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Professional Affairs

June 16, 2022
In May, Dr. Teresa Kieser, cardiac surgeon at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, filed a complaint with the Alberta Human Rights Commission against her employer, Alberta Health Services. She claims she has faced gender-based discrimination during her thirty-four years in her position.
October 5, 2021
Dr. Virginia Litle is the currently Chief of Thoracic Surgery, System Medical Director Thoracic Surgery at Intermountain Healthcare.
August 28, 2021
In this study by Olive et al, they demonstrate the demographic landscape of current cardiothoracic surgeons and trainees in terms of sex and race/ethnicity, and demonstrate improvement in diversity of trainees and faculty across multiple training pathways over the years.
May 6, 2021
In this CTSNet To Go podcast, The Leadership Book Club, hosted by Ara Vaporciyan, MD, discusses key concepts from the book Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy by Amy Edmondson.
March 9, 2021
In this CTSNet To Go podcast episode, Jessica Luc interviews Marc Ruel about his pioneering work in minimally invasive cardiac surgical operations.
March 9, 2021
In this CTSNet To Go podcast episode, Lisa R. DeGarmo of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in Houston, Texas, moderates a discussion for advanced practice providers.
March 9, 2021
In this CTSNet To Go podcast episode, Mara Antonoff moderates a discussion on maintaining physical health to prevent burnout in cardiothoracic surgery.
February 24, 2021
In this CTSNet To Go podcast episode, Jessica G. Y. Luc moderates a discussion on nontechnical skills for cardiothoracic surgery.
February 24, 2021
In this CTSNet To Go podcast episode, Edward M. Bender of Stanford University in California, USA, moderates a discussion on how the internet plays a role in establishing and growing cardiothoracic careers.
February 23, 2021
This Beat episode discusses the latest on robotic diaphragm plication and "robotic-alternative" instrumentation, decreasing overutilization of postoperative chest X-rays, and the current CT surgery job market.

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