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ISMICS congratulates the 2015 Best Paper Award recipients:
David Stecher, MD
University Medical Center Utrecht
“A Laser Assisted Anastomotic Technique: Feasibility on Human Diseased Coronary Arteries”
Matthew Valdis, MD
University of Western Ontario
“Validation of a Novel Virtual Realty Training Curriculum for Robotic Cardiac Surgery: A Randomized Trial”
Cesare Quarto, FRCS, PhD
Royal Brompton Hospital
“Transcatheter Mitral Valve Implantation for the Treatment of Mitral Regurgitation: Thirty days Outcomes of First-in-Man Experience with an Apically Tethered Device”
ISMICS congratulates the 2014 Best Paper Award recipients:
J. Scott Rankin, MD
"A Geometric Model of the Normal Human Aortic Root and Design of a Fully Anatomic Aortic Root Graft"
Gregory D. Trachiotis, MD
George Washington University
"Long-term Outcomes After Off-Pump or Conventional Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Within a Veteran Population"
Gregory P. Fontana, MD
Innovations: Message From the President
I am pleased to serve as the President of the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery (ISMICS) for the 2015-2016 year and proud to follow so many innovative leaders in the minimally invasive surgery field. I appreciate the support of the ISMICS membership and look forward to a successful year.