Promote Scholarship, Innovation, and Leadership for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery.
Leadership: Demonstrating citizenship, integrity, and professionalism;
Education: Disseminating knowledge and commitment to lifelong learning;
Research and Innovation: Advancing the field through the creation and application of new knowledge;
Excellence in Patient Care: Dedicating ourselves to the care of thoracic and cardiovascular patients;
Mentoring: Fostering the next generation of healthcare specialists for thoracic and cardiovascular patients.
Implementation of an Quality Gateway to enhance the care of patients with cardiothoracic disease;
Serve as the preeminent organization that fosters and disseminates innovations to advance patient care;
The Association will continue to be the international leader in cardiothoracic surgical skills acquisition and didactic learning;
The Association will develop a diverse community of cardiothoracic surgical leaders;
Provide cutting-edge digital content to the surgical community.
Adopted by AATS Board of Directors in 2021.