Winter 2024

STS' Journey Towards Inclusion in Cardiothoracic Surgery

In the ever-evolving landscape of healthcare, the pursuit of inclusion has become a priority for organizations seeking to address disparities, promote and sustain a sense of belonging, and unleash the talents, beliefs, and power of all their constituents.
Inclusion is not new to STS. It is a stated core value and central to who we are. Over the years, STS has been on a journey to foster a more inclusive environment within the Society and the cardiothoracic surgery specialty. While the journey has been imperfect, we continue to learn, grow, and progress.

A look back

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STS 2024 60th Annual Meeting

Get the Most from the 60th STS Annual Meeting Experience

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Thomas E. MacGillivray

President's Column

We’re just days away from the 2024 STS Annual Meeting in San Antonio. It’s sure to be an outstanding conference and I look forward to being together again. Before we convene, I wanted to flag a few key projects, programs, and events in the hope that you will add them to your meeting schedule.

First, I’m pleased to announce that the STS inaugural STS Compensation Survey is finalized and will be available to purchase in early February (those...

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Leadership Team

STS Leaders Share What Makes STS 2024 Special

At the STS Annual Meeting, our core obsession is to give you the education, insights, and inspiration you need to take your career to the next level. 

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Surgeon-Level Reports Now Available

STS is pleased to announce the release of new surgeon-level reports for STS National Database participating surgeons.

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Conference sessions

STS 2024: Sessions You Won't Want to Miss

As we count down to the 60th STS Annual Meeting, here’s a sneak peek at some engaging presentations featuring cutting-edge research and challenging cases you won’t want to miss.

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Member News

Stay up to date on your colleagues’ professional achievements and find opportunities for connection, collaboration, mentorship, and more.

STS Past President Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, joined Jefferson Health and Sidney Kimmel Medical College, bringing a wealth of leadership and surgical expertise to the health system’s expanding team as it continues to advance the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of heart and vascular conditions.

David Cooke, MD, was appointed interim physician-in-chief for the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center and UC Davis Health. He will lead the development and oversight of the center’s performance targets and metrics, setting standards of care, measuring and improving clinical outcomes, and disseminating best practices. 

John Karamichalis, MD, PhD, FRCS, was awarded Fellowship in the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He continues to serve as a pediatric cardiac surgeon at Columbia University Medical Center and as the associate program director of the Columbia Integrated (I-6) Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency Program.

Scott LeMaire, MD, was elevated to associate chief scientific officer at Geisinger and associate dean for research at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. He continues to serve as an adjunct professor of surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. 

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The Annals: A New, Streamlined Submission Process

Three journals have harmonized their submission requirements for full-length original research articles.

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Washington Scene

Washington Scene

A by-the-numbers look back at the many accomplishments of 2023.

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Thoracic Surgery Foundation

2024 TSF Award Recipients

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) Board of Directors is honored to present its 2024 awards.

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Events & Education

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STS Leadership Institute

The STS Leadership Institute, Mar 23, 2023 - Jan 26, 2024, helps members in their first 15 years of practice develop skills to lead teams in and out of the OR, set career goals, negotiate a career path, and influence change.

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STS Mock Oral Exam Course (seated panel of judges in lab coats)

2024 STS Mock Oral Exam Course

 The STS Mock Oral Exam Course, Apr 1 - May 31, 2024, helps decrease the stress of the Board exam by allowing trainees to prepare for and practice with the oral exam format.

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2024 STS Coronary Conference

2024 STS Coronary Conference

The 2024 STS Coronary Conference is an innovative international event taking place June 7-8, 2024, in Miami, Florida. This year’s meeting will be focused on the technical aspects of coronary surgery, from anastomotic techniques to the latest, advanced minimally invasive procedures. 

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