AATS Foundation Honoring Our Mentors Fellowship Program



The AATS Foundation Honoring Our Mentors Fellowship Program has been established to honor those cardiothoracic and/or general thoracic surgeons who have demonstrated their longstanding leadership and dedication over the course of their careers to the surgical specialty and their trainees.

Lawrence H. Cohn, MD

Lawrence H. Cohn Clinical Scholar Program 
This Program provides an educational experience for cardiac surgeons who are in their final year of their residency or have recently completed their residency and are interested in obtaining an advanced experience with valvular surgery or care. Applicants must meet all necessary criteria and one award of $10,000 will be distributed each year to defray travel and living expenses. Additionally, recipients will be strongly encouraged to attend the AATS Annual Meeting; those who attend will receive complimentary registration at our skills and post graduate courses on Saturday and Sunday.


Denton A. Cooley, MD

 Denton A. Cooley Fellowship
This Fellowship provides an educational experience for North American cardiothoracic surgeons who are in their final year of their residency or have recently completed their residency within the past two years to spend four weeks studying at the Texas Heart Institute and Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center. Applicants must meet all necessary criteria for travel to and from site. Recipients will be encouraged to attend the AATS Annual Meeting and be recognized at the AATS Foundation Awards Reception. Recipients who choose to attend the AATS Annual Meeting are provided free registration at our Skills and Post Graduate Courses on Saturday and Sunday. Awards are designed to help defray related travel and living expenses incurred during the experience.
 

Marc R. de Leval, MD


Marc R. de Leval Fellowship
The fellowship is for young North American trainees and early career congenital heart surgeons. It gives them the opportunity to spend four to six weeks studying congenital heart surgery clinical techniques at UK/European institutions and developing relationships with international congenital heart surgeons. Applicants must have secured an institutional assignment and signify the training period within their application. Recipients will be strongly encouraged to attend the AATS Annual Meeting and receive recognition at the AATS Foundation Awards Reception. Recipients who choose to attend the AATS Annual Meeting will receive complimentary registration at our skills and post graduate courses on Saturday and Sunday. Awards are designed to help defray related travel and living expenses incurred at the host institution.

 

F. Griffith Pearson, MD


F. Griffith Pearson Mentor Fellowship
This Fellowship provides an educational experience for North American cardiothoracic surgeons who have recently completed their residency or fellowship to spend a focused period of four to six weeks' time studying General Thoracic clinical techniques at a host institution in North America. Applicants must have secured a host institution assignment and signify the training period within their application. Recipients will attend the AATS Annual Meeting and be recognized at the AATS Foundation Awards Reception. Recipients who choose to attend the AATS Annual Meeting are provided free registration at our Skills and Post Graduate Courses on Saturday and Sunday. Awards are designed to help defray related travel and living expenses incurred at the host institution.

 
Jack A. Roth, MD

Jack A. Roth Fellowship  
The Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for thoracic oncologic surgeons who have recently completed their training. The training program is designed as a 2-4 week observational Fellowship and will involve full integration into all clinical and academic programs of the Department of Thoracic Surgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. 



Timothy J. Gardner, MD

Timothy J. Gardner Visiting Professorship  
The AATS Foundation’s Timothy J. Gardner Visiting Professorship has been established by mentees, colleagues and friends of Dr. Gardner to honor his career as a nationally-recognized cardiac surgeon and leader in cardiovascular medicine. This visiting professorship will bring a prominent AATS member lecturer to an ACGME-approved cardiothoracic surgery residency institution. This Honoring Our Mentors program provides an annual award of up to $10,000 to an institution with specific educational needs.

     
   Toby Cosgrove, MD
      Bruce Lytle, MD                Floyd D. Loop, MD

Honoring Our Cleveland Clinic Mentors 
The AATS Foundation Honoring Our Cleveland Clinic Mentors Program is for cardiac surgeons from North America going into their second year of residency training in Cardiothoracic Surgery to participate in a one and one-half day program at the Cleveland Clinic in the fall to obtain a basic understanding of the steps necessary to secure their first full time position following completion of their training program.


Aldo R. Castaneda, MD, PhD

Aldo R. Casatenda Fellowship  
The AATS Foundation Aldo R. Castaneda Fellowship has been established by mentees and friends of Dr. Aldo Castaneda including many members of the World Society for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery (formerly the “Aldo Castaneda Society”).  The fellowship is for Latin American congenital heart surgeons who are within their first ten years of practice. It gives them the opportunity to spend up to 3 months observational training with a host in North America who is ideally a first or subsequent generation mentee of Aldo Castaneda.

Dr.Cohn.jpgLawrence H. Cohn, MD

Dr.Cohn.jpgLawrence H. Cohn, MD

Dr.Cohn.jpgLawrence H. Cohn, MD