Add to Favorites Newsroom RSS Share
fb-shareThe Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Chicago, IL USA

Our News on Newswise

Newswise: cs-brescia-alexandeSMLr.jpg

Heart and Lung Surgery Patients May Be at High Risk for Opioid Dependence

The amount of opioids prescribed for patients after heart and lung surgery has a direct relationship with the risk for opioid dependency and “persistent opioid use” several months after the operation.
16-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: ALATSFLungCancerResearchRevised002.png

Leading Health Organizations Introduce New Award to Advance Lung Cancer Research

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons—along with its charitable arm, The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF)—and the American Lung Association have established a new grant, the Lung Cancer Research Award, designed to support investigators performing...
5-Aug-2019 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: SameerHirjiMD.JPG

Study Debunks ‘July Effect’ for Heart Surgery

The notion that more medical errors occur in July compared to other months due to an influx of new medical school graduates starting their in-hospital training does not apply to heart surgery.
19-Jul-2019 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: Bill_Cassidy_headshot.jpg

Sen. Bill Cassidy Recognized for Supporting Cardiothoracic Surgeons and Their Patients

Senator Bill Cassidy, MD, (R-LA) was named Legislator of the Year by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for his commitment to promoting health care and advancing legislation and policies that impact cardiothoracic surgeons and their patients.
16-Jul-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: NaderMoazami.jpeg

Opioid Epidemic Increases Number of Organs Available for Transplant

The confluence of two major health crises—the opioid epidemic and organ shortage—has moved surgeons to consider transplanting organs deemed as less than “perfect” in an effort to expand the donor pool and save more lives.
3-Jun-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: TSF-Awards-Logo-Generic-286x300.jpg

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation Announces “Top 20” Institutional Honor Roll

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) has announced its “Top 20” Institutional Honor Roll for 2019.
22-May-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: mulukutla-suresh-hi-res.jpg

Open Heart Surgery Outperforms Stents in Patients with Multivessel Disease

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery may be the best treatment option for most patients with more than one blocked heart artery.
29-Apr-2019 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Newswise: MalaisreChris.jpg

Early Valve Replacement May Be Better than Watchful Waiting in Patients with Severe Aortic Stenosis

Patients with severe aortic stenosis who have no symptoms may benefit more from an aggressive strategy of early valve replacement than from a conservative watch and wait approach.
19-Mar-2019 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

see all news

Our Experts on Newswise

Newswise: Naunheimheadshot2018_cropped172.jpg

Expert Available to Discuss Dangers of Vaping and Associated Lung Illness

18-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Media Advisory: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Applauds U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is today releasing a draft recommendation for using low-dose computed tomography (CT) to screen those at high risk for lung cancer. The recommendations will be posted on the USPSTF website at 5 p.m....
29-Jul-2013 3:00 PM EDT

STS Applauds US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation for Lung Cancer Screening - President Doug Wood, MD available for interviews

29-Jul-2013 5:00 PM EDT

see all experts

Our YouTube Videos


Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,200 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.


Jennifer Bagley
Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications


Natalie Boden
Director of Marketing & Communications


Twitter twitter-icon

Chat now!