Featured Thoracic Surgeons: Monthly Features

Today’s Women in CT Surgery

Here we will feature women who represent the wide breadth of practicing thoracic surgeons in our field today.  We look forward to highlighting new women on a monthly basis, showing the great strides in patient care, research, humanitarian work, patient advocacy, and leadership being accomplished by women in our field.  We take pride in showcasing the fantastic women in CT Surgery, setting phenomenal examples both in and out of the operating room.

This month’s featured surgeons:

Dr. Daniella Corales Cabeza

Daniella Corales Cabeza, MD

“Being a thoracic surgeon has always been a life goal, it is an honor, a pride and a privilege. Helping patients live, breathe and breathe better is priceless. Exercising my work in a country with a great social and economic crisis is a daily challenge, but the love of surgery is the strength that allows me to continue and give my best every day.”

Dr. Daniella Corales Cabeza, from Caracas Venezuela, is a Thoracic Surgeon who graduated from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) and General Surgeon who graduated from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV). She obtained her Medical degree from the Central University western Lisandro Alvarado (UCLA) from Lara state in Venezuela. She lives and works in Caracas – Venezuela, and is dedicated to promoting campaigns against smoking, a healthy lifestyle, and the importance of exercising daily.

As highlighted in her nomination by Dr. Mary Perez:

This doctor works in Venezuela, in a country affected by a severe economic and health crisis, fighting for patients with Covid-19 and lung cancer, she also promotes the fight against cigarettes, always with the best attitude, joy and responsibility Despite her youth, she is one of the most beloved thoracic surgeons in her country.


For our full list of Past Features, click here.


If you’d like to submit a nomination for a surgeon feature, you can do so below or at this link.



Featured Surgeon Nomination Form

Please use this form to nominate women thoracic surgeons for a feature on the WTS website. Qualified nominees may be practicing surgeons in adult cardiac, congenital cardiac, or general thoracic surgery. Your nominations are greatly appreciated!
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