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Dr. Lars G. Svensson
Cleveland Clinic
104th AATS President
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Join us in Celebrating 50 Years of Supporting Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons in Research and Education.

As 2023, the 50th anniversary of the AATS Foundation, comes to an end, we celebrate our organization which started from humble beginnings and is now viewed as the gold standard of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery educational foundations. Thank you to those who have shown that you understand the importance of giving generously to support the next generation of thoracic and cardiovascular surgeons. If you have not yet contributed, please consider making a gift at this time. Donate today at

Leadership and Mentoring

Fostering the next generation of healthcare specialists for thoracic and cardiovascular patients.

Our Journey

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The Our Journey video was played during the Opening Plenary of the 103rd Annual Meeting. Watch as Dr. Colson and others share their personal experiences about the evolution of women in thoracic surgery.

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Science and Education

The Aortic Symposium 2024 program is now available. View the two-day program focused on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of aortic aneurysms and dissections.

Upcoming Meetings

Aortic Symposium

April 25 - 26, 2024 at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York, NY, USA

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Research and Innovation

The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery (JTCVS) publishes original, peer-reviewed articles on techniques and developments in acquired cardiac surgery, congenital cardiac repair, and general thoracic procedures.

Featured JTCVS Techniques Article

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Tailored surgical strategies for mini-access open total arch repair

Read Featured JTCVS Techniques Article

AATS Foundation

Supporting cardiothoracic surgeons in research and education.

Fostering Careers, Developing Leaders. Since 1973, the AATS Foundation has supported cardiothoracic surgeons in research and education.