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The STS Leadership Institute helps members in their first 15 years of practice to develop the skills necessary to lead teams in and out of the OR, strategize personal and professional goals, negotiate a career path, and influence change in the workplace.
Event dates
Mar 23, 2023 – Jan 26, 2024
Discussions on valuable research and important clinical findings with the goal of improving data collection and patient outcomes.
Event dates
Sep 26–29, 2023
Be the voice of the cardiothoracic surgery specialty in Washington, DC
Event dates
Oct 17–18, 2023
Washington, D.C.

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Member Voices

Joseph F. Sabik

Joseph F. Sabik III, MD

STS Second Vice President
It’s about making sure that patients get the right treatment, so they can have the best long-term outcomes.
Africa Wallace, MD

Africa F. Wallace, MD

DEI Workforce Member
Our roles as attendings, division chiefs, chairs, coaches, and mentors come with a larger responsibility.

Robert S.D. Higgins, MD

STS Past President
STS was the first place where I was welcomed to be part of like-minded surgeons focused on patients, who improved outcomes, and had a mission.