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The Society's primary mechanism for influencing the policymaking process is STS-PAC. STS-PAC contributions help to ensure that cardiothoracic surgery has a strong voice in Washington and across the country. STS-PAC is the only political action committee that exclusively represents cardiothoracic surgery.

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In 2018, we announced a new initiative aimed at encouraging greater member participation and engagement in advocacy for our specialty—recognizing STS-PAC contributions by giving levels. Contributions made during the 2021 calendar year will be recognized in 2022 and will include publication on the STS-PAC webpage, in the STS Booth at the STS Annual Meeting, and in an issue of STS News. For a list thanking our 2020 STS-PAC contributors, click here.

STS-PAC Giving Levels
Platinum: $2,500 — $5,000
Gold: $1,000 — $2,499
Silver: $250 — $999
Bronze: $1 — $249

Pre-Candidates and Candidate STS Members are recognized with an asterisk(*) next to his or her name. We’d like to thank all of our 2021 STS-PAC Contributors below:

Platinum
Vinay BadhwarEdward P. ChenJoseph C. Cleveland Jr.Anthony P. FurnaryJ. Robert Headrick MDDawn S. HuiKaren M. KimThomas E. MacGillivrayKeith S. NaunheimRaymond L. SingerAlan M. SpeirWilson Y. SzetoVinod H. ThouraniJames S. TweddellThomas K. Varghese
Gold
Kevin D. AccolaHugh G. AuchinclossEmile A. BachaCarl Lewis BackerMary J BoylanJohn H. CalhoonJames Edward Davies Jr.Joseph A. DearaniAnthony L. EstreraJohn R. Handy JrJohn A. HowingtonKenneth A. KeslerJesse L MaddenDouglas J. MathisenMichael C. MauneyRobert J. McKenna Jr.Daniel L. MillerKevin B. MillerPatroklos S. PappasBernard J. ParkG. Alexander PattersonRichard L. PragerV. Sreenath ReddyJennifer C. RomanoJoseph F. Sabik IIIMark E. SandJames R. ScharffSteven M. SchwartzVaughn A. StarnesCynthia N. SteimleRobert F. TranbaughDouglas E. Wood
Silver
William A. BaumgartnerThomas M. BeaverShanda H. BlackmonLinda J BogarMichael E. BowdishPreben BrandenhoffAlexander A Brescia*William T. BrinkmanPaul Sherman Brown JrFoster Curtis Bryan IIWilliam Burfeind JrAndrea J. CarpenterSubhasis ChatterjeeAaron M. ChengRobbin G. CohenWilliam C. Connerjohn V. conteHannah Copeland MDGreg A. CrookeJonathan D'CunhaAbelardo DeAnda JrGregory K. DedinskyWilliam P. DeschnerJ. Michael DiMaioGansevoort Hurlbut Dunnington JrJames R. EdgertonCherie P. ErkmenFelix G. FernandezDavid A. FullertonDivyakant B. GandhiScott M. GoldmanDavid Tyler GreenfieldT. Sloane GuyJeremiah A. HayangaMeghana Ram Kunkala Helder*Anthony A. HoldenWilliam L. Holman MDLauren C. KaneMario W KatigbakKamal G. KhalilJunaid H. KhanSandeep Jitendra KhandharRobert Scott KramerPaul A. KurlanskyKiran H LagisettyStephen J. LaheyRaj B. LalSidney LevitskyVirginia R. LitleKevin W. LobdellIan A MakeyJose M MaquilanRobert J. MarchJohn G. MarkleyNathaniel R. McElhaneyWalter H. MerrillHelenMari Louise Merritt-GenoreBryan F. MeyersScott MillikanDaniela MolenaKeith D. MortmanAnthony L. MoultonNabil A. MunfakhMichael C. MurphyAlykhan S. NagjiFrancis C. Nichols IIIJames P. O'RourkeMark B. OrringerFrancis D. PaganiGaetano PaoneOurania A. PreventzaJoe B. Putnam Jr.Rishindra M. ReddyMatthew ReinersmanTodd K. RosengartSanjay A. SamyEdward B. SavageFrank W. SellkeDavid M. ShahianJoshua R SonnettRussell F. StahlSandra L. StarnesDominic J. TedescoNeil J. ThomasJess L. Thompson IIIBruce ToporoffReid W. TribbleAndy C. TsenElaine E. TsengJason Morgan WallenAlison F. Ward*
Bronze
Muhammad Aftab MDMara B. AntonoffArman ArghamiRalph W AyeCharles T. BakhosKeki R. BalsaraNicholas BeekMark F. Berry MDDavid Blitzer*Jordan P Bloom*Natalie BodenPeter J. BolanLisa M. BrownAndrei ChurylaMelissa ClarkDavid Tom CookeReza Robert DabirJohn R. Dein MDAdam DotyRobert D. DowlingThomas M. EganDaniel T. EngelmanDaniel H Enter*Loretta ErhunmwunseeVictor A. FerrarisErin A. GillaspieJohn G. GriecoRobert D. D.B. JaquissNicholas T. KouchoukosBenjamin David KozowerCarole KrohnCurtis C. MarderLinda W. MartinMark J. MeyerJames H NeelJennifer S. NelsonJ. Edward Edward Okies (RET)Marvin D. PeytonMatthew D Pichert*Matthew A. RomanoJohn D. SadoffAlexander Bradley Schutz*Philip J. Spencer*Raymond J. Strobel*John F TejedaTyler J. Wallen*Seth Wolf*Courtney Yohe SavageSanford M. Zeigler




Goal



Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal for 2021

$250,000
$83,500.00

Resources



  • In most states, you must be registered to vote prior to the day of the election. Have your say, register to vote today.

  • Not sure who represents you in Congress or in the State House? Find out here.

  • Go back to the STS Advocacy webpage and learn more about the latest and most important regulatory and legislative news and resources relevant to cardiothoracic surgery.

  • Be informed on Election Day, see a sample ballot for where you will be voting.