In this issue, read about heart surgery in Ukraine, STS member job changes, the importance of leadership during crisis, new technology designed to enhance the durability of aortic valve replacement, and the story of a member's personal experience with four open heart surgeries and a kidney transplant. Also, don't miss the details of what Drs. Doug Wood and Rob Headrick have been working on to help strengthen lung cancer screening.
Dr. William Novick and his team from the Cardiac Alliance can be found in the operating rooms of hospitals throughout Ukraine, saving lives of the littlest patients.
Find the latest updates on STS member job changes, promotions, and accomplishments for Drs. Tom Varghese, A.J. Carpenter, Puja Kachroo, Rishindra Reddy, Michael Bowdish, Sloane Guy, Tyler Gunn, and Tom MacGillivray.
The Annals of Thoracic Surgery recently launched Annals Short Reports—the new fully open access companion journal.
In his latest President's Column, Dr. John Calhoon describes the importance of leadership during crisis and shares a reminder that "there remains much to do—in the ORs, in our institutions, in our communities, for our specialty, and for each other."
Drs. Steven Yakubov and Steven Duff describe the Tria valve technology, which is designed to enhance durability and hemodynamic performance of aortic valve replacement.
Four open heart surgeries and a kidney transplant represent stark milestones for STS member Marcus Balters, MD, whose career as a surgeon has been interspersed with stints as a patient, brushes with mortality, new perspectives on teaching, and solidified faith.
Hear from Dr. Doug Wood and Dr. Rob Headrick about how they've worked at the grassroots level to strengthen lung cancer screening.
Support from The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) can fuel projects like Salvando Corazones (“Saving Hearts”), led by Dr. Aldo Rafael, a recipient of the TSF Every Heartbeat Matters award.
Read about STS 2023, the record-high Annals impact factor, Industry Spotlight videos, the latest webinars, the upcoming AQO meeting, and more.