In this issue, read about current trends within the global cardiothoracic surgery workforce, the latest in intraoperative molecular imaging, and a legendary heart surgeon’s selfless leadership and extraordinary work that is impacting lives in Guatemala and around the world. Also don’t miss the recap of the most recent STS Annual Meeting and a breakdown of need-to-know issues related to Medicare reimbursement.
With a current pipeline showing steady gains of female trainees, the cardiothoracic surgery workforce may be on the verge of changing.
New STS officers and directors were elected or reelected, and several important Bylaws changes were approved during the virtual Annual Membership (Business) Meeting held in conjunction with the Society’s 58th Annual Meeting.
Find the latest updates on STS member job changes, promotions, and honors for Drs. Ralph Mosca, Marc Moon, Hiroo Takayama, Maral Ouzounian, Charles Fraser, Richard Lazzaro, Amy Fiedler, Sanjay Samy, Elliot Wakeam, and John Karamichalis.
In his first President's Column, Dr. John Calhoon shares some of his initial thoughts as he takes the helm of the Society, details the challenges that the specialty faces, and discusses plans for the future of STS.
Drs. Natalie Lui and Sunil Singhal describe intraoperative molecular imaging, which is a promising technology with several potential applications in thoracic surgical oncology.
More than 2,800 professional registrants joined the Society’s virtual 58th Annual Meeting in January. Read the details of the presentations during the Vivien T. Thomas Symposium, meet the award winners, and learn about the inspiring keynote lectures, including the Presidential Address from Dr. Sean Grondin.
Read about the new Coronary Conference, CT Surgery Masters Showdown, popular STS podcast episodes, the most-downloaded Annals articles, and more.
A witness to historic surgical advancements, a champion of tide-turning social reform, and the only physician to have served as Vice President of Guatemala, senior STS Member Dr. J. Rafael Espada devotes his days to repairing hearts and reforging the heart of his nation.
Surgeons, residents, medical students, perfusionists, industry representatives, and STS staff showed off their best times and team spirit during the Thoracic Surgery Foundation Fun Run & Walk in conjunction with STS 2022.
Read about important issues that may impact proposals for Medicare reimbursement in the coming years, and meet the Key Contact of the Year.