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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 2022 calendar year will be recognized in 2023 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 2021 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. Thank you to Cardiothoracic and Vascular Associates, P.A. of Jacksonville, FL for contributing at the Platinum level.

We’d like to thank all of our 2022 STS-PAC Contributors below:

Platinum
Vinay BadhwarJoseph E. BavariaDevinder S. BhatiaJohn H. CalhoonDawn S. HuiKaren M. KimThomas E. MacGillivrayCullen D. MorrisKeith S. NaunheimRaymond L. SingerWilson Y. SzetoVinod H. Thourani
Gold
Aaron M. Abarbanell MDMarvin Douglas Atkins Jr.Carl Lewis BackerMary J. BoylanScott M. BradleyAndrea J. CarpenterJoseph C. Cleveland Jr.James Edward Davies Jr.Gansevoort Hurlbut Dunnington Jr.Aaron W. EckhauserAnthony L. EstreraStephanie M. FullerArnar GeirssonDhru S. GirardLacy E. Harville IIIJ. Robert Headrick MDJohn J. Kelemen IIIKenneth A. KeslerJesse L. MaddenDouglas J. MathisenDaniel L L. Miller MDAlykhan S. NagjiFrancis C. Nichols IIIPatroklos S. PappasRonald L. PohlRichard L. PragerJerry W. PrattV. Sreenath ReddyCarl S. Rigby MDRobert J. RobisonJennifer C. RomanoPatrick T. RoughneenEsfandiar ShafiiAlan M. SpeirCynthia N. SteimleIbrahim SultanJess L. Thompson IIIRobert F. TranbaughThomas K. VargheseY. Joseph Joseph WooTom C. Wozniak
Silver
Shahab A. AkhterJames S. AllanGeorge John ArnaoutakisPavan AtluriErle H. Austin IIIFouad M. AzouryFaisal G. BakaeenKeki R. BalsaraWilliam A. BaumgartnerThomas M. BeaverShanda H. BlackmonWilliam M. Boedefeld IIDaniel J. BoffaLinda J. BogarMichael E. BowdishDonnell K. Bowen DORoss M. BremnerPaul Sherman Brown Jr.Foster Curtis Bryan IIWilliam Burfeind Jr.Lamar J. BushnellJohn B. CasterlineSubhasis ChatterjeeE. J. ChauvinAaron M. ChengMichael L. CiccoloRobbin G. CohenWilliam C. ConnerJohn V. ConteHannah Copeland MDJonathan D'CunhaGeorge P. DavliakosDaniel T. De ArmondWilliam P. DeschnerJ. Michael DiMaioRobert D. DowlingAndrew M. Duda MDCornelius M. DykeJames R. EdgertonAfshin EhsanRichard M. EngelmanFelix G. FernandezRichard K. FreemanDavid A. FullertonHenning A. GaissertDivyakant B. GandhiIsaac GeorgeIvan F. Gonzalez-Cancel MDDavid Tyler GreenfieldGary GrosnerKristine J. GuleserianT. Sloane GuyAmy E. HackmannJonathan W. HaftWalter H. HalloranZane T. HammoudJohn L. HarlanJeremiah A. HayangaMeghana Ram Kunkala Helder*Jeremy L. HerrmannWilliam L. Holman MDJohn A. HowingtonJeffrey P. JacobsRobert D.B. JaquissRobert G. JohnsonJeffery Chad JohnsonThomas K. KalmbachLouis T. KandaMark R. KatlicRosemary F. KellyJunaid H. KhanSandeep Jitendra KhandharJay J. KimPaul S. KohBenjamin David KozowerRobert Scott KramerAnita Raquel KruegerKiran H. LagisettyStephen J. LaheyRaj B. LalJohn J. LambertiSidney LevitskyVirginia R. LitleJames C. MacMillanDaniel MarelliNathaniel R. McElhaneySyed A. Mehmood MDHelenMari Louise Merritt-GenoreLouise Rose MillerScott MillikanMahmood MirhoseiniJohn D. MitchellRohinton J. MorrisKeith D. MortmanNabil A. MunfakhJennifer S. NelsonJeffrey H. NewmanJames P. O'RourkeOlusola OduntanJohn C. OfenlochMark B. OrringerFrancis D. PaganiGaetano PaoneBernard J. ParkSara Jane PereiraGiovanni PiovesanaJoseph John PlatzMark D. PlunkettOurania A. PreventzaRishindra M. ReddyThomas Brett ReeceEric E. RoselliTodd K. RosengartRobert E. SachsEdward Y. Sako MDRawn SalengerSanjay A. SamyEdward B. SavageAlexander Bradley SchutzSteven M. SchwartzDavid M. ShahianMahesh S. SharmaK. Robert ShenBarry B. SheppardBrett C. SheridanChristian ShultsIva A. SmolensErnesto R. SolteroJoshua R. SonettPhilip J. SpencerSandra L. StarnesRandy Michael StevensDominic J. TedescoBetty C. TongBruce ToporoffJason Morgan WallenAlison F. WardRichard I. WhyteDouglas E. WoodPhilip W. Wright
Bronze
Douglas Anderson*Mara B. AntonoffLeah M. BackhusNicholas R BeekSharon Ben-OrCastigliano M. BhamidipatiDavid Blitzer*Alexander A. Brescia*Duke Edward CameronDaniel G. CavanaughKaramat ChoudhryAndrei ChurylaGeorge Michael ComasGarrett N. Coyan*Mercedes K.C. DullumDaniel H. Enter*Victor A. FerrarisRamayya U. GowdaIrbaz Hameed*Clif S. Hamilton Jr.M. LaWaun HanceSteven D. HarringtonSameer Hirji*Reilly Daniel HobbsKimberly A. Holst*Hyun Jae Ihm MDScott D. Johnson MD*William Brent KeelingJohn Kennedy III*John M. KessingerCharles C. S. KimSeth Brandon KrantzCarole KrohnDamien James LaParCharles S. LaPunzinaKevin W. LobdellNatalie S. LuiFrank J. LutrinM. Blair MarshallWalter H. MerrillBrian A. MitzmanRichard A. Moggio M.D.Sudish C. MurthyNorman A. OdyniecJ. Edward Edward Okies (RET)Olugbenga Tokunbo OkusanyaArjun PennathurMatthew D. Pichert*Samuel B. Pollock Jr.George E. ReedSiavash SaadatJohn D. SadoffStefano SchenaFrank W. SellkeA. Laurie W. ShroyerRaymond J. Strobel*Norman W. ThomsChristopher W. ToweHiroshi ToyoharaElaine E. TsengWarren D. WidmannDaniel Wilkinson*Seth Wolf*Sai S. YendamuriCourtney YoheAlex T. ZakhariaSanford M. Zeigler




Goal



Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal for 2022

$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.