Society

​International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery
BOARD OF DIRECTORS

President
Anson Cheung, MD

President Elect
Niv Ad, MD​

Vice President
Piotr Suwalski, MD, PhD

Secretary
Bob B. Kiaii, MD

Treasurer
Vinod H. Thourani, MD

Past President
Johannes Bonatti, 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)
Gry Dahle, MD

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

Director
Chunsheng Wang, MD

At-Large Director
Changqing Gao, MD

At-Large Director
Robinson Poffo, MD

Program Co-Chair
Joseph Lamelas, MD

Program Co-Chair
Rashmi Yadav, FRCS (CTh), PhD

Thoracic, Program Co-Chair
Sebastien Gilbert, MD

Thoracic, Program Co-Chair
Giulia Veronesi, MD

Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society
BOARD OF DIRECTORS


President
Abbas E. Abbas, MD

Vice President
Faiz Y. Bhora, MD

Treasurer
Eric J. Lehr, MD

Secretary
Sharon Ben-Or, MD

Immediate Past President
Michael J. Walker, MD

Program Committee Chair
Doraid Jarrar, MD

Cardiac Chief
Bradley S. Taylor, MD

Thoracic Chief
Africa F. Wallace, MD

Membership Committee Chair
Spencer J. Melby, MD

Membership Committee
Zachary Kon, MD
Andrea Wolf, MD
 
Executive Council

John V. Conte, Jr., MD
Julian Guitron, MD
Benjamin Haithcock, MD
Konstadinos A. Plestis, 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.