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Education

April 10, 2015
Westaby and coworkers analyzed the demographic changes of cardiothoracic surgeons in the UK between 1999 and 2014. There was an increase in appointments from overseas and from other European countries which complemented a decrease of UK graduates entering the specialty. Only 5% are females.
April 9, 2015
This article offers an overview of the evolution of thoracic drainage and development of the modern chest tube from ancient Greece to the present time.
April 7, 2015
In this interview, filmed at the 2015 STS Annual meeting, Joel Dunning and Shanda Blackmon discuss a variety of thoracic surgery topics.
March 24, 2015
Pieter Kappetein moderates a lively conversation on cardiothoracic surgery training throughout the world. Walter Gomes, Jose Pomar, Moritz Wyler von Ballmoos, and Stephen Yang share perspectives on CT training in South America, Europe, and the United States.
March 10, 2015
In this video, Daniel Miller delivers that 2014 STSA Harold Urschel History Lectureship. Dr. Miller’s topic is Dr. Osler Almon Abbott and his enduring legacy
March 6, 2015
In this oral history interview, William Stoney talks with Viking O. Bjork. During his innovative career in cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Bjork was the first to develop a disk oxygenator and a tilting disk valve.
February 10, 2015
This video demonstrates various tips and techniques for facilitating the successful performance of a left-handed approach to mitral valve repair for degenerative mitral valve insufficiency.
February 9, 2015
Shanda Blackmon, MD of the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, shares a snapshot of what life is like as a general thoracic surgeon.
February 4, 2015
Recorded via Google Hangouts, this roundtable discussion focuses on the impact of “human factors” in cardiothoracic surgery. Joel Dunning moderates the discussion with Tara Bartley, Arie Blitz, and Jill Ley.
January 29, 2015
The author recounts the posttraumatic distress that Captain Scully and other crewmembers experienced after the emergency landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River in New York City.  She describes the counseling this team required after executing a nearly perfect recovery from a potentially disastrous aviation event.  The author wonders wh

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