About Us

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 to improve patient care by bringing together cardiologists and cardiac surgeons in collaborative 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.ailawadiphoto-v2

Our Chairman for 2017 is Gorav Ailawadi, MD, Professor of Surgery and Section Chief of Adult Cardiac Surgery at the University of Virginia.  In addition to his involvement with SACS, Dr. Ailawadi is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a member of the American Association for Thoracic Surgeons, Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the American Heart Association, and the Cardiac Surgery Biology Club.

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

The SACS Annual Meeting is an educational conference that features new and practical strategies related to the treatment of common and complex  cardiovascular disease. Each year scientific information and timely topics are presented and debated in an interactive format.

This conference has  been described as “a stimulating opportunity for exchange of clinical experiences and knowledge” and a “must-attend meeting.