Cardiothoracic Surgery in the COVID Crisis: Candid Conversations with Colleagues from US Hot Spots

In this first episode in the new STS webinar series, Cardiothoracic Surgery in the COVID Crisis, STS President Joseph A. Dearani, MD, talks with surgeons from Seattle and New York City, as well as an infectious disease expert from the Mayo Clinic about their work on the front lines.

They will:

  • Compare and contrast preop screening, surgical triage, ICU, and ECMO algorithms
  • Discuss pediatric protocols
  • Describe the current state of infectious disease issues

They also take questions from the audience and talk about one thing that they would do over, given the opportunity.

MODERATOR

Joseph A. Dearani, MD

Director, Pediatric and Adult Congenital Heart Surgery

Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN

 

PANELISTS

Gabriel S. Aldea, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery University of Washington Medical Center

Seattle, WA

 

Emile A. Bacha, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiac, Thoracic, and Vascular Surgery

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

 

Isaac George, MD – COVID Survivor!

Surgical Director, Structural Heart & Valve Center

NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY

 

John (Jack) C. O'Horo, MD, MPH

Division of Infectious Diseases and Critical Care Medicine

Mayo Clinic

Rochester, Minnesota

 

Douglas E. Wood, MD

Chair, Department of Surgery University of Washington Medical Center

Seattle, WA