2010 TSDA Boot Camp

TSDA Hosts Third Annual CT Surgery Boot Camp

32 Residents Gather for Hands-On Training
July 8-11, 2010

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The Thoracic Surgery Directors Association (TSDA) hosted the third annual cardiothoracic surgery Boot Camp July 8-11, 2010 in Chapel Hill, NC. The program, developed by TSDA and funded by an educational grant from the Joint Council on Thoracic Surgery Education, Inc. (JCTSE), provided resident participants with training in five specific CT surgical areas: cardiopulmonary bypass, anastomosis, open lobectomy, bronchoscopy/mediastinoscopy, and aortic valve surgery. More than 30 volunteer faculty members and guests donated their time and expertise to lead the resident courses and participate in faculty development sessions to identify and discuss critical issues concerning the future of cardiothoracic education.

Boot Camp program directors James I. Fann, MD, Richard H. Feins, MD, and George L. Hicks, Jr. MD, crafted the two-and-a-half day intensive course based on needs emerging in CT surgery residency programs. With the use of simulators for both the cardiac and thoracic sessions, the training provided experience and hands-on practice in basic CT operating skills, allowing residents to be better prepared when entering the operating room in their home programs.

Based on resident evaluations, the third annual TSDA Boot Camp was a resounding success. Residents indicated “the simulation was excellent,” the program was “a fantastic and very rewarding event” and considered Boot Camp an “amazing opportunity.” Residents also expressed gratitude toward the faculty “who volunteered their time to come and teach” and were “very helpful.”

TSDA would like to thank the following supporters for their contributions to the TSDA 2010 Boot Camp:

Joint Council on Thoracic Surgery Education, Inc.
University of North Carolina, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
CAE Healthcare
The Chamberlain Group
CryoLife, Inc.
Ethicon Endo-Surgery, A Johnson & Johnson Company
Karl Storz Endoscopy
Maquet Cardiopulmonary
Medtronic, Inc.
Olympus America, Inc.
Pilling Division of Teleflex Medical
Scanlan International, Inc.
Sorin Group USA, Inc.
St. Jude Medical

2010 Boot Camp Participants

2010 Boot Camp Program Directors
James I. Fann, MD, Stanford University
Richard H. Feins, MD, University of North Carolina
George L. Hicks, Jr., MD, University of Rochester

2010 Boot Camp Faculty
Ron E. Angona, Jr., CCP, University of Rochester
Manjit S. Bains, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Harold M. Burkhart, MD, Mayo Clinic
Andrea J. Carpenter, MD, University of Texas-San Antonio
Alfonso D. Chiscano, MD, University of Texas-San Antonio
Daniel N. Coore, PhD, University of the West Indies
Thomas M. Daniel, MD, University of Virginia
Alberto de Hoyos, MD, Northwestern University
L. Penfield Faber, MD, Rush University
James Gangemi, MD, University of Rochester
Eugene A. Grossi, MD, New York University
Mark D. Iannettoni, MD, University of Iowa
Irving L. Kron, MD, University of Virginia
George J. Magovern, MD, Allegheny General Hospital
Frank Manetta, MD, North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital
Walter H. Merrill, MD, University of Mississippi
Daniel L. Miller, MD, Emory University
Joseph I. Miller, MD, Emory University
Nahush A. Mokadam, MD, University of Washington
Robert S. Poston, MD, Boston Medical College
Paul S. Ramphal, DM, University of the West Indies
Carolyn E. Reed, MD, Carolinas Medical Center
Daniel Richards, University of Rochester
W. Steves Ring, MD, University of Texas Southwestern
Jonathan Salud, Northwestern University
Lawrence Salud, Northwestern University
Peter M. Scholz, MD, UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Richard J. Shemin, MD, University of California-Los Angeles
Mark D. Turrentine, MD, Indiana University
Jennifer D. Walker, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Cameron Wright, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Nirmal Veeramachaneni, MD, University of North Carolina

2010 Camp Residency Program Participants
Albany Medical Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston University
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Duke University
Indiana University
Loma Linda University
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mayo Clinic
Medical University of South Carolina
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Mount Sinai Medical Center
New York University
North Shore Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Northwestern University
Oregon Health & Science University
University of California-Davis
University of California-Los Angeles
University of Colorado
University of Kentucky
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of North Carolina
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Rochester
University of Southern California
University of Texas-San Antonio
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Yale/New Haven Hospital