AATS 99th Annual Meeting

Planning Committee

David H. Adams, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Anelechi C. Anyanwu, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Tirone E. David, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Pedro J. del Nido, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
David R. Jones, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
Shaf Keshavjee, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Marc R. Moon, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Vaughn A. Starnes, Keck School of Medicine, USC, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Scott J. Swanson, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Abstract Committee

Adult Cardiac
Abstract Chairs
Michael A. Borger, Leipzig Heart Center, Leipzig, Germany
Joanna Chikwe, The State University of New York & Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA
Vinod H. Thourani, MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute/Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA
Y. Joseph Woo, Stanford University, Atherton, CA, USA

Expert Abstract Reviewers
Kevin D. Accola, Cardiovascular Surgical PA, Orlando, FL, USA
Niv Ad, HVI West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Gorav Ailawadi, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Octavio R. Alfieri, San Raffaele University Hospital, Milan, Italy
Sary F. Aranki, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Tohru Asai, Shiga University of Medical Science, Otsu, Japan
Pavan Atluri, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Vinay Badhwar, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, USA
Faisal G. Bakaeen, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Leora B. Balsam, Umass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA, USA
Ko Bando, Jikei University, Minato-ku, Japan
Clifford W. Barlow, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, United Kingdom
Joseph E. Bavaria, Hospital of the University of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Umberto Benedetto, Bristol Heart Institute, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Steven F. Bolling, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Thierry Carrel, University Hospital of Berne, Berne, Switzerland
Filip P. A. Casselman, OLV Clinic, Aalst, Belgium
Edward P. Chen, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Andrea Colli, University of Padua, Padua, Italy
John V. Conte, Penn State University Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA, USA
Joseph
S. Coselli, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Francisco Da Costa, Santa Casa de Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil
David A. D'Alessandro, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Abe DeAnda, Jr., UTMB-Galveston, Galveston, TX, USA
James R. Edgerton, The Heart Hospital, Dallas, TX, USA
Ismail El-Hamamsy, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada
Gebrine ElKhoury, University Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium
Daniel T. Engelman, Baystate Cardiac Surgery, Springfield, MA, USA
Anthony L. Estrera, University of Texas, Houston, TX, USA
Volkmar Falk, Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Farzan Filsoufi, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, NY, USA
Michael P. Fischbein, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Stephen E. Fremes, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto, ON, Canada
Mario F. L. Gaudino, Weill Cornell Medicine/NYP Hospital, New York, NY, USA
Isaac George, New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA
A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Leonard N. Girardi, New York Presbyterian Hospital; Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA
Donald D. Glower, Jr., Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Scott M. Goldman, Lankanau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA, USA
Sloane T. Guy, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY, USA
Jonathan W. Haft, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Michael E. Halkos, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
G. Chad Hughes, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Douglas R. Johnston, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Rosemary F. Kelly, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
Robert J. Klautz, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, Netherlands
Joseph Lamelas, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center/Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX, USA
Rudiger S. Lange, German Heart Center, Munich, Germany
Steven L. Lansman, Westchester Medical Center, Valhalla, NY, USA
Jennifer S. Lawton, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
Harold L. Lazar, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
Richard Lee, Augusta University, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA, USA
Scott A. LeMaire, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Simon
Maltais, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Hersh Maniar, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Patrick M. McCarthy, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
Thierry G. Mesana, Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada
D. Craig Miller, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
Nader Moazami, NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Jeffery A. Morgan, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
L. Wiley Nifong, E. Carolina University, Greenville, NC, USA
Jean-Francois Obadia, Hospital Louis Pradel, Lyon, France
Yutaka Okita, Kobe University, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan
Himanshu J. Patel, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Patrick Perier, Herz und Gefass Klinik, Bad Neustadt/Saale, Germany
Louis P. Perrault, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, QC, Canada
Ourania Preventza, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX, USA
John D. Puskas, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA
J. Scott Rankin, WVU Heart & Vascular Institute, West Virginia University, Nashville, TN, USA
Vivek Rao, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Michael J. Reardon, Methodist DeBakey Heart Center, Houston, TX, USA
Eric E. Roselli, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Todd K. Rosengart, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Marc Ruel, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Joseph F. Sabik, III, UH Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA
Tomas A. Salerno, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
Hartzell V. Schaff, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Joseph D. Schmoker, International Heart Institute, St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, MT, USA
Ashish S. Shah, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
Richard J. Shemin, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Mark S. Slaughter, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA
Edward G. Soltesz, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Thoralf M. Sundt, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Rakesh M. Suri, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Lars G. Svensson, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA
Julie A. Swain, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA
Wilson Y. Szeto, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Hiroo Takayama, New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Tomasz A. Timek, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Panos Vardas, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
Grayson
H. Wheatley, Siragusa Vascular, Nashville, TN, USA
Glenn J. Whitman, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
David D. Yuh, Stamford Hospital, Stamford, CT, USA

Thoracic Surgery

Abstract Chairs
Yolonda L. Colson, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Thomas A. D'Amico, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA

Expert Abstract Reviewers
Nasser K. Altorki, Weill Cornell Medicine-NY Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY, USA
Shanda H. Blackmon, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Alex Brunelli, St. James, Leeds, United Kingdom
Raphael Bueno, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Bryan M. Burt, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Andrew C. Chang, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Haiquan Chen, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center, Shanghai, China
Kenneth Chen, Beijing Cancer Hospital, Peking University, Beijing, China
Gail E. Darling, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Canada
Hiroshi Date, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Malcolm M. DeCamp, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA
Chadrick E. Denlinger, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, USA
Jessica S. Donington, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Felix G. Fernandez, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
Raja M. Flores, Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY, USA
Diego Gonzalez Rivera, Coruna University Hospital, Coruna, Spain
Michael T. Jaklitsch, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Kenneth A. Kesler, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Walter Klepetko, Vienna Medical University, Vienna, Austria
Benjamin
D. Kozower, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Daniel Kreisel, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
A. Sasha Krupnick, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Michael Lanuti, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Jay M. Lee, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Moishe Liberman, Centre Hospital de l'Universite de Montreal, Montreal, QC, Canada
Peter
Licht, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark
Jules Lin, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Virginia R. Litle, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Brain E. Louie, Swedish Medical Center and Cancer Institute, Seattle, WA, USA
James D. Luketich, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Hari R. Mallidi, Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
M. Blair Marshall, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC, USA
Gilbert Massard, University Hospital of Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Bryan F. Meyers, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Daniela Molena, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
Laureano Molins, Hospital Clinic / University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Sudish C. Murthy, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
Mark Onaitis, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA, USA
Bernard J. Park, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
Arjun Pennathur, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Varun Puri, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Siva Raja, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland Ohio, OH, USA
Gaetano RoccoMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, USA
Enrico Ruffini, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
David S. Schrump, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD, USA
Joseph B.
Shrager, Stanford University School of Medicine/Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford, CA, USA
Joshua R. Sonett, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Lijie Tan, Zhong Shan Hospital, Shanghai, China
Betty C. Tong, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
Benny Weksler, University Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA
Michael J. Weyant, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA
Kazuhiro Yasufuku, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Sai Yendamuri, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA


Congenital

Abstract Chairs
Sitaram M. Emani, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Jennifer C. Romano, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Expert Abstract Reviewers
Emile A. Bacha, Columbia University Medical Center/New York Presbyterian Hospital New York, NY, USA
Carl
L. Backer, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, Chicago, IL, USA
Christopher W. Baird, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Craig J. Baker, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
John W. Brown, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Harold M. Burkhart, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma, OK, USA
Christopher A. Caldarone, Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX, USA
Jonathan M. Chen, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Joseph A. Dearani, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA
Pirooz Eghtesady, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA
Charles D. Fraser, Jr., Dell Children's Medical Center, Austin, TX, USA
Stephanie Fuller, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Mark E. Galantowitz, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA
J. William Gaynor, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Viktor Hraska, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Charles B. Huddleston, Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO, USA
James Jaggers, Children's Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO, USA
Robert D. B. Jaquiss, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA
David Kalfa, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Aditya K. Kaza, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
Damien
J. LaPar, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Richard D. Mainwaring, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA
David L. Morales, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Victor Morell, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
James A. Quintessenza, Kentucky Children's Hospital, Lexington, KY, USA; Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Mark D. Rodefeld, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Jennifer C. Romano, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Jorge D. Salazar, I Houston, TX, USA
Shunji Sano, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
Ram Kumar Subramanyan, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
James S. Tweddell, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA