• Cardiothoracic Surgery Network
    CTSNet is a collaborative effort of the major cardiothoracic organizations around the world to provide a comprehensive, web-based repository of information for surgeons. More than 40 organizations participate in CTSNet and have formed a unique electronic community of cardiothoracic surgeons. Every day, thousands of surgeons access this information resource from computers in their offices and homes to research cases, communicate with colleagues, explore the field's journals, investigate devices, find out about meetings, engage in lively discussions, and conduct private electronic meetings. 
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons 
    The Society is directly involved in issues of concern to all thoracic surgeons, including Professional Affairs, STS National Database, Nomenclature and Coding, and Standards and Ethics. 
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery 
    This web site is published by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery for prospective candidates for examination, and others who are interested, to outline the rules and regulations established by the Board in conformity with its policies. 
  • Congenital Heart Surgeons' Society Data Center 
    The Congenital Heart Surgeons’ Society (CHSS) is a group of 70 pediatric heart surgeons who meet once a year to discuss problems of mutual interest in patient management. 
  • General Thoracic Surgery Club 
  • Society for Heart Valve Disease  
    The objects of the Society are to undertake, promote, support and encourage research, and the education of the public, in the causes of heart valve disease, the prevention of, and the treatment of heart valve disease or any related cardiac disease, illness or condition. 
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association 
    Disseminate knowledge, encourage research and report at the annual meeting, scientific session and postgraduate course on the advancements within the field of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.

1. provide a forum for the interchange of ideas and information relating to the education of thoracic surgery residents;

2. assist in the identification and solution of educational and administrative problems that may arise in the conduct of thoracic surgery residency programs; and,

3. serve as the advocate of resident education in the various professional agencies, boards, councils and committees that influence the specialty of Thoracic Surgery.

4. represent the Directors of residencies in Thoracic Surgery that have been approved by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). These individuals shall hereinafter be referred to as the Directors.

To hold scientific meetings for the presentation and discussion of topics of interest to thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons and to encourage publication of these proceedings.

  • American College of Surgeons 
    The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice. 
  • Society of University Surgeons 
    The object of the Society shall be the advancement of the art and science of surgery by: (1) the encouragement of its members to pursue original investigations both in the clinic and in the laboratory; (2) the development of methods of graduate teaching of surgery with particular reference to the resident system; (3) free and informal interchange of ideas pertaining to the above subjects. 
  • Association for Academic Surgery
    The Association For Academic Surgery is widely recognized as an inclusive surgical organization. The impetus of the membership remains research-based academic surgery, and to promote the shared vision of research and academic pursuits through the exchange of ideas between senior surgical residents, junior faculty and established academic surgical professors. 
  • American Heart Association
    Our mission is to reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke. 
  • American College of Cardiology 
    Committed to provide optimal cardiovascular care. 
  • American College of Chest Physicians 
    To promote the prevention and treatment of diseases of the chest through leadership, education, research, and communication.