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Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society

The Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society consists of cardiothoracic surgeons dedicated to advancing the highest standards of excellence in patient care, through the education of health professionals and the public, and by supporting research and thoracic surgical training programs. It advocates at the national levels on behalf of thoracic surgeons and their patients.
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News ECTSS Statement
Members of The Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society Standards and Ethics committee are committed to upholding the highest standards in clinical and scientific practice.
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Mission

The Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society consists of cardiothoracic surgeons dedicated to advancing the highest standards of excellence in patient care, through the education of health professionals and the public, and by supporting research and thoracic surgical training programs. It advocates at the national levels on behalf of thoracic surgeons and their patients.
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Vision

The Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society is an authoritative source of information, for cardiothoracic surgeons and others, on surgical treatment of thoracic disease. It promotes excellence in patient care by providing a forum for professional education and exchange of ideas, and serves as a reliable source of guidance for the public. It facilitates basic and clinical research and supports excellence in training for the future cardiothoracic surgeons. It is a cohesive voice in societal and governmental issues related to the practice of cardiothoracic surgery in the nation, by actively engaging in dialogue with national political leaders.
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Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society

The ECTSS was founded in 1963 and was originally named the Pennsylvania Association for Thoracic Surgery.

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