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Note from the Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery NetWork Chair…

The Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery NetWork is becoming increasingly important as a CHEST NetWork. A record number of applicants were nominated for steering committee positions—a testament to the growing interest in our NetWork.

Recent developments in cardiovascular disease, including advances in mechanical circulatory support and interventions for structural heart disease, stress the need for multidisciplinary care. This involves subspecialists in cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, critical care, anesthesiology, and pulmonary medicine, not to mention an increasing role for advanced practice practitioners. Giving voice to all of these constituencies is at the core of our mission, as is helping to guide the organization as a whole as it navigates changes in the medical practice. 

Please designate the Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery NetWork as one of your primary NetWorks on your NetWorks page to stay up to date on happenings.

Steve Hollenberg, MD, FCCP
Chair, Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery NetWork

Want to get involved?

  • Submit session proposals for CHEST 2020. We set up a collaborative folder to help strengthen proposals by making suggestions and helping people find good speakers. Contact the Chair or Vice-Chair for information.
  • Attend the NetWork Open Forum to tell us what we really should be doing.
  • Come to the talks at the meeting to tell us what we really should be presenting and how what we are telling you about clinical practice actually works in your environment.
  • Recruit your friends to do the same!
  • Come to the Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery NetWork sessions at CHEST 2019.
  • Tweet using the hashtag #CHESTCVSurg to stay involved in the conversation.

NetWork CHEST Physician article

June 2019 CHEST PhysicianCheck out the Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery NetWork’s latest article “Physical examination of low cardiac output in the ICU” by NetWork Steering Committee member, Benjamin Kenigsberg, MD, in the June 2019 issue of CHEST Physician.


CHEST 2019 in New Orleans

NetWork Highlights

  • Sunday, October 20, from 7:30-8:30 am, Percutaneous Mechanical Support Devices in Cardiogenic Shock
  • Sunday, October 20, from 2:15-3:15 pm, What Happens When the Correct (Right) Ventricle Fails? New Concepts, New Therapies

NetWork Featured Lecture and Open Forum

  • Tuesday, October 22, from 2:30-3:30 pm
  • Featuring a discussion of Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery NetWork business and new initiatives and two selected research poster presentations:
    • Cardiac Sarcoidosis: A National Analysis of Arrhythmias, Conduction Blocks, and ICDs
    • The Impact of Obstructive Sleep Apnea on the Outcomes of Patients Admitted With a Myocardial Infarction

Get to know your leadership!

Mark Zucker Cardio NW

Dr. Mark Zucker, board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, is the Director of Heart Failure Treatment and Transplant Program at the Barnabas Health Heart Center at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and has been involved with heart transplantation since 1987. He is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Rutgers University – New Jersey Medical School. He completed medical school and his postgraduate training at Northwestern University. 

Dr. Zucker has served in numerous volunteer leadership positions for a variety of organizations, including the American Heart Association and the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Cardiology. Dr. Zucker currently sits on the Board of Directors of the New Jersey Organ and Tissue Sharing Network and is the Chairman of the American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Board Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology Exam Committee.

In addition to his medical training, Dr. Zucker is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Illinois.

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