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Dr. Lars G. Svensson
Cleveland Clinic
104th AATS President

104th Annual Meeting

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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 AATS welcomes you to submit your abstracts to the Aortic Symposium. The submission deadline is Monday, December 11, 2023 at 11:59PM ET.

Upcoming Meetings

Aortic Symposium

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

Call for Abstracts

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 Operative Techniques Article

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Role of Transapical Incision in the Surgical Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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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.