Frankel Cardiovascular Center at STS 57th Annual Meeting

January 30 - February 2, 2021

STS 2021 Goes Virtual 

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons' upcoming annual meeting will embrace innovation to create an immersive digital experience that combines a tradition of excellence with the innovation of tomorrow. It will be unlike anything the specialty has experienced to date.

Conference Website and Contact Information

  • Online Listing of STS Annual Meeting Sessions: For all conference information, including session details, visit the STS Annual Meeting website.
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Presentations by Michigan Medicine Faculty and Residents

Below is a listing of all presentations involving Michigan Medicine faculty and residents organized by category.


Stentless vs. Stented Aortic Valve Bioprostheses: Valve Size Matters, Valve Type Doesn't
Authors: Shinichi Fukuhara MD, Karen Kim MD, Himanshu Patel MD, George M. Deeb MD, Bo Yang MD PhD

Video: Aortic Root Replacement Using a Homemade Composite Valve Graft for Patients with Small Aortic Roots - Preparing for Future TAVR
On Demand
Author: Bo Yang MD PhD

Progression of Aortic Root or Ascending Aorta Dilatation (4.0-4.5cm) after Aortic Valve Replacement in Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease Patients
On Demand
Author: Bo Yang MD PhD

Surgical Management and Long-term Outcomes of Aberrant Subclavian Arteries and Related Kommerell Diverticulum: 20-Year Experience
On Demand
Author: Shinichi Fukuhara MD

Simplified Normothermic Aortic Arch Repair without Circulatory Arrest
On Demand
Author: Shinichi Fukuhara MD


Valve Sparing Aortic Root Interventions in Congenital Heart Surgery
Sunday, January 31, 2021; 4:50 PM – 4:55 PM ET
Authors: Reilly D. Hobbs MD MBS, Jennifer Romano MD MS, Edward Bove MD, Richard Ohye MD, Ming-Sing Si MD

Management of Pulmonary Valve and Neo-Root Dilatation Late after Ross and Arterial Switch Procedures
Sunday, January 31, 2021; 4:40 PM – 4:45 PM ET
Author: Ming-Sing Si MD


Predictors of Discharge Home Without Opioids After Cardiac Surgery: A Multicenter Analysis
On Demand
Authors: Catherine M. Wagner MD, Richard L. Prager MD, Donald S. Likosky PhD, Karen M. Kim MD MS, Kiran H. Lagisetty MD, Alexander A. Brescia MD MSc

The Role of Race on Acute Kidney Injury Following Cardiac Surgery
Sunday, January 31, 2021; 4:20 PM – 4:25 PM ET
Author: Donald Likosky, PhD for the PERForm Registry and the Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons Quality Collaborative

Long-term Mortality After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting is Higher for Socioeconomically Deprived Patients: Insights from Michigan
Sunday, January 31, 2021; 4:30 PM – 4:35 PM ET
Authors: Michael P. Thompson PhD, Devraj Sukul MD, Donald S. Likosky PhD, Richard L. Prager MD

Failure to Rescue: A New STS Quality Metric for Cardiac Surgery
Saturday, January 30, 2021; 11:32 PM – 11:39 AM ET
Author: Donald Likosky PhD

Surgeon Perceptions in Use of Video Analysis and Surgical Coaching in Cardiac Surgery
Authors: Tessa Watt MD MS, Alex Brescia MD MS, Francis Pagani MD PhD, Steven Bolling MD

Smartphone-based App for Evaluating Cardiothoracic Residents: Feasibility and Engagement
Authors: Curtis Bergquist MD, Vikram Sood MD, Andrew Chang MD, Steven Bolling MD, Tessa Watt MD MS, Jennifer Romano MD, Rishi Reddy MD

Mitigating the Risk of Pneumonia Following On-Pump Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: The Role of the Intra- and Post-operative Period
Authors: Richard L. Prager MD, Donald S. Likosky PhD

Prediction of Red Blood Cell Transfusion after Open Aortic Valve Replacement
Authors: Jonathan Haft MD, Donald S. Likosky PhD

Regional Racial Disparities in Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
On Demand
Author: Gorav Ailawadi MD

Effect of Direct Oral Anticoagulants on Outcomes Following Urgent or Emergent Cardiac Surgery
On Demand
Author: Richard L. Prager MD


Evaluation of an Annuloplasty Ring Featuring Novel Chordal Length Guide for Mitral Valve Anterior Leaflet Repair
Authors: Alex Brescia MD MS, Curtis Bergquist MD, Aaron Williams MD, Tessa Watt MD MS, Steven Bolling MD, Matthew Romano MD

Emulsifying Severe Mitral Annular Calcification with Ultrasonic Aspiration During Mitral Valve Replacement
Friday, January 29, 2021; 4:11 PM – 4:16 PM ET
Author: Gorav Ailawadi MD

Contemporary Prevalence and Outcomes of Rheumatic Mitral Valve Surgery E-Poster
Authors: Alex Brescia MD MS, Tessa Watt MD MS, Curtis Bergquist MD, Aaron Williams MD, Steven Bolling MD, Francis Pagani MD PhD, Matthew Romano MD

Mechanical Circulatory Support | Heart Failure

Generalizability of MOMENTUM 3 Clinical Trial Findings to Real-World Practice: An Analysis of the STS INTERMACS Database
Saturday, January 30, 2021; 12:11PM – 12:18  PM ET
Authors: Alexander A. Brescia MD MSc,  Tessa M. F. Watt, MD MSc, Francis D. Pagani MD PhD, Thomas M. Cascino MD MSc PhD, Supriya Shore MD MSc, Donald S. Likosky PhD, Keith D. Aaronson MD MS, Michael P. Thompson PhD

Trends in Pulmonary Artery Endarterectomy for Chronic Thromboembolic Disease: a Society of Thoracic Surgeons Database Analysis
On Demand
Authors: Curtis S. Bergquist MD, Carlo M. Rosati MD, Donald S. Likosky PhD, Jonathan W. Haft MD

A Nationwide Analysis of Mechanical Circulatory Support for Right Ventricular Failure at time of Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement
Saturday, January 30, 2021; 11:58 AM – 12:05 PM ET
Author: Jared Beller MD

Impact of Preoperative vs New Onset Dialysis on Left Ventricular Assist Device Outcomes: An Analysis from the STS INTERMACS Database
Author: Gorav Ailawadi MD, Francis Pagani MD