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Network and stay on the cutting edge of cardiothoracic surgeryView All >
An opportunity for early and mid-career STS surgeon members to learn how to lead in and out of the OR.
Event dates
Mar 21, 2024 – Jan 23, 2025
Zoom, Chicago, and Los Angeles
An experiential foundation and hands-on practice in basic cardiothoracic operating skills for first-year residents.
Event dates
Aug 22–25, 2024
Chicago, IL
KTCVS-STS Asia Symposium on Valvular Heart Disease
Event dates
Aug 30–31, 2024
Seoul, Korea

News & Media

The latest from the field of thoracic surgeryView All >
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STS submitted a joint letter recommending specific coverage guidelines to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services for transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement therapy. 
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Derek Brandt, JD, STS Advocacy
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Despite the rapidly evolving presidential political scene, Washington remains uncharacteristically busy this election year. 

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Derek Brandt, JD, STS Advocacy

Washington, DC - Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed rule for the CY 2025 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule. In this proposal, CMS again recommends substantial cuts to physician reimbursements. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) is concerned that recurring significant cuts will endanger patient care and undermine the financial stability of cardiothoracic surgery practices and hospitals. 

Jul 10, 2024
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STS News, the Society’s quarterly magazine for members only, brings you the latest CT surgery news, research, stories, and more to help keep you in the know and connected to your peers.

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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.