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.

STSA is currently accepting Active, Associate, and Candidate Member applications for membership beginning in January 2024. Membership applications are due September 7, 2023.

Active Membership

For cardiothoracic surgeons who currently reside, or have previously practiced cardiothoracic surgery for at least one year, or have completed a thoracic surgery or general surgery residency program, or have completed a thoracic or cardiovascular research or clinical fellowship for at least twelve consecutive months in the Southern region. Applicants for Active Membership must be certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. Equivalent foreign training and certification may be acceptable following review by the Membership Committee and Council.

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.