• Gavin M. Wright

  • Randall Wolf

  • Malcolm J Underwood

  • Rakesh M. Suri

  • Hans-Joachim Schäfers

  • René Horsleben Petersen

  • Patrick Perier

  • Paul Modi

  • Martin Misfeld

  • George Matalanis

  • Emmanuel Lansac

  • Nicholas T. Kouchoukos

  • Michael J. Jacobs

  • Jianxing He

  • Henrik J. Hansen

  • Dominique Gossot

  • Diego Gonzalez-Rivas

  • Marco Di Eusanio

  • Todd Demmy

  • Roberto Chiesa

  • Jin-Shing Chen

  • Joe Y Chang

  • Joseph Bavaria

  • Tohru Asai

  • Tristan D. Yan

  • Michael Borger

  • Ralph J. Damiano

  • Bernard Park

  • Eric Roselli

Ara Vaporciyan is the tenured professor of surgery and chairman of the department of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.
Prof. Vaporciyan has maintained an active role in all areas of thoracic surgical oncology. His research interests now involve the role of simulation in education, faculty development, and the integration of novel online teaching techniques in cardiothoracic surgery. His efforts have resulted in the first online learning platform that currently is the national cardiothoracic surgical curriculum for all North American Trainees.
Prof. Xavier Benoit D’Journo (Figure 4), MD, PhD, is a University Lecturer and Hospital Physician in the thoracic surgery department of North Hospital - Marseille Hospital (Aix-Marseille University). Prof. D’Journo’s fundamental research work and clinical research are based on improving the overall survival of patients with a thoracic oncology disease, either through reducing morbi-mortality of the surgery or by improving surgical techniques proposed as a treatment.