International Membership

International Membership is for surgeons who have achieved appropriate certification or recognition of their achievements in cardiothoracic surgery in countries other than the United States or Canada and who devote their professional efforts to the interests of the specialty.

Are you a member of the European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS)? Applicants who became EACTS members prior to 2009 and wish to join STS as International Members do not need to submit sponsorship information. Only a completed STS membership application and CV are required.

Initial dues payment may be prorated based on the date that completed application materials are submitted; payment will be processed upon submission. International applicants are approved for membership three times a year by the STS Board of Directors at each in-person meeting (January, Spring, Fall). 


Application DeadlineApproval
March 15, 2017April 30, 2017
August 31, 2017October 21, 2017
November 27, 2017January 15, 2018

Annual membership dues are based on where the member lives:

  • International Members living outside the United States and Canada* – $300

*International Members in low or lower middle income countries, per the World Bank – $100

  • International Members living in the United States/Canada – $750/$650 

There is a one-time initiation fee of $250. This initiation fee is waived for EACTS and ESTS members, members of ASCVTS in low or lower middle income countries defined by the World Bank, and STS Candidate Members who become International Members.


Approved at
Annual Meeting
Approved at
Spring Board Meeting
Approved at
Fall Board Meeting
Outside the United States
and Canada
Low or Lower Middle
Income Countries*
United States$750.00$500.00$250.00

*per the World Bank