Led by WTS Member, Dr. Amy Fiedler
An all-women team has made history at the University of California, San Francisco after performing a heart transplant on a female patient in early December. The five-hour procedure is notable since at UCSF, Fiedler told, they only performed about 50 heart transplants last year, and overall, men make up the majority of adult cardiac surgeons in the country. A 2019 STS Thoracic Surgery Practice and Access Task Force Workforce Report showed that, nationwide, women comprise 6.2% of adult cardiac surgeons. Watch the video to the right to learn more about this remarkable milestone for women in the industry!
These two incredible opportunities are available to our members and provide mentorship and training to women in our field. Deadline to apply for both has been extended to Midnight PST, April 30 2023. Thank you to both Intuitive Surgical and Terumo Aortic for making these possible! Learn more by clicking here.
Register now for the 49th WTSA Annual Meeting on June 21-24, 2023 at the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. Learn more by clicking here.
Elizabeth H. Stephens, MD, PhD
Department of Cardiovascular Society
DuyKhanh P. Ceppa, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Shanda Blackmon, MD, MPH
Department of Thoracic Surgery
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