Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Annual Meeting 2021

January 29-31
Embracing Innovation

Johns Hopkins cardiac surgeons recap sessions from the 2021 virtual STS Annual Meeting.


Recovery from Clinical Disasters and Bad Outcomes

Chief of cardiac surgery Jennifer Lawton recaps the STS session focusing on recovery from clinical disasters and bad outcomes, noting the stakes are often high in cardiac surgery and the risk of something going wrong is elevated in some cases.
Jennifer Lawton, MD

Jennifer Lawton, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Professor of Surgery

Dealing with Calcified Vessels in CABG

Chief of cardiac surgery Jennifer Lawton discusses the technical challenges and surgical techniques to address calcified vessels in coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Jennifer Lawton, MD

Jennifer Lawton, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Professor of Surgery

Sex Differences in CABG Techniques

Chief of cardiac surgery Jennifer Lawton discusses a study showing that although arterial grafts prolong survival when compared to vein grafts from the leg, the technique is used less in women than in men.
Jennifer Lawton, MD

Jennifer Lawton, MD

Chief, Division of Cardiac Surgery
Professor of Surgery

STS Recap: Heart Transplant Allocation and Mechanical Circulatory Support

Cardiac surgeon Ahmet Kilic recaps STS discussions on heart transplant allocation and mechanical circulatory support and talks about his role in the STS Looking to the Future Scholarship Program.
Ahmet Kilic, MD

Ahmet Kilic, MD

Director, Heart Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support

STS 2021: Vivien T. Thomas Lecture

Johns Hopkins chief of surgery Robert Higgins reflects on key takeaways from Dr. Quinn Capers’ Vivien T. Thomas lecture focusing on racism and racial bias in the lack of diversity in the medical field.
Robert S.D. Higgins, MD

Robert S.D. Higgins, MD

Professor of Surgery