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WTS is the only organization dedicated to the support and advancement of women in the field of cardiothoracic surgery. Please visit us via the following links on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Check Out The Winter 2022 Oracle

The Winter 2022 issue of WTS’s Oracle Newsletter is now available.

This issue features: A Letter from WTS President, Lauren Kane, MD, Editorial: Mental Health Awareness, Ask WTS: How Do You Stay Grounded?, ABTS 2020 & 2021 New Board Certified Women Cardiothoracic Surgeons, 2022-2023 WTS Scholarship Opportunities, Featured Article by DuyKhanh P. Ceppa, MD: Where Do We Go From Here?, Why I Love My Practice, Photo Gallery from WTS Reception AATS 2022 Boston, Resident Scholarship Recipients’ Experiences, 2022 WTS Leadership and more!


Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Register Now for 59th STS Annual Meeting

Thought-provoking lectures, practice-changing science, and hands-on instruction from renowned experts—all this and more awaits you at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons’ 59th Annual Meeting. STS is excited and look forward to hosting a live, in-person meeting at the San Diego Convention Center on . Learn more about the event by clicking here.

Attend The 2023 WTS Reception & Annual Meeting

For WTS Members attending the STS 59th Annual Meeting from . Learn more about the 59th STS Annual Meeting by clicking here.


Find an Expert

WTS has created an expert repository, connected directly to searchable member’s pages. It includes all WTS members in good standing that have a demonstrated area of clinical and/or research expertise.

Featured Posts

Deliberate Practice

Elizabeth H. Stephens, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Department of Cardiovascular Society

Balancing Two Careers

DuyKhanh P. Ceppa, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Advice for Healthcare Providers During COVID-19

Shanda Blackmon, MD, MPH
Mayo Clinic
Department of Thoracic Surgery



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