Dr. Michael Mack, Director of Cardiovascular Research and Cardiovascular Medicine of the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano and Director of Cardiovascular Surgery for the Baylor Healthcare System, spoke at the third annual 2010 Norman E. Shumway, MD, Visiting Professorship Lecture on May 14, 2010.
The day's events included meeting with alumni and current residents as well as Dr. Mack's presentation at the Clark Auditorium, entitiled “Cardiovascular Medicine: A Joint Mission.”
About Dr. Mack
Michael J. Mack, MD, was born in 1947 in Syracuse, New York. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Boston College in 1969 and his Medical Degree from St. Louis University in 1973. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota in 1976, and completed his training in General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, in 1982. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, General Surgery, and Thoracic Surgery. He began practice in cardiothoracic surgery in 1982 in Dallas, Texas, being a founding member of Cardiothoracic Surgery Associates of North Texas (CSANT). The practice currently has 60 physicians in the fields of cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, cardiology, and vascular surgery. He also co-founded the Cardiopulmonary Research Science and Technology Institute (CRSTI), a not-for-profit research organization in 1996. He currently holds the position of Director of Cardiovascular Research and Cardiovascular Medicine of the Heart Hospital Baylor Plano. He is Director of Cardiovascular Surgery for the Baylor Healthcare System.
Dr. Mack has over 250 peer-reviewed medical publications. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery and is a reviewer for over ten medical journals. His current areas of interest include minimally invasive surgery and percutaneous heart valve therapy. He has been a Visiting Professor at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Northwestern University, Emory University, and the University of Virginia. He has performed surgery in over ten foreign countries including China, Egypt, Taiwan, Sweden, Germany, and Brazil. Dr. Mack holds a number of positions in national organizations. He is the President of the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (TSFRE) and is the Past President of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA). He is First Vice President (President–elect 2011) of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) and is Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Joint Committee for Thoracic Surgical Education (JCTSE). He is also the Co-Chairman of the Industry Alliance Committee of the STS/AATS
Michael J. Mack, MD, FACC
Director, Cardiovascular Research and Cardiovascular Medicine
The Heart Hospital
Director, Cardiovascular Surgery
Baylor Health Care System
Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education
President - Elect
Society for Thoracic Surgeons