National Leadership

Current Leadership

Elan Burton, MD

Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia Committees:
- CVSA Leadership Committee, Member at Large (2021 - 2023)
Fellows in Training Committee (2021 - 2023) 

Yasuhiro Shudo, MD, PhD

CVSA Membership & Communications Committee of the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, Member (2019 - Current)

William Hiesinger, MD

Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia Committees, CVSA Leadership Committee, Member at Large (2020 - Current)

JW MacArthur, MD

Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia Committees, CVSA Leadership Committee, CVSA Education and Publication Committee, Member (2022 - 2023)

Michael Fischbein, MD, PhD

President (2023 - Present)
Vice-President of WTSA (2022 - 2023 second half)
Secretary (2019 - 2023)
Local Arrangements Chair (2017)
Program Chair (2014)
Program Committee (2012 - 2015)

Joseph Woo, MD

Secretary (2023 - Present)
Councilor-at-Large (2022 - 2023)

Past Leadership

Leo Eloesser, MD

(1936 - 1937)
19th President

Frank L.A. Gerbode, MD

(1972 - 1973)
53rd President

Presidential Address

D. Craig Miller, MD

(2007 - 2008)
88th President

Presidential Address

Emile Holman, MD

(1953 - 1954)
33rd President
(Emile Holman was Chair of Surgery at the time)  

Norman E. Shumway Jr., MD, PhD

(1986 - 1987)
67th President

Presidential Address

Michael Fischbein, MD, PhD

Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia Committees, CVSA Leadership Committee:
- CVSA Vice Chair (2017 - 2019)
- CVSA Chair (2019 - 2021)
- Liaison, and Nominating Committee Chair; CVSA Education and Publication Committee, Member-at-large (2011 - )

Joseph Woo, MD

Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia, Chair, Scientific Sessions Program Committee

Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia Committees, CVSA Leadership Committee, Liaison (2004 - )

Leah Backhus, MD, MPH, FACS

Board of Directors, Director-at-Large (2014 - 2019)

Board of Directors, Secretary/Treasurer (2019 - 2022)

James B. D. Mark, MD, FCCP

President (1994 - 1995)

Robert (Bobby) Robbins, MD

(position held while Dr. Robbins was Chairman)

Board of Directors, President (2006 - 2007)