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Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology Highlights Sessions by Dr. Cherie Erkmen at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons

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Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology highlighted a scientific session at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons on evidence-proven programs that have identified disparities in health screening and treatment and improved care for patients regardless of demographics. The session was moderated by Cherie P. Erkmen, MD, Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery and Professor in the Center for Asian Health at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Director of the Lung Cancer Screening Program and Thoracic Surgery Residency Program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Erkmen mentioned Yoshiya Toyoda, MD, PhD, William Maul Measey Chair and Professor of Surgery at the Katz School of Medicine and Chief of Cardiovascular Surgery, Surgical Director of Thoracic Transplantation and Director of Mechanical Circulatory Support at Temple University Hospital, and Co-Surgical Director of the Temple Heart & Vascular Institute, and his role in the session. Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology also highlighted that Dr. Erkmen would be presenting the session “The Cost of Being a Woman in Academic Surgery,” which would analyze rank and salary throughout women surgeons’ careers and the additional hurdles they face.