Make a Donation

Women in Thoracic Surgery is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Consider making a tax deductible donation to WTS today! Donations may be made online using the links below, by check, or by calling WTS Executive Director, Laura Medek, at 312.202.5825 or

  • Make a donation towards the WTS Scholarship Program. The WTS Scholarship Program has awarded 98 scholarships since its inception in 2005. Each scholarship costs WTS approximately $1,500 and allows a woman medical student or resident to attend the STS Annual Meeting where they are mentored by a WTS member surgeon. In awarding this annual scholarship, WTS is fulfilling one of its stated missions to enhance the education of women thoracic surgeons. Your contribution will allow WTS to fund future WTS Scholarship Programs. Learn more about the WTS Scholarship Program.
  • Make a donation towards the WTS General Fund. Your donation will help fund the day-to-day operations of WTS, including expenses affiliated with WTS networking events and receptions.
  • Donate your honorarium to WTS. Women in Thoracic Surgery (WTS) members and friends can support WTS and its mission by donating honoraria received for professional services. There are two ways to donate your honoraria to WTS:
    • The institution paying the honoraria writes a check directly to Women in Thoracic Surgery.
    • The institution paying honoraria pays you directly and you in turn pay Women in Thoracic Surgery.

WTS is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. Support at any level is sincerely appreciated.

Contact WTS Executive Director, Laura Medek, at or 312.202.5825 with questions regarding WTS donations.

Checks should be made out to Women in Thoracic Surgery and mailed to the following address:

Women in Thoracic Surgery
c/o Laura Medek
633 N. Saint Clair St.
Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60611