The STS National Database is the premier clinical data registry for cardiothoracic surgery. It includes three component parts: the Adult Cardiac Surgery Database, the General Thoracic Surgery Database, and the Congenital Heart Surgery Database. This wealth of information is available to physicians, researchers, and the healthcare industry to use for quality improvement, and in comparative effectiveness research, clinical trials, post-market surveillance, and basic and translational research. Information from the STS National Database will allow you to:

  • Use extensive and accurate real world cardiothoracic surgery data to address your research questions
  • Investigate ways to enhance quality of care and improve patient outcomes
  • Spot market trends and new product opportunities
  • Save time and money on clinical trials and post-market surveillance

Whether you are in the initial stages of planning research, designing clinical trials or understanding product performance, the STS National Database can be a valuable research resource.



STS Seeks Research Center Director

The Society is now accepting applications for a new Director of the STS Research Center to succeed Fred Edwards, MD when he completes his term next spring. This position will be a full-time STS staff position and will be located in the Chicago headquarters office. STS welcomes board certified cardiothoracic surgeons (Active Members) with a passion for research utilizing the world-renowned STS National Database. Read the full job description here. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and CV in confidence to Theresa Lopez at jobs [at] sts [dot] org.

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