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Professional Affairs

February 25, 2020
Drs M. Blair Marshall, Virginia Litle, Andrea Wolf, and Mara Antonoff discuss the importance of having a support network, the joy they get from their careers and their families, and their own experiences in combining motherhood with cardiothoracic surgery.
February 4, 2020
Ourania Preventza moderates a discussion on diversity and inclusion in cardiothoracic surgery with Robert Higgins, Jessica Donington, and Anthony Estrera.
February 4, 2020
Shruti Jayakumar interviews Martin Elliott about the changes in cardiac surgery that have been most interesting and impactful during the course of their respective careers.
January 7, 2020
Tom Nguyen interviews former Navy SEAL Brian Ferguson about the pursuit of performance excellence in medicine, and particularly in the realm of cardiothoracic surgery.
January 7, 2020
Mara Antonoff, Pavan Atluri, Marko Turina, and Moritz Wyler von Ballmoos discuss the role of research for academic career advancement.
December 19, 2019
Filmed at the 2019 EACTS Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, Jill Ley moderates a discussion on cardiac surgery missions.
December 18, 2019
Performance of curative surgery for early stage cancer varied considerably among counties in the US, and was related to socioeconomic factors, availability of surgeons, and non-metropolitan status. 
December 17, 2019
Drs Mara Antonoff, Shanda Blackmon, Katie Nason, and Caitlin Harrington discuss the #ILookLikeASurgeon campaign on Twitter, sharing their thoughts on how the hashtag can be used to change public perceptions of who can be a surgeon, how to increase camaraderie among surgeons, and how to inspire future generations to pursue a career in surgery.
December 16, 2019
Medicare claims data were reviewed for patients in Michigan who underwent inpatient surgery. Some patients were enrolled in prehabilitation programs consisting of home-based walking exercise, nutrition, smoking cessation, and stress reduction.
December 11, 2019
In this video, Joel Dunning interviews Nikki Stamp, a cardiothoracic surgeon, television presenter, author, and campaigner.