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Salaries and job satisfaction in cardiology: 8 takeaways from a new survey of cardiologists and their colleagues

The 2023 Cardiovascular Business Salary and Job Satisfaction Report is here! We surveyed cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, nurses, service line mangers, coders and others in the industry about several topics, including compensation, burnout, EHRs and much more.

July 10, 2023
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Cardiologists earn the highest annual salary in 2 states

According to new data out of the U.S. Department of Labor, physicians have the highest-paying jobs in a majority of states. Cardiologists specifically rank No. 1 in two different states. 

June 28, 2023
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Salary update: Cardiologist compensation climbs to $507K per year, though many feel it is too low

Cardiology came in at No. 3 among all healthcare specialties, trailing only plastic surgery ($619,000) and orthopedics ($573,000).

May 26, 2023
New research presented at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery examined the lack of diversity seen among this important specialty. 

Exploring diversity, compensation among academic cardiothoracic surgeons

New research presented at the 103rd Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery examined the lack of diversity seen in this important specialty. 

May 8, 2023

Cardiologist is officially the highest-paying job in the US

Almost all of the country's top 25 highest-paying jobs are physicians, according to new data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

April 28, 2023
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Cardiologist salaries increased in 2022, but physician compensation was down overall

Both cardiology and pediatric cardiology saw bumps in pay from 2021 to 2022. For many other specialties, however, that was not the case. 

March 24, 2023
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Cardiologists received $1.1B in industry payments in 6 years

Diving deeper into the data, researchers noted that 40.8% of the payments were tied to speaker fees. Another 19% were from consulting fees.

March 20, 2023
ACC President Ed Fry, MD, an interventional and general cardiologist at Ascension St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, and chair of the Ascension National Cardiovascular Service Line, says Medicare cuts for 2023 are a tipping point that need to be a call to action across medicine. #AHA22 #ACC

VIDEO: ACC president says Medicare cuts should be a call to action across healthcare

American College of Cardiology President Edward Fry, MD, spoke about recent Medicare cuts at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions conference in Chicago. 

November 9, 2022

Around the web

Surgeons at NYU Langone Health successfully transplanted two genetically engineered pigs hearts into recently deceased humans in June and July.

Machine learning is playing a key role in predicting all major forms of drug cardiotoxicity, potentially helping reduce late-stage clinical trial failures.

Heart attack patients aged 65 and up stay hospitalized longer than those aged 65 or under—yet the seniors ring up significantly smaller bills per stay. The bad news is that the “savings” likely come in the form of fewer percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs, aka angioplasties) to open blocked heart arteries nonsurgically.

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