Become a Member

The STSA Southern region includes the following U.S. states and territories: Alabama; Arkansas; Florida; Georgia; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maryland; Mississippi; Missouri; North Carolina; Oklahoma; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia; District of Columbia; the U.S. territories and commonwealths in the Caribbean.

The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association is a unique organization that offers its members an unmatched opportunity for education, fellowship, and camaraderie. Members enjoy reduced Annual Meeting registration fees; STSA member communications, including STSA News; and the fellowship of over 1,100 members connected to or residing in the Southern region of the U.S. Beginning in 2014, allied health professionals, medical students, and general surgery residents are also warmly welcomed to become STSA members.

STSA is currently accepting Active, Resident, Associate, and Student Member applications for membership beginning in January 2018. The application deadline is September 15, 2017.


Active Membership

For Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons who currently reside, have previously practiced cardiothoracic surgery for at least one consecutive year, have completed a thoracic surgery or general surgery residency program, or have completed a thoracic or cardiovascular research or clinical fellowship for at least one consecutive year in the Southern region.


Associate Membership

For healthcare professionals working in the Southern region including, but not limited to, physician assistants, perfusionists, nurses, nurse practitioners, practice administrators, data managers and other health care professionals who support and work directly with cardiothoracic surgeons.


 Candidate Membership

For cardiothoracic surgery residents and fellows matched or enrolled in a thoracic surgery educational program accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Thoracic Surgery under the authority of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education that is within the Southern region.


Pre-Candidate Membership

For medical students and general surgery residents enrolled at a program in the Southern region and interested in pursuing a career in cardiothoracic surgery.