The AATS is comprised of more than 1,500 of the world’s foremost cardiothoracic surgeons from 42 countries. AATS members have a proven record of distinction within the specialty and have made significant contributions to the care and treatment of cardiothoracic disease throughout the world.
To ensure that the AATS builds upon its core values, aspiring members must be nominated by Active, Honorary, or Senior members of the Association to complete the application process and be evaluated by the Membership Committee.
2019 New Members
Successful candidates must display a high standard of academic and clinical achievement to ensure that the membership continues to represent the best and brightest in the field. The Membership Committee recognizes that there are many ways a surgeon can contribute to the specialty and assesses how well candidates meet the membership criteria and the Association’s values. View membership criteria.
The application process begins with a nomination by an Association Member. Candidates must complete their application and obtain a letter of support and candidate evaluations from three sponsors. View application process.
Members interested in nominating a candidate or reviewing the status of a previous nomination can log-in to their Account and review the sponsorship requirements.
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