Membership Committee:
  Hossein Almassi, M.D.
  Chair
  Rosemary Kelly, M.D.
  Co-Chair
  Pavan Atluri, M.D.
  Member
  Ko Bando, M.D.
  Member
  Richard Battafarano, M.D.
  Member
  Jonathan Chen, M.D.
  Member
  David Cooke, M.D.
  Member
 Leonard Girardi, M.D.
  Member
  Friedrich W. Mohr, M.D., Ph.D.
  Councilor
  Emile A. Bacha, M.D.
  Councilor


Requirements for Membership

  • 3 Sponsors who are currently Active/Senior/Honorary members of the Association but not on the Membership Committee.
  • Bibliography with evidence of significant contributions to thoracic surgical literature in national peer reviewed English language journals.
  • Prior Experience
    3 years minimum in Thoracic Surgery practice post training

Desired Qualifications for Favorable Consideration of Membership

  • Certification in Thoracic Surgery by either the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, or other national certifying organization.
  • Professional Conduct - evidence of scientific originality and demonstration of careful, honest reporting and accurate scientific analysis of data.  (Discretion in relationships with peers, patients, and the public is a requirement).
  • Clinical Performance - knowledgeable, technically proficient and respected for patient care.  A minimum of 2 years in current practice location at the time of application is no longer required.
  • Professional Stature - evidence of leadership or innovation in cardiothoracic surgery, proficiency in teaching, awards to document outstanding achievements.