Officers

Leadership

Board of Directors

Dr. Lauren Kane

President

2021 - 2023

Dr. Daniela Molena

Vice President, President-Elect

2021 - 2023

Dr. Leah Backhus

Secretary/Treasurer

2021 - 2023

Dr. Shanda Blackmon

Immediate Past President

2021 - 2023

Dr. DuyKhanh P. Ceppa

Director-at-Large

2021 - 2023

Dr. Tara Karamlou

Director-at-Large

2021 - 2023

Dr. Virginia R. Litle

Director-at-Large

2022-2024

Committee Chairs

Dr. Jacqueline Olive

Co-Chair Social Media Content

2022 - 2024

Dr. Mara Antonoff

Co-Chair Social Media Content

2021 - 2023

Dr. Lisa Brown

Co-Chair Awards and Scholarships

2021 - 2023

Dr. Hannah Copeland

Co-Chair of Industry Relations

2021 - 2023

Dr. Christina Costantino

Resident Liaison

2021 - 2023

Dr. Elizabeth David

WTS Program Director

2021 - 2023

Dr. Melanie Edwards

Member-at-Large

2021 - 2023

Dr. Stephanie Fuller

Congenital Cardiac Surgery Representative

2022-2024

Dr. Amy Fiedler

Co-Chair Industry Relations

2022-2024

Dr. Erin Gillaspie

Oracle Editor

2021 - 2023

Dr. Alison Halpern

Resident Liaison

2021 - 2023

Dr. Rian Hasson

Member-at-Large

2021 - 2023

Dr. Jessica Luc

Co-Chair Social Media Content

2021 - 2023

Dr. Karen Kim

Member-at-Large

2021 - 2023

Dr. Helenmari Merritt-Genore

Co-Chair of Membership

2021 - 2023

Dr. Rita Milewski

Member-at-Large

2021 - 2023

Dr. Katie Nason

Co-Chair Awards and Scholarships

2021 - 2023

Dr. Sara Pereira

Member-at-Large

2022-2024

Dr. Ourania Preventza

Co-Chair Industry Relations

2022-2024

Dr. Madhuri Rao

Chair of Bylaws

2022-2024

Dr. Janani Reisenauer

Member-at-Large

2021 - 2023

Dr. Iva Smolens

WTS Historian

2021 - 2023

Dr. Mosisha Sudarshan

Co-Chair International Affairs

2022-2024

Dr. Betty Tong

Co-Chair Membership

2021 - 2023

Dr. Paula Ugalde

Co-Chair International Affairs

2021 - 2023

Dr. Tessa Watt

Resident Liaison

2021 - 2023

Dr. Stephanie Worrell

Chair of Mentorship

2021 - 2023

Dr. Jane Yanagawa

Co-Chair (Ex-officio) Awards and Scholarships

2021 - 2023

WTS Representatives

Dr. Mara Antonoff

Gerneral Thoracic Surgery Representative

2022-2024

Dr. Hannah Copeland

Representative, Advisory Council for Cardiothoracic Surgery of ACS

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee

Representative, STS Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion

Dr. Ourania Preventza

Adult Cardiac Surgery Representative

2021-2023

Past Presidents

Dr. Leslie Kohman

(1986-1991)

Dr. Phyllis Edwards

(1992–1995)

Dr. Jemi Olak

(1996–1998)

Dr. Rosalyn P. Scott

(1999–2000)

Dr. Andrea (A.J.) Carpenter

(2001-2002)

Dr. Mercedes K.C. Dullum

(2003–2004)

Dr. Margarita T. Camacho

(2005–2007)

Dr. Nora Liburdy Burgess

(2008–2010)

Dr. Yolonda Colson

(2010-2012)

Dr. Virginia R. Litle

(2012-2014)

Dr. Jennifer S. Lawton

(2014-2016)

Dr. Jessica S. Donington

(2016-2018)

Dr. Shanda H. Blackmon

(2018-2020)