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Dr. Shaf Keshavjee
University Health Network
102nd AATS President

At the forefront of Thoracic Surgery since 1917

Discover the AATS Legacy

AATS is back in person

Join us at the AATS Annual Meeting

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.

Science and Education

The AATS Education Committee offers monthly webinars with expert lectures and live Q&A for the cardiothoracic community.

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.


Feature Article

The American Association for Thoracic Surgery expert consensus document: Surgical treatment of acute type A aortic dissection

View Expert Consensus Document

Leadership and Mentoring

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


Member for a Day Program

Medical students, Residents, and physician scientists can network, gain insights and build relationships within the cardiothoracic surgical community.

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.

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