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Presidential Update

99th AATS President
David H. Adams, MD
President, AATS
Mount Sinai Hospital

AATS Foundation

Supporting cardiothoracic surgeons in research and education
AATS Foundation

David J. Sugarbaker, MD, 1953 - 2018

Read about the life of the 94th AATS President and the President of the AATS Foundation

Upcoming Meetings

AATS Cardiovascular Valve Symposium Brazil

Thursday, April 4, 2019
, Belo Horizonte

AATS Mitral Conclave

Thursday, May 2, 2019
, New York

AATS 99th Annual Meeting

Saturday, May 4, 2019
, Toronto

AATS General Thoracic Biology Club Dinner

Saturday, May 4, 2019
, Toronto

AATS Cardiovascular Valve Symposium Argentina

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
, Buenos Aires

AATS Mechanical Support for the Heart and Lung Symposium

Friday, September 20, 2019
Marriott Marquis Houston, Houston

AATS International Thoracic Surgical Oncology Summit

Friday, September 27, 2019
, New York

ITSOS 2019 Sponsors

Friday, September 27, 2019

Introducing AATS Online

AATS Online, your resource for a wide variety of reliable information on the most important developments in cardiothoracic surgery. You can advance your knowledge by using AATS Online to access AATS meeting presentations, guidelines, videos of surgical techniques, images and illustrations of surgical techniques, and commentary from the foremost authorities in our specialty.


Medical students, residents and surgeons in the early part of their careers can apply for poster competitions, scholarships, travel awards, grants and fellowships from the AATS and the AATS Foundation.  The awards with deadlines listed are currently accepting applications.

Every Heartbeat Matters Valve Fellowship

The AATS Foundation is proud to have received a grant from Edwards Lifesciences Foundation for this fellowship as part of its Every Heartbeat Matters initiativeThe mission of the Edwards program is to reduce the prevalence of valvular heart diseases (VHD) by enhancing education, screening and treatment for one million underserved people throughout the world — individuals who have a health disparity as defined by the CDC* and lack awareness of, or access to, medically appropriate heart valve-related healthcare. 

Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship, 2018-2019

The Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship was established in 1951 by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery for the purpose of supporting study within North America by promising young academic cardiothoracic surgeons from outside the region to broaden their overall training and increase international contacts. Since it's inception, 65 individuals from 30 countries have completed the Graham Fellowship.