For membership services, contact STSA Headquarters at or 312.202.5892.

STSA is accepting Active, Associate, and Candidate applications for 2023. The deadline for consideration of applications is September 7, 2023. Learn more about each member category and download an application.

Individuals accepted for membership in one of the following categories will begin their membership in January 2024.

STSA Active Members whose practices have been limited because of disability, or who have reached the age of 70 years, may apply for Senior Membership. If you meet one or both of these qualifications, submit a written request to transition to Senior Membership status to the Membership Committee. Requests should clearly state why you qualify for Senior Membership (i.e. birthdate or written attestation of retirement due to disability) and can be mailed or e-mailed to the following address:

Hugh Van Gelder, MD, Membership Committee Chair
Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
500 Cummings Center, Suite 4400
Beverly, MA 01915
Phone: +1 978-927-8330
Fax: +1 978-524-0498