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Welcome to the Residents Corner of WTS!

We’re excited to launch this portion of the website designed to encourage and support women cardiothoracic residents. Many of us are the only females at our institution – but with WTS you are not alone! And that’s one of the best parts of the WTS — providing a support network. To start off this Residents Corner we will be posting links of WTS opportunities for residents, articles that may be of interest, links to other resources, and resident profiles. If you have specific ideas and/or want to get involved please email one of our resident liaisons. Happy operating!

Christina Costantino, Alison Halpern, Kimberly Holst, and Tessa Watt, WTS Resident Liaisons

Featured Resident Profile:

Dr. Meghana Helder (resident), featured May 2019

Dr. Janani Reisenauer (fellow), May 2018

Dr. Elizabeth Stephens (resident), featured February 2018

Featured Posts

Deliberate Practice

Elizabeth H. Stephens, MD, PhD
Mayo Clinic
Department of Cardiovascular Society

Balancing Two Careers

DuyKhanh P. Ceppa, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Advice for Healthcare Providers During COVID-19

Shanda Blackmon, MD, MPH
Mayo Clinic
Department of Thoracic Surgery


Today’s Women in CT Surgery

Highlighting new women on a monthly basis, showing the great strides in patient care, research, humanitarian work, patient advocacy, and leadership being accomplished by women in our field.

This month’s featured residents:

Interviews with Women Leaders in CT Surgery

If you would like to be interviewed by WTS so as to provide your own perspective, please e-mail WTS Headquarters at

Past Features