SANDRA LYNNE STARNES, M.D.

BUSINESS ADDRESS
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
231 Albert B. Sabin Way
PO Box 670558
Cincinnati, Ohio 45267
(513) 584 - 1387
sandra.starnes@uc.edu

EDUCATION
University of Illinois - Champaign- Urbana, Illinois
Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry
August 1987 - June 1991

University of Illinois College of Medicine - Peoria, Illinois
Medical Degree
August 1991 - May 1995

POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING
General Surgery Residency
St. Joseph Mercy Medical Center
Ann Arbor, Michigan
June 1995 – June 2002

Research Fellowship
Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
University of Washington
Seattle, Washington
July 1998 – June 2000

Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency
Indiana University
Indianapolis, Indiana
July 2002 – June 2005

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
Analytical Chemist
Baxter Health Care Corporation
Round Lake, Illinois
1991 – 1992

MILITARY EXPERIENCE
Captain
Medical Corps
United States Army National Guard
1992 – 2001

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

1995 – 2003        Michigan

1998 – 2000        Washington

2002-present       Indiana

2005-present       Ohio

BOARD CERTIFICATION
April 2, 2003 - American Board of Surgery
June 3, 2006 - American Board of Thoracic Surgery

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
2010 – present

Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
2005 – 2010

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS
Staff Surgeon, Division of Thoracic Surgery
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
2005 - present

Staff Thoracic Surgeon
Cincinnati VA Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio
2005 - present

Staff Thoracic Surgeon
The Christ Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio
2005 - present

Staff Thoracic Surgeon
Deaconess Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio
2005 - 2007

Staff Thoracic Surgeon
Good Samaritan Hospital
Cincinnati, Ohio
2005 - 2007

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
1991-present - American Medical Association
2005-present - Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society
2005-2008 - Ohio State Medical Association
2005-2008 - Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati
2005-present - Cincinnati Surgical Society
2005-present - Association of VA Surgeons
2005-present - Ohio Chapter, American College of Surgeons
2007-present - Society of Thoracic Surgeons
2007-present - Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians
2007-present - Fellow, American College of Surgeons
2007-present - General Thoracic Surgical Club
2008-present - Association of Academic Surgery

EDITORIAL BOARDS

2005-present - Reviewer, Chest

2009-present - Reviewer, Annals of Surgical Oncology

COMMITTEE SERVICE - LOCAL


2000-2001 - Research Committee, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2006-present - Scientific Review Committee, University of Cincinnati Cancer Programs, Cincinnati, Ohio

2006-present - General Surgery Residency Committee, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2007 - Planning Committee, Annual Lung Cancer Symposium, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2009-present - Graduate Medical Education Internal Review Committee

2009-present     Barrett Cancer Center Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio    

2010-present     Special Care Units Committee, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

COMMITTEE SERVICE - NATIONAL


2008-present - Thoracic Surgery Director’s Association Annual In-Service Examination Writing Committee

2009-present - Joint Council for Thoracic Surgery Education Work Group “Attracting the Best and Brightest”

2010-present     Society of Thoracic Surgery Workforce on Graduate Medical Education and Thoracic Surgery Resident Issues

2010-present     Chairman, Thoracic Subcommittee, Thoracic Surgery Directors Association In-Training Examination

ACADEMIC ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE

2001- 2002 - Administrative Chief Resident, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan

2008-present     Associate Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

1/2009-6/2009    Acting Program Director, Thoracic Surgery Residency, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2/2010-present   Chief of Thoracic Surgery, Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center

7/2010-present   Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

7/2010-present   Interim Chief, Section of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio                       

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Medical Student Teaching

2005-2007 - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Surgery Rotation: Esophageal Cancer - 6 hours/year

2005-present - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Surgery Rotation: Chest Anatomy and Procedures Laboratory - 36 hours/year

2006-present - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Oncology Elective: Thoracic Surgery Clinic Rotation - 4 hours/week

2007-present - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Surgery Rotation: Lung Cancer - 6 hours/year

2007-present     University of Cincinnati Summer Surgery Experience: Thoracic Malignancy - 2 hours/year              

Resident/Fellow Teaching

2005 - Pulmonary Medicine Critical Care Series: Massive Hemoptysis, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2005 - Cardiothoracic Resident Teaching Conference: Management of Massive Hemoptysis, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2006 - Surgical Basic Science/Clinical Conference: Benign and Malignant Lung Tumors, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2007 - Cardiothoracic Resident Teaching Conference: Mediastinal Tumors, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2007 - Pulmonary Medicine Critical Care Series: Thoracic Trauma, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2007-present - General Surgery Intern Lecture Series: Placement of Chest Tubes, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2007 - Cardiothoracic Resident Teaching Conference: Diagnosis and Staging of Lung Cancer, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2007 - Cardiothoracic Resident Teaching Conference: Treatment of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2007-present - General Surgery Simulation Laboratory Experience: Thoracic Surgery, 16hours/year

2008 - Cardiothoracic Resident Teaching Conference: Pulmonary Infections, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 

2008 - Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows Conference: Surgical Management of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2008 - Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows Conference: Massive Hemoptysis, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2008 - Cardiothoracic Resident Teaching Conference: Anterior Mediastinal Tumors, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

2008 - Gastroenterology Fellows Conference: Esophageal Perforation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 

2009 - Cardiothoracic Resident Teaching Conference: Pleural Diseases, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio        

Postgraduate Continuing Medical Education Programs

2005 - VATS Lobectomy Course, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio 

2007 - VATS Lobectomy Course, US Surgical, Norwalk, Connecticut 

Mentoring Experience

2007 - Emmanuel Bessay, Medical Student, Northwestern University - AATS Summer Internship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, 8 weeks

2008 - Zheng Lan, Medical Student, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine - Clinical Foundations of Medical Practice, Physician Office Experience, 12 weeks

2008 - Chris Arnos, Medical Student, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine - AATS Summer Internship in Cardiothoracic Surgery, 8 weeks

2007-present - Jonathon Thomas, General Surgery Resident, University of Cincinnati          

2008-present - Heather Van Sweringen, General Surgery Resident, University of Cincinnati

2010-present - Pamela Samson, Medical Student, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

HONORS AND AWARDS
Lake Forest Hospital Medical Scholarship
University of Illinois College of Medicine
Peoria, Illinois
1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

Clarence E. Crook Research Award
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1998, 1999, 2000, 2001

Annual Resident Research Competition - 3rd place
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan
1999

Annual Resident Research Competition - 2nd place
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2000

Annual Resident Research Competition - 1st place
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2001

Alexander J. Walt Award
Michigan Chapter, American College of Surgeons 48th Annual Meeting
Deerborn, Michigan
2001

Campbell Teaching Award
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan
2002

“2008 Cincinnati Top Doctors,” Cincinnati Magazine
2008

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

“2009 Cincinnati Top Doctors,” Cincinnati Magazine
2009

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Articles in Scientific Journals
1.  Starnes S, Klein P, Magagna L, Pomerantz R. CT grading is useful in selecting patients for nonoperative management of blunt splenic injury. American Surgeon, Volume 64: 743 - 748, 1998.

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. Noninvasive evaluation of hand circulation before radial artery harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Volume 117: 261 - 266, 1999.

3.  Duncan B, Kneebone J, Chi E, Hraska V, Isik F, Rosenthal G, Jones T, Starnes S, Lupinetti F. A detailed histologic analysis of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations in children with cyanotic congenital heart disease. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Volume 117: 931 - 938, 1999.

4.  Starnes S, Duncan B, Kneebone J, Rosenthal G, Jones T, Grifka R, Cecchin F, Owens D, Fearneyhough C, Lupinetti F. Vascular endothelial growth factor and basic fibroblast growth factor in children with cyanotic congenital heart disease. Journal Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Volume 119: 534 - 539, 2000.

5.  Starnes S, Duncan B, Kneebone J, Fraga C, States S, Rosenthal G, Lupinetti F. Pulmonary microvessel density is a marker of angiogenesis in children after cavopulmonary anastomosis. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Volume 120: 902 - 907, 2000.

6.  Starnes S, Duncan B, Kneebone J, Rosenthal G, Patterson K, Fraga C, Killian K, Mathur S, Lupinetti F. Angiogenic proteins in the lungs of children after cavopulmonary anastomosis. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Volume 122: 518 - 523, 2001.

7.  Starnes S, Duncan B, Fraga C, Desai S, Jones T, Mathur S, Rosenthal G, Lupinetti F. Rat model of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after right superior cavopulmonary anastomosis. American Journal of Physiology, Volume 283: H2151 - 2156, 2002.

8.  Vagal A, Starnes S, Bakkar R, Meyer C. Semi-invasive aspergillosis with chest wall and spinal involvement: A case report and discussion. Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice, Volume 14: 369 - 372, 2006.
9. Huffman LC, Pandalai PK, Boulton BJ, James L, Starnes SL, Reed MF, Howington JA, Nussbaum MS. Robotic Heller myotomy: A safe operation with higher post-operative quality of life indices. Surgery, Volume 142: 613 – 620, 2007.
10. Reed MF, Lucia MW, Starnes SL, Merrill WH, Howington JA. Thoracoscopic lobectomy: introduction of a new technique into a thoracic surgery training program. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Volume 136: 376 - 382, 2008.
11. Borchers MT, Wesselkamper SC, Curull V, Ramirez-Sarmiento A, Sanchez-Font A, Garcia-Aymerich J, Coronell C, Lloreta J, Agusti AG, Gea J, Howington JA, Reed MF, Starnes SL, Harris NL, Vitucci M, Eppert BL, Motz GT, Fogel K, McGraw DW, Tichelaar JW, Orozco-Levi M. Sustained NKG2D ligand expression in pulmonary epithelial cells promotes the development of COPD pathologies. Journal of Clinical Investigation, Volume 119: 636 - 649, 2009.
12. Huber N, Giglia J, Starnes S, Tsuei B. Concomitant blunt aortic and thoracic duct injury. Injury Extra, Volume 40: 81 - 83, 2009.
13. Lewis JD, Starnes SL, Pandalai PK, Huffman LC, Bulcao CF, Pritts TA, Reed MF. Traumatic diaphragm injury: experience from a level one trauma center. Surgery (manuscript in revision).
14. Lewis JD, Starnes SL, Pandalai PK, Huffman LC, Bulcao CF, Pritts TA, Reed MF. Traumatic diaphragm injury: experience from a level one trauma center. Surgery, Volume 146: 578-584, 2009.  
15. Starnes SL, Reed MF, Meyer CA, Shipley RT, Jazieh AR, Pina EM, Redmond K, Huffman LC, Pandalai PK, Howington, JA. Lung cancer screening with low-dose CT in an area endemic for Histoplasma Capsulatum: minimizing invasive procedures for benign nodules. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, manuscript accepted.

Abstracts/Proceedings Papers
1. Starnes S, Klein P, Magagna L, Pomerantz R. CT grading is useful in selecting patients for non-operative management of blunt splenic injury. The Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 46th Annual Meeting, Traverse City, Michigan, May 1997.

2.  Starnes S, Klein P, Magagna L, Pomerantz R. CT grading is useful in selecting patients for non-operative management of blunt splenic injury. Keyport – Gaylord Trauma Symposium, Gaylord, Michigan, June 1997.

3.  Starnes S, Klein P, Magagna L, Pomerantz R. CT grading is useful in selecting patients for non-operative management of blunt splenic injury. Midwest Surgical Associates 40th Annual Meeting, Huron, Ohio, August 1997.

4.  Starnes S, Wolk S, Lampman R, Shanley C, Prager R, Kong B, Fowler J, Page J, Babcock S, Lange L, Erlandson E, Whitehouse W. Non-invasive evaluation of hand circulation before radial artery harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting. Western Thoracic Surgical Association 24th Annual Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia, June 1998.

5.  Starnes S, Duncan B, Kneebone J, Rosenthal G, Jones T, Grifka R, Cecchin F, Owens D, Fearneyhough C, Lupinetti F. 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, September 1999.

6.  Starnes S, Duncan B, Kneebone J, Rosenthal G, Lupinetti F. Angiogenic proteins in the lungs of children following cavopulmonary anastomosis. Seattle Surgical Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Seattle, Washington, January 2000.

7.  Starnes S, Duncan B, Kneebone J, States S, Rosenthal G, Lupinetti F. Pulmonary microvessel density is a marker of angiogenesis in children after cavopulmonary anastomosis. American Association for Thoracic Surgery 80th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 2000.

8.  Starnes S, Duncan B, Kneebone J, Fraga C, States S, Rosenthal G, Lupinetti F. Pulmonary microvessel density is a marker of angiogenesis in children after cavopulmonary anastomosis. Frederick A. Coller Surgical Society Annual Meeting, Ann Arbor, Michigan, October 2000.

9.  Starnes S, Duncan B, Kneebone J, Rosenthal G, Patterson K, Fraga C, Lupinetti F. Angiogenic proteins in the lungs of children after cavopulmonary anastomosis. Surgical Forum, October 2000.

10.  Starnes S, Duncan B, Fraga C, Jones T, Mathur S, Rosenthal G, Comptom N, Lupinetti F. A small animal model of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after cavopulmonary anastomosis. Michigan Chapter, American College of Surgeons 48th Annual Meeting, Deerborn, Michigan, May 2001.

11.  Lyons C, Starnes S, Howington J, Almoosa K, Young L, McCormack F, Reed, M. Transplant center exclusion biases for pleurodesed lymphangioleiomyomatosis patients. The LAM Foundation 2006 Lymphangioleiomyomatosis International Research Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2006.

12.  Lyons C, Starnes S, Howington J, Almoosa K, Young L, McCormack F, Reed, M. Management preferences for pleural intervention prior to lung transplantation in lymphangioleiomyomatosis. The LAM Foundation 2006 Lymphangioleiomyomatosis International Research Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2006. 

13.  Lyons C, Starnes S, Howington J, Almoosa K, Young L, McCormack F, Reed, M. Transplant center exclusion biases for pleurodesed lymphangioleiomyomatosis patients. American Thoracic Society International Conference, San Diego, California, May 2006.
14. Huffman LC, Pandalai PK, Boulton BJ, Reed MF, Starnes SL, Howington JA, James L, Nussbaum MS. Robotic Heller myotomy: A safe operation with higher post-operative quality of life indices. The Central Surgical Society 64th Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, March 2007.
15. Lewis JD, Howington JA, Starnes SL, Pritts TA, Reed MF. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for acute thoracic trauma. Ohio Chapter, American College of Surgeons 2007 Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio, May 2007.
16. Reed MF, Lucia MW, Starnes SL, Merrill WH, Howington JA. Thoracoscopic lobectomy: introduction of a new technique into a thoracic surgery training program. Western Thoracic Surgical Association 33rd Annual Meeting, Santa Ana Pueble, New Mexico, June 2007.
17. Lewis JD, Howington JA, Starnes SL, Pritts TA, Reed MF. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery for acute thoracic trauma. Chest 2007, Chicago, Illinois, October 2007.
18. Lyons CB, Starnes SL, Howington JA, Almoosa KF, Young L, McCormack FX, Reed MF. Management preferences for pleural intervention prior to lung transplantation in lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Chest 2007, Chicago, Illinois, October 2007.
19. Lewis JL, Starnes SL, Pandalai PK, Huffman LC, Bulcao CF, Pritts TA, Reed MF. Traumatic diaphragmatic injury: experience from a level 1 trauma center. Central Surgical Association 66th Annual Meeting, Sarasota, Florida, March 2009.

Invited Presentations
1.  Invited Speaker. CT grading is useful in selecting patients for non-operative management of blunt splenic injury. The Michigan Chapter of the American College of Surgeons 46th Annual Meeting, Traverse City, Michigan, May 1997.

2.  Invited Speaker. CT grading is useful in selecting patients for non-operative management of blunt splenic injury. Keyport – Gaylord Trauma Symposium, Gaylord, Michigan, June 1997.

3.  Invited Speaker. CT grading is useful in selecting patients for non-operative management of blunt splenic injury. Midwest Surgical Associates 40th Annual Meeting, Huron, Ohio, August 1997.

4.  Invited Speaker. Non-invasive evaluation of hand circulation before radial artery harvest for coronary artery bypass grafting. Western Thoracic Surgical Association 24th Annual Meeting, Whistler, British Columbia, June 1998.

5.  Invited Speaker. 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, September 1999.

6.  Invited Speaker. Angiogenic proteins in the lungs of children following cavopulmonary anastomosis. Seattle Surgical Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Seattle, Washington, January 2000.

7.  Invited Speaker. Pulmonary microvessel density is a marker of angiogenesis in children after cavopulmonary anastomosis. American Association for Thoracic Surgery 80th Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 2000.

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

9.  Invited Speaker. Angiogenic proteins in the lungs of children after cavopulmonary anastomosis. American College of Surgeons 86th Annual Clinical Congress, Chicago, Illinois, October 2000.

10.  Invited Speaker. A small animal model of pulmonary arteriovenous malformations after cavopulmonary anastomosis. Michigan Chapter, American College of Surgeons 48th Annual Meeting, Deerborn, Michigan, May 2001.

11.  Invited Speaker. Angiogenesis: Targeting tumor blood vessels. Surgical Grand Rounds, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan, April 2003.

12.  Invited Speaker. Non–neoplastic lung disease. Cardiothoracic Surgery Grand Rounds, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, October, 2004.

13.  Invited Speaker. Congenital abnormalities of the mediastinum. Cardiothoracic Surgery Grand Rounds, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana, February, 2005.

14.  Invited Speaker. Anterior mediastinal tumors. Surgery Grand Rounds, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, December, 2005.

15.  Invited Speaker. Non-small cell lung cancer. Otolaryngology Grand Rounds, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, September 2006.

16.  Invited Speaker. Preoperative evaluation of non-small cell lung cancer. Sixth Annual Lung Cancer Symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, October 2006.

17.  Invited Speaker. Invasive mediastinal staging in non-small cell lung cancer. Thoracic Tumor Board, St. Luke East Cancer Center, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, April 2007.

18.  Invited Speaker. Anterior mediastinal tumors. 2007 Cardiothoracic technology symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2007.
19. Invited Speaker. Mediastinal tumors. Radiation Oncology Grand Rounds, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, June 2007.
20. Invited Speaker. Recent advanced in lung cancer. Annual Surgery CME Event, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, September 2007.
21. Moderator. Surgical management of advanced COPD. Tri-state Area Pulmonary and Critical Care Roundtable, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 2007.
22. Invited Speaker. Preoperative evaluation and surgical treatment of lung cancer. Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Lecture Series, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, February 2009.
23. Invited Speaker. Mediastinal Tumors. 2009 Cardiothoracic technology symposium, Cincinnati, Ohio, April 2009.
24. Invited Speaker. Non-small cell lung cancer: Surgical treatment and screening. Cancer and Cancer Prevention Seminar, Cincinnati, Ohio, September 2009.