Mission Statement and Goals

Home About Women in Thoracic Surgery Mission Statement and Goals

The Mission of Women in Thoracic Surgery includes the following

  1. To enhance the quality of medical care given to patients of the members;
  2. To focus on the development of women thoracic surgeons through a mentoring program;
  3. To enhance the education of patients concerning heart and lung disease, particularly but not exclusively, among women; and
  4. To enhance the education of women thoracic surgeons through seminars and other training mediums.
  5. To create a supportive community to optimize the advancement of women in CT surgery.

The Goals of Women in Thoracic Surgery

  • Foster an environment that supports women through education, mentorship, sponsorship and scholarship.
  • Eliminate gender disparities.
  • Create an inclusive culture in which women can thrive;
  • To give a voice to women CT surgeons, while educating others;
  • To advocate for our patients, peers and trainees;
  • To increase international WTS membership;
  • To promote fair treatment and wellness;
  • To increase the percentage of women members by including every practicing women CT surgeon.
  • Celebrate diversity.

Check out our 30th anniversary video

Women in Thoracic Surgery was founded in 1986, with 2016 marking its 30th anniversary.