STS Patient Information Task Force

Patient Information Task Force

Robbin G. Cohen, MD, MMM
Dr. Cohen is the Medical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, CA, and Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Southern California. He also is Chair of the STS Workforce on Media Relations and Communications/Patient Information Task Force.



Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD
Dr. Erhunmwunsee is an Assistant Professor of Surgery, practicing general thoracic surgery at the City of Hope Medical Center in Duarte, CA. Her clinical interests include all aspects of general throacic surgery, including robotic surgery and thoracic oncology. Her research interests include health services and eliminating health inequity.



Kendra J. Grubb, MD, MHA
Dr. Grubb serves as Surgical Director of the Structural Heart and Valve Center at Emory University in Atlanta. An active teacher and researcher, she has participated in many clinical trials and investigations and presented her work at dozens of regional, national, and international conferences.



Amy E. Hackmann, MD
Dr. Hackmann is Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support and Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation at the University of Southern California. In addition to performing adult cardiac surgery and thoracic transplants, she educates physicians throughout North America about acute cardiopulmonary support (ECLS/ECMO).



Lauren C. Kane, MD
Dr. Kane is a congenital heart surgeon at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine. 



Muhammad Faraz Masood, MD
Dr. Masood is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon and Assistant Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO.



V. Seenu Reddy, MD, MBA
Dr. Reddy is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon and Surgical Director of the Structural Heart Program at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn.



Ram Kumar Subramanyan, MD, PhD
Dr. Subramanyan is an Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He also is an attending pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, practicing the full spectrum of pediatric cardiac and thoracic procedures. Dr. Subramanyan’s clinical interests include neonatal cardiac surgery and complex biventricular repairs. 



Nestor R. Villamizar, MD
Dr. Villamizar is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, and is the Associate Program Director for the Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship. He has a particular interest in education to improve patient care and surgical outcomes.