2013 TSDA Boot Camp

TSDA hosted the sixth annual TSDA Boot Camp July 25-28, 2013 in Chapel Hill, NC. The program, developed by TSDA and funded by various educational grants, provided resident participants with training in five specific CT surgical areas: cardiopulmonary bypass, vessel anastomosis, open lobectomy, brochoscopy/mediastinoscopy, and aortic valve surgery. A mini-session on aortic root replacement was also on the schedule. More than 30 volunteer faculty members and guests donated their time and expertise to lead the resident courses.

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 provides 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.

Click here to view pictures of the 2013 TSDA Boot Camp.

Corporate Supporters

Thank you to TSDA’s generous industry sponsors for their support of the 2013 Boot Camp through educational grants, equipment, and supplies:

Gold Bars
St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Silver Cluster
Terumo Cardiovascular Systems

Bronze Star
CorMatrix Cardiovascular, Inc.
Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Scanlan International, Inc.
Teleflex Medical

Thank you to TSDA’s industry contributors for their generous donations of equipment and supplies:

The Chamberlain Group
Edwards Cardiovascular
Karl Storz Endoscopy-America, Inc.
LifeLike BioTissue, Inc.
Medtronic, Inc.
Mimic Technologies, Inc.
Sorin Group

2013 Boot Camp Participants

2013 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

2013 Boot Camp Faculty
John Alexander, MD, NorthShore University HealthSystem
Manjit Bains, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Brian Bethea, MD, UT Southwestern
Lewis  Britton, MD, Albany Medical College
Harold Burkhart, MD, Mayo Clinic
D. Pat Burney, MD, Triad Cardiothoracic Surgery
Andrea J. Carpenter, MD, University of Texas San Antonio
Mark Ferguson, MD, University of Chicago
Eugene  Grossi, MD, New York University
John  Hammon, MD, Wake Forest University
John  Ikonomidis, MD, Medical University of South Carolina
Carolyn Jones, MD, University of Rochester
Takushi  Kohmoto, MD, University of Wisconsin
Rick Lee, MD, St. Louis University
Frank Manetta, MD, Long Island Jewish
Walter McGregor, MD, Allegheny General Hospital
Joe Miller, MD, Emory University
Dilip Nath, MD, Children’s National Medical Center
John  Nesbitt, MD, Vanderbilt University
William Northrup, MD
John Odell, MD, Mayo Clinic
Richard Prager, MD, University of Michigan
Varun Puri, MD, Washington University
Juan  Sanchez, MD, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Sara Shumway, MD, University of Minnesota
Howard  Song, MD, Oregon Health Sciences University
Mithran Sukumar, MD, Oregon Health and Science University
Jennifer Walker, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Darryl Weiman, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Walter Wolfe, MD, Duke University

2013 Faculty Support
Mark S. Adams, RDCS, Massachusetts General Hospital
Ron Angona, CCP, University of Rochester
Daniel N. Coore, PhD, University of West Indies, Jamaica
Paul S. Ramphal, DM, University of West Indies, Jamaica

2013 Boot Camp Residecy Program Participants
Cleveland Clinic
Duke University Medical Center
Emory University
Indiana University
Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Loyola University Medical Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mayo Clinic
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Medical University of South Carolina
New York Presbyterian Hospital/Memorial Sloan Kettering
New York University
Oregon Health and Sciences University
Penn State University
The Ohio State University
University of Arizona
University of California Davis
University of California Los Angeles
University of California San Francisco
University of Chicago
University of Colorado
University of Florida
University of Kansas
University of Kentucky
University of Louisville
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Mississippi Medical Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
University of Southern California
University of Virginia
UT Southwestern Medical Center