In this issue, read about the new Annals editor-in-chief, what to expect during STS 2022, the Society's international collaborations, interesting results from the latest member needs assessment, a novel preservation approach for donor hearts, comprehensive efforts to impact change in Washington, and more
For only the sixth time in the 56-year history of The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, the journal is welcoming a new Editor-in-Chief. Cardiac surgeon Joanna Chikwe, MD, FRCS, has been charged with leading the publication, effective January 1.
Same Surgeon, Different Light is back with more cardiothoracic surgery superstar guests. Season 2 kicked off in December 2021 with Valerie W. Rusch, MD, and Joseph A. Dearani, MD.
Find the latest updates on STS member job changes, promotions, and honors for Drs. Gail Darling, Kalpaj Parekh, Bruce Lytle, Rick Lee, Thomas Watson, Joseph Woo, and Daniel Miller.
In his final President's Column, Dr. Sean Grondin describes the Society's collaborative activities with international colleagues and associations—partnerships that provide global leadership in cardiothoracic surgery education, research, and quality initiatives.
In recognition of those who consistently provided a combination of high-quality reviews in a timely manner, The Annals of Thoracic Surgery presented “Reviewer of the Year” awards to four outstanding recipients.
The most recent member needs assessment survey—which generated responses from 745 members—showed that learning how to manage professional challenges such as workload and remaining up to date on clinical advances are more important than ever.
Drs. Chandler Long and Chad Hughes describe endovascular repair of thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm—a concept which seemed like pie in the sky less than a decade ago but is now an increasingly utilized technique in a growing number of centers worldwide.
Audit results for the STS Adult Cardiac Surgery Database are set to be released in January 2022, and a Database audit policy now formalizes expectations for all Database components.
After receiving a breast cancer diagnosis, Dr. Sharon Ben-Or, a thoracic surgeon from the University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, Kansas, began to better prioritize what she needed from her professional career and personal life.
TSF research grant recipient Dr. Paul Chun Yung Tang is utilizing the lab at the University of Michigan Frankel Cardiovascular Center to explore a better way to ensure that donor hearts serve their recipients well after transplant.
Over the past several years, STS member involvement in advocacy has grown considerably. Read about the increased opportunities for the Society and its members to make a meaningful impact in Washington on behalf of cardiothoracic surgery and its patients.
Read about the STS-AstraZeneca partnership, the Looking to the Future Scholarship Program, highlights from the AQO Meeting and Latin America Surgery Symposia, COVID monitoring at STS 2022, and more.
STS 2022, taking place January 29–31 in Miami Beach, Florida, promises to be a congress of both professional excellence and human connection.