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It is the mission of CTSNet to "Connect the global cardiothoracic community."
CTSNet's organizational vision is to "Leverage Internet connectivity to facilitate communication, collaboration, education, and interaction amongst cardiothoracic surgeons and their teams across the globe."
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CTSNet.org is the most comprehensive, heavily trafficked, and reliable online source of information about cardiothoracic surgery available worldwide, and its online community of cardiothoracic surgeons is the largest in the world. A not-for-profit organization, CTSNet is jointly overseen by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), and the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EACTS). Numerous other cardiothoracic surgery organizations from around the world are involved in CTSNet as Participating Organizations. Among many key electronic resources pertaining to the cardiothoracic surgery specialty, CTSNet offers:
- Profile pages for cardiothoracic surgeons and individuals associated with the specialty.
- The premier job board across all of cardiothoracic surgery.
- A broad range of video and text-based educational content.
- Gateways to the major specialty journals.
- A calendar of events related to the specialty.
Cardiothoracic surgeons and medical professionals affiliated with the practice of cardiothoracic surgery are the heaviest users of CTSNet, and it is the niche web destination for all those involved in the specialty. The most-visited areas of CTSNet are the Career Center, the Techniques Section, and the Surgical Videos Section.
CTSNet Board of Directors
A. Pieter Kappetein, MD, PhD, President
Douglas Wood, MD, Secretary
Duke Cameron, MD, Treasurer
Pavan Atluri, MD
David Cooke, MD, FCCP, FACS
Bryan Meyers, MD, MPH
Patrick Myers, MD
David Rice, MB, BCh, FRCS
Juan Sanchez, MD
Moritz C. Wyler von Ballmoos, MD