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Recollections and Tributes

March 31, 2022
Dr. David Charles Johnson, former chief of cardiothoracic surgery at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, Australia, passed away on February 16, 2022 of unknown causes.
August 13, 2020
This video provides a contemplative and educational lecture on the keys to happiness in a competitive surgical career.
May 11, 2016
Bob Replogle, the driving force behind the creation of CTSNet, died on Monday, May 9. CTSNet Co-Editor Mark Ferguson pays tribute to his life and his lasting impact on the specialty.
July 29, 2014
CTSNet mourns the loss of Donald Ross, a global mentor in cardiac surgery and one of the true pioneers of the specialty.
December 17, 2013
CTSNet is sad to announce the passing of Roy K. Greenberg, MD. Dr. Greenberg had a passion for problem solving, and he applied this to the care of his patients at the Cleveland Clinic. His innovations and research helped shape the current treatment of complex aortic disease, and his contributions were instrumental to ushering in the era of endovascular therapy.
August 10, 2013
The passing of Dr. Thomas B. Ferguson compelled Frank L. Tamru to pay tribute to the man who was instrumental in helping the Asian Annals achieve its most prized goals of indexing along with regional credibility and international acceptance through membership in CTSNet.
May 30, 2013
Dr. Ferguson achieved a unique level of prominence, respect and service over his career. He is only one of 6 and the last cardiothoracic surgeon to be president of both the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, of which he was a Founding Member. He served as Editor in Chief of the largest cardiothoracic surgical journal, the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, for 16 years, and then was Founding Editor of CTSNet.
May 30, 2013
Carolyn Elaine Reed, M.D. died on November 16, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina following a short but courageous battle with cancer. Dr. Raymond S. Greenberg, President, MUSC stated, “Dr. Reed was the consummate clinician – dedicated to the complete care of her patients.
November 16, 2012
Harold Clifton Urschel, Jr, passed away on November 12, 2012, aged 82. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on February 17, 1930 to Loma Elizabeth Powell Urschel and Harold Clifton Urschel Sr. His was an interesting and unusual childhood in large measure the harbinger of his remarkable life.
April 1, 2011
Dr. Juro Wada passed away on February 14, 2011 at his home in Tokyo, Japan. He was 88 years old.

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