2019 TSDA Boot Camp

The 2019 TSDA Boot Camp will be held September 12-15 in Chapel Hill, NC. The nomination period is now closed. The program is designed to provide incoming residents with an experiential foundation and hands-on practice in basic cardiothoracic operating skills so they are better prepared to enter the CT surgery operating arena. Resident and faculty participants will utilize simulators to enhance the learning experience and create real-world case and emergency scenarios. The TSDA Boot Camp was first held in 2008; the program has since provided programs and residents with numerous tangible and intangible benefits, including:

  • Exposure to a simulated OR environment for cardiac and general thoracic procedures facilitated by leaders in thoracic surgery education. This is particularly significant to residents whose programs do not offer this opportunity.
  • Extensive one-on-one interaction with faculty.
  • In just one weekend, resident attendees will meet their 20-hour simulation requirement mandated by the ABTS.
  • Past resident attendees continue to comment on the importance of Boot Camp as a networking resource for faculty and fellow residents to discuss educational and professional opportunities.
  • Several Boot Camp residents have returned as faculty later in their career.

This year’s training sessions include*:

  • Cardiac: Cardiopulmonary bypass
  • Cardiac: Vessel anastomosis
  • Cardiac: Basic Wire/TAVR skills training
  • General Thoracic: Bronchoscopy/mediastinoscopy
  • General Thoracic: Open lobectomy/Hilar dissection
  • General Thoracic: Basic robotic skills training
  • Cardiac: Aortic root and valve anatomy (mini-session)
  • Cardiac: Aortic root surgery (mini-session)

*Subject to change

Course Materials
Anatomy of the Heart, Dr. Gene Grossi

Cardiac: Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Cardiopulmonary Bypass Skills
Cardiopulmonary Bypass Steps
Cardiopulmonary Bypass: A Primer (iTunes download)
Portfolio for Cardiac Surgery
Simple Pig Heart Model

Cardiac: Vessel Anastomosis
Coronary and Vascular Anastomosis

Cardiac: Basic Wire/TAVR/TEVAR Skills
TEVAR and Aortic Arch Debranching Procedures
Provided with permission of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Cardiac: Introduction to Aortic Valve Surgery
Aortic Valve Pathology and Treatment

Cardiac: Aortic Root & Valve Anatomy
The Platform for All Aortic Root Surgery

General Thoracic: Open Lobectomy/Hilar Dissection
Open Lobectomy Syllabus
Lung Cancer Staging
Lymph Node Map

General Thoracic: Bronchoscopy/Mediastinoscopy
Lung Separation Techniques
The Use of Fiberoptic Endoscopy in Anesthesia
One Lung Ventilation Module

General Thoracic: Robotic Skills
Robotic Porcine Left Upper Lobectomy

Corporate Supporters

Thank you to TSDA’s generous industry sponsors for their support of the 2019 TSDA Boot Camp through educational grants.

Silver Cluster
Olympus Corporation of the Americas

Bronze Star
Boston Scientific
LSI Solutions

Boston Scientific
Edwards Lifesciences
LSI Solutions
Scanlan International

2019 TSDA Boot Camp Participants

Program Directors
James I. Fann, MD, Stanford University
Richard H. Feins, MD, University of North Carolina
George L. Hicks, Jr., MD, University of Rochester
Nahush Mokadam, MD, University of Washington
Jon Nesbitt, MD, Vanderbilt University

Residency Program Participants
Albany Medical Center
Allegheny General Hospital
Baylor University Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Cleveland Clinic
Duke University Hospital
East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU/Vidant Medical Center
Emory University
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Indiana University
Johns Hopkins University
Mayo Clinic
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
Medical University of South Carolina
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Montefiore Medical
New York University School of Medicine
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Ohio State University Hospital
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Rush University Medical Center
Spectrum Health/Michigan State University
Temple University Hospital
Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine
Tufts Medical Center
University of Alabama Medical Center
University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson
University of California Davis
University of California San Diego
University of California San Francisco
University of Chicago
University of Florida
University of Iowa
University of Kansas Medical Center
University of Miami
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of North Carolina Memorial Hospital
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
University of Virginia Medical Center
Virginia Commonwealth University
Wake Forest University
Washington University School of Medicine
Yale-New Haven Medical Center
Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/ Northwell

John Alexander, MD, Senior Tour
Manjit Bains, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Leora Balsam, MD, UMass Memorial Medical Center
Castigliano Bhamidipati, DO, Oregon Health & Science University
Marybeth Brady, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Lewis Britton, MD, Albany Medical Center
Harold Burkhart, MD, University of Oklahoma
Pat Burney, MD, Senior Tour
Stephanie Cha, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Ben Daly, MD, Senior Tour
Mani Daneshmand, MD, Emory University
Robert Downey, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Desmond D’Souza, MD, Ohio State University
James Edgerton, MD, The Heart Hospital
Gene Grossi, MD, New York University
Kendra Grubb, MD, Emory University
John Hammon, MD, Senior Tour
John Ikonomidis, MD, University of North Carolina
Mike Jaklitsch, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Doug Johnston, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Carolyn Jones, MD, University of Rochester
Brent Keeling, MD, Emory University
Megan Kostibas, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Jules Lin, MD, University of Michigan
Frank Manetta, MD, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine
Hersh Maniar, MD, Washington University
Rita Milewski, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Joe Miller, MD, Senior Tour
Dan Miller, MD, WellStar Health System/May Clinic Care Network
Bill Northrup, MD, CryoLife
Dan Oh, MD, University of Southern California
Roman Petrov, MD, Temple University
Daniel Rinewalt, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Michael Robich, MD, MMP Cardiothoracic Surgery
Manu Sancheti, MD, Emory University
Sara Shumway, MD, University of Minnesota
Mithran Sukumar, MD, Oregon Health & Science University
Paul Tang, University of Michigan
John Vavalle, University of North Carolina
Garrett Walsh, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Adam Williams, MD, Duke University
Joseph Wizorek, MD, University of Rochester
Stephen Yang, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Michael Yeung, MD, University of North Carolina
Brittany Zwischenberger, MD, Duke University

Faculty Support
Ron Angona, CCP, University of Rochester
Rachel Gambino, CCP, Duke University
Paul Ramphal, MD, University of West Indies