Membership in the Massachusetts Society for Thoracic Surgeons is open to cardiothoracic surgeons interested in the standards and criteria to be used by the department of public health for the purpose of collecting, monitoring and validating patient specific outcome data for all hospitals in the commonwealth.
Membership in the Society is comprised of voting and non-voting members:
- Voting Members: Individuals licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts who are certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or comparable international credentialing organizations (the "Board") as thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons, in active practice, together with thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons who have retired from active practice, regardless of age, provided they are currently residing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Non-Voting Members: shall consist of thoracic surgical residents in training and Board eligible thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons who have completed a Board approved program. In addition, non-voting members shall include persons who were voting members, but are no longer residing in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Membership in either class shall be attained by written application and approval by the Board of Directors
Individuals interested in becoming a member should contact the society's main offices, by phone, or email for additional information.