The Cardiac Surgery Team Member Section and Leadership Council is working to develop mentoring and career development opportunities and relationships with other organizations that support all members involved in the care of cardiothoracic and vascular surgery patients – including surgeons, cardiologists, imaging specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants. The Section is also encouraging productive collaborations between surgeons and cardiologists and other cardiovascular professionals. Along with that, the Section is continuously working to establish a strategy for coordinating and assessing surgeon involvement in College initiatives.