Three major STS awards are typically presented each year during the Society's Annual Meeting:

Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award

This award was initiated in 1999 with funding from Medtronic, Inc. to recognize outstanding scientific contributions that have enhanced the practice of cardiothoracic surgery and patients' quality of life. [More]

Distinguished Service Award

This longstanding award program, almost as old the Society itself, was established to recognize outstanding contributions to STS and the specialty. [More]

President's Award

Instituted in 2011, this award program was created to honor the work of promising young investigators.[More]