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​International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President
Johannes Bonatti, MD

President Elect
Anson Cheung, MD

Vice President
Niv Ad, MD

Secretary
Bob B. Kiaii, MD

Treasurer
Vinod H. Thourani, MD

Past President
Gregory P. Fontana, MD

Editor
Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD

Director
Sahin Senay, MD

Director (North America)
Husam H. Balkhy, MD

Director (North America)
L. Wiley Nifong, MD

Director (North America)
Harold G. Roberts, Jr., MD

Director (Thoracic/North America)
Hiran C. Fernando, MD

Director (Thoracic)
Calvin S. H. Ng, MD

Director (Thoracic Europe)
Giulia Veronesi, MD

Director (Europe)
Joerg Kempfert, MD

Director (Europe)
Malakh L. Shrestha, MBBS

Director (Europe)
Piotr Suwalski, MD, PhD

Director (Non Europe/North America)
Simon C. Moten, MD

Director (Non Europe/North America)
Takashi Nitta, MD, PhD

At-Large Director
Changqing Gao, MD

At-Large Director
Robinson Poffo, MD

Program Co-Chair
Nikolaos Bonaros, MD

Program Co-Chair
Eric J. Lehr, MD, PhD

Thoracic, Program Co-Chair
Ghulam Abbas, MD

Thoracic, Program Co-Chair
Farid Gharagozloo, MD

Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society
BOARD OF DIRECTORS


President
Michael J. Walker, MD

Vice President
Abbas E. Abbas, MD

Treasurer
Faiz Y. Bhora, MD

Secretary
Eric J. Lehr, MD

Immediate Past President
Robert J. Moraca, MD

Program Committee Chair
Sharon Ben-Or, MD

Cardiac Chief
Bradley S. Taylor, MD

Thoracic Chief
Doraid Jarrar, MD

Membership Committee Chair
Africa F. Wallace, MD

Membership Committee
Spencer J. Melby, MD
Andrea Wolf, MD
 
Executive Council
Nimesh D. Desai, MD, PhD
Stephanie Fuller, MD​
Konstadinos A. Plestis, MD
Benjamin A. Youdelman, MD

Japan Robotic Surgery Society
DIRECTORS

President
Go Watanabe, MD, PhD

Makoto Hashizume, MD, PhD
Keiichi Isaka, MD, PhD
Norihiko Ishikawa, MD, PhD
Soichiro Kitamura, MD, PhD
Hiroya Kitano, MD, PhD
Seigo Kitano, MD, PhD
Junjiro Kobayashi, MD, PhD
Seiji Naito, MD, PhD
Hiroshi Nakagawa, MD, PhD
Hiroshige Nakamura, MD, PhD
Hirokazu Noshiro, MD, PhD
Tomoki Shimokawa, MD, PhD
Masaaki Tachibana, MD, PhD
Ichiro Uyama, MD, PhD
Toshiaki Watanabe, MD, PhD




For information about these organizations, contact: the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery, 500 Cummings Center, Suite 4550, Beverly, MA 01915 USA; Telephone: 1.978.927.8330; FAX: 1.978.524.8890; E-mail: admin@ismics.org; Website: http://www.ismics.org/; and the Japan Robotic Surgery Society, Department of General and Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kanazawa University, 13-1 Takara-machi, Kanazawa 920-8641, Japan; Telephone: +81-76-265-2355; FAX: +81-76-222-6833; E-mail: info@j-robo.or.jp; Website: http://j-robo.or.jp.