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Upcoming Membership Application Deadline: September 15

New STSA members were recognized and welcomed at the 2018 Annual Business Meeting.

STSA represents more than 1,100 cardiothoracic surgeons throughout the country with a mission of supporting southern and southern-trained members of the cardiothoracic surgery community and their families in the pursuit of the highest quality patient care, education, scientific achievement, collegiality, and life balance. The small, intimate size of STSA and emphasis on collegiality sets it apart from other national organizations.

STSA is currently accepting membership applications for the following membership categories:

  • Active Membership
    For Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons who currently practice or 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. Individuals who have completed their cardiothoracic surgery residency in the Southern region and are in the process of acquiring certification in thoracic surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery are eligible to apply for Candidate Membership.
  • 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.

Member benefits include reduced registration fees to attend the STSA Annual Meeting and leadership opportunities. If you’re already a member, please consider inviting your partners, CT surgery team members, and mentees to apply. If you are not a member yet, visit www.stsa.org/membership to learn more and download an application. The deadline to apply is September 15, 2019.

Contact the STSA Headquarters office at 312.202.5892 or stsa@stsa.org with questions.

July 29, 2019 | By More

Dan Miller Named 2018 STSA Mavroudis Urschel Award Recipient

Dr. Dan Miller proudly accepts the Mavroudis-Urschel Award at the Dinner Gala.

The Mavroudis-Urschel Award was established in 2006 to recognize and honor an STSA member who made important contributions to the STSA scientific program and uniquely personified the social spirit, camaraderie, and fun for which the STSA is famous. The Award is named for STSA Past Presidents Constantine “Gus” Mavroudis and Harold Urschel, who both contributed significantly to STSA.

Daniel L. Miller, MD received the 2018 STSA Mavroudis Urschel Award at the STSA 65th Annual Meeting, in Amelia Island, FL.

Dr. Miller has held various leadership positions with STSA, including serving on the Program Committee and the Postgraduate Committee. Most notably, he has served as Secretary/Treasurer for the past four years. He has enthusiastically supported the STSA Annual Meeting, year after year, whether it be as a speaker, moderator, or interviewer. He has demonstrated to be a dedicated member of STSA, and encouraged others to participate. Through the Mavroudis Urschel Award, STSA recognizes Dr. Miller’s significant contributions to the association.

The Award was presented during the Dinner Gala by the then President, Dr. Kevin Accola, at the STSA 65th Annual Meeting on November 9, 2018 at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort in Amelia Island, Florida. View a list of past Mavroudis-Urschel Award recipients at www.stsa.org/awards.

December 7, 2018 | By More

Application Deadline Extended until September 24/ Help Recruit New STSA Members

STSA Membership Application Deadline Extended Until September 24
Help Recruit New STSA Members!

Dear Member,

STSA is currently accepting applications for Active, Associate, Candidate and Pre-Candidate Membership. The application deadline, previously scheduled for Saturday, September 15 has been extended until Monday, September 24.

Help STSA grow by encouraging your colleagues, mentees and CT surgery team members to submit an application to STSA membership. Offer to write a letter of nomination as a member sponsor.

Here are the available STSA membership categories:

  • Active Membership is available for Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons who currently practice or have previously practiced in the Southern region 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 is available for interdisciplinary care professionals working on a cardiothoracic surgery team in the Southern region.
  • Candidate Membership is available for cardiothoracic surgery residents training at an institution in the Southern region.
  • Pre-Candidate Membership is available for general surgery residents and medical students interested in pursuing cardiothoracic surgery and training in the Southern region.
  • Please contact the STSA Heaining at an institution in the Southern region.

Click here to see a map of the states/territories which are considered part of the STSA region.

Applications are available at www.stsa.org/becomeamember/.

Please contact the STSA headquarters office at 312.202.5892 or stsa@stsa.org with questions.

Sincerely,

STSA Membership Committee Members
Edward Savage, MD, Committee Chair
James Gangemi, MD
W. Brent Keeling, MD
Andrew Lodge, MD

September 14, 2018 | By More

Help Recruit New STSA Members!

STSA Membership Applications Due September 15

STSA is currently accepting applications for Active, Associate, Candidate and Pre-Candidate Membership.

Help STSA grow by encouraging your colleagues, mentees and CT surgery team members to submit an application to STSA membership. Offer to write a letter of nomination as a member sponsor.

Here are the available STSA membership categories:

  • Active Membership is available for Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons who currently practice or have previously practiced in the Southern region 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 is available for interdisciplinary care professionals working on a cardiothoracic surgery team in the Southern region.
  • Candidate Membership is available for cardiothoracic surgery residents training at an institution in the Southern region.
  • Pre-Candidate Membership is available for general surgery residents and medical students interested in pursuing cardiothoracic surgery and training at an institution in the Southern region.

Click here to see a map of the states/territories considered part of the Southern region.

Applications are available at www.stsa.org/membership. The deadline to apply is September 15.

Contact the STSA Headquarters office at 312.202.5892 or stsa@stsa.org with questions.

August 9, 2018 | By More

STSA Welcomes 57 New Members

STSA membership voted to confirm the applications for 57 new Active, Associate, Resident, and Student members during the November 6, 2015 Annual Business Meeting. STSA gratefully acknowledges the Membership Committee’s work in recruiting and reviewing applications over the past year. Chaired by Curt Tribble, MD, 2015 Membership Committee Members also included James Robert Headrick, MD; Edward P. Chen, MD; and Edward B. Savage, MD.

New STSA Members

New Members attending the November 6, 2015 Annual Business Meeting were recognized and presented with membership certificates.

STSA recently expanded its membership categories so that more surgical team members now qualify for membership than ever before. The deadline to submit application materials for consideration at the November 2016 Business Meeting is September 15, 2016.

Learn more about STSA member categories and download an application:

Newly elected members of the Association include:

Active Members

  • Robert D. Adams , MD
  • Muhammad Aftab, MBBS, MD
  • Carlos J. Anciano, MD
  • Mara B. Antonoff, MD
  • Harold M. Burkhart, MD
  • Lorraine D. Cornwell, MD
  • Kim Insua de la Cruz, MD
  • Subrato J, Deb, MD
  • Ali Dodge-Khatami, MD, PhD
  • John W. C. Entwistle, MD
  • Renata Ford, MD
  • Puja Gaur, MD
  • Gonzalez V. Gonzalez-Stawinski, MD
  • Norman A. Hetzler, Jr., MD
  • Aaron Hoffman, MD
  • Mark D. Iannettoni, MD, MBA
  • Tsuyoshi Kaneko, MD
  • Kemp H. Kernstine, MD
  • Jacob Klapper, MD
  • Brian Lima MD
  • Christopher J. Mutrie, MD
  • James Patrick O’Rourke, MD
  • Manu S. Sancheti, MD
  • Eric L. Sarin, MD
  • Boris Sepesi, MD
  • Brendon M. Stiles, MD
  • Jennifer L. Sullivan, MD
  • Paul Chun Yung Tang, MD, PhD
  • Grayson H. Wheatley, III, MD

Associate Members

  • Jill M. Hinkle, MSN
  • Cathy E. Knoff, BSN, MSN, MBA
  • Ashley D. Miller, MSN-FNP

Resident Members

  • Evaristo Fernandez Sada, MD MSc
  • Denis M. Gilmore, MD
  • Christopher E. Greenleaf, MD, MBA
  • Robert. B. Hawins
  • Jeffrey Javidfar, MD
  • Eric I. Jeng, MD
  • Feiran Lou, MD, MS
  • Jesse Madden, MD, MSCI
  • Ana M. Parsee, MD
  • Hetal D. Patel
  • Gregory Pattakos, MD, MS
  • Nicholas R. Teman, MD
  • Miguel Orencio, MD
  • Kenan W. Yount, MD

Student Members

  • Jennifer L. Alejo
  • Trevor A. Davis
  • Clauden Louis
  • Joseph Martinez
  • James H. Mehaffey
  • Jessica Moore
  • Brian Sparkman
  • John J. Squiers
  • Lindsay Olivia-Lee Stepp
  • Austin Ward
  • Jaye (Alex) Weston

Congratulations and welcome to all of STSA’s newest members! Contact STSA Headquarters with questions about membership at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892.

December 7, 2015 | By More

STSA Membership Application Deadline Extended Until September 21

The Southern Thoracic Surgical Association (STSA) is currently accepting membership applications. The application deadline, previously scheduled for today, September 15, has been extended until Monday, September 21.

Please consider submitting an application if you qualify for membership. If you are already a member – thank you! – and please encourage your partners, colleagues, and mentees to apply.

STSA recently expanded its membership categories so that more cardiothoracic surgery team members now qualify for STSA membership than ever before.

  • Active Membership is available for physicians who have been practicing in the Southern region since November 2014 or earlier, and physicians who have completed a general surgery, thoracic surgery, or cardiovascular surgery residency program or fellowship at an institution in the Southern region.
  • Resident Membership is available for CT surgery residents training at an institution in the Southern region.
  • Associate Membership is available for interdisciplinary care professionals working on a CT surgery team in the Southern region.
  • Student Membership is available for general surgery residents and medical students interested in pursuing CT surgery and training at an institution in the Southern region.
STSA Region

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.

Learn more about STSA member benefits and eligibility and download an application at www.stsa.org/membership. Contact STSA Headquarters at stsa@stsa.org or 800.685.7872 with questions and for assistance.

September 15, 2015 | By More