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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 2020 calendar year will be recognized in 2021 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.

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 2020 STS-PAC Contributors below:

Platinum
Vinay BadhwarJoseph E. BavariaEdward P. ChenAnthony P. FurnaryJ. Robert R. HeadrickDawn HuiKaren M. KimThomas E. MacGillivrayKeith S. NaunheimRaymond L. SingerJohn L. Waciuma
Gold
Kevin D. AccolaCarl Lewis BackerJohn H. CalhoonJoseph C. Cleveland Jr.John V. ConteJoseph A. DearaniAnthony L. EstreraGregory P. FontanaEnrique GongoraFrederick L. GroverJohn R. Handy JrLucian LozonschiMichael L. MaggartRobert J. MarchDouglas J. MathisenThomas L. MatthewJohn E. Mayer Jr.Rita C. MilewskiMichael G. MorontBernard J. ParkG. Alexander PattersonRichard L. PragerJerry W. PrattJennifer C. RomanoMark E. SandThomas A. SchwannAlan M. SpeirCynthia N. SteimleVinod H. ThouraniRobert F. TranbaughElaine C. WeissTom C. Wozniak
Silver
Umraan AhmadMark S. AllenFaisal G BakaeenReginald C. BaptisteWilliam A. BaumgartnerThomas M. BeaverShanda H. BlackmonWilliam T. BrinkmanLewis W. BrittonF. Curtis Curtis Bryan IIMichael D. ButlerAndrea J. CarpenterAndrew C. ChangSubhasis ChatterjeeAaron M. ChengRobbin G. CohenYolonda L. ColsonHannah Copeland MDJonathan D'CunhaRobert J. DabalG. Michael DeebTodd L. DemmyAaron W. EckhauserMelanie A. EdwardsMatthew A. FacktorFelix G. FernandezCharles D. Fraser Jr.T. Sloane GuyRobert A. GuytonRobert A. HanflandJohn L. HarlanLacy E. Harville IIIMeghana Ram Kunkala Helder*Luis J. HerreraJeremy L. HerrmannRobert S.D. HigginsSteven J. HoffAnthony A. HoldenCharles B. HuddlestonMark R. JajkowskiArminder Singh JassarRobert E. Jones MDWilliam Brent KeelingAndy Christopher KiserPaul S KohLeslie J. KohmanKiran H LagisettyStephen J. LaheyRaj B. LalVirginia R. LitleMitchell J. MageeJohn G. MarkleyNathaniel R. McElhaney*George J. McGovern Jr.HelenMari Louise Merritt-GenoreScott MillikanAlykhan S. NagjiRobert G. NetzleyFrancis C. Nichols IIIJames E. O'Brien Jr.Francis D. PaganiGeorge Joseph Palmer IIIGaetano PaoneAnastasios C. PolimenakosRishindra M. ReddyV. Seenu ReddyMatthew Matthew ReinersmanTodd K. RosengartJoseph F. Sabik IIIEdward B. SavageWilliam F SewardDavid M. ShahianRichard J. SheminChristian ShultsJoshua R SonnettSandra L. StarnesJess L. Thompson IIISalim M. WaljiJason Morgan WallenGarrett L. WalshDustin Matthew WaltersRichard I. WhyteDouglas E. WoodRobert A WynbrandtBo Yang
Bronze
Usman Ahmad MDAhmed M Ali*Susan BeckerNicholas R BeekDavid Blitzer*Natalie BodenAlexander A Brescia*Paul Sherman Brown JrKeith BuraGeorge Michael ComasScott CookMalini P Daniel*Adam DotyTrevor Ashton Ellison*Daniel T. EngelmanJames I. FannErin A. GillaspieAndrew B. Goldstone*Jonathan W. HaftJohn A. HowingtonRobert D. D.B. JaquissJules LinVassyl A. LonchynaIan A MakeyCurtis C. MarderG. Robert MasonDonna McDonaldWalter H. MerrillBrian A Mitzman*Keith D. MortmanNabil A. MunfakhMeena NathanJames H Neel*Jennifer S. NelsonJose J. NorbertoHao Pan MDMatthew D Pichert*Ourania A. PreventzaJoe B. Putnam Jr.Karen M. RiegerGrahame W. RushJohn D. SadoffSanjay A. SamyAmir A Sarkeshik*Paul H. SchipperFrank W. SellkeJay G. ShakeMichael P SiegenthalerPhilip J. Spencer*M. Denton StamMatthew Allen SteligaAvidan J SternBetty C. TongReid W. TribbleElaine E. TsengThomas K. VargheseAndrew D Wisneski*Seth Wolf*Courtney Yohe SavageBrittany A Zwischenberger




Goal



Help Us Reach Our Fundraising Goal for 2020

$200,000
$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.