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Cardiac Surgeons Lead Critical COVID-19 Research

After dramatically changing its scope of work and mobilizing resources in record time, the Cardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network (CTSN) became a major contributor to life-changing COVID-19 research.
14-Apr-2021 6:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Same Surgeon, Different Light: Dr. Tom Nguyen

In this episode, Dr. David Tom Cooke interviews Dr. Tom Nguyen from the University of California San Francisco.
2-Apr-2021 10:15 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Same Surgeon, Different Light: Dr. Ourania Preventza

In this episode, Dr. Tom Varghese interviews Dr. Ourania Preventza, from Baylor College of Medicine.
2-Apr-2021 10:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Physician and Patient Groups Call On CMS to Update Medicare Lung Cancer Screening Coverage

STS—in collaboration with the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer and the American College of Radiology—formally requested that CMS update its coverage policies to reflect the new USPSTF lung cancer screening guidelines.
18-Mar-2021 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Same Surgeon, Different Light: Dr. Sidhu Gangadharan

In this episode, Dr. Tom Varghese interviews Dr. Sidhu Gangadharan from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.
5-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Same Surgeon, Different Light: Dr. Melanie Edwards

In this episode, Dr. David Tom Cooke interviews Dr. Melanie Edwards from Integrated Health Associates in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
4-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Same Surgeon, Different Light: Dr. Doug Wood

In this episode, Dr. Tom Varghese interviews STS Past President Dr. Doug Wood.
4-Mar-2021 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Same Surgeon, Different Light: Dr. Shanda Blackmon

In this episode, Dr. Tom Varghese interviews Dr. Shanda Blackmon from the Mayo Clinic.
3-Mar-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites


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Ergonomics in Surgery – The Athlete in the Operating Room

The parallels between surgery and elite athletics are many. You must be on your game at all times and ready to instantly execute precise movements.
8-Apr-2021 1:05 PM EDT

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Expert Available to Discuss Expanded USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

18-Mar-2021 11:35 AM EDT

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The Pandemic’s Byproduct: Work-Life Integration, At Last

Dr. Mara B. Antonoff shares how working from home and virtual meetings have improved her work-life balance and advocates for keeping some of these protocols in place after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides.
27-May-2020 3:05 PM EDT

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, was joined by cardiothoracic surgeon leaders from around the world.
19-May-2020 12:40 PM EDT

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Cardiothoracic Surgeons Offer Compassion, Perseverance, and Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Dr. Vinod H. Thourani describes how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting cardiothoracic surgeons and their patients and how the specialty is uniquely equipped to handle the high-intensity work of actively managing COVID-19 patients.
6-May-2020 12:45 PM EDT

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Smoking Increases Risk for COVID-19 Complications—So It’s a Great Time to Quit

It is well known that smoking results in worse outcomes in people with pneumonia or influenza, and we are learning that smoking can pose significant risks in those with COVID-19.
14-Apr-2020 4:05 PM EDT

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Internationally Recognized Cardiothoracic Surgeon Available for Comment on Aortic Dissection

8-Mar-2020 10:45 AM EDT

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Expert Available to Discuss NELSON Trial and Lung Cancer Screening

30-Jan-2020 10:55 AM EST

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Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,500 cardiothoracic surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lung, and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest. The Society's mission is to enhance the ability of cardiothoracic surgeons to provide the highest quality patient care through education, research and advocacy.

The Annals of Thoracic Surgery is the official journal of STS and the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association.

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