Ask STS—A Town Hall with Surgeon Leaders

In this episode of the STS Webinar Series, Society President Sean C. Grondin, MD, MPH, FRCSC, moderates an interactive Q&A session about issues facing the Society and the cardiothoracic surgery specialty. Dr. Grondin and a number of STS surgeon leaders respond to member questions on a variety of topics, including: efforts to meet the educational needs of members during and after the pandemic; new awards and traveling fellowships developed by The Thoracic Surgery Foundation; plans for the in-person 2022 STS Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Florida; new initiatives to help career development and promote wellness (including the forthcoming Resilient Surgeon podcast); and ongoing advocacy efforts related to Medicare reimbursement cuts and updated lung cancer screening criteria.

Sean C. Grondin, MD, MPH, FRCSC
STS President Calgary, AB, Canada

Vinay Badhwar, MD
Chair, STS Council on Quality, Research, and Patient Safety
Morgantown, WV

Joseph E. Bavaria, MD
resident, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation
Philadelphia, PA

Shanda H. Blackmon, MD, MPH
Chair, STS Council on Clinical Practice and Membership Engagement
Rochester, MN

Melanie A. Edwards, MD
Member, STS Workforce on Diversity and Inclusion and STS Workforce on Career Development
Ypsilanti, MI

Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA
STS Past President
Baltimore, MD

John D. Mitchell, MD
Chair, STS Workforce on Annual Meeting Aurora, CO

Alan M. Speir, MD
Chair, STS Council on Health Policy and Relationships
Falls Church, VA

Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS
Chair, STS Council on Meetings and Education
Salt Lake City, UT