Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA)

Message from the Chair

Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD, FAHA

As a cardiovascular anesthesiologist, it is an incredible privilege to serve as Chair of the Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA) as the AHA turns 100 years in 2024. Our council is a blended family of physicians and clinicians who serve cardiovascular patients undergoing surgery and interventional procedures. Our membership derives from cardiovascular surgeons, cardiac anesthesiologists, perfusionists, and other professionals involved in periprocedural patient management.

Linda Shore-Lesserson, MD, FAHA
Chair, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA)


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