STS News - Winter 2022

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 

Joanna Chikwe Takes Over as Editor-in-Chief of The Annals

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.

Popular Podcast Series Is Back

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.

Member News: Winter 2022

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.

President's Column: Embracing International Collaboration

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.

The Annals Recognizes Reviewers of the Year

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.

News Briefs: Winter 2022

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.