Serving Women in Thoracic Surgery Since 1986

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.

Upcoming Events and Opportunities

Register Now for 69th STSA Annual Meeting

Southern Thoracic Surgical Association’s 69th Annual Meeting is coming up on November 9-12, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This four-day educational event hosts over 20 hours of live educational content, famous for its lively discussionmanship and collegial and social atmosphere. Learn more about the event by clicking here.

Nominate A Surgeon for The Extraordinary Women in Cardiothoracic Surgery Award

We are excited to announce the creation of the Extraordinary Women in Cardiothoracic Surgery Award to recognize outstanding women surgeons in our specialty. The award is a collaboration between The Society of Thoracic Surgeons and Women in Thoracic Surgery. Learn more about the award 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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