About SACS

The South Atlantic Cardiovascular Society (SACS) is a not-for-profit, professional organization that works to promote the advancement of current knowledge and skills in the field of cardiovascular care, and improve cardiac patient care.

We accomplish this by providing an environment at our Annual Meetings which encourages cardiologists and cardiovascular/cardiothoracic surgeons to engage in discussions regarding the optimal treatment of cardiac conditions – whether medical or surgical.

SACS is governed by a Steering Committee of distinguished cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons. When developing each year’s program, the committee strives to identify and address the challenges cardiac care professionals face in their daily work, balancing this with a look for a future filled with evolving technologies.

The core of the organization is comprised of cardiac-care professionals in the South Atlantic states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and the District of Columbia. However, SACS is open to all cardiac healthcare professionals.

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Steering Committee Members


District of Columbia
North Carolina
South Carolina

Amir Kaki, MD
Amy E. Simone, PA-C, AACC
Amy E. Simone, PA-C, AACC
Angela M Taylor, MD
Behnam Tehrani, MD
Bill Dixon, MD
C. Patrick Murrah, MD
Cullen D. Morris, MD
Damien Marycz, MD
Daniel Winston, MD
David Huang, MD
David Ike, MD
Donald D. Glower Jr., MD
Dr. Lauren Kane
Ezequiel Molina, MD
F. Curtis Bryan, M.D., FACS, FACC, FACCP
F. Curtis Bryan, MD
Frances O. Wood, MD, FACC
G. Chad Hughes, MD
Gorav Ailawadi, MD
J. Matthew Brennan, MD, MPH
Jay Gangemi, MD
Jeff Broz, BS, RT(R)(CT)(MR)
Jerrold H. Levy, MD, FAHA, FCCM
John Frederick, MD
John Kern, MD
John Skinner, PA
John Sutton, III, MD
Jonathan Schwartz, MD
Jorge Alegria, MD
Kenan Yount, MD
Kerry Schwartz, MD
Kevin Accola, MD
Leora Yarboro, MD
Mark Steiner, MD
Markus Scherer, MD
Michael Chenier, MD
Michael Johnson, MD
Mike Butkus, PA-C
Mike Rinaldi, MD
Robert (Bobby) Leonardi, MD
Ryan Plichta, MD
Sabrina Phillips, MD
Scott Lim, MD
Shu Lin, MD
Thomas S. Maxey, MD, FACS
Vinod H. Thourani, MD
Wayne Batchelor, MD, MHS