Report of the 2010 society of thoracic surgeons congenital heart surgery practice and manpower survey

Marshall L Jacobs, Megan Daniel, Constantine Mavroudis, David L S Morales, Jeffrey P. Jacobs, Charles D. Fraser, Joseph W. Turek, John E. Mayer, Christo Tchervenkov, John Conte

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Background: The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) Workforce on Congenital Heart Surgery undertook a second subspecialty Practice and Manpower Survey (2005, 2010) to obtain contemporary data. Methods: Preliminary research suggested a potential target group of 273 congenital heart surgeons, including 258 at 125 US centers and 15 at 8 Canadian centers. The web-based survey was sent to these surgeons, plus all individuals listing pediatric cardiac surgery on CTSNet. Results: Two hundred forty-six responders included 213 active congenital heart surgeons, 16 retired congenital heart surgeons, and 17 surgeons in training. Retirement age was 63.5 ± 7.5 years. Two hundred thirteen active congenital heart surgeon responders represent 78% of the original estimate. Their responses generated the following data: The mean age was 49.2 ± 8.5 (range, 35 to 75 years). American medical school graduates included 159 of 201 respondents (79%). Years of postgraduate training was 9.7 ± 1.7. One hundred ninety-seven (92%) respondents were certified in thoracic surgery by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS). Twenty-eight of 200 (14%) received their congenital heart surgery training outside the United States or Canada. One hundred forty-three of 190 respondents (75%) perform exclusively congenital heart operations; 31 (16%) perform exclusively pediatric heart operations. Of 186 respondents, 54 (29%) perform fewer than 100 major congenital heart operations per year, 78 (42%) perform 100 to 199 procedures, and 54 (29%) perform 200 procedures or more. Active congenital heart surgeons have been in their current positions for 9.3 ± 8.6 years. Eight respondents are in their first year of practice. For 203 respondents, mean anticipated years to retirement is 16.1 ± 7.6. Twenty-eight anticipate retirement within 5 years; 31 in 6 to 10 years. Conclusions: These data should help facilitate rational plans to meet workforce needs for an expanding patient population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)762-769
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume92
Issue number2
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StatePublished - Aug 2011

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Report of the 2010 society of thoracic surgeons congenital heart surgery practice and manpower survey. / Jacobs, Marshall L; Daniel, Megan; Mavroudis, Constantine; Morales, David L S; Jacobs, Jeffrey P.; Fraser, Charles D.; Turek, Joseph W.; Mayer, John E.; Tchervenkov, Christo; Conte, John.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 92, No. 2, 08.2011, p. 762-769.

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Jacobs, ML, Daniel, M, Mavroudis, C, Morales, DLS, Jacobs, JP, Fraser, CD, Turek, JW, Mayer, JE, Tchervenkov, C & Conte, J 2011, 'Report of the 2010 society of thoracic surgeons congenital heart surgery practice and manpower survey', Annals of Thoracic Surgery, vol. 92, no. 2, pp. 762-769. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.03.133
Jacobs, Marshall L ; Daniel, Megan ; Mavroudis, Constantine ; Morales, David L S ; Jacobs, Jeffrey P. ; Fraser, Charles D. ; Turek, Joseph W. ; Mayer, John E. ; Tchervenkov, Christo ; Conte, John. / Report of the 2010 society of thoracic surgeons congenital heart surgery practice and manpower survey. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2011 ; Vol. 92, No. 2. pp. 762-769.
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