Cardiothoracic Surgery in the COVID Crisis: Global Summit on Reactivating Cardiothoracic Surgery Programs

This special worldwide STS webinar focused on the recovery of cardiothoracic surgery in the post-COVID era. STS President Joseph A. Dearani, MD, along with cardiothoracic surgeon leaders from around the world, shared vision and guidance about:

  • Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic in Asia and Europe
  • How major health systems address needs and prioritize case types
  • Potential consequences of delayed care
  • Preoperative screening of patients, families, and health care providers
  • Mitigation strategies for the second wave
  • Registries/databases for accruing and examining COVID-19 data
  • Approaches to physician wellness and PTSD

This webinar was supported by Medtronic


Joseph A. Dearani, MD 
The Society of Thoracic Surgeons



Sanghoon Jheon, MD, PhD
Asian Society for Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery

Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD
CEO and President
Cleveland Clinic

Domenico Pagano, MD, FRCS(C-Th), FETCS
Secretary General  
European Association for Cardio-Thoracic Surgery

Enrico Ruffini, MD
European Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Valerie W. Rusch, MD
American College of Surgeons

Vaughn A. Starnes, MD
American Association for Thoracic Surgery


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