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Congenital Cardiac Surgery 

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Board Office Move
The Board's new address will be 633 North St. Clair Street, Suite 2150, Chicago, IL 60611.  Our telephone numbers will remain the same.

Letter from the American Board of Cardiac Surgery

It has come to the attention of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (ABTS) that an organization with a similar title, the American Board of Cardiac Surgery, has been soliciting our Diplomates regarding certification and/or designation as a Fellow.  Please note that the ABTS has no relationship with this organization.  We would encourage our Diplomates to do their due diligence and research the organization before become involved with them.


The Board is pleased to announce the release of SESATS 12.  Similar to previous versions, SESATS 12 contains 400 questions, critiques, and references covering the thoracic surgery specialty, including General Thoracic, Adult Cardiac, Congenital Cardiac and Critical Care.  SESATS 12 is web-based and is compatible on multiple platforms. To purchase SESATS 12, Click Here .

SESATS 11 CME Credit Ending

As a reminder, CME credit for completing SESATS XI (11) is no longer available as of December 31, 2017. 

2018 Upcoming Deadlines

  • Congenital Part II (Oral) Exam   June 7, 2018
    Part II (Oral) Exam   June 8-9, 2018
    Congenital MOC Application   August 5, 2018
    Congenital Certification Application   August 15, 2018
    Certification Applications Due   September 15, 2018
    MOC Exam   Sept. 4 - Oct. 31, 2018
    Congenital 10-year MOC Exam   Sept. 4 - Oct. 31, 2018
    Congenital Written Exam   November 19, 2018
    Part I (Written) Exam   December 3, 2018