• Michael Dormer was named chairman of the board of JenaValve Technology (Wilmington, Delaware). Dormer has had a 30-year career with medical companies, most prominently with Johnson & Johnson, where he was worldwide chairman, medical devices and executive committee member. JenaValve Technology specializes in minimally-invasive heart valve replacement systems.

• Michael Mack, MD, has been named president-elect of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (Chicago). Mack is a surgeon on the medical staff of The Heart Hospital Baylor and medical director of cardio-vascular surgery for Baylor Health Care System (both Dallas).

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