STS National Database US & Canada Participation Fees

Adult Cardiac Surgery Database

The 2016 fees for STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database participation are:

  • $3,500 if a majority of surgeons in the group are STS members*
  • $4,750 if a majority of surgeons in the group are not STS members*
  • $2,500 for the optional Anesthesiology Module per anesthesiology group (Note: This fee is in addition to the participation fee payable by or on behalf of surgeon colleague participants; surgeon participation is necessary.)
  • $250 additional per group for the optional Atrial Fibrillation Module
  • $6,000 for the first two years if the majority of surgeons in the group are STS International members
  • $7,500 for the first two years if the majority of surgeons in the group are not STS International members
  • $4,700 for the first two years for the optional International Anesthesiology Module per anesthesiology group (Note: This fee is in addition to the participation fee payable by or on behalf of surgeon colleague participants; surgeon participation is necessary.)

*In 2016, the fees will remain as outlined above, plus $150 per member and $350 per nonmember for surgeons on the Participation Agreement.

General Thoracic Surgery Database

The 2016 fees for STS General Thoracic Surgery Database participation are:

  • $550 per surgeon per year for STS members
  • $700 per surgeon per year for non-STS members
  • $950 for the first two years for STS International members
  • $1,250 for the first two years for non-STS International members


Congenital Heart Surgery Database

The 2016 fees for STS Congenital Heart Surgery Database participation are:

  • $4,500 if a majority of surgeons in the group are STS members**
  • $6,500 if a majority of surgeons in the group are not STS members**
  • $3,300 for the optional Anesthesiology Module per anesthesiology group (Note: This fee is in addition to the participation fee payable by or on behalf of surgeon colleague participants; surgeon participation is necessary.)
  • $7,000 for the first two years if the majority of surgeons in the group are STS International members
  • $9,000 for the first two years if the majority of surgeons in the group are not STS International members
  • $5,000 for the first two years optional International Anesthesiology Module per anesthesiology group (Note: This fee is in addition to the participation fee payable by or on behalf of surgeon colleague participants; surgeon participation is necessary.)
  • **$5.00 per patient record submitted


To learn how to participate, visit www.sts.org/participate or contact Susan Becker, Manager, STS National Database, at sbecker [at] sts [dot] org or (312) 202-5828.

STS Membership
To take advantage of lower participation fees as an STS member, you must apply for membership at www.sts.org/membership or contact Sarah Foreman, Member Services Coordinator, at sforeman [at] sts [dot] org or (312) 202-5895.

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