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!
Join us for an unforgettable evening at the WTS Reception during the 60th STS Annual Meeting! Mark your calendars for this exclusive gathering:
Date: Saturday, January 27, 2024
Time: 6:15 PM – 7:45 PM
Location: Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk, Lone Star Ballroom C
Nominations are now open for WTS 2024 Officer & Leadership Positions. Nominees must be active members of the WTS, for more details and to download the forms, login to the WTS Website here: http://wtsnet.org/user-portal/.
Deadline for nominations is December 30, 2023, 11:59 p.m. PDT.
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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