Why Join STS?
Connect with cardiothoracic surgery pioneers and thought leaders from around the world.
Mentorship + Mentoring
Seek out guidance to help advance your career, and share your expertise with future surgeons.
Learn the latest in cardiothoracic surgery from subject-matter experts and leading practitioners.
Save on the STS Annual Meeting, live events, subscriptions, online education, and National Database fees.
Receive the latest news about issues affecting the cardiothoracic surgery profession.
Receive complimentary access to peer-reviewed journals, exclusive programs, and a wealth of resources for every career stage.
“...a lot of opportunity for young surgeons to get involved in the field, learn a lot, and gain mentorship from senior surgeons.”
Natalie S. Lui, MD
For surgeons certified in the field of thoracic surgery
For cardiothoracic surgery residents, trainees, fellows, and general surgery residents
For anyone enrolled in medical school
For non-physician health care providers interested in cardiothoracic surgery, including perfusionists, nurses, physician assistants, data managers, and more
For physicians who are not surgeons, but support and work directly with cardiothoracic surgeons
For surgeons age 70 and above, or those 61 or older who have submitted a declaration of retirement from employment in the field of medicine
For distinguished persons who have achieved prominence in the field of cardiothoracic surgery and who have contributed to its advancement