Society of Thoracic Surgeons 56th Annual Meeting

January 25-28, 2020
New Orleans, LA

Johns Hopkins cardiac and thoracic surgeons discuss research and innovations at the 2020 STS Annual Meeting.

Reflecting on 2019

As Robert Higgins closes out his year-long Society of Thoracic Surgeons presidency, he reflects on the group’s work over the past year and what his presidency meant to him.

Ambulatory Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: Is It the Best Strategy for Bridge to Transplant?

Ahmet Kilic discusses the use of ECMO as a resource to get patients to heart transplantation.
Ahmet Kilic, MD

Ahmet Kilic, MD

Director, Heart Transplantation
Associate Professor of Surgery

Multiarterial Grafting for Coronary Artery Disease – Are We Losing Momentum?

Jennifer Lawton explains the benefits of multiarterial grafting for coronary artery disease.
Jennifer Lawton, MD

Jennifer Lawton, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Professor of Surgery

Trending Topics in Heart Failure

Errol Bush details topics covered during the STS/ISHLT Joint Symposium: Controversies in Thoracic Organ Failure.
Errol Bush, MD, FACS

Errol Bush, MD, FACS

Surgical Director, Advanced Lung Disease and Lung Transplant Program
Associate Professor of Surgery

Post-Heart Surgery Research Findings

Dr. Whitman discusses a study that shows removing a breathing tube after heart surgery while a patient is still in the OR may lead to shorter hospital stays and may decrease the risk of respiratory complications.

Overview of the Annual Meeting

William Baumgartner offers an overview of the annual meeting and discusses the improvements the field has made over the years.