Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society

Program and Abstracts

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2019
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Executive Committee Meeting
4:00 pm-6:00 pm
Check-In and Registration
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
Welcome Reception

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2019
6:00 am
Morning Run - Meet in Lobby for 5-8 Mile Run (Casual Pace)
7:30 am-1:00 pm
Registration
7:30 am-8:30 am
Breakfast Buffet
Resident and Medical Student Meet & Greet
8:05 am-8:15 am
OPENING REMARKS
Faiz Bhora, MD, FACS
President, Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society
Chief of Thoracic Surgery Health Quest Health System, NY
8:15 am-9:20 am
PLENARY SESSION I
Moderators: Cardiovascular
Bradley S. Taylor, MD, MPH
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Thoracic
Thomas J. Watson, MD
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
8:15 am-8:45 am
Does Surgery Drive the Bottom Line? What Surgeons Need to Know?
Robert Friedberg, President
Nuvance Health, NY and CT
8:50 am-9:20 am
Restructuring of Healthcare Systems: Who is at Risk and Who Thrives?
Larry R. Kaiser, MD, FACS
President & CEO, Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, PA
9:30 am-10:30 am
EXPERT SESSION I
Moderators: Cardiovascular
Eric J. Lehr, MD
Swedish Heart and Vascular Institute, Seattle, WA

Scott M. Goldman, MD
Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood, PA
Thoracic
Malcolm M. DeCamp, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI

Taryne Imai, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
9:30 am The MAZE Procedure Simplified
Niv Ad, MD
Adventist HealthCare Adventist Medical Group, Takoma Park, MD & University of Maryland, College Park, MD
9:30 am When Should You Resect Early Esophageal Cancer
Katie S. Nason, MD, MPH
Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA
9:55 am Developing a Structural Heart Program
Hersh Maniar, MD
Washington University, St. Louis, MI
9:45 am Management of Intraoperative N2 Disease
Pierre de Delva, MD
University of Mississippi, Jackson, MS
10:15 am Heart Transplant for the 21st Century
Ashish S. Shah, MD
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
10:00 am Mesothelioma: What's New?
Joseph S. Friedberg, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
10:15 am Catheter Based Ablation of Lung Cancer
Richard J. Battafarano, MD
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
10:30 am-11:00 am
COFFEE BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
11:00 am-12:15 pm
SCIENTIFIC SESSION I
Moderators: Zachary N. Kon, MD
New York University, New York, NY

Carlos Anciano, MD
East Carolina Heart Institute of ECU, Greenville, NC
12:30 pm-1:30 pm
David B. Campbell / Fred Weber Luncheon
Strategies in Achieving High Performance
Brian Ferguson
Arena Labs, Los Angeles, CA
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
MOVIE NIGHT
Moderators: Kenton J. Zehr, MD
Detroit Heart Center, Detroit, Michigan

David Zeltsman, MD
Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, NY
6:15 pm-7:45 pm
CASE BOWL
Moderators: Sharon Ben-Or, MD
University of South Carolina, Greenville, SC

David B. Campbell, MD
Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Fred Weber, MD, JD
Emeritus, Ocean City, NJ
8:00 PM
Resident/Medical Student Scholarship Dinner
Meet at Hotel Entrance

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2019
6:00 am
Morning Run - Meet in Lobby for 5-8 Mile Run (Casual Pace)
7:30 am-2:30 pm
Registration
7:30 am-8:30 am
Breakfast Buffet and Scientific Poster Rounds
8:00 am-8:40 am
PLENARY SESSION II
Moderators: Cardiovascular
Robert J. Moraca, MD
Peace Health, Bellingham, WA

Thoracic
Abbas Abbas, MD
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
8:00 am-8:20 am
PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE
Surgery of the Future: From Robotic to the Age of Digital Surgery
Faiz Bhora, MD, FAC
President, Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society
Chief of Thoracic Surgery Health Quest Health System, New York
8:20 am-8:40 am
Suturing the Gender Gap
Sandra Starnes
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
9:00 am-10:45 am
EXPERT SESSION II
Moderators: Cardiovascular
Spencer Melby, MD
Washington University, St. Louis, MO

James Davies, MD
University of Alabama-Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Thoracic
Manu Sancheti, MD
Emory Univeristy, Atlanta, GA

Daniel I. Miller, MD
WellStar Health System, Marietta, GA
9:00 am Aortic Valve: If It's Broke, Then Fix It
Marc Moon, MD
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
9:00 am What Thoracic Surgeons Need to Know About Immunotherapy
Linda W. Martin, MD
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
9:15 am Robotic Esophagectomy: Anastomotic Options
Inderpal (Netu) Sakaria, MD, FACS
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
9:30 am Branched Endovascular Aortic Arch Repair Is this the Future of Arch Surgery?
Muhammad Aftab, MD
University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
9:30 am Management of Benign TE Fistula
Sidharta Gangadharan, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA
9:45 am Pulmonary Metastasectomy: Best Practice Or Common Practice?
Manisha R. Shende, MD
McGee Women's Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA
10:00 am All Arterial Revascularization: What's Best for Our CABG Patients?
Faisel G. Bakaeen, MD
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
10:00 am Debulking for Lung Cancer
Hiran C. Fernando, MD
Inova Fairfax, Falls Church, VA
10:15 am Robotic Heart Surgery: Update
Husam H. Balkhy, MD
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
10:15 am Reshaping the Learning Curve: How Digital Surgery and Analytics Is Transforming Surgical Training in the Operating Room
John Lazar, MD
Medstar, Washington Hospital Center Washington, DC
10:30 am-11:00 am
COFFEE BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS
11:00 am-12:00 pm
SCIENTIFIC SESSION II
Moderators: Cardiovascular
David Kaczorowski, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

Thoracic
Daniel S. Oh, MD
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
12:00 pm
ADJOURN TO BUFFET LUNCHEON
12:15 pm-1:15 pm
James A. Magovern, MD Memorial Lectureship Luncheon
Leadership Learning
G. Alexander Patterson, MD
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO
1:30 pm-2:30 pm
Membership Business Meeting
6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Scientific Poster Presentations
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
President's Reception (Business Casual)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2019
6:00 am
Morning Run - Meet in Lobby for 5-8 Mile Run (Casual Pace)
7:30 am-12:00 pm
Registration
7:30 am-8:30 am
Breakfast Buffet
8:00 am-9:45 am
EXPERT SESSION III
Moderators: Cardiovascular
John V. Conte, MD
Penn State Medical Center, Hershey, PA

Muhammad Aftab, MD
University of Colorado, Aurora, CO
Thoracic
Aundrea L. Oliver, MD
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

Ghulam Abbas, MD
Meridian Health System, Holmdel, NJ
8:00 am CABG in Cardiogenic Shock. Impella Assist
M. Faraz Masood, MD
Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Lung Cancer After Lung Transplant
Benjamin E. Haithcock, MD
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC
8:15 am Building a Robotic Program 1 cm at aTime
Evelio Rodriguez, MD
Saint Thomas Heart Hospital, Nashville, TN
Percutaneous Localization of Pulmonary Nodules and Immediate Resection
Lana Y. Schumacher, MD
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
8:30 am Building an Endovascular Cardiac Surgery Practice
A. Claire Watkins, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA
LVRS vs Endobronchial Valve for Treatment of Emphysema
Sudish C. Murthy, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
8:45 am Sympathectomy for Vtach
Kaushik Mandal, MD
Penn State Medical Center, Hershey, PA
Fibrosing Mediastinitis: When to Suspect and How to Evaluate and Treat?
Rafael S. Andrade, MD
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
9:00 am Is There an Indication for SAVR Anymore?
Allan Stewart, MD
Baptist Health Miami, FL
Biomaterials for Chest Wall Reconstruction and Stabilization
Daniel L. Miller, MD
WellStar Health System, Marietta, GA
9:15 am High Risk Profile CABG: Strategies and Outcomes
Deane E. Smith, MD
NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NY
Submucosal Endoscopy in Thoracic Practice
Roman V. Petrov, MD
Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
9:30 am Mini VAD: The Preferred Approach
David Kaczorowski, MD
University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Robotic Airway Surgery
Richard S. Lazzaro, MD
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY
10:00 am-10:40 am
SCIENTIFIC SESSION III
Moderators: Cardiovascular
Michael Deeb, MD
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI

Thoracic
Jenifer L. Marks, MD
The Medical Center of Aurora, Aurora, CO
10:45 am-11:45 am
PLENARY SESSION III
Moderators: Cardiovascular
A. Claire Watkins, MD
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

Thoracic
John F. Lazar, MD
Medstar, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC
10:45 am-11:15 am
DEBATE: Valve Sparing Root

PRO: Repair for Type A Dissection
James Davies, MD
University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

PRO: Bentall
Kenton J. Zehr, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
11:15 am-11:45 am
DEBATE: Robotic Lung Resections: My Way or the Highway A Standardized Approach
PRO: Benny Weksler, MD
Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA

CON: Mark R. Dylewski, MD
Institute of Thoracic Surgery, South Miami, FL
11:45 am-12:00 pm
AWARDS / CLOSING REMARKS
Faiz Bhora, MD, FACS
President, Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society
Chief of Thoracic Surgery Health Quest Health System, New York