Western Thoracic Surgical Association Western Thoracic Surgical Association
NEWSLETTER
Fall 2020
Richard I. Whyte, MD
WTSA President


Normally, the late Summer/Fall newsletter provides the President an opportunity to reflect on the recent Annual Meeting, to comment on the current state of the organization, and to articulate goals and expectations for the upcoming year. Needless to say, this past several months has been anything but normal. More
 
Save the Date for the 2021 Annual Meeting in Victoria, BC, Canada, taking place June 23-26, 2021
Save the Date for the 2021 Annual Meeting in Victoria, BC, Canada, taking place June 23-26, 2021. More
 
For over two decades, the Postgraduate Course at the Western Thoracic Surgical Association Annual Meeting benefited from the support of the Lyman A Brewer, III, Research and Education Fund of the White Memorial Charitable Foundation; and more recently, the PG Course received multi-year support from Dr. Thomas J. Fogarty. These endowments ended in 2016, at which time the WTSA Council sought new support to ensure the long-term viability of the Postgraduate Course as well as other educational activities offered at the Annual Meeting. To achieve this goal, the Council established the 21st Century Founders Fund. More
 
2020-2021 Council

President
Richard I. Whyte, MD

Vice President
Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr., MD

Immediate Past President
Patricia A. Thistlethwaite, MD

Secretary
Michael P. Fischbein, MD, PhD

Treasurer
Jessica S. Donington, MD

Councilor-at-Large
Brian L. Reemtsen, MD

Councilor-at-Large
Daniel L. Serna, MD

Councilor-at-Large
Y. Joseph Woo, MD

Councillor/Founder
Arthur N. Thomas, MD

Historian
Douglas E. Wood, MD

WTSA Representative
to the
ACS Board of Governors
Sean C. Grondin, MD

Editor
Richard D. Weisel, MD

 
Congratulations to the 2019 and 2020 New Members. More
 
Applications are now being accepted for the 2021 WTSA Traveling Fellowship for Residents, Trainees, and Practicing Surgeons, the goal of which is to promote interaction and learning between residents / trainees / practicing surgeons and WTSA members. More
 
The WTSA is now accepting Applications for Membership online for Active as well as Candidate membership status. Visit the WTSA Web site to read the complete membership eligibility requirements. Current WTSA members may initiate a new application by logging into the Members Only Area and entering the applicant's name, phone, and e-mail address, or applicants may themselves initiate their own applications. More
 
2021 dues invoices will be sent in October 2020 by email. If you have not already paid your 2020 dues, please consider doing so online via the Members Only Area of the WTSA website. More
 
View 2020-2021 Committees and Representatives. More
 

COUNCIL

President
Richard I. Whyte, MD

Vice President
Joseph C. Cleveland, Jr., MD

Immediate Past President
Patricia A. Thistlethwaite, MD

Secretary
Michael P. Fischbein, MD, PhD

Treasurer
Jessica S. Donington, MD

Councilors-at-Large
Brian L. Reemtsen, MD
Daniel L. Serna, MD
Y. Joseph Woo, MD

Councilor/Founder
Arthur N. Thomas, MD

Historian
Douglas E. Wood, MD

WTSA Representative to the
ACS Board of Governors
Sean C. Grondin, MD

Editor
Richard D. Weisel, MD