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.

Steering Committee Members

  • Vinod Thourani, MD
  • Kevin Accola, MD
  • Wayne Batchelor, MD
  • F. Curtis Bryan, MD
  • Mike Butkus, PA-C
  • Bill Dixon, MD
  • C. Patrick Murrah, MD
  • Kerry Schwartz, MD
  • Mark Steiner, MD
  • Robert Miles, MD
  • Cullen D. Morris, MD
  • B. Robinson Williams,III, MD
  • Daniel Winston, MD
  • Donald Glower, MD
  • G. Chad Hughes, MD
  • Jerrold H. Levy, MD, FAHA, FCCM
  • Shu Lin, MD
  • Michael Rinaldi, MD
  • John Skinner, PA
  • R. Mark Stiegel, MD
  • Frances Wood, MD
  • David Ike, MD
  • Robert Leonardi, MD
  • John Sutton, III, MD
  • Gorav Ailawadi, MD
  • John Kern, MD
  • Scott Lim, MD
  • Ron McKechnie, MD
  • Angela Taylor, MD