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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

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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

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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

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TSF Announces $951,500 in Funding for Cardiothoracic Surgery Grants for 2019

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) has announced 24 new grants totaling $916,500 in support of research and education programs in cardiothoracic surgery.
22-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Elaine Weiss Named Executive Director of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) has hired Elaine Weiss, JD, as its Executive Director beginning in April 2019.
6-Feb-2019 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Valerie W. Rusch Receives Bakken Scientific Achievement Award

Esteemed thoracic surgeon, medical researcher, and professor Valerie W. Rusch, MD today was awarded the 2019 Earl Bakken Scientific Achievement Award by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 55th Annual Meeting.
29-Jan-2019 12:20 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Two Honored for Selfless Service and Commitment to The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Douglas E. Wood, MD, and James M. Levett, MD have been presented with The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2019 Distinguished Service Award at the Society’s 55th Annual Meeting.
28-Jan-2019 9:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Robert S.D. Higgins Elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons

Renowned heart-lung transplant surgeon Robert S.D. Higgins, MD, MSHA today was elected President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons during the organization’s 55th Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA.
28-Jan-2019 8:15 PM EST Add to Favorites


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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

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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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