Our Mission

  • To further the education and enhance the practice of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery for the active membership.
  • To promote interchange of both clinical and research ideas of the membership.
  • To provide a framework for networking and support between members of the organization.
  • To provide a platform for fellowship and camaraderie between active members of the organization.
  • To network innovation and leadership in cardiothoracic surgery.

About 21CCSS

In 1994, a group of young, innovative cardiothoracic surgeons conceived the concept of the 21st Century Cardiothoracic Surgical Society (21CCSS) in an effort to increase collaboration with their fellow surgeons and key industry partners. Their ultimate goal: to shape the future of cardiac surgery.

Over the past 25 years, 21CCSS members have lead dozens of clinical studies, published thousands of papers in scientific journals, and patented hundreds of new devices and procedures with their colleagues in medicine and industry. The results of the unique partnership has profoundly impacted the lives of patients, providers and healthcare delivery throughout the world.

Today, no organization in the world has a higher concentration of the field’s great innovators and thought leaders.


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“This is the finest example of the CT surgical profession and industry working together that I have ever witnessed.”

- 21CCSS Guest Lecturer - Renowned CT Surgeon

“The other CT surgical meetings have more bodies. The 21CCSS meeting has more opportunities for in-depth discussions which benefit my practice and my patients.”

- 21CCSS Member

“Each of the presentations we were so fortunate to attend this week felt like a mini University lecture to me. How wonderful it is to still feel that! New facts and ideas, progress reports and fresh challenges to stir our imagination.”

-21CCSS Sponsor

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PO Box 55454

Portland, OR 97238


FAX - 360-256-5597



21CCSS is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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