Welcome to ACC's the Cardiac Surgery Team Section!

S. Chris Malaisrie, MD, FACC

S. Chris Malaisrie, MD, FACC

The Surgeons Section strives to develop and implement initiatives that strengthen the surgeon's perspective within the College. We are dedicated to establishing collaboration within the heart team to enhance care for patients.

The Section leadership is looking at potential partnerships across relevant ACC Member Sections. Additionally, the Surgeons Section will support the college and its educational, quality, and advocacy partnerships with national and international surgical societies.

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.


S. Chris Malaisrie, MD, FACC
Chair, Cardiac Surgery Team Council

Join the Cardiac Surgery Team Member Section — Today!

The Cardiac Surgery Team Member Section is only able to accomplish its mission through support from members. Members can join online by clicking here or by contacting ACC Member Care at (800) 253-4636, ext. 5603; or direct dial (202) 375-6000.

Already a member of the Cardiac Surgery Team Member Section? Click here to unlock the member exclusive section experience.

As our membership grows, so does the Cardiac Surgery Team Member Section's opportunities to impact College policies and provide additional member benefits.

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MedAxiom Survey: How Does Your Program Manage Cardiac Surgery Call Pay?

May 7, 2024


A critical consideration in the conversation surrounding physician compensation is the burden of night and weekend call. In cardiology, previous MedAxiom surveys have found call to be valued as high as 50% of total compensation. Given this lofty valuation, aligning the burden and frequency of call with its value is critical, especially to ensure optimal compensation for physicians. To gain insights into the specifics, MedAxiom is conducting a survey on cardiac surgery data. Please encourage your practice administrator or program director to take the survey, which should only take approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Take the 2024 Call Pay Survey – Cardiac Surgery here.


ACC Announces Next Clinical Trials Research Program Participants

March 25, 2024


The ACC has selected 50 learners for its 2024-2025 Clinical Trials Research (CTR) program, of whom 28 structural heart cardiologists and surgeons will participate in the program's new REACH (Research, Equity, and Access for Cardiac Health) cohort. View the full list. Learn more about opportunities to advance and sustain programs like CTR here.

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