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The Future of Diverse and Inclusive Talent in CT Surgery: An Interview With Leah Backhus

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

At the 2024 STS Annual Meeting, CTSNet Editor in Chief Joel Dunning and CTSNet senior editors set out to interview the most knowledgeable CT surgeons from around the world. Stay tuned for more interviews from the meeting.

CTSNet Editor in Chief Joel Dunning spoke with Professor Leah Backhus, a thoracic surgeon at Stanford University in Stanford, California, USA, about her presentation on recruiting and retaining a diverse talent pool throughout the cardiothoracic surgery specialty. They discuss the lack of diversity across all measures among trainees and Prof. Backhus’ recommended practices to level the playing field.


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