With colleagues Ronald Fairman, MD, Chief of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at Penn Heart & Vascular and cardiothoracic surgeon Stephanie Fuller, MD, Joseph E. Bavaria, MD, discusses his role as President of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and describes the organization, its international membership and influence on national policy and the critical value of the STS clinical database. A collection of data representing all adult cardiac, general thoracic and pediatric cardiac surgeries in the nation, the STS database represents 95% of the cardiac programs in the United States.
To view other parts of this program:
Part 1: Heart Talk - The Collaborative Aortic Disease Program at Penn Medicine
Part 2: Heart Talk - The Unlimited Potential of Innovation in Endovascular/Thoracic Surgery at Penn Medicine
Part 3: Heart Talk - Reconfiguring Education in the Era of Collaborative Endovascular/Thoracic Surgery
Part 4: Heart Talk - Getting to Know Ronald M. Fairman, MD
Part 6: Heart Talk - Presidents without Precedent at Penn Medicine