Sandra  Starnes

Sandra L Starnes

Professor of Surgery and Chief, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Medical Sciences Building

2472

COM Surgery Cardiothoracic - 0558

Medical Sciences Building
Room 2472
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267

Education

Bachelor's Degree, University of Illinois 1991 (Biochemistry)

Medical Degree, University of Illinois 1995

Residency, St. Joseph Mercy Medical Center 2002 (General Surgery)

Fellowship, University of Washington 2000 (Pediatric Cardiac Surgery)

Residency, Indiana University 2005 (Cardiothoracic Surgery)

Positions and Work Experience

2008 -To Present Associate Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency ,

Research and Practice Interests

General Thoracic Surgery, Lung Cancer, Esophageal Cancer

UC Health Clinical Focus

Thoracic Surgery

Research Support

Grant: #U10-CA-76001 Investigators:Starnes, Sandra 02-01-2001 -11-30-2011 National Cancer Institute ACOSOG Role:PI $26,900.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #Services Agreement \ NCI Code OH070 Investigators:Starnes, Sandra 12-01-2011 -11-30-2020 National Cancer Institute American College of Surgeons Oncology Group (ACOSOG) Role:PI $2,000.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #MTA Investigators:Starnes, Sandra 10-01-2012 -09-30-2013 Integrated Diagnostics, Inc. Identification of a Plasma Proteomic Signature for Lung Cancer Role:PI $64,921.00 Active Level:Industry

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Lewis, Jaime D; Starnes, Sandra L; Pandalai, Prakash K; Huffman, Lynn C; Bulcao, Christian F; Pritts, Timothy A; Reed, Michael F (2009. )Traumatic diaphragmatic injury: experience from a level I trauma center.Surgery, ,146 (4 ),578-83; discussion 5

Borchers, Michael T; Wesselkamper, Scott C; Curull, Victor; Ramirez-Sarmiento, Alba; Sánchez-Font, Albert; Garcia-Aymerich, Judith; Coronell, Carlos; Lloreta, Josep; Agusti, Alvar G; Gea, Joaquim; Howington, John A; Reed, Michael F; Starnes, Sandra L; Harris, Nathaniel L; Vitucci, Mark; Eppert, Bryan L; Motz, Gregory T; Fogel, Kevin; McGraw, Dennis W; Tichelaar, Jay W; Orozco-Levi, Mauricio (2009. )Sustained CTL activation by murine pulmonary epithelial cells promotes the development of COPD-like disease.The Journal of clinical investigation, ,119 (3 ),636-49

Reed, Michael F; Lucia, Mark W; Starnes, Sandra L; Merrill, Walter H; Howington, John A (2008. )Thoracoscopic lobectomy: introduction of a new technique into a thoracic surgery training program.The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, ,136 (2 ),376-81

Huffmanm, L C; Pandalai, P K; Boulton, B J; James, L; Starnes, S L; Reed, M F; Howington, J A; Nussbaum, M S (2007. )Robotic Heller myotomy: a safe operation with higher postoperative quality-of-life indices.Surgery, ,142 (4 ),613-8; discussion 61

Huber N, Giglia J, Starnes S, Tsuei B (2009. )Concomitant blunt aortic and thoracic duct injury. Injury Extra , ,40 ,81

Vagal A, Starnes S, Bakkar R, Meyer C (2006. )Semi-invasive aspergillosis with chest wall and spinal involvement: A case report and discussion. .Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, ,14 ,369

Starnes S, Duncan B, Fraga C, Desai S, Jones T, Mathur S, Rosenthal G, Lupinetti F (2002. )Rat model of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after right superior cavopulmonary anastomosis. .American Journal of Physiology, ,283 ,H2151

Starnes, Duncan B, Kneebone J, Patterson K, Fraga C, Killiam K, Mathur S, Lupinetti F (2001. )Angiogenic proteins in the lungs of children after cavopulmonary anastomosis. .Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery , ,122 ,518

Starnes, Duncan B, Kneebone J, Fraga C, States S, Rosenthal G, Lupinetti F (2000. )Pulmonary microvessel density is a marker of angiogenesis in children after cavopulmonary anastomosis. .Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery , ,120 ,902

Starnes, Duncan B, Kneebone J, Rosenthal G, Jones T, Grifka R, Cecchin F, Owens D, Fearneyhough C, Lupinetti F (2000. )Vascular endothelial growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor in children with cyanotic congenital heart disease .Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery , ,119 ,534

3. Duncan B, Kneebone J, Chi E, Hraska V, Isik F, Rosenthal G, Jones T, Starnes S, Lupinetti F (1999. )A detailed histologic analysis of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in children with cyanotic congenital heart disease. .Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery , ,117 ,931

2. Starnes S, Wolk S, Lampman R, Shanley C, Prager R, Kong B, Fowler J, Page J, Babcock S, Lange L, Erlandson E, Whitehouse W (1999. )Noninvasive evaluation of hand circulation before radial artery harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting. .Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery , ,117 ,261

Starnes S, Klein P, Magagna L, Pomerantz R (1998. )CT grading is useful in selecting patients for nonoperative management of blunt splenic injury. .American Surgeon, ,64 ,743

Benight, Nancy M; Wagh, Purnima K; Zinser, Glendon M; Peace, Belinda E; Stuart, William D; Vasiliauskas, Juozas; Pathrose, Peterson; Starnes, Sandra L; Waltz, Susan E (2015. )HGFL supports mammary tumorigenesis by enhancing tumor cell intrinsic survival and influencing macrophage and T-cell responses. Oncotarget, ,

Sutton, Jeffrey M; Nussbaum, Michael S; Vu, Doan; Diwan, Tayyab S; Starnes, Sandra L; Shah, Shimul A (2015. )Splenopneumopexy: decompression of portal hypertension in the setting of portal venous occlusive disease.Digestive diseases and sciences, ,60 (4 ),1101-5

Fernando, Hiran C; Landreneau, Rodney J; Mandrekar, Sumithra J; Nichols, Francis C; DiPetrillo, Thomas A; Meyers, Bryan F; Heron, Dwight E; Hillman, Shauna L; Jones, David R; Starnes, Sandra L; Tan, Angelina D; Daly, Benedict D T; Putnam, Joe B (2015. )Analysis of longitudinal quality-of-life data in high-risk operable patients with lung cancer: results from the ACOSOG Z4032 (Alliance) multicenter randomized trial.The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, ,149 (3 ),718-25; discussion 7

Fernando, Hiran C; Landreneau, Rodney J; Mandrekar, Sumithra J; Nichols, Francis C; Hillman, Shauna L; Heron, Dwight E; Meyers, Bryan F; DiPetrillo, Thomas A; Jones, David R; Starnes, Sandra L; Tan, Angelina D; Daly, Benedict D T; Putnam, Joe B (2014. )Impact of brachytherapy on local recurrence rates after sublobar resection: results from ACOSOG Z4032 (Alliance), a phase III randomized trial for high-risk operable non-small-cell lung cancer.Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, ,32 (23 ),2456-62

Lebastchi, Amir H; Tackett, John J; Argenziano, Michael; Calhoon, John H; Gasparri, Mario G; Halkos, Michael E; Hicks, George L; Iannettoni, Mark D; Ikonomidis, John S; McCarthy, Patrick M; Starnes, Sandra L; Tong, Betty C; Yuh, David D (2014. )First nationwide survey of US integrated 6-year cardiothoracic surgical residency program directors.The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, ,148 (2 ),408-15.e1

Vasiliauskas, Juozas; Nashu, Madison A; Pathrose, Peterson; Starnes, Sandra L; Waltz, Susan E (2014. )Hepatocyte growth factor-like protein is required for prostate tumor growth in the TRAMP mouse model. Oncotarget, ,5 (14 ),5547-58

Engelhardt, Kathryn E; Starnes, Sandra L; Hanseman, Dennis J; Guitron, Julian (2014. )Epidural versus subpleural analgesia for pulmonary resections: a comparison of morbidities. The American surgeon, ,80 (2 ),109-16

Samson, Pamela; Guitron, Julian; Reed, Michael F; Hanseman, Dennis J; Starnes, Sandra L (2013. )Predictors of conversion to thoracotomy for video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy: a retrospective analysis and the influence of computed tomography-based calcification assessment.The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, ,145 (6 ),1512-8

Kesler, Kenneth A; Pillai, Saila T; Birdas, Thomas J; Rieger, Karen M; Okereke, Ikenna C; Ceppa, DuyKhanh; Socas, Juan; Starnes, Sandra L (2013. )"Supercharged" isoperistaltic colon interposition for long-segment esophageal reconstruction.The Annals of thoracic surgery, ,95 (4 ),1162-8; discussion 1

Alsidawi, S; Morris, J C; Wikenheiser-Brokamp, K A; Starnes, S L; Karim, N A (2013. )Mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the lung: a case report and literature review.Case reports in oncological medicine, ,2013 ,625243

Rodriguez, Kelcie A; Guitron, Julian; Hanseman, Dennis J; Williams, Valerie; Starnes, Sandra L (2012. )Adjuvant chemotherapy and age-related biases in non-small cell lung cancer.The Annals of thoracic surgery, ,94 (6 ),1810-4

Starnes, Sandra L; Pathrose, Peterson; Wang, Jiang; Succop, Paul; Morris, John C; Bridges, James; Kupert, Elena Y; Anderson, Marshall (2012. )Clinical and molecular predictors of recurrence in stage I non-small cell lung cancer.The Annals of thoracic surgery, ,93 (5 ),1606-12

Fernando, Hiran C; Landreneau, Rodney J; Mandrekar, Sumithra J; Hillman, Shauna L; Nichols, Francis C; Meyers, Bryan; DiPetrillo, Thomas A; Heron, Dwight E; Jones, David R; Daly, Benedict D T; Starnes, Sandra L; Tan, Angelina; Putnam, Joe B (2011. )Thirty- and ninety-day outcomes after sublobar resection with and without brachytherapy for non-small cell lung cancer: results from a multicenter phase III study.The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, ,142 (5 ),1143-51

Fernando, Hiran C; Landreneau, Rodney J; Mandrekar, Sumithra J; Hillman, Shauna L; Nichols, Francis C; Meyers, Bryan; DiPetrillo, Thomas A; Heron, Dwight; Jones, David R; Daly, Benedict D T; Starnes, Sandra L; Hatter, Jeffrey E; Putnam, Joe B (2011. )The impact of adjuvant brachytherapy with sublobar resection on pulmonary function and dyspnea in high-risk patients with operable disease: preliminary results from the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group Z4032 trial.The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, ,142 (3 ),554-62

Starnes, Sandra L; Reed, Michael F; Meyer, Cris A; Shipley, Ralph T; Jazieh, Abdul-Rahman; Pina, Elsira M; Redmond, Kevin; Huffman, Lynn C; Pandalai, Prakash K; Howington, John A (2011. )Can lung cancer screening by computed tomography be effective in areas with endemic histoplasmosis?.The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, ,141 (3 ),688-93

Chu, Danny; Vaporciyan, Ara A; Iannettoni, Mark D; Ikonomidis, John S; Odell, David D; Shemin, Richard J; Starnes, Sandra L; Stein, William; Badhwar, Vinay (2016. )Are There Gaps in Current Thoracic Surgery Residency Training Programs?.The Annals of thoracic surgery, ,101 (6 ),2350-5

Starnes, Sandra L (2017. )The American Association for Thoracic Surgery 2016 ethics forum: Preoperative disclosure: In all honesty, my results….The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, ,153 (5 ),1209-1211

Starnes, Sandra L (2018. )General thoracic surgical training: The future is bright, but there will be bumps ahead.The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, ,

Starnes, Sandra L; Wolujewicz, Michael; Guitron, Julian; Williams, Valerie; Scheler, Jennifer; Ristagno, Ross (2018. )Radiotracer localization of nonpalpable pulmonary nodules: A single-center experience.The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery, ,

Starnes S.L. (10-01-2019. )Commentary: Bad biology, or victim of circumstance?.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, ,158 (4 ),e141

Starnes S.L. (08-01-2019. )Commentary: Is the right ventricle an innocent bystander in pulmonary resection?.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, ,158 (2 ),566-567

Starnes S. (01-01-2019. )Commentary: Preoperative localization: Another tool in the box.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, ,

Starnes S. (01-01-2019. )Analyzing intraoperative conversion of thoracoscopic lobectomy: Acceptable outcome or failure?.Journal of Thoracic Disease, ,11 (3 ),643-645

Ahmad S.; Guitron J.; Levinsky N.; Morris M.; Patel S.; Shah S.; Starnes S.; Sussman J.; Van Haren R.; Wima K. (01-01-2019. )Outcome of delayed versus timely esophagectomy after chemoradiation for esophageal adenocarcinoma.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, ,

Ghanta R.; Harken A.; Macke R.; Starnes S. (10-01-2018. )So, you are looking for a job: Pearls for a successful first cardiothoracic job search.Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, ,156 (4 ),1575-1584

DiPetrillo T.; Fernando H.; Heron D.; Jones D.; Kent M.; Landreneau R.; Mandrekar S.; Meyers B.; Nichols F.; Putnam J.; Starnes S.; Tan A. (07-01-2016. )Impact of Sublobar Resection on Pulmonary Function: Long-Term Results from American College of Surge.Annals of Thoracic Surgery, ,102 (1 ),230-238

Dipetrillo T.; Fernando H.; Foster N.; Heron D.; Jones D.; Kent M.; Landreneau R.; Mandrekar S.; Meyers B.; Nichols F.; Putnam J.; Starnes S.; Tan A. (07-01-2016. )A Nomogram to Predict Recurrence and Survival of High-Risk Patients Undergoing Sublobar Resection fo.Annals of Thoracic Surgery, ,102 (1 ),239-246

Cohen N.; Hammoud Z.; Hunsucker S.; Kearney P.; Law S.; Li X.; Nguyen D.; Porter A.; Springmeyer S.; Starnes S.; Vachani A.; Williamson C. (12-01-2015. )Clinical Utility of a Plasma Protein Classifier for Indeterminate Lung Nodules.Lung, ,193 (6 ),1023-1027

Benzaquen S.; Cundiff D.; Kotloff R.; McCormack F.; Starnes S.; Wikenheiser-Brokamp K.; William B. (02-15-2014. )Successful management of a chronic, refractory bronchopleural fistula with endobronchial valves foll.American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, ,189 (4 ),490-491

Dong Z.; Lu S.; Meller J.; Starnes S.; Succop P.; Wang J.; Wikenheiser-Brokamp K. (01-01-2014. )Secretory phospholipase A2-IIa upregulates HER/HER2-elicited signaling in lung cancer cells.International Journal of Oncology, ,45 (3 ),978-984

Anderson M.; Bui H.; Karim N.; Mostafa A.; Pathrose P.; Patil N.; Rao M.; Shehata M.; Starnes S.; Zarzour A. (01-01-2014. )The use of pharmacogenomics for selection of therapy in Non-Small-Cell lung cancer.Clinical Medicine Insights: Oncology, ,8 ,139-144

Daly B.; Fernando H.; Hillman S.; Jones D.; Kent M.; Landreneau R.; Mandrekar S.; Meyers B.; Nichols F.; Putnam J.; Starnes S.; Tan A. (11-01-2013. )Segmentectomy versus wedge resection for non-small cell lung cancer in high-risk operable patients.Annals of Thoracic Surgery, ,96 (5 ),1747-1755

Goodman M.; Guitron J.; Lewis J.; Pritts T.; Reed M.; Starnes S. (04-01-2013. )Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for acute thoracic trauma.Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock, ,6 (2 ),106-109

Adjei A.; Albert T.; Anderson M.; Andrae J.; Cui P.; Ding F.; Ebben J.; Head K.; Hua X.; Jacob H.; James M.; Liu P.; Lo K.; Lu Y.; Morrison C.; Pan J.; Patel J.; Richmond T.; Selzer R.; Starnes S.; Tschannen M.; Van den bergh F.; Vedell P.; Wang J.; Wang L.; Wang Y.; Watt M.; Xiao H.; Xiong D.; Xu H.; Yang P.; You M.; Zhang Q. (07-01-2012. )Identification of somatic mutations in non-small cell lung carcinomas using whole-exome sequencing.Carcinogenesis, ,33 (7 ),1270-1276

Anderson M.; Bridges J.; Kupert E.; Morris J.; Pathrose P.; Starnes S.; Succop P.; Wang J. (01-01-2012. )Clinical and molecular predictors of recurrence in stage i non-small cell lung cancer.Annals of Thoracic Surgery, ,93 (5 ),1606-1612

Anderson M.; Chen P.; Dong Z.; Kupert E.; Levin L.; Liu Y.; Lu S.; Macdonald T.; Pinney S.; Starnes S.; Succop P.; Wang J.; Wikenheiser-brokamp K. (12-09-2011. )Plasma secretory phospholipase A2-IIa as a potential biomarker for lung cancer in patients with soli.BMC Cancer, ,11 ,

Giglia J.; Huber N.; Starnes S.; Tsuei B. (05-01-2009. )Concomitant blunt aortic and thoracic duct injury.Injury Extra, ,40 (5 ),81-83

Bakkar R.; Meyer C.; Starnes S.; Vagal A. (11-01-2006. )Semi-invasive aspergillosis with chest wall and spinal involvement: A case report and discussion.Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, ,14 (6 ),369-372

Klein P.; Magagna L.; Pomerantz R.; Starnes S. (08-11-1998. )Computed tomographic grading is useful in the selection of patients for nonoperative management of b .American Surgeon, ,64 (8 ),743-749

Presentations

Invited Presentations

(1997. )CT grading is useful in selecting patients for non-operative management of blunt splenic injury. .Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Traverse City, Michigan .

(1997. )CT grading is useful in selecting patients for non-operative management of blunt splenic injury. .Keyport-Gaylord Trauma Symposium, Gaylord, Michigan.

(1997. )CT grading is useful in selecting patients for non-operative management of blunt splenic injury. .Midwest Surgical Associate Annual Meeting, Huron, Ohio.

(1998. )Non-invasive evaluation of hand circulation before radial artery harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting. .Western Thoracic Surgical Association Annual Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia .

(1999. )Vascular endothelial growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor in children with cyanotic congenital heart disease. .Frederick A Coller Surgical Society Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania .

(2000. )Angiogenic proteins in the lungs of children following cavopulmonary anastomosis. .Seattle Surgical Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Seattle, Washington .

(2000. )Pulmonary microvessel density is a marker of angiogenesis in children after cavopulmonary anastomosis. .American Association for Thoracic Surgery Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada .

(2000. )Pulmonary microvessel density is a marker of angiogenesis in children after cavopulmonary anastomosis .Frederick A Coller Surgical Society Annual Meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan .

(2000. )Angiogenic proteins in the lungs of children after cavopulmonary anastomosis .American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois .

(2001. )A small animal model of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after cavopulmonary anastomosis. .Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons Annual Meeting, Deerborn, Michigan .

(2003. )Angiogenesis: Targeting tumor blood vessels. .Surgical Grand Rounds, St Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan .

(2004. )Non–neoplastic lung disease. .Cardiothoracic Sugery Grand Rounds, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana .

(2005. )Congenital abnormalities of the mediastinum. .Cardiothoracic Sugery Grand Rounds, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana .

(2005. )Anterior mediastinal tumors. .Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio .

(2006. )Non-small Cell Lung Cancer .Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio .

(2006. )Non-small cell lung cancer. .Lung Cancer Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio .

(2007. )Invasive mediastinal staging in non-small cell lung cancer. .Thoracic Tumor Board, St Luke Cancer Center, Fort Thomas, Kentucky .

(2007. )Anterior mediastinal tumors. .Cardiothoracic Technology Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio .

(2007. )Mediastinal Tumors .Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds, University of Cincinnati , Cincinnati, Ohio .

(2007. )Recent advanced in lung cancer. .Surgery CME Event, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio .

(2007. )Surgical management of advanced COPD. .Tri-State Area Pulmonary and Critical Care Roundtable , Cincinnati, Ohio .

(2009. )Preoperative evaluation and surgical treatment of lung cancer. .Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Lecture Series, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio .

(2009. )Mediastinal Tumors .Cardiothoracic Technology Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio .

(2009. )Non-small cell lung cancer: Surgical treatment and screening. .Cancer and Cancer Prevention Seminar, Cincinnati, Ohio .

Lecture

(2005. )Massive Hemoptysis .University of Cincinnati .

(2007. )Thoracic Trauma .University of Cincinnati .

(2008. )Surgical Management of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer .University of Cincinnati .

(2008. )Massive Hemoptysis .University of Cincinnati .

(2005. )Management of Massive Hemoptysis .University of Cincinnati .

(2007. )Mediastinal Tumors .University of Cincinnati .

(2007. )Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer .University of Cincinnati .

(2007. )Treatment of Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer .University of Cincinnati .

(2008. )Pulmonary Infections .University of Cincinnati .

(2008. )Anterior Mediastinal Tumors .University of Cincinnati .

(2009. )Pleural Diseases .University of Cincinnati .

Benign and Malignant Lung Tumors .University of Cincinnati .

Placement of Chest Tubes .University of Cincinnati .

Thoracic Surgery Laboratory .University of Cincinnati .

(2008. )Esophageal Perforation .University of Cincinnati .

Honors and Awards

1991 -1994 Lake Forest Hospital Medical Scholarship, University of Illinois College of Medicine

1998 -2001 Clarence E Cook Research Award, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

1999 Annual Resident Research Competition, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

2000 Annual Resident Research Competition, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

2001 Annual Resident Research Competition, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

2001 Alexander J Walt Award, American College of Surgeons, Michigan Chapter

2002 Campbell Teaching Award, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

2008 Cincinnati Top Doctors, Cincinnati Magazine

2009 Cincinnati Top Doctors, Cincinnati Magazine

2009 Outstanding Educator Award, Department of Surgery, University of Cincinnati

Student Advising

Jonathon Thompson (Postdoctoral )Advisor

Heather Van Sweringen (Postdoctoral )Advisor

Pamela Samson (Doctoral )Advisor

Post Graduate Training and Education

1995-2002 General Surgery Residency, St. Joseph Mercy Medical Center, ,Ann Arbor, Michigan

1998-2000 Research Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, University of Washington, ,Seattle, Washington

2002-2005 Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency, Indiana University, ,Indianapolis, Indiana

Professional Affiliation

1991 -To Present: American Medical Association

2005 -To Present: Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society

2005 -2008: Ohoi State Medical Association

2005 -2008: Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati

2005 -To Present: Cincinnati Surgical Society

2005 -To Present: Association of VA Surgeons

2005 -To Present: American College of Surgeons, Ohio Chapter

2007 -To Present: Society of Thoracic Surgeons

2007 -To Present: American College of Chest Physicians Fellow

2007 -To Present: American College of Surgeons Fellow

2007 -To Present: General Thoracic Surgical Club

2008 -To Present: Association of Academic Surgery

2005 -To Present: Chest Editorial Board Reviewer

2009 -To Present: Annals of Surgical Oncology Editorial Board Reviewer

2000 -2001: Research Committee, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

2005 -To Present: Lung Cancer Research Group Chairman

2006 -2008: Scientific Review Committee, UC Cancer Programs

2006 -To Present: General Surgery Residency Committee, University of Cincinnati

2007 -To Present: Planning Committee, Annual Lung Cancer Symposium, UC

2009 -To Present: GME Internal Reivew Committee, UC

2009 -To Present: Barrett Cancer Center Protocol Review Committee, UC

2008 -2010: Thoracic Surgery Directors Association Annual In-Service Examination Writing Committee

2009 -To Present: Joint Council for Thoracic Surgery Education Work Group

2010 -To Present: STS Workforce on GME and Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

2010 -To Present: Chairman, Thoracic Subcommittee, Thoracic Surgery Directors Association In-Service Examination

2015: President-Elect, Thoracic Surgery Directors Association

Courses Taught

Esophageal Cancer; Surgery Rotation

Chest Anatomy and Procedures Laboratory; Surgery Rotation

Thoracic Surgery Clinic Rotation; Oncology Elective

Lung Cancer; Surgery Rotation

Thoracic Malignancy; Summer Surgery Experience

Contact Information

Academic - Medical Sciences Building
Room 2472
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45267
Phone: 513-584-1387
sandra.starnes@uc.edu