Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Funding for Cardiothoracic Surgery Research

The continued development of new technologies requires cardiothoracic surgeons to maintain a strong level of research to ensure the highest quality of patient care and surgical outcomes are received across the world. The level of support for CT surgery within the NIH has continued to drop over the last decade. This is a substantial problem for the specialty as the limited funding available creates difficulty in the continued advancement of the study of cardiothoracic diseases which are a growing concern for the global population. By providing additional funding for the specialty, surgeons will be able to identify new ways to diagnose and treat cardiothoracic diseases with the hopes of ensuring the highest quality in surgical outcomes.

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