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Recollections and Tributes

August 19, 2022
This article is in memory of Dr. V. Rao Parachuri FRCS, FRCS 1957–2022.
July 14, 2022
Internationally acclaimed heart surgeon and highly respected leader in the Australasian cardiac surgery community, Professor Brian Buxton passed away at age eighty-two in May in Melbourne, Australia.
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.