MLF History <ul><li>ASD repair 1966 – Dr. Robert Gross </li></ul><ul><li>Atrial fib 1990 – medications </li></ul><ul><li>T...
 
September 6, 1995
 
The Maze Procedure for  Atrial Fibrillation <ul><li>Originally an open-heart procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Now minimally-inv...
Maze Recognition 2005 <ul><li>Maze Reunion – St. Louis </li></ul><ul><li>ACS Meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John H. Gibbon,...
James L. Cox – Biography <ul><li>University of Mississippi – Undergraduate </li></ul><ul><li>University of Tennessee – MD ...
Biography <ul><li>Over 300 publications </li></ul><ul><li>NIH Research grant for 27 years for the surgical treatment of ca...
Surgeon’s Surgeon <ul><li>Competent/Thoughtful </li></ul><ul><li>Compassionate/Communicator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Loui...
Surgeon’s Surgeon <ul><li>Element of humility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maze Procedure instead of Cox Procedure </li></ul></ul...
 
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Introduction for Dr. James L. Cox

  1. 1. MLF History <ul><li>ASD repair 1966 – Dr. Robert Gross </li></ul><ul><li>Atrial fib 1990 – medications </li></ul><ul><li>TIA – 1993 Coumadin </li></ul>
  2. 3. September 6, 1995
  3. 5. The Maze Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation <ul><li>Originally an open-heart procedure </li></ul><ul><li>Now minimally-invasive in the OR and the cath lab </li></ul><ul><li>An idea that initially helped a selected few can now potentially help millions </li></ul>
  4. 6. Maze Recognition 2005 <ul><li>Maze Reunion – St. Louis </li></ul><ul><li>ACS Meeting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John H. Gibbon, Jr. Lecture: “Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiates Program: “Negotiating the Maze: From Idea to Laboratory to Operating Room to Start-up to Sale” </li></ul></ul>
  5. 7. James L. Cox – Biography <ul><li>University of Mississippi – Undergraduate </li></ul><ul><li>University of Tennessee – MD </li></ul><ul><li>Surgery Residency – Duke </li></ul><ul><li>Associate Professor Surgery – Duke </li></ul><ul><li>Professor/Chief Cardiothoracic Surgery – Washington University 14 years </li></ul><ul><li>Professor/Chairman Cardiothoracic Surgery – Georgetown University </li></ul>
  6. 8. Biography <ul><li>Over 300 publications </li></ul><ul><li>NIH Research grant for 27 years for the surgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias </li></ul><ul><li>Numerous patents </li></ul><ul><li>Director of American Board of Thoracic Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>Chairman RRC – Thoracic Surgery </li></ul><ul><li>President of American Association of Thoracic Surgery </li></ul>
  7. 9. Surgeon’s Surgeon <ul><li>Competent/Thoughtful </li></ul><ul><li>Compassionate/Communicator </li></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Louis Maze Reunion patients </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Confidence without arrogance </li></ul><ul><li>Sense of humor </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I hope you are all still in sinus rhythm” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Role model </li></ul>
  8. 10. Surgeon’s Surgeon <ul><li>Element of humility </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maze Procedure instead of Cox Procedure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I’m flattered to be here” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Find guys twice as smart as you and turn them loose” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>“ Walk the walk - talk the talk” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invited operating surgeon in 40 international institutions </li></ul></ul>

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