2016 TSDA Boot Camp

The 2016 TSDA Boot Camp was held September 22-25, 2016 in Chapel Hill, NC. 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.

TSDA Boot Camp Program Directors (l to r) Drs. George Hicks, James Fann, Richard Feins, Jon Nesbitt, and Nahush Mokadam.

Click here to view photos of the 2016 TSDA Boot Camp.

This year’s training sessions included:

  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass
  • Vessel Anastomosis
  • Bronchoscopy/Mediastinoscopy
  • Hilar Dissection/Open Lobectomy
  • Aortic Root and Valve Anatomy (mini-session)
  • Aortic Valve Surgery (mini-session)
  • Mitral Valve Anatomy and Suturing (mini-session)

Course Materials

Boot Camp Schedule
Anatomy of the Heart

Cardiac: Aortic Root and Valve Anatomy
Aortic Valve and Root Anatomy: The Platform For All Aortic Root Surgery

Cardiac: Vessel Anastomosis
Coronary and Vascular Anastomosis

Cardiac: Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Bypass
Cardiopulmonary Bypass Steps
Portfolio for Cardiac Surgery
Simple Pig Heart Model

Thoracic: Open Lobectomy
Course Syllabus
Lung Cancer Staging
Lymph Node Map

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

Cardiac: Mitral Valve Anatomy and Suturing
Course Outline
Mitral Valve Anatomy and Suturing
Movie: Resident resecting diseased anterior leaflet
Movie: Resident placing posterior mitral valve leaflet annuloplasty sutures
Movie: Resident placing posterior mitral leaflet replacement sutures

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

Corporate Supporters
Thank you to TSDA’s generous industry sponsors for their support of the 2016 Boot Camp through educational grants:

Medal of Honor
Medtronic, Inc.
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)

Gold Bars

Silver Cluster
St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Bronze Star
Bard Davol
Edwards Lifesciences
Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Terumo Cardiovascular Group

3D Systems Healthcare
Bard Davol
Getinge Group (formerly Maquet Medical Systems)
Medtronic, Inc.
Scanlan International, Inc.

Product Support
TSDA thanks the following contributors for their generous donations of equipment and supplies:

Bard Davol
CAE Healthcare
The Chamberlain Group
Inventive Medical
InvoSurg, Inc.
Karl Storz Endoscopy
KindHeart, Inc.
Medtronic, Inc.
Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Scanlan International, Inc.
St. Jude Medical, Inc.
University of North Carolina, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery
W.L. Gore & Associates

2016 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 College
Allegheny General Hospital
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Cleveland Clinic
Duke University
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Loyola University Medical Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Mayo Clinic
Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical University of South Carolina
New York Presbyterian Hospital – Columbia
New York University Medical Center
Northwestern University
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Oregon Health & Science University
Penn State University
Texas Heart Institute/Baylor College of Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas Medical School, Houston
Tufts Medical Center
University of Alabama
University of Arizona
University of California, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, San Francisco
University of Cincinnati
University of Florida
University of Kentucky
University of Minnesota
University of Nebraska Medical Center
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
University of Rochester
University of Texas San Antonio
University of Texas Southwestern
University of Toronto
University of Virginia
University of Wisconsin
Washington University School of Medicine
Yale New-Haven Medical Center

Mark Adams, RDCS, Massachusetts General Hospital
John Alexander, MD
Manjit Bains, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Leora Balsam, MD, New York University
Lisa Brown, MD, University of California, Davis
Harold Burkhart, MD, University of Oklahoma
Pat Burney, MD
Tommy Caranasos, MD, University of North Carolina
DuyKhanh Pham (Mimi) Ceppa, MD, Indiana University
Andrew Chang, MD, University of Michigan
David Cooke, MD, University of California, Davis
Jon D’Cunha, MD, University of Pittsburgh
Ben Daly, MD
Nilto De Oliveira, MD, University of Wisconsin
Mike DiMaio, MD, Baylor Research Institute
James Edgerton, MD, The Heart Hospital
Gene Grossi, MD, New York University
Julian Guitron, MD, University of Cincinnati
John Hammon, MD, Wake Forest University
Phil Hess, MD, Indiana University
Carolyn Jones, MD, University of Rochester
Peter Knight, MD, University of Rochester
Thomas MacGillivray, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Ryan Macke, MD, University of Wisconsin
Frank Manetta, MD, Hofstra-Northwell School of Medicine
Hersh Maniar, MD, Washington University
Joe Miller, MD
Dilip Nath, MD, Children’s National Medical Center
Bill Northrup, MD, CryoLife
Sunil Prasad, MD, University of Rochester
W. Steves Ring, MD
Lana Schumacher, MD, Allegheny General Hospital
Sara Shumway, MD, University of Minnesota
Sande Starnes, MD, University of Cincinnati
Ram Subramanyan, MD, University of Southern California
George Tolis, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital
Tom Varghese, MD, University of Utah
Jennifer Walker, MD, Umass Memorial Medical Center
Darryl Weiman, MD, University of Tennessee
Stephen Yang, MD, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions

Faculty Support
Ron Angona, CCP, University of Oklahoma
Daniel N. Coore, PhD, University of West Indies, Jamaica
Paul S. Ramphal, DM, University of West Indies, Jamaica