School of Medicine
Immune cell infiltration and function after neoadjuvant chemo-immunotherapy in non-small cell lung cancer
AstraZeneca Lung Cancer Research Award
AstraZeneca Lung Cancer Research Award
Raheem Bell, MD
Northwestern University/McGaw Medical Center
Reducing Disparities in Lung Cancer Screening: A QR-Based Approach to Improve Self-Reporting Among Black Patients
AstraZeneca Reversing Health Disparities in Lung Cancer Research Award
AstraZeneca Reversing Health Disparities in Lung Cancer Research Award
Isao Anzai, MD
Columbia University
Statistical Modeling and Clinical Outcomes Research Training via STS Database and Analytics Team
STS Database Clinical Research Fellowship Award
STS Database Clinical Research Fellowship Award

Education

Marvin D. Atkins Jr., MD
Houston Methodist Hospital
Fellowship to: Ospedale San Rafaelle, Milan Italy
TSF/FFF International Traveling Fellowship
TSF/FFF International Traveling Fellowship
Debora Brascia, MD
University Hospital of Bari, Bitonto (BA) Italy
Fellowship to: Massachusetts General Hospital
TSF/FFF International Traveling Fellowship
TSF/FFF International Traveling Fellowship
Andres Felipe Jimenez Ordonez, MD
Fundación Cardioinfantil - La Cardio, Bogotá, Colombia
Fellowship to: Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Canada
TSF/FFF International Traveling Fellowship in Partnership with LACES
TSF/FFF International Traveling Fellowship in Partnership with LACES
Carolina Sosa Vota, MD
Hospital de Clínicas Dr. Manuel Quintela, Montevideo, Uruguay
Fellowship to: Hospital Universitario de Navarra, Pamplona Spain
TSF/FFF International Traveling Fellowship in Partnership with LACES
TSF/FFF International Traveling Fellowship in Partnership with LACES
Laura A. Scrimgeour, MD
University of California, San Francisco
Fellowship to: Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Michael J. Davidson Structural Heart Fellowship Award
Michael J. Davidson Structural Heart Fellowship Award
Lauren K.M. Barron, MD
Baylor and The Texas Heart Institute
Fellowship to: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Nicholas Kouchoukos Award
Nicholas Kouchoukos Award
Jonathan R. Zurcher, MD
Emory University Hospital
Fellowship to: The Mount Sinai Hospital
Nicholas Kouchoukos Award
Nicholas Kouchoukos Award
Mahim Malik, MD, FACS
Rawalpindi Institute of Cardiology, Islamabad, Pakistan
Fellowship to: Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award
Constantine D. Mavroudis, MD, MSc, MTR
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship to: Boston Children’s Hospital
Robert L. Replogle Traveling Fellowship Award
Robert L. Replogle Traveling Fellowship Award
Juan A. Munoz-Largacha, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Fellowship to: Beth Israel Lahey Health
Robotic Thoracic Surgery Equity and Access Award
Robotic Thoracic Surgery Equity and Access Award
Aitua Charles Salami, MD, MPH
University of Minnesota
Fellowship to: Temple University
Robotic Thoracic Surgery Equity and Access Award
Robotic Thoracic Surgery Equity and Access Award
Mr. Blaine F. Chadwick
Stanford Health Care
Fellowship to: University of Utah
Sarns Terumo Perfusion Education Fellowship Award
Sarns Terumo Perfusion Education Fellowship Award
Mr. Farhad Gorjipour
Rajaie Cardiovascular Medical and Research Center
Fellowship to: Mayo Clinic
Sarns Terumo Perfusion Education Fellowship Award
Sarns Terumo Perfusion Education Fellowship Award

Humanitarian Outreach

Thomas Theologou, MD
Instituto Cardiocentro Ticino
Underserved Region: Vietnam
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
William M. Novick, MD, MS
The University of Tennessee Health Science, Memphis
Underserved Region: Rwanda
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Adam R. Williams, MD
Duke University
Underserved Region: Honduras
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Allen Zheng, MD,PhD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Underserved Region: Mozambique, Rwanda
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Aldo Elmer Rafael, MD
Baylor University Medical Center
Underserved Region: Lima, Peru
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Jeffrey D. McNeil, MD
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, Austin
Underserved Region: Nigeria/Anambra State
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Adanna C. Akujo, MD
Tower Health
Underserved Region: Nigeria/Anambra State
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Andrew B. Goldstone, MD, PhD
NYP/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital at Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Underserved Region: Nigeria/Anambra State
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Joseph W. Turek, MD, PhD, MBA
Duke University
Underserved Region: Guyana
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Jay D. Pal, MD, PhD
University of Washington
Underserved Region: Nepal
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Robert C. Neely, MD
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons
Underserved Region: Eldoret, Kenya
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Pranava Sinha, MD
University of Minnesota
Underserved Region: Uganda
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Wilhelm S.A. Lichtenberg, MD
Netcare N1 City Hospital
Underserved Region: South Africa
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Shaun P. Setty, MD
Long Beach Memorial Hospital/Miller Children's Hospital
Underserved Region: Fiji/South Pacific
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards
Every Heartbeat Matters Awards

Conference Scholarships

Srikanth Kasturi, MBBS
Narayana Institute of Cardiac Sciences
Attended 2024 STS Annual Meeting
Saha Scholarship for STS Annual Meeting
Saha Scholarship for STS Annual Meeting
Chandana Adhikarla, MD, MPH
King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital and Seth GS Medical College
Attended 2024 STS Annual Meeting
Saha Scholarship for STS Annual Meeting
Saha Scholarship for STS Annual Meeting
Dhaval Ashokbhani Bhimani, MBBS, MS, MCh
Government Medical College Kottayam
Attended 2024 STS Annual Meeting
Saha Scholarship for STS Annual Meeting
Saha Scholarship for STS Annual Meeting
Aakash Dinesh Joshi, MBBS, MS, MCh
U.N. Mehta Institute of Cardiology & Research Centre
Attended 2024 STS Annual Meeting
Saha Scholarship for STS Annual Meeting
Saha Scholarship for STS Annual Meeting
Dinesh Kumar Sathanantham, MBBS
Govt. Medical College Kottayam
Attended 2024 STS Annual Meeting
Saha Scholarship for STS Annual Meeting
Saha Scholarship for STS Annual Meeting
Arya Kamal Das, MD
Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences
Attending 2025 STS Annual Meeting
Saha Scholarship for STS Annual Meeting
Saha Scholarship for STS Annual Meeting
Siddhant Rajendra Vairagar, MBBS, MS
Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research
Attending 2025 STS Annual Meeting
Saha Scholarship for STS Annual Meeting
Saha Scholarship for STS Annual Meeting
Kevin R. An, MD, MPH
University of Toronto
2024 STS Coronary Conference - Miami, FL
STS Coronary Conference Resident Scholarship
STS Coronary Conference Resident Scholarship
Sarah A. Chen, MD, MA, CMI
University of California, Davis Health
2024 STS Coronary Conference - Miami, FL
STS Coronary Conference Resident Scholarship
STS Coronary Conference Resident Scholarship
Alin Cheran, MD
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Heart Institute
2024 STS Coronary Conference - Miami, FL
STS Coronary Conference Resident Scholarship
STS Coronary Conference Resident Scholarship
Timothy M. Guenther, MD
University of Wisconsin
2024 STS Coronary Conference - Miami, FL
STS Coronary Conference Resident Scholarship
STS Coronary Conference Resident Scholarship

Named Lecture

Edward M. Barksdale Jr., MD
UH Cleveland Medical Center, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital
Vivien T. Thomas Lecture
Vivien T. Thomas Lecture
Acknowledgement

Previous Recipients

These awards have been made possible by generous donors including surgeons, societies, industry partners, grateful patients, and friends who have invested in the future of the specialty.

2023 Award Recipients

RESEARCH

Shin Yajima, MD, PhD – Stanford University
"Stromal cell-derived factor 1α- encapsulated nanoparticles specifically target in the ischemic myocardium and attenuate ischemia myocardial injury"
STS Research Award


Constantine D. Mavroudis, MD, MSc, MTR – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
"The effect of preoperative cyanosis on cerebral mitochondrial function following cardiopulmonary bypass and neuroprotective perfusion strategies in neonatal swine"
TSF Research Award

Caitlin T. Demarest, MD, PhD – Vanderbilt University Medical Center
"Testing a novel Pulmonary Assist Device in a sheep model of chronic pulmonary hypertension and right heart failure to evaluate exercise physiology and right ventricular recovery"
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Award

Selena S. Li, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital
"Proteomic Predictors of Cardiac Recovery"
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Award (Resident)

Danny Wang, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital
"The Role of the Gut and Lung Microbiome in Postoperative Recovery and Complications Following Oncologic Lung Resection"
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Jimmy Kang, MD – University of Alberta
"Attenuation of Xenoreactive Immune Response with Allogeneic Recellularized Tissue Engineered Heart Valves"
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Krish C. Dewan, MD, MS – Duke University
"Improving Cardiac Transplant Outcomes Through PD-L1 Overexpression Gene Therapy"
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) Resident Research Award

Kei Suzuki , MD, MS – Inova
"Single-cell RNA sequence profiling of tumor-immune microenvironment for precision therapy in resectable lung cancer"
AstraZeneca Lung Cancer Research Award

Jeffrey B. Velotta, MD – UCSF School of Medicine and Kaiser Permanente Northern California
"Identifying novel patient outreach strategies to increase Lung Cancer Screening (LCS) in Asian Americans in an integrated healthcare system"
AstraZeneca Reversing Health Disparities in Lung Cancer Research Award

EDUCATION

David Zapata, MD – University of Maryland School of Medicine
Travel to Brussels to study aortic and mitral valve repair.
Thoracic Surgery Foundation/Francis Fontan Fund International Traveling Fellowship

Valentina Mescola, MD, MEBCTS – University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Travel to 2 sites to learn about setting up a viable OPCAB program — 4-6 weeks at The Valley Hospital.
Thoracic Surgery Foundation/Francis Fontan Fund International Traveling Fellowship

Laura A. Torrico Davila, MD – Ignacio Chavez National Institute of Cardiology, Mexico City, Mexico
Travel to Boston Children’s Hospital to study assessment, management, and intraoperative techniques for cardiac reconstruction in neonates.
Thoracic Surgery Foundation/Francis Fontan Fund International Traveling Fellowship in Partnership with LACES

Marcio Rufino Barbosa Jr., MD – Santa Casa de Misericordia de Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil
Travel to Brussels to learn advanced repair techniques for the treatment of aortic and valvular heart disease.
Thoracic Surgery Foundation/Francis Fontan Fund International Traveling Fellowship in Partnership with LACES

Ali M. Alakhtar, MD, MSc – McGill University
Structural Heart Fellowship.
Michael J. Davidson Structural Heart Fellowship Award

Derrick Tam, MD, PhD – University of Toronto
Advanced cardiac fellowship in minimally invasive and structural mitral valve interventions.
Every Heartbeat Matters Structural Heart Diversity Fellowship

Scott C. DeRoo, MD – University of Washington
Advanced aortic valve repair: strategies for both the bicuspid and trileaflet valve.
Nicholas Kouchoukos Award

Madhuri V. Rao, MD – University of Minnesota
Robotic Complex Segementectomy.
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship

Simran K. Randhawa, MBBS – University of Colorado
Developing a Robotic assisted foregut surgery practice.
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award

Dmitry O. Bobylev, MD – Hannover Medical School
Clinical protocols, hybrid cardiac surgery, Ozaki procedure, Ross operation.
Robert L. Replogle Traveling Fellowship Award

Mr. Ariyo Lookman Idowu – Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria
Complex pediatric perfusion and device implant surgery.
Sarns Terumo Perfusion Education Fellowship Award

Yazan N. AlJamal, MD – Mayo Clinic
Robotic esophageal surgery – esophagectomy and benign foregut procedures.
Advanced Robotic Cardiac Surgery Fellowship

Mian Mustafa Kamal, MBBS – Aga Khan University Hospital Karachi, Pakistan
TAVI: Break the Barriers.
The Levi Watkins Innovation and Leadership Development Scholarship

Nicolas Contreras, MD – University of Utah
Robotic esophageal surgery – esophagectomy and benign foregut procedures.
Underrepresented Robotic General Thoracic (URGT) Surgeon Development Award

Aditya Sengupta, MD
TSF Saha Scholarship

SURGICAL OUTREACH TRIPS & VOLUNTEER SCHOLARHIPS

Pranava Sinha, MD – University of Minnesota
Underserved Region: Uganda
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Jay D. Pal, MD, PhD – University of Washington
Underserved Region: Nepal
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Emily A. Farkas, MD, FACS – Indiana University
Underserved Region: Kenya
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Aldo Elmer Rafael, MD – Baylor University Medical Center
Underserved Region: Lima, Peru
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Carmelo A. Milano, MD – Duke University
Underserved Region: Honduras
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Robert C. Neely, MD – Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, Austin, TX
Underserved Region: Kenya
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Zachary O. Enumah, MD – Cardiac Surgery Intersociety Alliance
Underserved Region: Rwanda
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipient
Lin-Chiang Philip Chou, MD, MS
Houston Methodist Hospital
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

2022 Award Recipients

RESEARCH

Lisa M. Brown, MD, MAS
University of California Davis Health
“Pain, Opioid Use, and Health-Related Quality of Life After Thoracic Surgery”
TSF Research Award

Adam M. Carroll, MD, MPH
University of Colorado Anschutz
“Pharmacologic Prevention of Spinal Cord Ischemia: The Role of Mitochondrial Manipulation and ATP-sensitive Potassium Channel Activation”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Qimeng Gao, MD, MHS
Duke University Medical Center
“The Delivery of PD-L1 to Lung Allograft During Static Cold Storage Using an AAV-Based Gene Therapy”
STSA Resident Research Award

Abraham Geller, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
“Novel Mucoadhesive Polymers for Nanoparticle-Directed Drug Delivery in Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Yeahwa Hong, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
“Development of a Novel Ambulatory Pulmonary Assist System for Long-Term Respiratory Support”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Michael E. Ibrahim, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania
“Definition of A Cardiomyocyte-Autonomous Form of T-Tubule Mechanical Regulation”
TSF Research Award

Samantha M. Landino, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
“New Approaches Inducing Lung Allograft Tolerance”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

John W. MacArthur, MD
Stanford University
“Three Dimensional, Perfusable Biologic Networks; Therapeutic Application in Ischemic Cardiomyopathy”
STS Research Award

Clancy W. Mullan, MD
Yale University
“Defining Regulatory Mechanisms of IL-15 Trafficking in Endothelial Cells”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Sameer K. Singh, MD
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
“Anti-Glycation Strategies to Improve Transcatheter Aortic Valve Durability”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Karissa S.M. Tauber, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
“Myocardial Mechanisms of Load-Induced T-Tubule Remodeling in the Mammalian Heart”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Award

Mayuko Uehara, MD, PhD
Montefiore Medical Center/ Albert Einstein College of Medicine
“Inhibition of ART1-Induced Mono-ADP-Ribosylation to Prevent Myocardial Injury”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Award


EDUCATION

Amy G. Fiedler, MD
University of Wisconsin
“Fellowship at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, England”
Thoracic Surgery Foundation and Francis Fontan Fund International Traveling Fellowship

Gianluca Folesani, MD
S. Orsola Malpighi Hospital
“Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania”
Thoracic Surgery Foundation and Francis Fontan Fund International Traveling Fellowship

Tracy R. Geoffrion, MD, MPH
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
“Adult Congenital Heart Disease Fellowship”
Robert L. Replogle Traveling Fellowship Award

Joshua C. Grimm, MD
University of Pennsylvania
“The Techniques of Endovascular Aortic Arch and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Repair – Learning from a High Volume Institution”
Nicholas Kouchoukos Award

Kimberly A. Holst, MD
Mayo Clinic
“Davidson Structural Fellowship at Piedmont Heart Institute”
Michael J. Davidson Structural Heart Fellowship Award

Joey Lepore, MMHC, CCP
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
“Perfusion Fellowship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center”
Sarns Terumo Perfusion Education Fellowship Award

Clauden Louis, MD, MS
University of Rochester Medical Center
“Endovascular Cardiac Surgery”
Every Heartbeat Matters Structural Heart Diversity Fellowship Award

Natalie Lui, MD, MAS
Stanford University
“Tracheobronchoplasty for Tracheobronchomalacia”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award

Michael Ma, MD
Stanford University
“Boston Children’s Mini-Fellowship”
Robert L. Replogle Traveling Fellowship Award

Ashley E. Morgan, MD, MAS
St. Luke’s Hospital
“Robotic Esophageal Surgery Mentorship”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award

Olugbenga T. Okusanya, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
“Jejunal Interposition: The Conduit of the Future”
Levi Watkins Innovation and Leadership Development Scholarship

Michael T. Onwugbufor, MD
Kaiser Permanente
Underrepresented Robotic General Thoracic (URGT) Surgeon Development Award

Michel Pompeu B.O. Sa, MD, MSc, PhD
University of Pernambuco
“Structural Heart/Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery”
Every Heartbeat Matters Global Structural Heart Diversity Fellowship Award

Sasha A. Still, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
“A Focused Immersion in Aortic Valve and Root Repair Techniques in France and Germany”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award

Sanford M. Zeigler, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
“Comprehensive Thoracic and Thoracoabdominal Aortic Center Experience”
Nicholas Kouchoukos Award


SURGICAL OUTREACH MISSIONS:

Adanna C. Akujuo, MD
Albany Medical Center
Underserved Region: Nigeria
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Zachary O. Enumah, MD
Cardiac Surgery Intersociety Alliance
Underserved Region: Rwanda and Mozambique
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Emily A. Farkas, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Underserved Region: Eldoret, Kenya, East Africa
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Lyle D. Joyce, MD, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Underserved Region: Kenya/ Bomet (Tenwek Hospital)
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Jay D. Pal, MD, PhD
University of Colorado
Underserved Region: Nepal
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Aldo E. Rafael, MD
Baylor Scott and White Dallas
Underserved Region: Lima, Peru
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Pranava Sinha, MD
Children’s National Hospital
Underserved Region: Uganda, East Africa
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Vivien T. Thomas Lecture

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
Roland Assi, MD, MMS
Yale University
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Patrick T. Roughneen, MD, MBA
University of Texas McGovern School of Medicine Houston
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Daniel C. Wiener, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Saha Scholarship - 2022 Virtual STS Annual Meeting

Chandana Adhikarla, MBBS, MS, MPH*
Mumbai, India
STS 58th Annual Meeting

Vidur Bansal, MBBS, M.Ch*
Chandigarh, India
STS 58th Annual Meeting

Dhaval A. Bhimani, MBBS, MS*
Kottayam, India
STS 58th Annual Meeting

Srikanth Kasturi, MBBS*
Karnataka, India
STS 58th Annual Meeting

Aditya Sengupta, MD, MPH*
Boston, Massachusetts
STS 58th Annual Meeting

*Virtual Scholarship

2022 Travel Scholarship Recipients

Victor A. Martínez, MD
Mexico
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

María A. Medina, MD
Colombia
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Jorge Meza Carmona, MD
México
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Juan A. Montero, MD
Uruguay
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Hernan E. Montero Monar, MD
Ecuador
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Leonardo Alberto Morichetti, MD
Argentina
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Flavio Abrão Neto, MD
Brazil
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Felipe Noriega Acosta, MD
Colombia
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Ruch Gisela Nuñez, MD
Mexico
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Pedro Xavier Orellana, MD
Ecuador
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Cristiano Ourives, MD
Brazil
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Juan Jose Perez Arancibia, MD
Argentina
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Fernando Platania, MD
Brazil
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Gerber Reynaldo Polo Gutierrez, MD
Peru
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Francisco M. Rincon Tello, MD
Colombia
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Josias C. Rios-Ortega, MD
Peru
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Aura M. Rivera Herrera, MD
Colombia
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Guadalupe D. Rodriguez Aquino, MD
Mexico
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Oswaldo E. Rojas, MD
Venezuela
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

David Roldan, MD
Mexico
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Giuseppe J. Salas Escobedo, MD
Peru
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Martín Alfonso Saldaña Becerra, MD
Mexico
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Alvaro Eduardo Sanchez, MD
Colombia
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Víctor M. Sánchez Sotelo, MD
Mexico
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Julian Eduardo Senociain, MD
Colombia
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Arthur Souto Silva, MD
Brazil
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Rene A.G.E. Silva, MD
Brazil
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Karlos Jennysson Sousa Soares, MD
Brazil
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Carolina Sofía Sosa Vota, MD
Uruguay
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Deisy M. Vergara, MD
Colombia
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Omar Victorica Guzmán, MD
Mexico
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Leidys P. Villar Perez, MD
Dominican Republic
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Juan José Gonzalez Villaseñor, MD
Mexico
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Eric E. Vinck, MD
Colombia
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Eliana Beatriz Yagual Gutierrez , MD
Mexico
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Indira J. Yánez, MD
Ecuador
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Romel Zamudio, MD
Peru
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Bruno Zanuttini, MD
Argentina
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Juanita Carolina Chaves, MD
Colombia
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Michelle Feliz, MD
Dominican Republic
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Paulina Ramirez-Jaramillo, MD
Colombia
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Jennifer A. Sanchez Rojas, MD
Colombia
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Meritxell Ruiz, MD
Mexico
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Luis F. Bustinza, MD
Peru
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Roger Yoel Conde Moncada, MD
Peru
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Iris Pamela Flores-Sarria, MD
Mexico
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Julian Mauricio Parada, MD
Colombia
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Jorge Rodríguez Navarro, MD
México
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Cristina Andrea Jimenez, MD
Colombia
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Myrlene Rodriguez, MD
Mexico
2022 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

2021 Award Recipients

RESEARCH:

Danielle I. Aronowitz, MD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
“Cerebral Mitochondrial Function In The Acute Recovery Phase After Cardiopulmonary Bypass”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Award

Nathan R. Brand, MD, MSc
University of California San Francisco
“The Effect Of PARP Inhibition On Esophageal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: An Opportunity For A Novel Therapeutic”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Emily J. Cerier, MD
Northwestern University
“Recipient Non-Classical Monocytes Drive Primary Graft Dysfunction In Cystic Fibrosis Recipients”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Jonathan Cools-Lartigue, MD, PhD
McGill University
“Investigating The Role Of Tumor Derived Extracellular Vesicles In Polarizing Polymorphonuclear Granulocytes Towards A Pro-Metastatic Phenotype”
TSF Research Award

Amit Iyengar, MD, MSE
University of Pennsylvania
“Understanding The Metabolic Changes Occurring Stress Cardiomyopathy”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Kiran H. Lagisetty, MD
University of Michigan
“Determining The Role Of GRAIL (RNF128) Isoform Changes On Resistance To Chemotherapy In Neoadjuvant Therapy For Esophageal Adenocarcinoma”
STS Research Award

Yihan Lin, MD, MPH
University of Colorado
“Global Cardiovascular E-Learning: Transcending Borders During COVID-19 and Beyond”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Award

Betty S. Liu, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
“Accelerating Wound Healing Of Mesothelial Injuries Using A Bio-Derived Interface With The Heart And Lungs”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Evan P. Rotar, MD, MS
The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia
“Evaluation of the Rehabilitative Advantage of IVLP in ARDS Using a Porcine Gastric Aspiration-Induced Lung Injury Model”
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) Resident Research Award

Uma M. Sachdeva, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
“Esophageal Epithelial Stress Response Pathways And Metabolic Shifts Associated With Carcinogenesis In The Progression From Barrett’s Esophagus To Adenocarcinoma Using 3D Organoids”
TSF Research Award

Aditya Sengupta, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
“Assessment of Long-Term Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Congenital Heart Disease after Cardiac Surgery in Infancy and Childhood”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award


EDUCATION:

Qasim Al Abri, MD
Houston Methodist Hospital
“Minimally Invasive and Structural Heart Fellowship”
Michael J. Davidson Structural Heart Fellowship Award

William Y. Shi, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
“Structural and Endovascular Cardiac Surgery Fellowship”
Michael J. Davidson Structural Heart Fellowship Award

Maria Lucia L. Madariaga, MD
University of Chicago
“Building Skills To Establish A Translational Organ Perfusion Laboratory At The University Of Chicago”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award

Samine Ravanbakhsh, MD
Mayo Clinic Arizona
“Bringing Robotic First Rib Resections To Arizona”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award

Alison F. Ward, MD
Augusta University Health
“Surgical Management Of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award

Andrew B. Goldstone, MD, PhD
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
“Advanced Training In The Ross Procedure And Aortic Valve Repair Techniques”
Robert L. Replogle Traveling Fellowship Award

Gregory M. MacLean, BS, CCP
University of Michigan
“Multidisciplinary High-Fidelity Simulation Training to Improve Collaboration During Emergent Cardiac Procedures at The University of Michigan”
Sarns Terumo Perfusion Education Fellowship Award

David J. Spurlock, MD
Spectrum Health
“Atrial Fibrillation Techniques”
The Levi Watkins Innovation and Leadership Development Scholarship


SURGICAL OUTREACH MISSIONS:

Michael T. Cain, MD
University of Colorado Denver
Underserved Region: Kenya/Tenwek Hospital
International Medical Volunteer Scholarship Award

Emily A. Farkas, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Underserved Region: Kenya
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Reza Khodaverdian, MD
Heart and Lung Surgical Specialties
Underserved Region: Nigeria
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Jeffrey D. McNeil, MD
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, PA
Underserved Region: Nigeria
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Mubashir A. Mumtaz, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Pinnacle
Underserved Region: Pakistan
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Ayodele Osasona, MD
Ochsner
Underserved Region: Kenya
International Medical Volunteer Scholarship Award

Shakirat O. Oyetunji, MD, MPH
University of Washington
Underserved Region: Nigeria
International Medical Volunteer Scholarship Award

Thomas Theologou, MD
Cardiocentro Lugano
Underserved Region: Vietnam
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Parth M. Patel, MD
Emory University
“Aortic Arch Management During Acute Type A Aortic Syndromes”
STS/EACTS Award

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
Tarek S. Absi, MD
Vanderbilt University
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Kim I. De La Cruz, MD
Methodist Healthcare System
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Jennifer M. Hanna, MD
Medical Center of Aurora
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Kelley A. Hutcheson, MD
The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

John M. Karamichalis, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Randy M. Stevens, MD
St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Saha Scholarhip - 2021 Virtual STS Annual Meeting

Chandana Adhikarala, MD (MS), MPH*
Mumbai, India
STS 2021

Patralekha Das, MBBS*
Kolkata, India
STS 2021

Srikanth Kasturi, MBBS*
Bengaluru, India
STS 2021

Tanushree Kar, MBBS, MS, Mch*
New Delhi, India
STS 2021

Shaik Gouse Khaja Arif, DNB*
Kolkata, India
STS 2021

Dhanesh Kumar, MBBS, DNB*
Faridabad, India
STS 2021

Avinash Prakash*
Mumbai, India
STS 2021

Amitabh Satsangi, MD*
New Delhi, India
STS 2021

*Virtual Scholarship

2020 Award Recipients

RESEARCH:

Feredun S. Azari, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
“Tumor-Associated Neutrophils (TANs) – A Key Player in the Tumor Microenvironment?”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Renee M. Cholyway, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
“Mitochondrial Transfusion to Recover Function in Donor After Circulatory Death Hearts”
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) Resident Research Award

Keith A. Dufendach, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
“Weakly Supervised Machine Learning for Automated Transthoracic Echocardiogram Interpretation”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

David M. Kalfa, MD, PhD
The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York
“Development of an Innovative Biomimetic Patch to Improve the Durability of Valve Repairs”
TSF Research Award

Ian A. Makey, MD
Mayo Clinic
“Atrial Trans-Septal ECMO Cannulation”
TSF Research Award

Cynthia L. Miller, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
“Induction of Heart Allograft Tolerance in Cynomolgus Macaques via En Bloc Thymus Transplantation”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Award

Navyatha Mohan, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
“Leveraging Machine Learning Algorithms to Develop Risk Models in Cardiac Surgery”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Award

Albert C. Pai, MD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
“Effects of Severe Lung Injury from Airway Stem Cell Implantation”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Parth M. Patel, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital/Emory University
“Achieving Tolerance in NHP Heart Transplant Recipients with Donor Exosomes”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Adam C. Soloff, PhD
University of Pittsburgh
“Enhancing the Functionality of T cells for Next Generation Adoptive Cell Transfer Therapy for Advanced Lung Cancer”
American Lung Association/TSF Lung Cancer Research Award

Matthew L. Stone, MD, PhD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
“Improving Heart Transplantation Outcomes with Sphingosine-Targeted Therapies”
STS Research Award

Matthew D. Taylor, MD
The Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine
“Targeting Metastasis Suppressor 1 Regulation as a Novel Therapy for the Prevention of Metastasis in Lung Adenocarcinoma”
TSF Research Award

EDUCATION:

Robert C. Groom, MS, CCP, FPP
Tenwek Hospital
Sarns Terumo Perfusion Fellowship Award

Puja G. Khaitan, MD
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
“Robotic Esophageal Surgery”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award

Raghav A. Murthy, MD
Mount Sinai Hospital
“Management of MAPCA’s, Complex Tracheal Surgery and Complex Single Ventricle VAD’s”
Robert L. Replogle Traveling Fellowship Award

Jennifer S. Nelson, MD
Nemours Children’s Hospital
“Cone Repair for Ebstein’s Anomaly”
Robert L. Replogle Traveling Fellowship Award

Uma M. Sachdeva, MD, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
“Resection and Lab-Based Techniques for Treatment and Study of Early-Stage Esophageal Cancer”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award

LEADERSHIP

Immanuel I. Turner, MD
Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Heart Institute
“Innovation in Mechanical Circulatory Support”
The Levi Watkins Innovation and Leadership Development Scholarship


SURGICAL OUTREACH MISSIONS

Adanna C. Akujuo, MD
Albany Medical Center
Underserved Region: Nigeria
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Ganesh Kumar K. Ammannaya, MD
Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College & General Hospital
Underserved Region: India, Dhule
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Zachary O. Enumah, MD
Cardiac Surgery Intersociety Alliance
Underserved Region: Sub-Saharan Africa
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Jessica Forcillo, MD
Montreal University Hospital Centre
Underserved Region: South Africa
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Lyle D. Joyce, MD, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Underserved Region: Kenya/Tenwek Hospital
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Reza A. Khodaverdian, MD
Eisenhower Medical Group
Underserved Region: Enugu/Nigeria
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Carmelo A. Milano, MD
Duke University
Underserved Region: Honduras
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Mubashir A. Mumtaz, MD
UPMC Pinnacle
Underserved Region: Pakistan
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Jay D. Pal, MD, PhD
University of Colorado
Underserved Region: Nepal
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Harma K. Turbendian, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Wolfson Children’s Hospital
Underserved Region: Armenia
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Kanika Kalra, MD
Emory University
“Outcomes of Valve Sparing Root Replacement vs. Traditional Bentall Procedure in Patients with Aortic Root Aneurysms with Non-Stenotic Bicuspid Aortic Valve”
STS/EACTS Award

2019 Award Recipients

RESEARCH

Mallory L. Hunt (Irons), MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
“A Novel Assessment of the Effects of Chronic Hypoxia on Brain Development in Utero: Utilizing a Fetal Sheep Model to Identify Clinically Translatable Targets for the Treatment of Congenital Heart Disease”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Award

Arman Kilic, MD
University of Pittsburgh
“Evaluating the Predictive Utility of Machine Learning Algorithms in Adult Cardiac Surgery”
TSF Research Award

Amine Mazine, MD
University of Toronto
“Generation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cell-Derived Left Ventricular Cardiomyocytes for the Treatment of Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Gita N. Mody, MD
University of North Carolina
“Improving Lung Cancer Surgery Using Patient Centered Outcomes”
TSF Research Award

Philicia Moonsamy, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
“Trial of a Novel Oral Anticoagulant vs. Warfarin in New Onset Atrial Fibrillation after Cardiac Surgery”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Award

Laura M. Piechura, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
“Targeting the Innate Immune System to Mitigate Primary Graft Dysfunction via Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Vignesh Raman, MD
Duke University
“Elucidating the Genome of Large Cell Lung Neuroendocrine Cancer”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

Lillian L. Tsai, MD
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
“An Implantable Microdevice for Personalized Chemotherapy to Prevent Recurrence in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) Resident Research Award

Jonathan C. Yeung, MD, PhD
University of Toronto
“Personalizing Therapy for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma using Patient Derived Cancer Organoids”
STS Research Award

Yuanjia Zhu, MD
Stanford University
“Bioengineered Autologous Cytokine-Eluting Arterialized Conduits using Tri-layered Cell Sheet Technology”
TSF Resident Research Fellowship Award

EDUCATION

Leah Backhus, MD
Stanford University
“Pectus Repair Traveling Scholarship”
The Levi Watkins Innovation and Leadership Development Scholarship

Crystal J. Erickson, MD
UCHealth Memorial Hospital
“Pectus Excavatum Repair in the Adult Patient”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award

Amy G. Fiedler, MD
University of Wisconsin
“Cardiac Transplantation, Advanced Circulatory Support, and Translational Heart Failure Research at Duke University”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award

Ashleigh A. LeBlanc, CCP, FPP
Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University
Sarns Terumo Perfusion Fellowship Award

Damien J. LaPar, MD
Columbia University
“Complex Pulmonary Artery Reconstruction and Unifocalization Surgical Fellowship”
Robert L. Replogle Traveling Fellowship Award

Aaron J. Spooner, MD
Libin Cardiovascular Institute
“Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement”
Michael J. Davidson Fellowship Award

Monisha Sudarshan, MD
Mayo Clinic
“Launching an Esophageal Disease Epidemiology and Outcomes Program”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Award

ADVANCED CARDIAC ROBOTIC SURGERY FELLOWSHIP:

George M. Comas, MD
St John Clinic

Tom C. Nguyen, MD
University of Texas – Memorial Hermann

Matthew A. Romano, MD
University of Michigan

Phillip G. Rowse, MD
Mayo Clinic

Moritz C. Wyler von Ballmoos, MD, PhD, MPH
Houston DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center

HMUMANITARIAN OUTREACH

Adanna C. Akujuo, MD
Albany Medical Center
“VOOM Foundation Open-Heart Cardiac Surgery Program in Nigeria”
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Castigliano M. Bhamidipati, DO, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University
“Enhancing Access to Care and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Nepal”
International Medical Volunteer Scholarship Award

Ralph M. Bolman, III, MD
University of Vermont
“Advancing Cardiac Care for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Rwanda”
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Jeffrey M. Erfe, MD
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
“Management of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Uganda”
International Medical Volunteer Scholarship Award

Amy G. Fiedler, MD
University of Wisconsin
“Advancing Cardiac Care for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Rwanda”
International Medical Volunteer Scholarship Award

Lyle D. Joyce, MD, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
“Meeting the Challenge of Rheumatic Valve Disease in Kenya”
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Yihan Lin, MD
University of Colorado
“Advancing Cardiac Care for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Rwanda”
International Medical Volunteer Scholarship Award

Jeffrey D. McNeil, MD
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, PA
“VOOM Foundation – Continued Development of Cardiac Surgery Program in Enugu, Nigeria”
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Jay D. Pal, MD
University of Colorado
“Enhancing Access to Care and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Nepal”
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Craig Selzman, MD
University of Utah Health
“Mongolia Cardiac Surgery Program”
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Pranava Sinha, MD
Children’s National Health System
“Management of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Uganda”
TSF Every Heartbeat Matters Award

JaBaris D. Swain, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
“Advancing Cardiac Care for Rheumatic Heart Disease in Rwanda”
International Medical Volunteer Scholarship Award

Tyler J. Wallen, DO
University of Florida
“Meeting the Challenge of Rheumatic Valve Disease in Kenya”
International Medical Volunteer Scholarship Award

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
Margarita T. Camacho, MD
RWJ/BH at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Elisabeth Dexter, MD
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Christopher M. Genco, MD
Genesis Healthcare
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Katherine B. Harrington, MD
Baylor Scott and White-The Heart Hospital Plano
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Karen Kim, MD
University of Michigan
Surgeons as Educators, American College of Surgeons

HelenMari L. Merritt Genore, DO
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Surgeons as Educators Course, American College of Surgeons

Si M. Pham, MD
Mayo Clinic Florida
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Danielle Gottlieb Sen, MD
Children’s Hospital of New Orleans/LSU Health Sciences Center
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Vikas Sharma, MD
University of Utah
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Karen Walker, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

2019 Travel Scholarship Recipients

Pablo Anibal Alterini, MD
Parana, Argentina
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Natalia Fernandes Alves, MD
Sao Paulo, Brazil
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

César Omar Avalos Gómez, MD
Puebla, México
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Gastón Bauk, MD
Córdoba, Argentina
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Krishna Bhandari, MD
Kathmandu, Nepal
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Enzo A. Borzellino, MD
Lima, Perú
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Julio Cesar Castillo Garagate, MD
Lima, Peru
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Guillermo E. Castro, MD
Tlalpan, Mexico
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Annet Cazares, MD
Monterrey, Mexico
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Suheidys De La Hoz Dominguez, MD
Barranquilla, Colombia
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Kaylesh Jay Dullabh, MD
Polokwane, South Africa
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Merari C. Escamilla, MD
México City, Mexico
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Debora Klein Ferreira, MD
Porto Alegre, Brazil
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Gustavo A. Garcia Soto, MD
La Paz, Mexico
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Ovidio A. Garcia-Villarreal, MD
Santa Catarina, Mexico
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Mauricio Damian Gomez Gonzalez, MD
Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Blas Gonzalez, MD
Asuncion, Paraguay
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Jorge A. Gonzalez, MD
Bogota, Colombia
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Guillermo S. Gutierrez, MD
Pilar, Argentina
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Oscar Jesus Gutierrez Camarena, MD
Merida, Mexico
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Karla Y. Herrera Morales, MD
Mérida, México
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Mauro Ariel Higa, MD
La Plata, Argentina
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Reynaldo J. Jiménez, MD
Chihuahua, Mexico
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Luis R. Jimenez Hernandez, MD
Cuauhtemoc, Mexico
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Prashant Kothari, MD
Jaipur, India
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Rafael Albino Lencioni, MD
São Paulo, Brazil
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Jorge Israel Leyva, MD
Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Aldo P. Lopez, MD
Torreon, Mexico
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

David Maldonado, MD
Guayaquil, Ecuador
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Nestor J. Medeot, MD
Cordoba, Argentina
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Maria A. Medina, MD
Bogota D.C., Colombia
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Khaled A. Mohammed, MD
Assiut, Egypt
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Dagoberto Muñoz Serret, MD
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Rubisela Najera Ramirez, MD
Mexico City, Mexico
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Lorenzo Naranjo Tapia, MD
Santiago de Chile, Chile
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Adrian Fernando Narvaez Munoz, MD
Guayaquil, Ecuador
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Jorge Luis Navarro Alcoba, MD
Ciudad de Mexico, México
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Diego B. Ortega Zhindón, MD
Mexico City, México
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Andres M. Palacio, MD
Bogota DC, Colombia
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Emmanuel Peña Gomez Portugal, MD
Puchuca Hidalgo, México
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Henry Peralta Santos, MD
Lima, Peru
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Carlos Jose Perez, MD
Bogota, Colombia
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Juan J. Perez Arancibia, MD
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Gustavo Andres Prieto, MD
Neiva, Colombia
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Oscar A. Prior, MD
Tijuana, Mexico
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Rodrigo Reyes-Pavón, MD
Aguascalientes, México
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Francisco Mauricio Rincon Tello, MD
Bogota, Colombia
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Josias C. Ríos, MD
Lima, Perú
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Aura Maria Rivera Herrera, MD
Bogota, Colombia
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Carolina F. Rodrigues, MD
Lisboa, Portugal
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Omar Alonso Rodriguez, MD
Monterrey, Mexico
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Fidel F. Rojas Martinez, MD
Lambayeque, Peru
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

David Roldan Morales, MD
Conkal, México
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Max Salamanca, MD
Lima, Perú
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Ignacio Salazar Hernandez, MD
Mexico City, Mexico
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Fernando Fabián Sánchez, MD
Obregon, México
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Jennifer Andrea Sanchez Rojas, MD
Bogota, Colombia
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Kuntal Mahavir Surana, MD
Mumbai, India
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Carlos R. Torrealba, MD
Caracas, Venezuela
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Laura A. Torrico, MD
Ciudad de Mexico, México
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Marybell Vasquez Miranda, MD
Lima, Perú
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Raquel Vega Hernandez, MD
Monterrey, México
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Omar Victorica, MD
Ciudad de México, México
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Jose Yovera MD
Lima, Perú
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Luis M. Zuniga, MD
Managua, Nicaragua
2019 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

2018 Award Recipients

RESEARCH:


Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, MD
University of Pennsylvania
“Transplant Heart Exosome Profiling For Noninvasive Monitoring Of Immunologic Rejection”
STS Research Award

Kei Suzuki, MD
Boston University
“Utilization Of Nasal Biomarkers As Screening Tools For Lung Cancer”
TSF Research Award

Jane Yanagawa, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
“Targeting SGLT2 In Human Lung Adenocarcinoma”
TSF Research Award

Paul C. Tang, MD, PhD
University of Michigan
“Improving Donor Heart Function Following Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury By Innate Immune Inhibition Using Valproic Acid”
STSA Research Award

Danielle Gottlieb-Sen, MD
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center/Children’s Hospital of New Orleans
“Defining Key Regulators Of Aortic Valve Growth”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Award

Patpilai Kasinpila, MD
Stanford University
“Evaluation Of Sustained Release Engineered Stromal Cell-Derived Factor 1-Alpha Analogue In Injectable Hydrogels In Ovine Myocardial Infarction Model”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Award

Ngoc-Quynh T. Chu, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
“Immunomodulation Of Tumor-Draining Lymph Nodes For The Prevention Of Nodal Metastases In Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”
TSF Resident Research Award

Khaled T. Ramadan, MD
University of Toronto
“Photodynamic Therapy During In Vivo Lung Perfusion For Treatment Of Lung Metastases”
TSF Resident Research Award


EDUCATION:


James B. Edelman, MD
Toronto General Hospital, University of Toronto
“Advanced Transcatheter Valve Surgery”
Michael J. Davidson Fellowship

Moritz C. Wyler von Ballmoos, MD, PhD
Houston Methodist Hospital
“TCT Training”
Michael J. Davidson Fellowship

Harma K. Turbendian, MD
Children’s Hospital Colorado
“Congenital Cardiac Surgery in Armenia”
Robert L. Replogle Traveling Fellowship

Natalie Lui, MD
Stanford University
“Advanced Endoscopic Techniques For Esophageal Disease At The Oregon Clinic”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship

Stephanie G. Worrell, MD
University of Michigan
“Advanced Endoscopic Skills”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship

David T. Cooke, MD
UC Davis Medical Center
“Obtaining Leadership Skills to Manage Complex Academic Teams and Tools to Study, and Develop Strategies to Diversify the Cardiothoracic Surgery Workforce: The Johns Hopkins Department of Surgery and the AAMC”
Levi Watkins Innovation and Leadership Development Scholarship

Jeremiah W. Hayanga, MD
West Virginia University
“Lung Transplantation, ECMO and Ex Vivo Perfusion”
Levi Watkins Innovation and Leadership Development Scholarship


HUMANITARIAN OUTREACH:


Frederick L. Grover, MD
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
“Enhancing Access to Care and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Nepal”
International Cardiac Surgical Outreach Award

Ralph M. Bolman, III, MD
University of Vermont
“Increasing Access To Care For Valvular Heart Disease From Diagnostics To Post-Operative Care in Rwanda”
International Cardiac Surgical Outreach Award

Pranava Sinha, MD
Children’s National Medical Center
“Management of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Uganda”
International Cardiac Surgical Outreach Award

Jeffrey D. McNeil, MD
Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgeons, PA
“VOOM Foundation Cardiac Surgery Project in Nigeria”
International Cardiac Surgical Outreach Award

Craig H. Selzman, MD
University of Utah Cardiothoracic Surgery
“Center for Global Surgery- Cardiothoracic Surgery Division in Mongolia”
International Cardiac Surgical Outreach Award

Lyle D. Joyce, MD, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin
“Tenwek Project/Kenya Bomet”
International Cardiac Surgical Outreach Award

Aldo E. Rafael, MD
Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas
“5th Annual Salvando Corazones in Peru”
International Cardiac Surgical Outreach Award

Kellianne C. Kleeman, MD
University of Michigan
“Enhancing Access to Care and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Nepal”
International Medical Volunteer Scholarship Award

Andrea M. Steely, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
“Increasing Access To Care For Valvular Heart Disease From Diagnostics To Post-Operative Care in Rwanda”
International Medical Volunteer Scholarship Award

Michael O. Kayatta, MD
Emory University
“The David V Valve Sparing Aortic Root Replacement Provides Equivalent Long-Term Outcomes in Patients with Bicuspid and Trileaflet Aortic Valves”
STS/EACTS Award

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients

Usman Ahmad, MD
Cleveland Clinic
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Domenico Calcaterra, MD
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Dan W. Choi, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

William A. Killinger, Jr., MD
WakeMed Health and Hospitals
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Walter W. O’Hara, Jr. MD
Houston Methodist San Jacinto
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Arjun Pennathur, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Harmik J. Soukiasian, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Daniel G. Tang, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Curtis J. Wozniak, MD
David Grant Medical Center/University of California San Francisco
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

2018 Travel Scholarship Recipients

Omar Alonso, MD
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Pablo Anibal Alterini, MD
Entre Rios, Argentina
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Cesar N. Benitez Pozo, MD
Guayas, Ecuador
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Norberto César Blanco, MD
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Manuel Roque Cervetti, MD
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Nestor Manuel Clusa, MD
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Suheidys De La Hoz Dominguez
Barranquilla, Colombia
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Debora Klein Ferreira, MD
Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Marcelo J. Figueroa, MD
Cordoba, Argentina
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Jesus Garcia Pinzas, MD
Lima, Peru
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Manuel Giraldo Grueso, MD
Bogota, Colombia
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Victor G. Gomez Saviñon, MD
Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Juan Jose Gonzalez Villaseñor, MD
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Guillermo S. Gutierrez, MD
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Reynaldo J. Jimenez, MD
Chihuahua, Mexico
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Jorge Israel Leyva-Villegas, MD
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Nestor J. Medeot, MD
Cordoba, Argentina
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Maria Andrea Medina, MD
Bogota, Colombia
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Diego Bernardo Ortega Zhindón, MD
Mexico City, Mexico
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Leonardo Paim, MD
Sao Paulo, Brazil
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Juan Carlos Parra Mendoza, MD
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Francisco Mauricio Rincón, MD
Bogota, Colombia
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Josías Caleb Ríos Ortega, MD
Lima, Peru
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Raquel Vega Hernandez, MD
Nuevo Leon, Mexico
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Andy W. Zevallos, MD
Lima, Peru
2018 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

2017 Award Recipients

Alphabetical order by awardee

Reshma M. Biniwale, MD
University of California Los Angeles
“Hearts with Hope Foundation in Peru”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award

R. Morton Bolman, III, MD
University of Vermont Medical Center
“Addressing the Burden of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Rwanda: A Plan for Future Sustainability”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Lisa M. Brown, MD
UC Davis School of Medicine
“University of Michigan Health Services Research Traveling Fellowship”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship

Errol L. Bush, MD
Johns Hopkins University
“Development of a Successful Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion Program at Toronto General Hospital”
The Levi Watkins Innovation and Leadership Development Scholarship

Frederick L. Grover, MD
University of Colorado
“Enhancing Access to Care and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Nepal”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award

David M. Hoganson, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
“Endothelialized Vascular Scaffold For Lung Engineering”
STS Research Award

Lauren V. Huckaby, MD
University of Pittsburg Medical Center
“Estrogen and Sex Differences in Bicuspid and Tricuspid Aortic Valve Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship

Lauren C. Kane, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
“Learning Surgical Strategies with Later Presenting Congenital Heart Disease in India and Beyond”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship

Reza A. Khodaverdian, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
“VOOM Foundation in Nigeria”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Anson M. Lee, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine
“Identifying the Common Final Pathway in Post-Operative Atrial Fibrillation With Transcriptome Profiling”
STSA Research Award

Xiaoying Lou, MD
Emory University
“The Impact of Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair on Long-Term Survival in Type B Aortic Dissection”
STS/EACTS Award

David D. Odell, MD
Northwestern University
“Development of a Novel Lung Cancer Collaborative in Illinois”
TSF Research Award

Maral Ouzounian, MD, PhD
Toronto General Hospital
“Biomechanical and Metabolic Properties Of Proximal Aortic Aneurysms In Patients With Bicuspid Aortic Valves”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Award

Brian T. Plunkett, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
“Clinical Fellowship in Endovascular Cardiac Surgery”
Michael J. Davidson Fellowship

Pranava Sinha, MD
Children’s Research Institute
“Management of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Uganda”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Hiroo Takayama, MD, PhD
Columbia University
“Novel Non-invasive Assessment of Mechanical Stress on Aortic Valve during Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Device”
TSF Research Award

Luca A. Vricella, MD
Johns Hopkins University
“Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Mission to Cambodia”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
Stephen R. Broderick, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Chuong D. Hoang, MD
NIH – National Cancer Institute
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Ravi Ghanta, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Vigneshwar Kasirajan, MD
VCU Health
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Meena Nathan, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Anastasios C. Polimenakos, MD
Children’s Hospital of Georgia/Medical College of Georgia
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University


Alexander Roitstein, MD
Aurora BayCare Medical Center
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

Elaine Tseng, MD
University of California San Francisco
Leadership Program for Health Policy and Management at Brandeis University

2017 Travel Scholarship Recipients

Juan Carlos Bahamondes, MD
Temuco, Chile
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Krishna Bhandari, MD
Kathmandu, Nepal
2018 STS 54th Annual Meeting

Norberto Cesar Blanco, MD
Buenos Aires, Argentina
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Enzo A. Borzellino, MD
Barquisimeto, Venezuela
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Chizoba A. Efobi, MD
Benin City, Nigeria
2019 STS 55th Annual Meeting

Davut Cekmecelioglu, MD
Istanbul, Turkey
2019 STS 55th Annual Meeting

Carlos A. Fernandez, MD
Tacna, Perú
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Debora Klein Ferreira, MD
Porto Alegre, Brazil
2018 STS 54th Annual Meeting

Manuel Giraldo Grueso, MD
Bogotá, Colombia
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Mauricio Damian Gomez-Gonzalez, MD
Ciudad de México, México
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Ricardo Guzman Gonzalez, MD
Durango, México
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Blas Fabián González, MD
Asunción, Paraguay
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

José M. Gutiérrez García, MD
Mérida, México
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Benjamin I. Hernandez, MD
Ciudad de México, México
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Pedro Horigoshi Reis, MD
São Luís, Brazil
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

David Maldonado, MD
Guayaquil, Ecuador
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Lorena Montes, MD
Bogotá, Colombia
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Akinwumi Babatunde Ogunrombi, MD
Pretoria, South Africa
2018 STS 54th Annual Meeting

Juan F. Parra, MD
Bogotá, Colombia
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Diego Pena, MD
Bogotá, Colombia
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Americo Peña-Oscuvilca, MD
Lima, Peru
2018 STS 54th Annual Meeting

Alberto Alejandro A. Quintero Gomez, MD
La Estrella, Colombia
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Josías Caleb Ríos, MD
Lima, Perú
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Lizeth D. Saldaña, MD
Medellín, Colombia
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

Juan B. Umana-Pizano, MD
Bogotá, Colombia
2017 STS/EACTS Latin America Cardiovascular Surgery Conference

2016 Award Recipients

Alphabetical order by awardee

Ankit Bharat, MD
Northwestern University
“High Carbon Dioxide Impairs Lung Repair”
TSF/National Institute of Health Matching K Award

Ralph Morton Bolman, III, MD
University of Vermont
“Increasing Access to Reduce the Burden of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Rwanda – Year II”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Grant

Matthew J. Bott, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
“Genomic Correlates of Histopathologic Classification in Lung Adenocarcinoma”
Research Grant

Elizabeth A. David, MD
UC Davis Medical Center
“Mixed-methods experimental design and data analysis at the University of Wisconsin”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Grant

Rajeev Dhupar, MD
University of Pittsburgh
“Modulating Autophagy in the Neoadjuvant Treatment of Patients with Esophageal Adenocarcinoma”
STS Research Grant

Emily A. Farkas, MD
CardioStart International
“Developing a Not-For-Profit Cardiac Surgical Program at Kathmandu University, Dhulikhel”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Grant

Mark E. Galantowicz, MD
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
“Education and Training of Underserved Cardiac Surgeons, Cardiologists, and Intensivists on the Surgical Management of Patients with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD); with an Emphasis on Treating Underserved CHD patients with Valvular Conditions, e.g., Assessing Valve repair, Replacement, or Catheter-Based Interventions in CHD Patients of All Ages”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Grant

Frederick L. Grover, MD
University of Colorado
“Enhancing Access to Care and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Nepal”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Grant

Kimberly A. Holst, MD
Mayo Clinic
“Optimal Cell Therapy Delivery for Pediatric Right Ventricular Failure: Umbilical Cord Blood-derived Mononuclear Cells in Pigs”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Grant

Bradley G. Leshnower, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
“The Search for the Optimal Cerebral Protection Strategy During Aortic Arch Replacement: A Pilot Study”
STSA Research Grant

Stephen H. McKellar, MD
University of Utah
“Metabolic Reflux Analysis and Right Ventricular Remodeling”
Research Grant

Daniela Molena, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
“Learn Endoscopic Assessment Tools, Ablation, Resection of Early Stage Tumors, Submucosal Dissection and Peroral Endoscopy Myotomy (POEM) Skills at the Oregon Clinic”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship Grant

Jennifer L. Philip, MD
Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin
“Regulation of Cardiac Fibrolast-Mediated Ventricular Remodeling by Beta-Arrestin1”
Nina Starr Braunwald Research Fellowship Grant

V. Mohan Reddy, MD
University of California San Francisco
“Building Capacity for Pediatric Heart Valve Disease in South East Asia”
Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Grant

Mathew Thomas, MD
Mayo Clinic
“A Pilot Study to Evaluate the Use of Vacuum-assisted Dressings in the Management of Chronic Open Chest Wounds”
Acelity Wound Care Research Grant

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
Chadrick E. Denlinger, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Leadership Program at Brandeis University

Eric Devaney, MD
University of California, San Diego/Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego
Leadership Program at Brandeis University

Kristine J. Guleserian, MD
Children’s Medical Center/UT Southwestern Medical Center
Leadership Program at Brandeis University

Lacy E. Harville, III, MD
East Tennessee Cardiovascular Surgery Group
Leadership Program at Brandeis University

Mohammed Imam, MD
Baptist Health Medical Group
Leadership Program at Brandeis University

Christopher R. Morse, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Leadership Program at Brandeis University

David D. Odell, MD
Northwestern University
Leadership Program at Brandeis University

2015 Award Recipients

Bryan A. Whitson, MD, PhD
The Ohio State University
“MG53 Mitigation of Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury in Lung Transplantation: Mechanisms of Action in Ex-Vivo Lung Perfusion”
TSFRE Research Grant

Bo Yang, MD, PhD
Regents of the University of Michigan
“Determining the Effect of TGFBR Mutations on Myocardin-dependent Smooth Muscle Differentiation Using Human iPS Cells”
TSFRE Research Grant

Heidi J. Reich, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
“Repeat Dosing of Allogeneic Cardiosphere-derived Cells After Myocardial Infarction in immunocompetent Rats”
TSFRE Braunwald Fellowship

Hanghang Wang, MD
Duke University Medical Center
“Metabolomic and MicroRNA Signatures in Peripheral Blood of Patients with Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm”
TSFRE Braunwald Fellowship

Jessica S. Donington, MD
New York University School of Medicine
“Robotic Thoracic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship

Melanie A. Edwards, MD
Saint Louis University
“Robotic Thoracic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship

2015 TSFRE/Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Every Heartbeat Matters Award Recipients:
Ralph M. Bolman, III, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
“Increasing Access to Reduce the Burdens of Rheumatic Heart Disease in Rwanda”

Emily A. Farkas, MD
Cardiostart International
“Establishing a Not-For-Profit Cardiac Surgical Program at Kathmandu University Dhulikhel Hospital”

Frederick L. Grover, MD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
“Enhancing Access to Care and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease in Nepal”

V. Mohan Reddy, MD
Stanford University
“Building Capacity for Pediatric Heart Valve Disease in Southeast Asia”

J. Nilas Young, MD
University of California Davis Medical Center
“Educating Cardiac Surgeons and Cardiologists on: (1) The Prevalence of Valvular Heart Disease, (2) The Consequences for Underserved Populations, and (3) Appropriate Medical, Surgical, and Interventional Treatment Options throughout the Russian Federation”

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
B. Zane Atkins, MD
University of California, Davis
Leadership Program at Brandeis University

Subhasis Chatterjee, MD
Affinity Heart Lung Vascular Institute, Saint Elizabeth Hospital
Leadership Program at Brandeis University

John F. Lazar, MD
PinnacleHealth Cardiovascular Institute
Leadership Program at Brandeis University

Glen Jeffrey Pelletier, MD
Nemours Cardiac Center, A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children
Leadership Program at Brandeis University

Jane L. Schwabe, MD
Heartland Cardiothoracic Surgery
Leadership Program at Brandeis University

Betty C. Tong, MD
Duke University
ACS Surgeons as Educators Course

2014 Award Recipients

Ravi K. Ghanta, MD
University of Virginia
“Therapeutic Mechanical Modification of Myocardial Infarcts with Tunable Nanofibers to Prevent Ventricular Remodeling”
TSFRE Research Grant

Ann C. Gaffey, MD
University of Pennsylvania
“A Novel, Vascularized Clinically Translatable Tissue Engineered Construct to Provide Angiogenic Endothelial Progenitor Cell Therapy to Treat Ischemic Cardiomyopathy”

TSFRE Braunwald Fellowship
Emily A. Downs, MD
University of Virginia
“Anisotropic Reinforcement of Acute Right Ventricular Dysfunction”
TSFRE Braunwald Fellowship

Dawn S. Hui, MD
Saint Louis University
“Defining Nontechnical Predictors and Number of Repetitions to Reach Technical Skill Proficiency on Coronary Anastomosis Simulation Prior to Patient Experience”
TSFRE Simulation Grant

Linda W. Martin, MD
University of Maryland
“Robotic Thoracic Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham”
Carolyn E. Reed Traveling Fellowship

Edward Cantu, MD
University of Pennsylvania
“Lung Transplant Donor: Prediction, Evaluation, and Mechanism”
NIH Matching K23 Grant

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
Cristobal Gerardo Alvarado, MD, FACS
Hartford HealthCare Medical Group

Faisal Bakaeen, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Lucas R. Collazo, MD
Inova Fairfax Hospital

Jonathan D’Cunha, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Ali Khoynezhad, MD, PhD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Richard G. Ohye, MD
University of Michigan

Ourania Preventza, MD, FACS
Baylor College of Medicine

Paul H. Schipper, MD
Oregon Health & Science University

Chad N. Stasik, MD
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Peter I. Tsai, MD, FACS, FCCP
Baylor College of Medicine

2013 Research Award Recipients

Bryan Burt, MD
Stanford University
“Characterization and Immunodulation of Tumor-associated Macrophages in Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma”
TSFRE Research Grant

Kal Parekh, MD
University of Iowa
“Ferret Lung Transplant: An Orthotopic Model of Obliterative Bronchiolitis”
K08 NHLBI Matching Grant

Meena Nathan, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
“Technical Performance Score: A Quality Assessment Tool for Congenital Cardiac Surgery. A Multi-Institutional Study”
TSFRE Braunwald Research Grant

Amy Fiedler, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
“Chronic Ventricular Restraint in Right Heart Failure”
TSFRE Braunwald Fellowship Grant

Brody Wehman, MD
University of Maryland
“The Effect of Autologous Cardiac Stem Cells in a porcine Model of Pressure Induced Right Ventricular Dysfunction”
TSFRE Fellowship Grant

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
Andrea J. Carpenter, MD
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Kathleen N. Fenton, MD
International Children’s Heart Foundation

Lauren C. Kane, MD
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Scott A. LeMaire, MD
Baylor College of Medicine

Mattias Loeb, MD
The Methodist Hospital System

S. Chris Malaisrie, MD
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Frank Manetta, MD
Hofstra – North Shore LIJ School of Medicine

John J. Nigro, MD
Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Bernard J. Park, MD
Hackensack University Medical Center

Wing C. Yeen, MD
Allina Health, Minneapolis Heart Institute

2012 Research Award Recipients

Michael Kwon, MD, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
“Isolated Left Ventricular Restraint Therapy for Heart Failure”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

James Donahue, MD, University of Maryland
“Increasing Chemo Sensitivity to Esophageal Cancer Cells”
TSFRE Research Grant

Mark J. Russo, MD, University of Chicago
“The Effect of Broader Geographic Organ Sharing on Survivals for Lung Transplant Candidates”
TSFRE Research Grant

Dilip Nath, M, Children’s National Medical Center; Washington, D.C.
“Creation of a Novel Simulation Based Educational Paradiagm in Congenital Cardiac SuTSFRE Research Grantery”
Simulation Award

Sai Yendamuri, MD, Roswell Park Institute
“MicroRNA Profiling to Predict Recurrence after Resection of Early Lung Cancer”
K08 NCI & AS

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
Michael Kent, MD
Harvard Medical School

Kemp H. Kernstine, MD, PhD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Sirish Parvathaneni, MD, MBA, FACS
Mercy Clinic

Cary S. Passik, MD
Praxair Regional Heart and Vascular Center, Danbury Hospital

Syed M. Quadri, MD, MSc, FRCSC, FACS
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Justin T. Sambol, MD
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Sai Yendamuri, MD, FACS
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

2011 Research Award Recipients

Michael Argenziano, MD
Columbia University
“Coronary Anastomosis Simulation: A New Paradigm in SuTSFRE Research Grantical Education”
Simulation Award

Thomas Bilfinger, MD
Stony Brook University
“Cardiothoracic SuTSFRE Research Grantical Simulation: Identifying Achievable Benchmark Comparisons”
Simulation Award

Stephanie Chang, MD
Washington University
“Immunoregulation of Lung Cancer by Natural Killer Cells”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Michael Halkos, MD
Emory University School of Medicine, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
“Operative Strategies to Reduce Stroke after Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery”
K23

John Ikonomidis, MD, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina
“Multi-Disciplinary Simulation and Training in Cardiac SuTSFRE Research Grantical Crisis Management”
Simulation Award

Antonio D. Lassaletta, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
“Improving myocardial peTSFRE Research Fellowshipusion in a diabetic swine model of chronic cardiac ischemia”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Jules Lin, MD
Duke University
“The Role of Dkk-3 Overexpression in the Invasion and Metastasis of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma as a Downstream Mediator of the TGF-beta Pathway”
TSFRE Research Grant

Smita Sihag, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
“Gene Expression Signatures and Mechanistic Pathways of Tolerance and Rejection in Orthotopic Swine Lung Allografts”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
William L. Holman, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Tuan Nguyenduy, MD
Foothills Cardiothoracic, Spartanburg, SC

Basel Ramlawi, MD
Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center, Houston, TX

Bruce R. Rosengard, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Mark D. Widmann, MD
North Jersey Thoracic Surgical Associates, Morristown, NJ

2010 Research Award Recipients

Gorav Ailawadi, MD
University of Virginia
“The Effects of KLF4 in Experimental Aortic Aneurysm Formation”
K08 NHLBI

David N. Anderson, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
“SCCRO (DCUN1D1) is Essential for Cellular Transformation”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Nicholas D. Anderson, MD
Duke University Medical Center
“Calcium Signaling Regulates Cardiomyocyte Growth in Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Leora Balsam, MD
New York University
“Simulator for Conventional and Limited Access Mitral Valve SuTSFRE Research Grantery”
Simulation Award

Alejandro Bribriesco, BS, MD
Washington University
“Role of Non-Alloimmune Stimuli in Airway Epithelial Cell Differentiation after Lung Transplantation”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Raphael Bueno, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
“Simulation-Based Curriculum Development for Intraoperative Decision Making and Technical PeTSFRE Research Fellowshipormance: Cognitive Task Analysis for Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic (VATS) Lobectomy”
Simulation Award

Joanna Chikwe, MD
Mount Sinai Medical Center
“High Fidelity Simulation in Preparing Medical Students for Integrated Cardiothoracic Residency Training”
Simulation Award

Yolanda Colson, MD, PhD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
“Exportable Crisis Management Assessment Curiculum (ECMAC)”
Simulation Award

Richard H. Feins, MD
UNC School of Medicine
“Multicenter Cardiac Simulator Beta Testing”
Simulation Award

William Hiesinger, MD
University of Pennsylvania
“(CHASMS) Instrument for Infants Following Cardiac SuTSFRE Research Grantery”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Jennifer Hirsch, MD, MS
University of Michigan Medical Center
“Development of a Congenital Heart Assessment of Sensory and Motor Status”
Braunwald Career Development Award

Blair Marshall, MD
Georgetown University Hospital
“Development of Task Specific Cardiothoracic Simulation Models for Independent Study and Skill Acquisition”
Simulation Award

Shari Meyerson, MD
Northwestern University
“Validation of a Thoracoscopic Lobectomy Simulator”
Simulation Award

Mark Onaitis, MD
Duke University
“The Mechanism of Sox2 in Lung Cancer Development”
TSFRE Research Grant

Thomas B. Reece, MD
University of Colorado
“The Role of Specific Adenosine Receptor Activation In Ischemic Preconditioning of the Spinal Cord”
TSFRE Research Grant

Brendon Stiles, MD
Weill Medical College, Cornell University
“Disseminated Tumor Cells in the Bone Marrow of Patients With SuTSFRE Research Grantically Resectable”
TSFRE Research Grant

Matthew J. Schuchert, MD
University of Pittsburgh
“Enhancement of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Engraftment with CD8+ Marrow Progenitors”
K08 NHLBI

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
R. Duane Cook, MD
Leesburg – Ocala Heart Institute, Leesburg, Florida

Robert A. Frank, MD
Ochsner Medical Center, Gretna, Louisiana

Eric S. Lambright, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Frank W. Sellke, MD
Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, Rhode Island

Timothy L. Van Natta, MD
Harbor – UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California

Benny Weksler, MD
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

2004 - 2009 Award Recipients

2009 Research Award Recipients

Emile Bacha, MD
Children’s Hospital of Boston
“Improving peTSFRE Research Fellowshipormance of emeTSFRE Research Grantent ECMO cannulation in Pediatric Cardiac SuTSFRE Research Grantery using High-Fidelity Simulation”
Simulation Award

Yvonne M. Carter, MD
Georgetown University Medical Center
“Development of a Minimally Invasive Simulator for Thoracic SuTSFRE Research Grantery Training”
Simulation Award

Andrea Colli, MD
Leipzig Heart Center
“Endovascular Stents”
TSFRE Research Fellowship Edwards Lifesciences New and Emerging Technology Fellowship

Cosmin Dobrescu, MD
Arizona Heart Center
“Endovascular Stents”
TSFRE Research Fellowship Edwards Lifesciences New and Emerging Technology Fellowship

James Fann, MD
Stanford University Medical Center
“Simulation in Cardiac Valve SuTSFRE Research Grantery and Cardiac SuTSFRE Research Grantery Crisis Management”
Simulation Award

Richard H. Feins, MD
University of North Carolina
“Thoracic Resection Simulation”
Simulation Award

Arnar Geirsson, MD
Yale University
“Role of Micro RNA in Cardiac Ischemia and Heart Failure”
Career Development Award

Eugene Grossi, MD
New York University School of Medicine
“Cognitive Task Training for Right Upper Lobe Resection Simulator”
Simulation Award

Sunjay Kaushal, PhD, MD
“Characterization of Cell-Based Therapy for Congenital Heart Patients”
K08 NHLBI

Onkar Khullar, MD
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
“Prevention of Nodal Metastasis in Lung Cancer via Lymphatic Trafficking”
TSFRE Research Fellowship/LUNGevity Foundation

Karen M. Kim, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
“The Effect of Donor Brain Death and Prolonged Cold Ischemia on Cardiac Allograft Tolerance in Miniature Swine”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Christine L. Lau, MD
“Adenosine 2A Receptor Signaling in Lung Transplant Injury and Rejection”
K08 NHLBI

Jay M Lee, MD
“Gene Modified Dendritic Cell Therapy in Lung Cancer”
K23 NCI

Alykhan Nagji, MD
University of Virginia
“Effect of Combined Histone Deacetylase Inhibitors and Proteasome Inhibitors”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Nabil P. Rizk, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
“Thoracic Endoscopic SuTSFRE Research Grantery Simulator”
Simulation Award

Ashish S. Shah, MD
John Hopkins Hospital
“Consequences of Phosphodiesterase Type 5 Inhibition on Nitric Oxide Synthase Biochemistry in Experimental Lung Transplantation”
TSFRE Research Grant

Robert L. Smith, MD
Leipzig Hearth Center
“An Experience in Minimally Invasive Mitral and Aortic Valve SuTSFRE Research Grantery”
TSFRE/Edwards Lifesciences New and Emerging Technology Fellowship

Ashish S. Shah, MD
John Hopkins Hospital
“Simulation Training for Post Operative Cardiac Instability and Collapse”
Simulation Award

Sai Yendamuri, MD
Roswell Park Institute
“A MicroRNA Profile to Predict Recurrence After SuTSFRE Research Grantical Resection of Stage I Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”
LUNGevity Foundation Research Grant

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
Frank C. Detterbeck, MD
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Miguel Haime, MD
VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, MA

Anthony V. Kim, MD, MS
Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Richard P.M. Koehler, MD
Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Howard K. Song, MD, PhD
Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Luc J.M.T. Tambeur, MD
Seha Bumaugrad Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

2008 Research Award Recipients

Gorav Ailawadi, MD
“The Effects of IL-1 Beta on Smooth Muscle Cell Phenotype during Experimental Aortic Aneurysm Formation”
TSFRE Research Grant

Juan A. Crestanello, MD
Ohio State University
“Post Conditioning, Free Oxygen Radical Generation and Mitochondrial Function”
TSFRE Research Grant

Jane Yanagawa, MD
University of California, Los Angeles
“The Role of Snail in the Regulation of the Invasive Phenotype in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”
TSFRE Research Fellowship LUNGevity Foundation

Andrew C. Chang, MD
“Predictors of Therapeutic Response in the Treatment of Esophageal Adenocarcinoma”
K08 NCI

Sasha A. Krupnick, MD
“The Role of Non-Hematopoietic Cells in Tumor Tolerance Induction”
K08 NCI

Chukwumere E. Nwogu, MD
“Radioguided Detection of Lymph Node Metastasis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”
K23 NCI

Kimberly L. Gandy, PhD, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
“The Use of Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cells in Tolerance Induction for OTSFRE Research Grantan Transplantation”
Braunwald Career Development Award

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
Steven Bolling, MD
University of Michigan

Alan Casson, MB, ChB, MSc
Royal University Hospital

Edgar Chedrawy, BSc, BScMed, MD, MSc
University of Illinois at Chicago

Ronald Knight, MD
St. Joseph Medical Center

Robert Lancey, MD
Bassett Healthcare

Akinwumi Ogunrombi, MBBS
Obafemi Awolowo University

Oon Ooi, MB, BCh, BAO, MMed,
National University Hospital

Ramachandra Reddy, MD
Mt Sinai School of Medicine

Sanjeev Sharma, MD
University Hospitals/Southwest General Health Center

David Vanhooser, MD
Integris Bass Baptist Health Center

Marian Zembala, M.D.
Silesian Center for Heart Diseases

2007 Research Award Recipients

Michael Argenziano, MD
Columbia-Presbyterian
“Remodeling of the TASK-1 Potassium Current in Atrial Fibrillation: A Novel Therapeutic TaTSFRE Research Grantet”
Career Development Award

Mark S. Bleiweis, MD
University of Florida
“Cell Therapy for RV Failure in Tetralogy of Fallot”
Career Development Award

Lorenzo E. Ferri, MD
McGill University
“Mechanisms of Esophageal Cancer Metastasis: The Role of Cell Adhesion Molecules on the Migratory Ability of Esophageal Cancer Cells”
TSFRE Research Grant

Rosemary F. Kelly, MD
University of Minnesota
“Revascularization of Chronic Hibernating Myocardium Reverses Reduction in Regional Function and Normalized BioeneTSFRE Research Grantetic Adaptations of the Mitochondria”
Braunwald Career Development Award

Jennifer S. Lawton, MD
Washington University
“The Role of the Mitochondrial KATP Channel in Myocyte Volume Response to Stress”
Braunwald Career Development Award

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
Robert Ashton, Jr., MD
Hackensack University Medical Center

Marcelo DaSilva, MD
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Mark Dobbertien, DO
Orange Park, FL

Kim Duncan, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Afshin Ehsan, MD
Tufts-New England Medical Center

Joseph Forbess, MD
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Paula Guinnip, MD
Heartland Regional Center

Henry Louie, MD
Hawaii Medical Center

M. Blair Marshall, MD
Georgetown University Hospital

Ciaran McNamee, MD
University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital

Hassan Tetteh, MD
LCDR, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy

Timothy Trotter, MD
University of Oklahoma HSC

Felix Tsai, MD
Arnold Palmer Hospital

2006 Research Award Recipients

Shahab Akhter, MD
University of Cincinnati
“Myocardial Regulation of BARK1 by Protein Kinase C”
K08 NHLBI

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

Daniel Kreisel, MD
Washington University
“Vascular Endothelium Directs the Development of Regulatory T Cells”
K08 NHLBI

Michael J. Mann, MD
University of California, San Francisco
“The Role of SIP Signaling in SuTSFRE Research Grantical Cardiac Remodeling”
K08 NHLBI

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

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

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
Marcelo Cardarelli, MD
University of Maryland Medical Center

R. Saeid Farivar, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Alfredo Rego, MD, PhD
Aventura Cardiovascular Surgeons, LLC

Forrest Rubenstein, MD
Louisiana State University

Thomas Schwann, MD
St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center

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

Stephen Yang, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital

2005 Research Award Recipients

Malcolm V. Brock, MD
“Screening for Lung Cancer in the HIV Patient Pathway”
K23 NCI

Madison C. Cuffy, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
“The Role of Indoleamine 2, 3 Dioxygenase on Modulating Immune Responses in Inflammatory Arterial Diseases”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Andrew Kaufman, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
“Functional Analysis of Squamous Cell Carcinoma Related Oncogene (SCCRO) in the Sonic Hedgehog Pathway”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Scott A. LeMaire, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
“Matrix Metalloproteinases in Thoracic Aortic Dissection”
K08 NHLBI

Tom C. Nguyen, MD
Stanford University
“Biomechanics of the Cardiac Support Device in Heart Failure: new Answers to an Old Problem”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Barbara Robinson, MD
Boston Children’s Hospital
“The Stunned Heart and Cardiac SuTSFRE Research Grantery: Apoptosis/Necrosis and the Role of Heat Shock Proteins”
TSFRE Braunwald Research Fellowship

Hisasha Sahara, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
“Indirect Recognition of Collagen (TypeV) in the Pathogenesis of Lung Allograft Rejection”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Ara A. Vaporciyan, MD
University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center
“Effect of Inflammatory Gene Polymorphism in the Development of Atrial Fibrillation After Pulmonary Resection”
TSFRE Research Grant

Alley-Sheridan Scholarship Recipients
Arvind K. Agnihotri, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital

Neri M. Cohen, MD, PhD
Greater Baltimore Medical Center

William A. Cooper, MD
Emory Healthcare, Marietta, GA

Malcolm M. DeCamp, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Francis D. Ferdinand, MD
Lankenau Hospital and Institute for Medical Research

James Jaggers, MD
Duke University Medical Center

Frank Manetta, MD
Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Mark L. Marbey, MD
Cardio Thoracic Surgery Paragon Health, PC

David S. Schrump, MD
National Cancer Institute

Timothy L. Winton, MD
University of Alberta – Capital Health

2004 Research Award Recipients

Allen Cheng, MD
Stanford University
“Effects of Undersized Mitral Annuloplasty on Regional LV Transmural Dynamics”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Peter Dahlberg, PhD, MD
University of Minnesota
“ERBB2 Amplifications in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma”

Kenneth R. McCurry, MD
University of Pittsburgh
“Cytoprotective Effect of CO in Lung Ischemia”
K08 NHLBI

Bao-Ngoc Nguyen, MD
University of Maryland
“CCRS in Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy”
Braunwald Research Fellowship

Robert S. Poston, MD
University of Maryland
“Determining the Viability of Hearts from Non-Heart Beating Donors”
TSFRE Research Grant

Danny Ramzy, MD
University of Toronto
“CRP and Endothelin-1 in Endothelial Dysfunction: The Role of Protein Kinase Activity”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Nathalie Roy, MD
Children’s Hospital, Boston
“Engineering of Conduction Tissue for Cardiac Implantation”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Y. Joseph Woo, MD
University of Pennsylvania
“Angiogenesis and Cardiac Growth as Heart Failure Therapy”
K08 NHLBI

1999 - 2003 Award Recipients

2003 Research Award Recipients

Anthony Azakie, MD
University of California, San Francisco
“Developmental Regulation of Cardiac Gene Expression”
K08 NHLBI

Anthony Caffarelli, MD
Stanford University
“Transplantation of Early Differentiated Cardiomyocytes into Postinfarcted Murine Hearts”
TSFRE Research Fellowship/FACT

Paul M. Kirshbom, MD
Emory University
“Induction of Hypoxia Inducible Factor as a Neurologic Protection Strategy”
Career Development Award

John Langenfeld, MD
Robert Wood Johnson
“The Role of Bone Morphogenetic Protein-2 in Differentiating Embryonic Stem Cells into Endothelial Cells”
TSFRE Research Grant

Mark D. Peterson, MD
Toronto General Hospital
“Monocyte and Endothelial Interactions in the Pathogenesis of Delayed Xenograft Rejection”
Laszlo N. Tauber Research Grant

DuyKhanh Pham, MD
Duke University Medical Center
“Functional Characterization of SCRO in Lung Cancer”
Braunwald Research Fellowship

2002 Research Award Recipients

Yolanda Colson, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
“Identifying the Tumor Stem Cell in Malignant Mesothelioma”
TSFRE/Medtronic Research Grant

Robert J. Korst, MD
Cornell University
“Enhancement of vaccine-mediated, CD8+ Tcell -Specific Anti-Tumor Ummunity by in vivo manipulation of the tumor cell surface”
TSFRE Research Grant

Leora Balsam, MD
Stanford University
“From Marrow to Heart: Myocardial Regeneration with Bone Marrow Cells”
Braunwald Research Fellowship

Tara Karamlou, MD
Oregon Health Sciences University
“Volume Overload in the Ovine Fetus Alters Cardiomyocyte and Coronary Growth”
Braunwald Research Fellowship

Michael S. Mulligan, MD
University of Washington
“Calcineurin Inhibition in Lung Reperfusion Injury”
K08 NHLBI

2001 Research Award Recipients

Richard G. Battafarano, MD, PhD
“Cell Cycle Mutations in Esophageal Cancer”
TSFRE Research Grant

Marc R. Moon, MD
“Pathophysiology and Treatment of Chronic Pulmonary Hypertension”
TSFRE Research Grant

Meena Nathan, MBBS,FRCS (Edin),FRCS (Glas)
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
“The Stunned Heart and Cardiac SuTSFRE Research Grantery; Apoptosis/Necrosis”
Braunwald Research Fellowship

Alfred C. Nicolosi, MD
“Effects of Stretch on the Myopathic Heart”
TSFRE Research Grant

2000 Research Award Recipients

Paul M. Kirshbom, MD
“Matrix Metalloproteinases and Pulmonary Vascular Remodeling”
TSFRE Research Grant

Raja S. Mahidhara, MD
“Nitric Oxide Prevents Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Steffen Pfeiffer, MD
“Anti-CD40L Therapy for hDAF+ Pig-to-Primate Cardiac Xenotransplantation”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Wilson Y. Szeto, MD
“The Immunologic Mechanism of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy in Rat Chimeric OTSFRE and Transplantation”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Mohan Thanikachalam, MD
“The Role of p53 in the Nitric Oxide Synthase (iNOS)-Mediated Inhibition of Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy (CAV)”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Thomas K. Waddell, PhD, MD
“The Role of Bcl-2 Family Proteins in TNF-mediated NF-kB Activation”
TSFRE Research Grant

Edward Yeming (Yiming) Woo, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
TSFRE Research Fellowship

1999 Research Award Recipients

James S. Allan, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital; Harvard Medical School
“The Effect of Nitric Oxide on the Development of Obliterative Bronchiolitis in MHC-Defined Miniature Swine”
TSFRE Research Grant

Kathryn Quadracci Flores, MD
“Upregulation of Angiogenic Growth Factors and Their Receptors as a Mechanism for TMR”
Braunwald Research Fellowship

Richard W. Kim, MD
“In Vivo Effects of Bc1-2 and Survivin Gene Transfer”
TSFRE Baxter Healthcare Corporation Research Fellowship

Baiya Krishnadasan, MD
“Endothelial Cell Signal Transduction Pathways Activated by Oxidant Stress”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Sang Lee, MD
“Myocardial Angiogenesis Using VEGF, FGF, and Their Receptors”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Kenneth R. McCurry, MD
“Alloresponse to Aerosolized iNOS Gene in Lung Transplants”
Career Development Award

Christopher L. Skelly, MD
“Attenuation of Vein Graft Intimal Hyperplasia Through Gene Transfer”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Edward Yeming Woo, MD
“Augmentation of HSV-based Oncolytic Therapy by Producer Cells”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

1993 - 1998 Award Recipients

1998 Research Award Recipients

Melina Kibbe, MD
“Prevention of Intimal Hyperplasia With iNos Gene Therapy”
Braunwald Research Fellowship

Paul Lee, MD
“Angiogenetic Effects of VEGF and iNOS Gene Therapy in Ischemic Heart”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Elizabeth Northrop, MD
“The Role of NF-kB in Myocardial Ischemia-Repe Injury”
Braunwald Research Fellowship

Michael Smith, MD
“Immune Mechanisms of Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Vinod Thourani, MD
“Myocardial Protection Using a Novel Adenosine A3-Receptor Approach”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Tomasz Timek, MD
“Mitral Valvular-Subvalvular Complex in Tachycardia-Induced Cardiomyopathy”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

1997 Research Award Recipients

Edward Boyle, MD
“The Role of Tissue Factor in Ischemia-RepeTSFRE Research Fellowshipusion Injury”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Seth Force, MD
“Role of p53 Tumor Suppressor Gene in Malignant Mesothelioma Pathogenesis”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Daniel Kreisel, MD
“Allorecognition Pathways in Murine Cardiac Transplantation”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Si M. Pham, MD
“Nitric Oxide in Allograft Vasculopathy”
TSFRE Research Grant

Todd Rosengart, MD
“Growth Factors and Angiogenesis: Implication for Biologic Revascularization of Ischemic Tissues”
TSFRE Research Grant

David Schrump, MD
Molecular Analysis of Esophageal Adenocarcinogenesis
TSFRE Research Grant

Patricia Thistlethwaite, MD
“Expression of Angiogenesis Factors in the Heart by Adenovirus Mediated Gene Therapy”
Braunwald Career Development Award

1996 Research Award Recipients

Mary Mancini, MD
“The Role of Platelet Derived Growth Factor in Allograft Vascular Disease”
Braunwald Career Development Award

Si M. Pham, MD
“Nitric Oxide in Allograft Vasculopathy”
TSFRE Research Grant

Robert Poston, Jr, MD
“Generation of Allograft Specific Tolerance with Combination Ex Vivo Antisense ICAM-1 and Systematic Anti-LFA MAB”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Andrew Sherman, MD
“Gene Expression of Sarcoplasmic Reticular Regulatory Proteins in Myocardial Hibernation”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

1995 Research Award Recipients

Margaret Allen, MD
“To Expand the Scope of Research on Adhesion Molecules”
Braunwald Career Development Award

Richard Embrey, MD
“Mechanisms of Coronary Microvascular Abnormalities Due to Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Cardioplegia”
TSFRE Research Grant

Joseph Gorman, MD
“Pathogenis and Repair of Ischemic Mitral ReguTSFRE Research Grantitation”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Joren Madsen, MD
“Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy in Miniature Swine”
TSFRE Research Grant

John Mannion, MD
“Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor Protects Ischemic Skeletal Muscle During Long-term Electrical Stimulation”
TSFRE Research Grant

Elanie Tseng, MD
“The Role of Nitric Oxide in Mediating Neurologic Injury in a Canine Model of Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest”
Braunwald Research Fellowship

1993 Research Award Recipients

Julie Glasson, MD
“The Importance of Preservation of the Chordae Tendineau During Mitral Valve Replacement”
TSFRE Research Fellowship

Jennifer Walker, MD
“The Direct Effects of Acute Administration of 3,5,3 Triiodo-L-Thyronine on Isolated Myocyte Function”
Braunwald Fellowship