The mission and values of the AATS Foundation continue to broaden. Because of your generosity, we have been successful. Donor contributions demonstrate how committed you are to promoting excellence in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery for generations to come.
As you read through this Annual Report, we know you will come away with an appreciation for the importance of our programs and the significant impact they have on the careers of cardiothoracic surgeons.
As you read this Annual Report, you will learn about some of the surgeons who previously received fellowships and research scholarships, and how those opportunities influenced their growth into the cardiothoracic surgeons they are today.
The AATS Graham Foundation has been hard at work over this past year to advance its mission of driving leadership in research and education. In 2015, we launched eight new clinical and research fellowship programs.
The AATS Graham Foundation has moved forward by providing expanded support for educational and training efforts designed to expose our medical students, residents and young faculty to new educational opportunities within our specialty.