Science and Education
The AATS Education Committee offers monthly webinars with expert lectures and live Q&A for the cardiothoracic community.
AATS has more than 100 years of history in shaping the evolution of cardiothoracic surgery. Annual Meeting has truly become the past, present, and future of the field. The 102nd Annual Meeting will reunite surgeons in-person to have discussions, ask hard questions, hear new perspectives, and build on each other’s work.
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.
Fostering the next generation of healthcare specialists for thoracic and cardiovascular patients.
Supporting cardiothoracic surgeons in research and education.
Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, AATS President
102nd Annual Meeting
Dr. Marc Moon, AATS President
101st Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA/Virtual Event
Dr. Vaughn A. Starnes
100th Annual Meeting - New York, NY/Virtual Event
Dr. David H. Adams
99th Annual Meeting - Toronto, ON, Canada
Dr. Duke E. Cameron
98th Annual Meeting - San Diego, CA
Dr. Thoralf M. Sundt, III
97th Annual Meeting - Boston, MA
Dr. Joseph S. Coselli
96th Annual Meeting - Baltimore, MD
Dr. Pedro J. del Nido
95th Annual Meeting - Seattle, WA
Dr. David J. Sugarbaker
94th Annual Meeting - Toronto, ON, Canada
Dr. Hartzell V. Schaff
93th Annual Meeting - Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Craig R. Smith
92nd Annual Meeting - San Francisco, CA
Dr. Irving L. Kron
91st Annual Meeting - Philadelphia, PA
Dr. G. Alec Patterson
90th Annual Meeting - Toronoto, ON, Canada
Dr. Thomas L. Spray
89th Annual Meeting - Boston, MA
The AATS has named a cardiothoracic surgeon as President of the Association since 1917, beginning with Samuel J. Meltzer. The now annual presidential transition involves passing of the presidential chains which symbolize the legacy of AATS presidency.