The ACC’s Surgeons Member Section and Leadership Council is the home for cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons within the ACC, advocating for and advancing the priorities of the community.


Combining a unique blend of forum and network, the Surgeons Member Section and Leadership Council serves as a College-wide resource for issues related to surgical professionals. Explore these pages to find out how we do it and who we are.

Become a Member — Join Now.

Serve as a voice for your community and become a part of the Surgeons Member Section and Leadership Council today! To join, opt in on your member profile at any time, call the ACC's Resource Center at (800) 253-4636, ext. 5603 or check the box on your dues statement each Fall.

Member Benefits

The Surgeons Member Section and Leadership Council membership provides participants with opportunities to make a difference:

  • Network with colleagues
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Advance your career
  • Strengthen your skills
  • Expand upon your interests within the specialty

Message From the Chair

Welcome to the Surgeons Member Section and Leadership Council on!

Welcome to the ACC’s Surgeons Member Section! Your Member Section strives to serve as a point of identification for cardiothoracic and vascular surgeons to identify, develop and implement initiatives related to strengthening and enhancing the surgeon perspective within the ACC. Read more >>>

We are dedicated to establishing collaborations across the heart team to ensure highest quality care for CV patients.

In our inaugural year, the Section leadership is looking at potential partnerships across relevant ACC Member Sections to establish mutually beneficial collaborations between cardiologists and our members. Additionally, the Surgeons Section will support ACC and its educational, quality and advocacy partnerships with national surgeons societies including AATS and STS.

Whether you are a Fellow in Training, Early Career member or a seasoned professional, I invite you to join our Section. This is YOUR opportunity to make your voice heard in the College and the Medical Profession as a whole — we can’t do it without you.


Vinod Thourani, MD, FACC

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Section News

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How Do You Know You Want to be a Cardiothoracic Surgeon?

November 1, 2018   |   Makoto Mori, MD

Feature Article

As an integrated cardiothoracic surgery intern at the time, my general surgery chief resident asked me, "How did you know so early on that you wanted to do cardiothoracic surgery?" To her, who decided on her subspecialty fellowship after seeing the breadth of surgical subspecialties through years of general surgery training, a medical student deciding on an integrated pathway to a subspecialty seemed too early and uninformed.

Cardiology Magazine, Sept. 2018

Surgeons’ Section | The September Issue of Cardiology, YOUR Member Magazine, is Live! Read it All Online!

September 21, 2018

Highlights From Cardiology Magazine

The September 2018 issue of Cardiology, YOUR member magazine, is now live! Cardiology provides cardiovascular professionals with comprehensive clinical, professional and health policy news; feature-length articles on the top trends and innovations in cardiovascular medicine; expert commentary from leaders in the cardiovascular field; quick-read summaries of the latest research from the JACC Journals and other major cardiovascular journals; profiles of ACC members, like you; and so much more!

ACC.19 Update

ACC Members, ACC.19 Registration is Now Open!

September 12, 2018

ACC Annual Scientific Session 2019

ACC.19 registration is NOW OPEN exclusively for ACC members. Nonmember registration will open Wednesday, Sept. 26. Register early for the lowest rates and best selection of hotel rooms!

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