Cardiovascular and Thoracic (CVT)

The Cardiovascular and Thoracic (CVT) Section is the largest and one of the oldest sections of the CAS, founded in 1992. The section focuses its agenda and programs on cardiac, cardiovascular, and thoracic anesthesia. The section believes that anesthesia is constantly changing, as are cardiac anesthesia patients and the healthcare system as a whole. Cardiac anesthesia is recognized as an area of focused competence by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Cardiovascular and Thoracic (CVT) Chair(s)

Dr Diem Tran

Section Executive

  • Tarit Saha, Vice Chair
  • Elmari Neethling, Secretary
  • Summer Syed, Past Chair
  • Alain Deschamps, Member at Large
  • Camila de Souza, Member at Large
  • Robert Chen, Social Media Representative

Social Media


Resources – CVT Newsletter and News

  • Spring 2021 newsletter. Download here
  • Winter 2018 newsletter. Download here
  • Spring 2018 newsletter. Download here
  • Summer 2017 newsletter. Download here
  • Winter 2017 newsletter. Download here
  • Summer 2016 newsletter. Download here
  • April 2014 newsletter. Download here
  • January 2013 newsletter: Download here