Diversity and Inclusion Resources

This page, developed with assistance from members of the STS Workforce on Diversity and Inclusion, highlights some of the important Society activities and materials related to diversity, inclusion, and equity in cardiothoracic surgery. It also includes career resources on these topics from outside sources.


STS Materials


"Same Surgeon, Different Light" Podcast Series

“Same Surgeon, Different Light” is a new program from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons designed to demystify cardiothoracic surgery, revealing the men and women behind their surgical masks. Hosts David Tom Cooke, MD, and Thomas K. Varghese Jr., MD, MS, will uncover the obstacles, triumphs, tradeoffs, and pivotal moments that have shaped their guests’ careers and personal missions. Episodes will feature the backstories of cardiothoracic surgeons from different backgrounds and in various career stages. These leaders and rising stars offer powerful, candid stories that are funny and fascinating, as well as heartbreaking and inspiring. Listen now!

Subscribe to Surgical Hot Topics via your favorite podcast app. New episodes will be added regularly and social media postings about the series will include the hashtag #TheFaceofCTSurgery.


Peer-Reviewed Articles