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.
Implement a revolutionary 21st century quality assessment program to enhance the care of patients with cardiothoracic disease.
Lead, educate, and advocate to advance disease-specific care of patients.
Increase our educational footprint to improve patient care worldwide, and advance the AATS brand.
The AATS is committed to the development and engagement of future cardiothoracic leaders.
Adopted by AATS Board of Directors in 2019.