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Eastern Cardiothoracic Surgical Society

The ECTSS Leadership Academy is a unique one-day Leadership Course on Thursday, October 6, 2022 from 8:00 am - 11:00 am. The Third Annual Leadership Academy will be accepting applications until the deadline of Monday, August 8th. ECTSS Leadership will be choosing 20 applicants to participate in this high-yield, interactive, high-impact day featuring international and nationally-renowned speakers/proctors. Thank you for your interest in the ECTSS Leadership Academy!

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Thursday, October 6, 2022
8:00 am - 8:05 am
Introduction and Welcome
Sharon Ben-Or, MD
ECTSS President
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, MO


Andrea Wolf, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Claire Watkins, MD
Stanford University, Stanford, CA
8:05 am - 8:20 am
Navigating an Academic Career
Rosalyn Ferguson, MD
Martin Luther King Hospital, Los Angeles, CA
8:20 am - 8:35 am
Culture in the Work Place
Jeffrey Jacobs, MD
University of Florida Saint Petersburg, FL
8:35 am - 8:50 am
How to Recognize and Combat Implicit Bias; How to be an Anti-racist
David Cooke, MD
University of California, Davis Health, Sacramento, CA
8:50 am - 9:20 am
Discussion
9:20 am - 9:30 am
Coffee Break
9:30 am - 9:45 am
Work Life Integration
Mara Antonoff, MD
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
9:45 am - 10:00 am
Teaching in the Operating Room
Amy Fiedler, MD
University of California, San Francisco, CA
10:00 am - 10:15 am
Giving and Getting Feedback
Pierre DeDelva, MD
University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
10:15 am - 10:30 am
Mentorship vs Sponsorship
Danny Ramzy, MD
UT Health Houston McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Discussion
11:00 am - 11:05 am
Closing Remarks
Sharon Ben-Or, MD
ECTSS President, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, MO

Andrea Wolf, MD
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Claire Watkins, MD
Stanford University, Stanford, CA