Associate Membership

Associate Membership is 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.

Annual membership dues are $50, to be billed after membership application is accepted. New Associate Members pay a one-time $25 initiation fee. Members receive reduced Annual Meeting registration fees of $350 (compared to $450 for non-members) and are required to attend one meeting within the first four years of their membership to confirm active status.

Review the STSA Bylaws or contact STSA Headquarters at or 312.202.5892 for more information about Associate Membership and to confirm if this is the right membership category for you.

Associate Member Application Instructions:

1. Review the requirements for membership and complete the application.

2. Have one member of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association read the completed application, review the requirements, and sign the Third-Party Verification portion of the application.

3. Mail or e-mail the completed application and a current version of your CV to the address below.

4.  The deadline for consideration of any application is September 7, 2023.  Applications received after September 7, 2023, will be deferred to the following year’s committee.

Send your application materials to:

Brent Keeling, MD, Membership Committee Chair
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
633 N. Saint Clair St., Suite 2100
Chicago, IL 60611-3658
Phone: (312) 202-2892
Fax: (773) 289-0871