This program provides fellows with an interactive educational opportunity to observe and have discussions with specialists in the treatment of heart valve disease at suggested institutions, while concurrently obtaining technical skills in perioperative patient management.
The AATS Foundation Advanced Valve Disease Education Fellowship provides a live, interactional, and observational educational experience for cardiothoracic surgeons from around the world to spend one to three months at host institutions focusing their research and training in any of the following areas:
A number of host surgeons/institutions who are experienced in surgical and transcatheter therapies have partnered with the AATS Foundation on this initiative. Potential hosts include:
To be eligible for an award, candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:
In addition to a formal online application, candidates will also be required to upload the following materials:
AATS Foundation’s Review Committee, which includes surgeons with recognized expertise in the treatment of valve disease, will review all applications and select awardees within 45 days of application deadline. Applications will be graded on all aspects of the award criteria. At the conclusion of their experience, a final report is required for submission to the Foundation and the Sponsor.
**Please note that any award payments made to foreign individuals may be subject to federal tax withholding of up to 30% if a recipient is traveling to the United States.