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Award Recipient Rosalie Sterner with mentor Dr. Jennifer Lawton

Award Recipient Rosalie Sterner with mentor Dr. Jennifer Lawton

  • WTS Contribution to #NYerORCoverChallenge: On April 3, 2017, The New Yorker’s Health, Medicine & the Body Issue this year featured the animated cover “Operating Theatre,” by the French artist Malika Favre.  Since that time, the cover has been replicated by women surgeons all over the world.  Check out these photos of WTS members at AATS recreating the famed New Yorker cover art as part of the social media movement, the #NYerORCoverChallenge! In addition, read more about the movement on CTSNet, at this link!

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  • Read our latest article in the MedStudent Corner, contributed by Brienne Ryan, on Dispelling the Myths: What I learned from the 2017 STS Conference
  • Read about the experiences of the 2016 recipients of the Scanlan/WTS Traveling Mentorship Award! Robin Boyer describes her opportunity to visit Dr. Cynthia Herrington at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and Kyla Joubert highlights her travels to MD Anderson in Houston, where she was mentored by Dr. Mara Antonoff.
  • Announcing the WTS-Intuitive Robotic Fellowship: this is a unique opportunity for advanced robotic training for a female thoracic surgeon by a female thoracic surgeon. More information can be found here.
  • We are excited to share Nora Burgess’s presentation from the STS reception, highlighting 30 years of important WTS history!
  • Check out this great video! We are pleased to share this video, featuring our loved ones, explaining what it’s like to be a CT surgeon.   The video debuted at our 30th anniversary celebration and was a huge hit!
  • Follow this link to read a fascinating article featuring Dr. Kathleen Fenton, entitled “A Global Practice: My Experience with Cardiothoracic Surgery Mission Work.”

    Dr. Kathleen Fenton

    Dr. Kathleen Fenton

  • The WTS is proud to share the efforts of our own Dr. Emily Farkas on her recent trip to Nepal.  The TSFRE, STS and Edwards Lifesciences sponsored a trip involving Dr. Farkas and her charity, CardioStart International, to provide emergency medical relief in Nepal following the earthquake, which occurred right before a previously planned trip to start a cardiac surgery program at Kathmandu University. Check out this article  regarding her efforts and this terrific video

    Dr. Emily Farkas in Nepal

    Dr. Emily Farkas in Nepal

  • We are now featuring periodic articles on our site written by medical students and residents, aimed toward early trainees interested in CT surgery.  Our first medical student article, written by Caitlin Brown, is now available.  Follow this link to read her fantastic article on Lessons Learned, filled with tips for medical students interested in thoracic surgery! If you are interested in this opportunity, please send a message to mbantonoff@mdanderson.org.
  • WTS Now Accepts Online Payment
  • Encourage Colleagues, Institutions to Apply for WTS  Membership

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