Supported by the Honoring our Mentors Lawrence H. Cohn Fund, the AATS Foundation Cohn Lectureship awards $5,000 to an ACGME-approved cardiothoracic residency program with a specific educational need in order to provide honorarium to a prestigious AATS lecturer for their participation in an impactful virtual presentation. This lectureship was established to honor internationally renowned cardiac surgeon, Dr. Lawrence H. Cohn, 79th President of the AATS.
Dr. Cohn performed more than 11,500 cardiac surgical operations and was a world-renowned expert in the field of valve repair and replacement surgery. At Brigham and Women's Hospital, he pioneered the process of minimally invasive heart valve surgery along with many other innovations, including New England's first heart transplant, bioprosthetic porcine valve, and computer-assisted robot surgery. Dr. Cohn's clinical and research interests spanned the entirety of adult cardiac surgery. He published more than 550 original scientific articles, 105 book chapters, and 12 books, including four editions of Cardiac Surgery in the Adult, the most referenced textbook in adult cardiac surgery today. An excellent public speaker, Dr. Cohn delivered more than 1,000 lectures worldwide. He held office for the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, the American College of Cardiology, the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (president), the American College of Chest Physicians (president), the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education (president), and the National Library of Medicine (chairman of the board). He was a member of 20 other professional organizations, both locally and internationally. A prolific researcher and writer, Dr. Cohn became the editor of the Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and served on the editorial board of 23 other prestigious journals.
Applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for this award:
In addition to an online application, candidates will be required to submit the following information and materials:
Upon conclusion of the lectureship, the institution must submit a final report to the AATS Foundation to include the following information: