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Cardiothoracic Surgery Leadership and Learning Are Indispensable To Each Other
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  • Mohamad Bashir,
  • Matti Jubouri,
  • Edward P. Chen,
  • Giovanni Mariscalco,
  • Pradeep Narayan,
  • Damian Bailey,
  • Wael Awad,
  • Ian Williams,
  • Bashi Velayudhan,
  • Mohammed Idhrees
Mohamad Bashir
NHS Wales Health Education and Improvement Wales

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Matti Jubouri
Hull York Medical School
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Edward P. Chen
Duke University Hospital
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Giovanni Mariscalco
Glenfield Hospital
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Pradeep Narayan
Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences
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Damian Bailey
University of South Wales Faculty of Life Sciences and Education
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Wael Awad
St Bartholomew's Hospital
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Ian Williams
University Hospital of Wales
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Bashi Velayudhan
SRM Institutes for Medical Science Vadapalani
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Mohammed Idhrees
SRM Institutes for Medical Science Vadapalani
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Cardiothoracic surgery is facing a multitude of challenges in leadership and training on the global scale, these being a complex and aging patient population, shortage of cardiac surgeons, diminishing student interest and trainee enthusiasm, increasingly challenging training obstacles and work-life imbalances, suboptimal job prospects, reports of discrimination and bullying and lack of diversity as well as gap between innovation and technology, clinical application, and training of future surgeons. The survival of cardiac surgery hinges on the leadership attracting and retaining young surgeons into the specialty. Mentoring, leading through example, recognizing the work-life imbalances, adapting to diverse and modern training models and embracing diversity with respect to gender and race, will ultimately be required to create and cultivate a nurturing environment of training and preparing future leaders. The vision for training future generations of cardiothoracic surgeons must rely heavily on strengthening the unity of the heart team. In doing so we can provide the best possible care for our patients and a most fulfilling career for the future generation of cardiac surgeons.
07 Oct 2022Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
12 Oct 2022Submission Checks Completed
12 Oct 2022Assigned to Editor
15 Oct 2022Reviewer(s) Assigned
16 Oct 2022Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
17 Oct 2022Editorial Decision: Accept