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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2022
8:00 am-11:00 am
LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Invitation Only
Course Directors: Sharon Ben-Or, ECTSS President
Andrea Wolf
A. Claire Watkins
10:00 am-4:00 pm
ADVANCED FELLOWS THORACIC COURSE
Maximum of 20
Course Director: Faiz Bhora
10:00 am-4:00 pm
1ST ANNUAL ADVANCED PRACTICE PROVIDERS IN CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY MEETING
Co-Course Directors: John F. Lazar
Tanya Bell
Hayley Henderson
Menaka Ponnambalam
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
MEDICAL STUDENT SIMULATION WORKSHOP: WOUND CLOSURE
Maximum of 20
Course Director: Doraid Jarrar
4:00 pm-5:30 pm
Executive Council Meeting
6:00 pm-7:30 pm
WELCOME RECEPTION
Eden Roc Garden

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2022
6:00 am
Morning Run, 2.5-5 mile Run (Casual Pace) / Yoga
Meet in Lobby
7:30 am-8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
Resident and Medical Student Meet & Greet
8:00 am-8:15 am
OPENING REMARKS
Sharon Ben-Or, MD
President, Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society
RWJ Barnabas Health, Long Branch, NJ
8:15 am-9:20 am
EXPERT SESSION I
CARDIOVASCULAR
Moderators: Panos Vardas
Leora Yarboro

Intraoperative Aortic Dissection
James Davies
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

AV Dissociation
Gorav Ailawadi
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Mitral Annular Calcification (MAC)
Donald Glower
Duke University, Durham NC

THORACIC
Moderators: Julian Guitron
Shelby Stewart

Redo Forgut
Omar Awais
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Salvage Esophagectomy
Puja Khaitan
Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC

The Challenging Diaphragm
Matthew Taylor
Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA
9:30 am-10:30 am
EXPERT SESSION II: Multidisciplinary Cardiothoracic Surgery
CARDIOVASCULAR
Transcatheter Approaches For Valvular Disease
Moderators: Andy C. Kiser
Robert J. Moraca

Cardiologist
Byku Isida
Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Surgeon
Muhammad Aftab
University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

THORACIC
IP v. Surgery for Thoracic Surgery
Moderators: Aundrea Oliver
Uma Sachdeva

Interventional Pulmonologist
Mark Bowling
East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU, Greenville, NC

Surgeon
Robert M. Van Haren
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
10:30 am-11:00 am
Coffee Break, Visit Exhibits
11:00 am-11:30 am
SCIENTIFIC SESSION I
CARDIOVASCULAR
Moderators: Donald Glower
Carlo Maria Rosati
C01.
Readmission Related Outcomes of Surgical versus Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients Aged 65 or Older with Bicuspid Aortic Valve
Takuya Ogami, Sarah Yousef, James A. Brown, Dustin E. Kliner, Catalin Toma, Derek Serna-Gallegos, Yisi Wang, Ibrahim Sultan
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
C02.
PTSD and Quality of Life Changes in Patients with Aortic Disease
Claire J. Platt1, Kimanthi Gicovi, MS2, Sukanya Vartak, MD3, Theresa Jacob, PhD3, Melanie Schwarz, MD3, Benjamin A. Youdelman, MD3
1Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 2Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA, 3Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA
C03.
Promoting the Pipeline of Academic Surgeons in Cardiothoracic Surgery: A Call to Action
John A. Treffalls1, Lena E. Trager2, Edgar Aranda-Michel3, Cheryl K. Zogg4, Mary Moya-Mendez5, Omar Toubat6, Austin Hingtgen2, Jason J. Han7, Marisa Cevasco7
1University of Texas Health San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA, 2University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Minneapolis, MN, USA, 3University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 4Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA, 5Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA, 6University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA, 7Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA

THORACIC
Moderators: Jessica Della Valle
Allan Pickens
T01.
Lung Transplantation Outcomes in Patients with Lymphangioleiomyomatosis
Emily L. Larson1, Jessica M. Ruck2, Laura B. Zeiser2, Alfred J. Casillan2, Alice L. Zhou1, Jinny S. Ha2, Christian A. Merlo2, Errol L. Bush2
1Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
T02.
Novel Treatment of Bronchopleural Fistula in a Lung Transplant Recipient with Endobronchial sealant and Endobronchial Valve Placement via Robotic Assisted Bronchoscopy
Ishaq J. Wadiwala, Pankaj Garg, Sebastian Fernandez-Bussy, Neil G. Feinglass, Si M. Pham, Mathew Thomas
Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA
T03.
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Perioperative Outcomes after Robotic-Assisted Pulmonary Lobectomy
William N. Doyle, Jr1, Diep Nguyen1, Jenna Marek1, Jose Malavet1, Allison Dumitriu Carcoana1, Rahul Mhaskar1, Joseph R. Garrett2, Carla C. Moodie2, Jenna R. Tew2, Jobelle J.A.R. Baldonado2, Jacques P. Fontaine2, Eric M. Toloza2
1University of South Florida Health Morsani College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA, 2Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL, USA
11:40 pm-12:25 pm
DAVID B. CAMPBELL/FRED WEBER LECTURE
Opening Doors: Guideposts, Pioneers and Reflections
Rosalyn P. Ferguson, MD
Charles R. Drew University, Willowbrook, CA
12:30 pm-1:45 pm
Lunch Symposium
Promenade Ballroom

How to Integrate Perioperative Immunotherapy Into Multimodal Treatment Plans to Improve Outcomes in Resectable NSCLC
Jonathan D. Spicer, MD, PhD, FRCSC

This activity is supported through educational grants from Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, and Merck & Co., Inc.

Attendees will be eligible to receive 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
2:00 pm-2:30 pm
SCIENTIFIC SESSION II

CARDIOVASCULAR
Moderators: Thomas Caranasos
John Kern
C04.
Impact of Distance from a Congenital Heart Program on Mortality Outcomes for Patients Under 25 with Congenital Heart Disease in Michigan.
Nathaniel Reed1, Zachary Brennan2, John Treffalls3, Sarin Paluri4
1DMC Sinai Grace, Detroit, MI, USA, 2Michigan State University, Royal Oak, MI, USA, 3University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA, 4Midwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
C05.
Intraoperative Neurophysiologic Monitoring Predicts Postoperative Stroke and Mortality after Routine Cardiac Surgery
James Brown, Sarah Yousef, Derek Serna-Gallegos, Jianhui Zhu, Pyongsoo Yoon, David Kaczorowski, Johannes Bonatti, Danny Chu, Parthasarathy Thirumala, Jeffrey Balzer, Ibrahim Sultan
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
C06.
Marijuana Use and Perioperative Outcomes in Patients Undergoing Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery: Insight from the National Inpatient Sample (2008-2018)
Krishna Bellam1, Nishanth Chalasani2, Noah Feldman1, Sharif Sabe1, Timothy Sears3, Frank Sellke1, Afshin Ehsan1
1Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, 2USF Morsani School of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA, 3UC San Diego PHD in Bioinformatics, San Diego, CA, USA

THORACIC
Moderators: Sharon Ben-Or
Mansi Shah
T04.
Gender-Based Disparities for Outcomes in Esophagectomy
Emily L. Larson1, Jessica M. Ruck2, Alice L. Zhou1, Stephen C. Yang2, Richard J. Battafarano2, Stephen R. Broderick2, Errol L. Bush2, Jinny S. Ha2
1Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA, 2Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA
T05.
Identifying the Ideal Rib-Fracture Pain Management Regimen at Discharge - A TQIP Database Review
Carlos G. Chavez, Cecilia Benz, Diana Arellano, Gal Levy
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
T06.
Mediastinal Lymph Node Dissection During Minimally Invasive Pulmonary Resections: Is Uniportal VATS Good Enough?
Joshua S. Newman1, Stevan S. Pupovac1, Kyle W. Riggs1, Miguel Alexis1, Sridhar Uttara2, Julissa Jurado1, Kevin Hyman1, Paul C. Lee1, David Zeltsman1
1Northwell Health, New Hyde Park, NY, USA, 2Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY, USA
2:30 pm-5:00 pm
FAMILY TIME OR BREAK
5:00 pm-6:00 pm
MOVIE NIGHT

CARDIOVASCULAR
Moderators: T. Sloane Guy
Panos Vardas
CM01.
Ischemic Mitral Valve Repair using On Pump Beating Heart Technique
Jorge I. Balzan, Jose Navia, Nicolas Brozzi, Sinal Patel, Rene Aleman, Otto Montero
Cleveland Clinic, Weston, FL, USA
CM02.
Robotic Endoscopic Aortic Valve Replacement
T. Sloane Guy
Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
CM03.
Robotic Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (TECAB). Port Placement, IMA Harvesting, Anastomosis.
Syed Faaz Ashraf, Laura Seese, Allison Davila, Garett Coyan, Kyla Joubert, Dongning Zhang, David Kaczorowski, Daivd West, Ibrahim Sultan, Johannes Bonatti
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
CM04.
TAVR Explant with Aortic Root Replacement Using a Homograft for an Aortic Rupture
Saket Singh, Arnar Geirsson, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula, Roland Assi.
Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA
CM05.
Minimally Invasive Left Ventricular Aneurysm Remodeling
Adam Daly, Edward Soltesz
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

THORACIC
Moderator: Benjamin Haithcock
TM01.
Esophageal Lengthening in Paraesophageal Hernia Repair: When and How
Sadia Tasnim, Siva Raja, Sudish Murthy, Monisha Sudarshan
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA
TM02.
Ivor Lewis Esophagectomy and Endoscopic Management of Anastomotic Leak
Jaclyn R. Dempsey, Gal Levy
University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
TM03.
Using 3D Virtual Reality in Preoperative Planning - Robotic Bronchogenic Cyst Resection
Brian D. Cohen, Adam D. Reese, Whitney P. Sutton, John F. Lazar
MedStar Georgetown/Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC, USA
TM04.
Robotic Tracheobronchoplasty Technique and Tips
Kyle W. Riggs1, Julissa Jurado2, Jason Karp1, Lawrence Glassman2, Kevin Hyman2, David Zeltsman2, Paul C. Lee2
1Northwell Health, Manhasset, NY, USA, 2Northwell Health, Great Neck, NY, USA
TM05.
Right Pancoast Tumor: A Robotic-assisted Thoracoscopic Right Upper Lobectomy with En Bloc with Chest Wall Resection
Daniel J. Gross, Karishma Kodia, Dao M. Nguyen, Nestor R. Villamizar
University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA
6:15 pm-7:45 pm
CASE BOWL
Moderators: Sharon Ben-Or
Africa Wallace
8:00 pm
David Campbell & Fred Weber Resident/Medical Student Scholarship & Mentorship Dinner (Invitation Only)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2022
6:00 am
Morning Run, 2.5-5 mile Run (Casual Pace) / Yoga
7:00 am-8:00 am
Continental Breakfast
7:30 am-8:45 am
EXPERT SESSION III

CARDIOVASCULAR
Moderators: Gal Levy
Kristen Sell-Dottin

Low EF CABG
Austin Ward
Baptist Health, Paduchah, KY

Cardiac Surgery in Jehovah Witness Patients
Valluvan Jevanandam
University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Mechanical Complications of MI
Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

THORACIC
Moderators: Olusola Oduntan
Africa Wallace

Complex Upper Airway Disease
Jennifer Wilson
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Complex Pleural Disease
Hai Salfity
University of Cincinatti, Cincinatti, OH

Esphophageal Perforation
Jason Long
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
8:45 am-9:30 am
PRESIDENTIAL LECTURE
Introduction of the President

Doraid Jarrar

Designing More Wrinkles in Time
Sharon Ben-Or, MD
President, Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society
RWJ Barnabas Health, Long Branch, NJ
9:30 am-10:00 am
Coffee Break, Visit Exhibits
10:00 am-10:30 am
SCIENTIFIC SESSION III

CARDIOVASCULAR
Moderators: Ibrahim Sultan
Vakhtang Tchantchaleishvili
C07.
Routine Endoscopic Robotic Cardiac Tumor Resection using an 8 mm Working Port and Percutaneous Cannulation
Jake L. Rosen1, Colin C. Yost1, Daniella H. Wong, MD1, Jenna L. Mandel1, Kyle W. Prochno1, Caroline M. Komlo, MD2, Nathan Ott, MD1, Thomas S. Guy, MD, MBA3
1Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2Yale New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA, 3Division of Cardiac Surgery, Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
C08.
An Analysis of Aortic Remodeling in TEVAR for Aortic Dissection: Balloon Flap Fracture vs the Traditional Method
Cenea Kemp, R. Wilson King, Michael Cain, T. Brett Reece, Muhammad Aftab
University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA
C09.
Outcomes of Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement after Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement
Takuya Ogami1, Jacqueline Ridgley2, Derek Serna-Gallegos1, Dustin Kliner1, Catalin Toma1, Saurabh Sanon1, James Brown1, Sarah Yousef1, Ibrahim Sultan1
1University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PITTSBURGH, PA, USA, 2University of Pittsburgh, PITTSBURGH, PA, USA

THORACIC
Moderators: John Lazar
Hai Salfity
T07.
Intermediate Term Analysis Of A Community Based Lung Cancer Screening Program
Jiatian Qu, Stephanie L. Scarlett, Brian R. Lace, Danielle J. Smith, Stella M. Antimarino, Nicole M. Larson, Allen M. Rakers, Ashton N. Beckman, Chuanxing Qu, Michael F. Szwerc
Excela Health, Greensburg, PA, USA
T09.
Robotic Gamma Probe-Assisted Diagnosis of Problematic Lung Nodules
Mary Carrier, R. Douglas Adams
TriHealth, Cincinnati, OH, USA
10:40-11:40 am
JAMES A. MAGOVERN, MD MEMORIAL LECTURESHIP
Learning Health Systems: Our Roles and Responsibilities
Susan D. Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Ottawa, ON, Canada
11:40 am-12:10 pm
DEI COMMITTEE SESSION
The Different Pathways to Cardiothoracic Surgery
Moderator: Sharon Ben Or

A.J. Carpenter
University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Pierre DeDelva
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS

Uma Sachdeva
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

Leora Yarboro
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
12:15 pm-1:30 pm
Lunch Symposium
Promenade Ballroom

Optimizing Treatment Plans in Patients With Resectable NSCLC
Jacques Fontaine, MD
Thoracic Surgeon
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL

This activity is supported through an educational grant from AstraZeneca
1:45 pm-2:15 pm
SCIENTIFIC SESSION IV

CARDIOVASCULAR
Moderators: Eric Lehr
Spencer Melby
C10.
Increasing Cardiothoracic Training Programs in Sub-Saharan Africa to Improve Access to Care: Correlation of U.S. General Surgery Residencies and In-State Surgeons
Zachary Brennan1, John Treffalls2, Nathaniel Reed3, Sarin Paluri4, Grace Young5, Tyler Wallen6
1Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA, 2University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA, 3DMC Sinai Grace, Detroit, MI, USA, 4Midwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA, 5ATSU - KCOM, Kirksville, MO, USA, 6Geisinger Health System, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA
C11.
Impact of the 2018 United States Heart Allocation System on Patients Waitlisted for Combined Heart and Kidney Transplantation
Yeahwa Hong, Nicholas R. Hess, Luke A. Ziegler, Gavin W. Hickey, Jessica H. Huston, Michael A. Mathier, Dennis M. McNamara, Mary E. Keebler, David J. Kaczorowski
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
C12.
Establishment of a Sustainable and Collaborative Cardiac Surgery Outreach Program in Central America
Alejandro E. Murillo1, Jacob Scherba1, Hugo Orellana2, Carmelo Milano1, Adam R. Williams1
1Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, 2Instituto Nacional Cardiopulmonar, Tegucigalpa, Honduras

THORACIC
Moderators: Doraid Jarrar
Robert Van Haren
T10.
Development of a Composite Collagen-Agarose Hydrogel to Enhance Cellular Growth and Angiogenesis for Tissue Engineered Tracheal Grafts
Joanna Weber, Lauren Drake, Zaid Muslim, M. Jawad Latif, Kostantinos Poulikidis, Faiz Bhora
Nuvance Health, Danbury, CT, USA
T11.
Iatrogenic Pulmonary Vein Thrombosis associated with Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
Tian Sun1, Chidinma Tiko-Okoye1, Jaafar Elnagar1, Stephanie Honig1, Lia Michos1, Michael Walker2
1Lankenau Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2Mainline Health, Philadelphia, PA, USA
T12.
Long-Segment Tracheal Resection and Primary Reconstruction on Venovenous Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)
Elorm J. Agra, Mani Daneshmand, Seth D. Force, Jeffrey Javidfar
Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
2:15 pm-2:45 pm
Membership Business Meeting
2:45 pm-5:30 pm
FAMILY TIME OR BREAK
5:30 pm-7:00 pm
7:00 pm-10:00 pm
PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION (Business Casual)

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2022
6:00 am
Morning Run, 2.5-5 mile Run (Casual Pace) / Yoga
7:30 am-8:30 am
Continental Breakfast
8:00 am-9:00 am
EXPERT SESSION IV

CARDIOVASCULAR
Transcatheter Aortic Work
Moderators: Muhammad Aftab
Gorav Ailawadi
John Kern

Interventional Radiology
Clayton Commander
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Vascular Surgery
Mark Farber
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Cardiac Surgery
Thomas G Caranasos
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

THORACIC
Endoluminal Foregut Surgery
Moderators: Siva Raja
James Speicher

GI Medicine
Todd Baron
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Thoracic Surgery
Carlos Anciano
East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU, Greenville, NC
9:15 am-10:00 am
SCIENTIFIC SESSION V: GLOBAL HEALTH
Moderator: Benjamin Haithcock
Tyler Wallen

Thoracic
Russ White
Tenwek Hospital, Congo

Cardiac
M. Faraz Masood
Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
10:00 am-10:30 am
Coffee Break, Visit Exhibits
10:30 am-11:15 am
EXPERT SESSION V: THIS IS HOW I TEACH IT
CARDIOVASCULAR
Moderators: Amber Edwards
Hadley Wilson

How I Teach Robotic AVR
T. Sloane Guy
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA

How to Teach Advanced Surgical Ablation
Andrei Churyla
Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

THORACIC
Moderators: Jason Long
Ashish Pulikal

How to Teach Minimally Invasive Surgery
Luis J. Herrera
Orlando Health, Orlando, FL

Robotic Transthoracic First Rib Resection for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Farid Gharagozloo
University of Central Florida, College of Medicine, Orlando, FL
11:15 am-11:45 am
ETHICS COMMITTEE SESSION
Ethical Questions in Xenotransplantation: What’s Not to Like?

Kathleen Fenton
William Novick Global Cardiac Alliance, Memphis, TN
11:45 am-12:00 pm
AWARDS / CLOSING REMARKS
Sharon Ben-Or, MD
President, Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society
RWJ Barnabas Health, Long Branch, NJ