STS Legislator of the Year Award honors visionary leadership and outstanding achievement

WASHINGTON, DC (September 14, 2022) — Congresswoman Kim Schrier, MD (D-WA)—named Legislator of the Year by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during a ceremony on Thursday—was recognized for her commitment to promoting health care and advancing legislation and policies that impact cardiothoracic surgeons and their patients.

“Rep. Schrier is a beacon of light for our patients and the specialty of cardiothoracic surgery,” said Joseph C. Cleveland Jr., MD, chair of the STS Council on Health Policy and Relationships. “She has sponsored key legislation to address unjust Medicare reimbursement cuts for physicians and is commended for offering thoughtful long-term policies for responsible physician payment reform. STS proudly recognizes Rep. Schrier for her dedication, commitment, and hard work to ensure that our patients have access to high-quality health care.”