Michael J. Mack, MD
The American Board of Thoracic Surgery is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael J. Mack (Plano, TX) was elected to be the Vice Chair of the Board. Dr. Mack will serve in this position for two years until 2024 after which he will become Chair. Dr. Mack most recently served as a Board Director (2015-2022).
Dr. Mack earned his medical degree from the St. Louis University after which he completed an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Mack then completed his General Surgery and Thoracic Surgery residencies at the University of Texas Southwestern. Dr. Mack is a pioneer in the field of cardiothoracic surgery and a world-renowned physician. He is the Medical Director of Cardiothoracic Surgery for Baylor Scott & White Health and the Chairman of BSW The Heart Hospital. He has performed more than 7,000 cardiac surgeries, with 3,000 involving heart valve procedures.
Dr. Mack has served in multiple leadership roles including being a Board of Trustees on the American College of Cardiology Foundation, President of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, President of the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education, and President of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association.