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Cardiothoracic Careers College
Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Course Chairs: *Joanna Chikwe, Mount Sinai Hospital
Amy G. Fiedler, Massachusetts General Hospital
*Thoralf M. Sundt, III, Massachusetts General Hospital
*Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., University of Utah
Introduction
7:30 AM – 7:40 AM
Breakfast and Welcome
Session 1: Career Moves
7:40 AM -7:50 AM
Beginning an Academic Career
*A. Marc Gillinov, Cleveland Clinic
7:50 AM - 8:00 AM
Deciding Between Private and Academic Practice
Sara J. Pereira, University of Alabama
8:00 AM - 8:10 AM
How to Plan a Job Search
*Robert S. Higgins, Johns Hopkins Hospital
8:10 AM - 8:20 AM
The Recruitment Visit and Interview
*Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., University of Utah
8:20 AM - 8:30 AM
Mentors, Sponsors and Effective Networking
Mara B. Antonoff, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Moderated Panel Discussion
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Coffee Break
Session 2: Operative Skills 
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Learning, Teaching and Leading in the OR
*Y. Joseph Woo, Stanford University 
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Your Report Card, Your Metrics
*Julie A. Swain, Mount Sinai Hospital
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
How to Develop Independence and Proficiency
*Shari Meyerson, Northwestern University
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Moderated Panel Discussion
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Coffee Break
Session 3: Practice Development
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Practice Finances: What You Need to Know
*David T. Cooke, University of California
10:30 AM - 10:40 AM
How to Develop a Clinical Program
*Ourania Preventza, Texas Heart Institute
10:40 AM - 10:50 AM
How to Negotiate
*Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., Washington University
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
Leadership and Managing Up
*Robert S. Higgins, Johns Hopkins Hospital
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Time Management
*Shanda H. Blackmon, Mayo Clinic
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM
Building Your Clinical Practice
*Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., University of Utah
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Break: Legends Luncheons
Session 4: Personal Development
12:30 PM - 12:40 PM
How to Deal with Disruptive Behavior
*Virginia R. Litle, Boston University
12:40 PM - 12:50 PM
How to Deal with Bias
*Jessica S. Donington, New York University
12:50 PM - 1:00 PM
Resilience
*Thoralf M. Sundt, III, Massachusetts General Hospital
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Video Q&A with the Dean and CEO
Julie Freischlag, Wake Forest
Moderator: Amy Fiedler, Massachusetts General Hospital
Session 5: Next Level 
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Getting Off to a Good Start: Goals and Priorities for the First 5 Years
*Yolonda L. Colson, Brigham and Women's Hospital
1:45 PM - 1:55 PM
How to Write Great Papers and Reviews: View from JTCVS
*Y. Joseph Woo, Stanford University
1:55 PM - 2:10 PM
How I got my First RO1
*Thomas K. Varghese, Jr., University of Utah
2:10 PM - 2:20 PM
How I got my First NEJM Paper
Andrew Goldstone, University of Pennsylvania
2:20 PM - 2:30 PM
How to Prepare for Leadership
*Jennifer S. Lawton, Johns Hopkins Hospital
2:30 PM - 2:40 PM Membership and Leadership in the AATS
*David H. Adams, Mount Sinai Hospital
2:40 PM
Wrap-up
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
1:1 Q&A
*Shanda H. Blackmon, Mayo Clinic
*Joanna Chikwe, Mount Sinai Hospital
*Yolanda L. Colson, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
*David T. Cooke, University of California
Andrew Goldstone, University of Pennsylvanial
*Jennifer S. Lawton, Johns Hopkins Hospital
*Virginia R. Litle, Boston Medical Center
*Ourania Prevenza, Texas Heart Institute
*Tomas K. Varghese, Jr., University of Utah
 

* AATS Member