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About the Foundation


The AATS Foundation provides educational and research opportunities for surgeons, fellows, residents, and medical students from around the world to enhance their surgical knowledge and technical skills and advance innovation in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery.

It is for this reason that it is so critical that we attract the best and the brightest to our exciting, demanding field; and once attracted we must support their career development. It is for these reasons that the AATS Foundation is so important to our specialty.


Fostering Careers, Developing Leaders.

Since 1973, the AATS Foundation has supported cardiothoracic surgeons in research and education.

History of the Foundation

Support Tomorrow's Leaders Today.

Help support the future of cardiothoracic surgery by making a donation.

Donate to the Foundation

Get Together, Give Together

As we get together at AATS 2022, the AATS Foundation invites you to join your colleagues to give together. Your contribution will honor the specialty and help us achieve our goal of $102K in honor of the 102nd Annual Meeting.