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retirement planning
There are many profound changes and considerations during the early stages of your career. Planning for retirement is one that needs your time and attention now. 
4 min read
Olugbenga Okusanya, MD
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mentorship
The education of medical students and residents is critical for the future growth and improvement in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. Early career cardiothoracic surgeons need to be involved in helping the next generation of surgeons establish and advance their careers. In this article, learn about ways you can get involved.
4 min read
Robert M. Van Haren, MD
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executive coach

Physicians undergo extensive technical training to develop the required expertise for the responsible care of our patients. Our training is narrow and deep and rarely, if ever, addresses the development of the skills necessary for effective communication, the cultivation of self-awareness, listening, and the know-how to create high performing teams.

8 min read
Dr. Dawn Hui and Dr. Frank Rosinia
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consulting
Learn how to deploy a strategy to intentionally work with consultants and achieve the highest quality of care.
4 min read
Melanie A. Edwards, MD
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CT surgeon speakers
While establishing a niche gets you recognized across the healthcare field, how should you handle requests to speak outside your niche?
2 min read
Mara Antonoff, MD & Olugbenga Okusanya, MD
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career development
Insights on choosing a niche in cardiothoracic surgery and how it can help you advance your career.
5 min read
Mara Antonoff, MD & Olugbenga Okusanya, MD
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career development
Understand and embrace a hospital's decision-making process to get the products you need to perform at your best.
4 min read
Elisabeth Dexter, MD
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career development
As CT surgery continues to innovate, new faculty may have trained in emerging techniques and can bring these new skills to the group.
2 min read
Olugbenga T. Okusanya, MD
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career development
In your early years as a cardiothoracic surgeon, you may encounter another challenging situation: not assessing whether the patient needs an operation, but rather, should you be the one doing the case.
4 min read
Amy G. Fiedler, MD & Joseph D. Phillips, MD
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career development
It is very likely that you will be presented with a potential contract or term sheet either during or immediately after the second visit.
7 min read
Nahush A. Mokadam, MD
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Career Development Blog
Virtual interviews are now a part of our lives. It may be for the better: decreased time away, less cost, more discretion (if you are looking to change jobs), and an easy opportunity to get to know a group.  
6 min read
Nahush A. Mokadam, MD