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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

May 2-6 is National Perfusionist Appreciation Week

STSA wishes all of its perfusionist Associate Members a happy National Perfusionist Appreciation Week!

According to the American Society of Extracorporeal Technology, National Perfusionist Appreciation Week draws awareness to the crucial role perfusionists play on the cardiovascular surgical team.

STSA President, A.J. Carpenter, MD, shared her perspective on how perfusionists drive advancements in the field of cardiothoracic surgery:

“The advent of cardiopulmonary bypass is clearly one of the most critical developments in the advancement of cardiac surgery. As the technology evolved and spread, the perfusionist became a critical member of the heart team. These dedicated professionals are not only valued members of daily life in cardiac surgery, but they also have been, and continue to be, a driving force in the evolution of our profession. Improvement in CPB circuits and elements has been driven by perfusionists who draw on their experience and perform high quality research. Operations that were once impossible are today quite routine. Cardiopulmonary support has saved literally millions from previously lethal diseases and injuries. We owe much of this progress to the creativity of our perfusionists, and we owe them all of our gratitude.”

Andrea J. Carpenter, MD
University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio, Division of Thoracic Surgery

Perfusionists practicing at an institution in the Southern region are eligible for STSA Associate Membership. Membership applications are currently being accepted, and the deadline to apply is September 15.

Perfusionists and all interdisciplinary care providers working in the field of CT surgery are encouraged to participate in the STSA 63rd Annual Meeting, November 9-12, 2016 in Naples, FL. New in 2016, the November 10 Postgraduate Program will feature a session designed specifically for the interdisciplinary care team.

Contact STSA with questions at stsa@stsa.org or 312.202.5892.

National Perfusionist Appreciate Week

May 2-6 is National Perfusionist Appreciation Week. Learn more at www.amsect.org.

May 2, 2016 | 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

October 6-12 Is National PA Week

#PAWEEK

Happy National PA Week! Physician Assistant (PA) Week takes place each year from October 6-12 and celebrates the profession and its contributions to the nation’s health. According to the American Academy of Physician Assistants, there are more than 100,000 certified PAs in the U.S. and PAs are consistently recognized as one of the fastest-growing professions. Furthermore, PAs were ranked the most promising job of 2015 by Forbes.com.

PAs are an integral part of the cardiothoracic surgery team, according to STSA Program Committee Co-Chair, Dr. Steve Yang.

“For over 25 years, our Physician Assistants have played a critical role in personalizing patient care, partnering with surgeons in and out of the OR, and training the next generation of CT surgeons and advanced practitioners. To them, we owe a great debt of gratitude and respect for their caring dedication in all medical specialties.”

Stephen C. Yang, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

STSA invites all PAs and fellow interdisciplinary care professionals to attend the upcoming 62nd Annual Meeting, November 4-7, at Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Reduced registration rates are available, and the deadline for early registration is October 13.

Interdisciplinary care professionals practicing in the Southern region may also join STSA as Associate Members. Learn more about STSA Associate Membership and download an application.

Contact STSA with questions at stsa@stsa.org or 800.685.7872.

Save the date: National Nurse Practitioners Week is coming up November 8-14!

October 6, 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