STSA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) cultivates a culture that encourages collaboration, flexibility and fairness where talents and differences of all members are respected, valued, encouraged and welcome.

STSA embraces individuals with diverse perspectives and experience, including but not limited to practicing surgeon members, retired surgeon members, surgical trainee members, associate members, honorary members, and all other healthcare professionals.

STSA is committed to eliminating barriers that prevent full participation of underrepresented groups, and instead seeks to amplify their voice.

STSA is committed to equity in providing opportunities for professional advancement to a diverse membership and to the development of future leaders in healthcare to treat a diverse population.