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. Stephanie Mick

Stephanie Mick, MD

“Practicing cardiac surgery well calls upon every skill a person possesses.  It requires not just medical knowledge, careful judgement and technical ability but also emotional intelligence, attention to detail, compassion, strength of character and strong communication skills.  I would particularly encourage trainees not to underestimate the importance of the ability work well with others in the practice of cardiac surgery.  Particularly in the operating room and with ICU care, you are coordinating a team and if this is not done effectively, things will go awry.  Additionally, there is a great joy in working with colleagues from other disciplines and effective relationships in these areas can lead to synergistic benefits for the patient, your colleagues and yourself.  It is tremendously rewarding to be a cardiac surgeon on many levels and I am very proud to be part of this specialty.”

Stephanie Mick MD, is an Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medicine and Assistant Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

As highlighted in her anonymous nomination:

“Dr. Mick is an excellent doctor and human being.  She has created a niche within a male dominated field and has excelled at technologically advanced procedures such as robotic heart surgery, minimally invasive heart surgery and TAVR.  She is well written, erudite and not only that but considerate to all she meets, whether they be patients, fellows, residents or colleagues.  She is an inspiring role model to all she meets.

Excellent doctor, good human being. Considerate to fellows, residents and colleagues. Created a niche in a male dominated field – TAVR. Practices minimally invasive and robotic heart surgery. Well written and erudite.”


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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