TSDA Benson R. Wilcox Award

TSDA Benson R. Wilcox Award

The TSDA Benson R. Wilcox Award was established in 2010 to acknowledge the best scientific abstract submitted by a cardiothoracic surgery resident to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Annual Meeting. This annual award honors Dr. Wilcox’s many contributions to the TSDA and thoracic surgery education.

Dr. Wilcox was instrumental in establishing TSDA and served as TSDA president from 1985 to 1987. He also served on the Board of Directors of the National Resident Matching Program, and was a member of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Residency Review Committee for Thoracic Surgery; the American College of Surgeons’ Graduate Medical Education Committee; and a member of the Committee on Graduate Education for the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. It is TSDA’s honor to recognize Dr. Wilcox’s distinguished career as a heart surgeon and educator.

Potential award abstracts must represent original work by a cardiothoracic surgery resident enrolled in a U.S. ACGME-accredited cardiothoracic surgery residency program at the time the research was conducted. General surgery residents and previous TSDA Wilcox Award recipients are not eligible. Residents enrolled in their first 4 years of a 4/3 track are not eligible to apply; residents enrolled in their last 3 years of a 4/3 track are eligible to apply. The resident must be the first author and abstract presenter. Those who wish to be considered for this award should check the designated box when applying through the STS Annual Meeting online abstract submission system. Poster abstracts and surgical video submissions are not eligible for the Wilcox Award. Wilcox Award abstracts may be accepted for presentation in the STS Annual Meeting General Session or Parallel Sessions. The Wilcox Award recipient will be recognized at the TSDA General Session and the STS Awards Presentation.

Contributions to TSDA’s Wilcox Award Fund reinforce the financial foundation required to support this valuable program for the upcoming generation of cardiothoracic surgeons. TSDA is a 501(c)(3) organization and the full amount of your gift may be deductible as a charitable contribution. If you would like to donate to the TSDA Wilcox Award Fund, click the link below to make your online donation today.

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Wilcox Award Recipients

Katherine L. Wood, MD
University of Rochester
Not Anticoagulating Patients Supported with Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Decreases Complications, Blood Transfusions and Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia

Robert M. Van Haren, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
J. Maxwell Chamberlain Memorial Paper for General Thoracic Surgery: Enhanced Recovery Protocol Decreases Pulmonary and Cardiac Complications Following Thoracotomy for Primary Lung Cancer

Carlo Bartoli, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Clinical and In Vitro Evidence That Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)-Associated Hemolysis Contributes to LVAD Thrombosis

George Arnaoutakis, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Moderate Versus Deep Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest is Associated with Similar Postoperative Kidney Function in Elective Aortic Hemiarch Reconstruction

Damien LaPar, MD
University of Virginia
Establishing the “Realworld” Cost-Effectiveness of Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement: A Propensity-Matched Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database Analysis

Fenton McCarthy, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Propensity-Matched Comparison of Open Aortic and Mitral Replacement or Repair versus Transcatheter
Aortic Valve Replacement in Patients with Significant Mitral Regurgitation

Bryan A. Whitson, MD
University of Minnesota
Utilization of the Donor Lung After Asphyxiation or Drowning: Effect on Survival and Rejection in Lung Transplant Recipients

Farhood Farjah, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
The Quality Metric Prolonged Length of Stay Misses Clinically Important Adverse Events Among Lung Cancer Patients Undergoing Lobectomy

Harald C. Ott, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Experimental Lung Regeneration Based on Perfusion Decellularized Matrix Scaffolds

Mark J. Russo, MD, MS
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Predicting Post-Heart Transplant Survival Using Pre-Transplant Risk Factors: Who is Too High Risk?