Dr. Anthony L. Estrera appointed to the Board of Directors of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for 2022-2025.

February 2, 2022

Congratulations are in order for Anthony Estrera, MD, who has recently been elected to the Board of Directors for the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. His term as Director-at-Large runs from 2022-2025.

Holder of the Hazim J. Safi, MD, Distinguished Chair in Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, Estrera joined the McGovern Medical School faculty in 2000. In 2020, Estrera was named Chairman for the Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery at the McGovern Medical School.

Dr. Estrera has held prominent leadership positions in other surgical organizations, including president-elect for the Texas Surgical Society in 2022.

Founded in 1964, The Society of Thoracic Surgeons is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 7,600 surgeons, researchers, and allied health care professionals worldwide who are dedicated to ensuring the best possible outcomes for surgeries of the heart, lungs, and esophagus, as well as other surgical procedures within the chest.

The STS is responsible for creating the STS National Database for cardiac surgery which is the largest and longest running cardiac surgery quality initiative. The STS National Database was established in 1989 as an initiative for quality improvement and patient safety among cardiothoracic surgeons. The Database has four components—Adult Cardiac, General Thoracic, Congenital Heart Surgery, and the Interagency Registry for Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (INTERMACS) Database. You can read more about the STS here.

The Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery with the University of Texas education system is excited to have Dr. Anthony Estrera gaining such international recognition for his leadership and dedication to furthering the advancement of cardiothoracic surgery.

Please help us in congratulating Dr. Estrera on his recent accomplishment.

-Pearl Adams