Selected Keynote Speakers

October 12, 2019

Nashville, Tennessee

Seenu Reddy, MBA, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Reddy is a native of Alabama. He graduated from Amherst College with magna cum laude honors in Neuroscience. He earned his Medical Doctorate from The University of Alabama School of Medicine with Clinical Honors. He then served his internship and completed a residency in General Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. While there, he was Chair of the Housestaff Council and served on the Medical Center Medical Board as well as the Medical Center Alumni Boards.

Topic: Angiovac Saturday @ 0700

Bobby Binford, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery


Dr. Binford is married to Dr. Julia Binford, and they have four sons. He enjoys golf, playing the guitar and flying. But mostly, he enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

Topic: Aortic Valve Ring Repair Saturday @ 0800

Sreekumar Subramanian, MD

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery


Dr. Subramanian is a native of Michigan and Pennsylvania. He graduated from a 7-year BS/MD program at Union College (BS, magna cum laude, Biology major and Modern Languages minor) and MD with honors from Albany Medical College. He joined the US Air Force, and completed his general surgery internship, residency and a clinical research fellowship at David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB, California. Following completion of his general surgical training, he was stationed at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. During this time, he was deployed to Liberia and Kazakhstan, and served as a combat trauma surgeon in Balad, Iraq in support of Operation Iragi Freedom. Following military service, he completed a Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, which included a fellowship in (Complex) Aortic surgery.

Topic: Unanticipated Cardiac Findings; How They Direct the Surgery Saturday @ 0900

Isaac Chinnappan, MS, CCP, LCP

Cardiopulmonary Perfusionist

Isaac Chinnappan, MS, CCP, LCP, a senior cardiopulmonary perfusionist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, was recently inducted as a fellow of the American Academy of Cardiovascular Perfusion (AACP), a distinction given to a select group of perfusion professionals. In addition, Chinnappan was elected to the Board of Directors of the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology (AmSECT), which named him the Zone 3 director for the society. The AmSECT Board of Directors also elected Chinnappan as a member of the International Consortium for Evidence-Based Perfusion (ICEBP), which is an international collaboration of perfusion societies, medical societies, clinicians and industry to continuously improve the delivery of care and outcomes for patients who require cardiac surgery and cardiopulmonary bypass.

Topic: Delivery of Oxygen (DO2) and OXY-Fluid Factors During Cardiopulmonary Bypass Saturday @ 1000

Sage Whitmore, MD

Emergency Medicine

Dr. Sage Whitmore is an emergency medicine physician in Nashville, Tennessee and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including TriStar Centennial Medical Center and University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and has been in practice between 6-10 years.

Topic: ECPR Saturday @ 1100

Adam Kingeter, MD


Dr. Adam Kingeter is an anesthesiologist in Nashville, Tennessee. He received his medical degree from University of Texas Medical School and has been in practice between 6-10 years.

Topic: Cardiac transesophageal echo interpretation Saturday @ 1200

Nicole Michaud, MS, CCP

Cardiopulmonary Perfusionist

Nicole is the Director of the Cardiovascular Perfusion Technology Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Topic: Goal Directed Perfusion Saturday @ 1300

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