UPMC Physicians and Researchers to Present at the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting

April 28, 2021

Experts from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh will be well-represented during the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Annual Meeting. During this virtual educational meeting, which will be held April 30 to May 2, physicians and researchers from UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh will share their expertise in thoracic therapies and treatments with experts from across the world. 

A diverse list of topics will be covered throughout the AATS Annual Meeting, including aortic valve replacement, mitral valve replacement, and the Da Silva Cone Repair for Ebstein’s anomaly. The list of presentations, workshops, and poster sessions featuring experts from UPMC includes:

Friday, April 30 
9 to 10:45 a.m.

Modeling Aortic Wall Stress from CT- and Echo-Derived Biomechanical Parameters for Clinical Risk Prediction 
Lauren V. Huckaby, Ronald N. Fortunato, Leonid Emerel, Tara Richards, Jennifer Hill, Marie Billaud, Julie Phillippi, David Vorp, Spandan Maiti, Thomas Gleason
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

The Effect of COVID-19 on Surgical Volume and Its Associated Costs 
Edgar Aranda-Michel, Arman Kilic, Derek Serna-Gallegos, James A. Brown, Yancheng Dai, George Arnaoutakis, Courtenay Dunn-Lewis, Ibrahim Sultan
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
Invited Discussant: Michael J. Reardon

Friday, April 30 
11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

The Thoracic Surgery Medical Student Association: Understanding the Needs of Medical Students Pursuing Cardiothoracic Surgery in the United States 
Edgar Aranda-Michel, Eleanor F. Gerhard, Lena Trager, Connor Magura, Jason Han, HelenMari L. Merritt-Genore, Jules Lin, Elizabeth David, Betty Tong, Rishindra Reddy, Marc Moon, Ibrahim Sultan
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Wasington, DC; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Horsham, PA; Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA; Nebraska Methodist Health System, Omaha, NE; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Duke, Durham, NC; Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 
Invited Discussant: Abe DeAnda, Jr.

Implications of Significant Intraoperative Neurophysiological Monitoring Changes in Aortic Surgery 
Derek Serna-Gallegos, Thomas Gleason, Parthasarathy D. Thirumala, Jeffrey R. Balzer, James A. Brown, Stephanie Paras, Cara Fleseriu, Donald J. Crammond, Katherine M. Anetakis, Arman Kilic, Forozan Navid, Ibrahim Sultan 
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, May 1
9 to 10:45 a.m.

Real-World, Propensity-Matched Analysis of Surgical versus Percutaneous Revascularization for Left Main Coronary Disease 
Lauren V. Huckaby, Ibrahim Sultan, Francis D. Ferdinand, Suresh Mulukutla, Saloni Kapoor, Floyd Thoma, Yisi Wang, Arman Kilic 
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Da Silva Cone Repair in Double Orifice Ebstein’s Malformation Tricuspid Valve 
Luciana Da Fonseca da Silva, Jose Pedro da Silva, Melita Viegas, Mario Castro-Medina 
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 
Invited Discussant: Christopher J. Knott-Craig

Saturday, May 1
2:05 to 3:50 p.m.

Mixed Veno-Veno-Arterial ECMO and Other Parallel Circuits 
David James Kaczorowski, University of Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Saturday, May 1
4:05 to 5:50 p.m.

Mitral Valve Replacement Using a Pericardial Valve with RESILIA Tissue 
David Heimansohn, John Puskas, Mubashir Mumtaz, Vaughn Starnes, Evelio Rodriguez, Francois Dagenais, David Talton, Hiroo Takayama, Spencer Melby, Abeel Mangi, Bartley Griffith, Leonard Girardi, Jeffrey Lyons, Kevin Accola, David Adams
Ascension/St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN; Mount Sinai Health System, New York, NY; UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA; Ascension St. Thomas Health, Nashville, TN; Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie De Quebec, Quebec, QC, Canada; North Mississippi Medical Center, Tupelo, MS; Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY; Washington University, St. Louis, MO; Yale University, New Haven, CT; University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY; Ohio Health Research Institute, Columbus, OH; Advent Health, Orlando, FL

Sunday, May 2
11 a.m. to 1:20 p.m.

CABG Public Star Ratings and Program Performance: The Intersection Between Statistics, Perceptions, and Reality 
Hiba Ghandour, Ozgun Erten, Mario Gaudino, Edward Soltesz, Tara Karamlou, Aaron Weiss, Eric Roselli, A. Marc Gillinov, John Puskas, Todd Rosengart, Danny Chu, Husam Balkhy, John Stulak, Deepak Bhatt, Bradley Taylor, Anthony Warmuth, Marco Zenati, Eugene Blackstone, Lars Svensson, Faisal Bakaeen
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH; Weill Cornell, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, New York, NY; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; University of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD; VABHCS and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 
Invited Discussant: Anelechi C. Anyanwu

Delineating the Optimal Circulatory Arrest Temperature for Aortic Hemiarch Replacement with Antegrade Cerebral Perfusion Strategy: An Analysis of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons National Database 
Laura Seese, Edward Chen, Vinay Badhwar, Jeffrey Jacobs, Vinod Thourani, Faisal Bakaeen, Dylan Thibault, Sean O’Brien, Oliver Jawitz, Brittany Zwischenberger, Thomas Gleason, Ibrahim Sultan, Arman Kilic, Joseph Coselli, Lars Svensson, Robert Habib, Joanna Chikwe, Danny Chu
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA; Emory University, Atlanta, GA; West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV; University of Florida, Gainesville, FL; Piedmont Heart Institute, Atlanta, GA; Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH; Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, NC; Duke University, Durham, NC; Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Chicago, IL; Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Smidt Heart Institute, Los Angeles, CA 
Invited Discussant: Joseph E. Bavaria

Sunday, May 2
12:35 to 12:50 p.m.

The Impact of Receiving an Award from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery Foundation 
Edgar Aranda-Michel, James D. Luketich, Rashmi Rao, Victor O. Morell, George J. Arnaoutakis, Arman Kilic, Courtenay Dunn-Lewis, Ibrahim Sultan
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA; University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 
Invited Discussant: Mehmet C. Oz