Why Join STS?

Networking Opportunities

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.

Stay Informed

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.

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“...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
Surgeon Member


Types of Membership


For surgeons certified in the field of thoracic surgery


For cardiothoracic surgery residents, trainees, fellows, and general surgery residents

Medical Student

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

Associate Physician

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

Ready to advance your career &
improve patient outcomes?