Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons

The Canadian Society of Cardiac Surgeons (CSCS) is an Affiliate Society of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS)

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The CSCS mission is to promote and represent the specialty of cardiac surgery including but not exclusive to research, education, and sound clinical practice.

The CSCS strives to be responsive to its members’ needs. In addition to the educational activities we sponsor and develop, we have partnered to assess workforce issues hoping to project surgeon shortages in the future to help plan for our specialty’s growth. The CSCS plays a role in the development of training programs to help the field adapt to new technologies and embrace new techniques.

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More Information for CSCS and the ERAS Cardiac Society

CSCS Beat Episode 3 In this episode of the CSCS Beat, the team discussed information surrounding CSCS and the ERAS ...
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Evolution in the Management of Acute Heart Failure

A shocking Development! | CSCS Beat Episode 2 In this episode of the CSCS Beat, the team discussed the Management ...
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Is TAVR the end of SAVR? Find out in this episode of the CSCS Beat

CSCS Beat Episode 3 In this inaugural episode of The CSCS Beat, Dr. Rakesh Arora, Dr. Jean-Francois Legare, and Dr ...
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Dr. Abigail White

CSCS Spotlight

Abigail White, MD is a Cardiac Surgery Resident at the University of Alberta. She is originally from Saint John, New Brunswick and completed her medical degree at Dalhousie University.

Dr. White is currently pursing a Master of Science Degree with a subspecialisation in surgical education. She serves on the CSCS Board of Directors as Cardiac Surgery Resident Representative and leads our monthly virtual lecture series.

Dr. Ali Fatehi Hassanabad

Dr. Paul Cartier Cardiac Surgery Resident Award

This award was created in honour of Dr. Paul Cartier, who was highly regarded as an outstanding Canadian Cardiac Surgeon. The award is given annually to a Cardiac Surgery Resident who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of cardiac surgery through basic science or clinical research and who has demonstrated promise for a distinguished academic career in cardiac surgery.

A call will go out annually to all CSCS members adhering to the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress (CCC) Call for Science deadline for abstract submissions. The winner will receive a $2,500 cash award, as well as an honorary plaque.

Board Of Directors And Officers Of CSCS

Rakesh Arora

Rakesh Arora

President

Ansar Hassan

President Elect

Jean-François Légaré

Past President

Maral Ouzounian

Secretary / Treasurer

Edgar Chedrawy

Atlantic Regional Representative

Tarek Malas

Quebec Regional Representative

Emmanuel Moss

Quebec Regional Representative

Jennifer Higgins

Ontario Regional Representative

Richard Whitlock

Ontario Regional Representative

Scott McClure

SK, MB, AB Regional Representative

Lynn M. Fedoruk

BC Regional Representative

Abigail White

Cardiac Surgery Resident Representative

Officers of CSCS

Denis Bouchard

Scientific Program Committee Chair

Saurabh Gupta

Workforce Committee Chair

Fraser Rubens

Specialty Committee Representative

Pierre Voisine

Exam Board Representative

Yoan Lamarche

CANCARE Representative

Rakesh Arora

President

Rakesh Arora

President

Ansar Hassan

President Elect

Ansar Hassan

President Elect

Jean-François Légaré

Past President

Jean-François Légaré

Past President

Maral Ouzounian

Secretary / Treasurer

Maral Ouzounian

Secretary / Treasurer

Edgar Chedrawy

Atlantic Regional Representative

Edgar Chedrawy

Atlantic Regional Representative

Tarek Malas

Quebec Regional Representative

Tarek Malas

Quebec Regional Representative

Emmanuel Moss

Quebec Regional Representative

Emmanuel Moss

Quebec Regional Representative

Jennifer Higgins

Ontario Regional Representative

Jennifer Higgins

Ontario Regional Representative

Richard Whitlock

Ontario Regional Representative

Richard Whitlock

Ontario Regional Representative

Scott McClure

SK, MB, AB Regional Representative

Scott McClure

SK, MB, AB Regional Representative

Lynn M. Fedoruk

BC Regional Representative

Lynn M. Fedoruk

BC Regional Representative

Abigail White

Cardiac Surgery Resident Representative

Abigail White

Cardiac Surgery Resident Representative

Officers of CSCS

Denis Bouchard

Scientific Program Committee Chair

Denis Bouchard

Scientific Program Committee Chair

Saurabh Gupta

Workforce Committee Chair

Saurabh Gupta

Workforce Committee Chair

Fraser Rubens

Specialty Committee Representative

Fraser Rubens

Specialty Committee Representative

Pierre Voisine

Exam Board Representative

Richard Cook

Exam Board Representative

Yoan Lamarche

CANCARE Representative

Yoan Lamarche

CANCARE Representative

Become a Member of the CSCS

Fees are subject to applicable taxes.

Membership

Membership is open to individuals enrolled in a recognized Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) training program or current/past Fellows with an FRCSC in cardiac surgery as recognized by the RCPSC.

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