American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

I'm a Cardiothoracic Surgeon. Why Should I Join the ACS?

The American College of Surgeons is your professional association

CardiothoracicThe College’s top priority is providing value for its members. Become a member and take advantage of the following opportunities and resources for cardiothoracic surgeons. FACS indicates a commitment to quality and is well recognized by referring surgeons. (To learn more about the benefits relevant to your specialty, click on the flyer to the right.)

The Advisory Council for Cardiothoracic Surgery serves as a liaison in the communication of information to and from the cardiothoracic surgery societies and the ACS Board of Regents. In addition, it advises the Board of Regents on policy matters and policy formations relating to cardiothoracic surgery.

Surgical societies and organizations represented on the Advisory Council include:

  • American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery
  • ACS Board of Regents
  • ACS Board of Governors      
  • Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  • Southern Thoracic Surgical Association
  • Thoracic Surgery Directors Association
  • Western Thoracic Surgical Association

There is strength in numbers, and the ACS membership includes over 3,100 cardiothoracic surgeons. Join the largest and strongest voice supporting surgeons in Congress and in front of important regulatory agencies, and gain the prestige of belonging to the American College of Surgeons, which promotes the highest ethical standards for professionalism, quality, and safety in surgery.

Select a Membership Category to start your application today.

Application deadline is December 1.

International Fellows
Application deadline is December 1.

Associate Fellows