ECTSS Statement

Dear ECTSS Members,

The recent events across the country have magnified long-standing issues that have plagued the black community as well as our cardiothoracic surgeons and patients of color to various degrees.

The Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society (ECTSS) stands in solidarity with the black community against acts of racism and violence.

The ECTSS is intimately aware of the disparities that exist both within education and among patient care. The ECTSS pledges to work diligently to help eliminate these social injustices that have affected our country. The ECTSS also stands with the students, trainees, colleagues, and members of color as we navigate these challenging times.

Sincerely,

The ECTSS Executive Officers:
President, Eric J. Lehr, MD, PhD
Vice President, Sharon Ben-Or, MD
Treasurer, Doraid Jarrar, MD
Secretary, Africa F. Wallace, MD
Immediate Past President, Faiz Y. Bhora, MD
Standards & Ethics Committee Members:
Benjamin Haithcock, MD
Scott M. Goldman, MD
T. Sloane Guy, MD, MBA
John P. Nabagiez, MD
Roman V. Petrov, MD
Michael C. Sinclair, MD
Darryl S. Weiman, MD, JD