Panayotis VardasDivision of Cardiothoracic Surgery Assistant Professor Panayotis Vardas, M.D., was elected Cardiac Chair of the Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society Program Committee.

As chair of the committee, Vardas will also serve on the executive council for the society. He is looking forward to representing UAB Surgery.

“The ECTSS is a wonderful organization that captures many of the same values and missions of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery here at UAB,” said Vardas. “It is an honor to serve this organization and promote cardiothoracic surgery advancement across the nation.”

The ECTSS was founded in 1963. Its mission is to encourage and stimulate investigation and study that will increase the knowledge of intrathoracic physiology, pathology, and therapy.