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!
The Women in Thoracic Surgery (WTS) and Intuitive Surgical, Inc. have partnered to create a unique opportunity in advanced robotic training for mid career female thoracic surgeons. The overarching goals are to establish a mentoring relationship for a female robotic surgeon and assist her in growing her robotic surgical practice. WTS encourages mid career surgeons to consider this exceptional opportunity to enrich their surgical skill set.
Deadline for applications is April 1, 2024 at 11.59 PM PT.
This award allows a woman in medical school or surgical training in the U.S. with an interest in cardiothoracic surgery the opportunity to attend the AATS 104th Annual Meeting, and to be mentored throughout the meeting by a WTS member.
Deadline for applications is February 29, 2024, 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
Daniela Molena, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Director, Esophageal Surgery Program
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