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Foundation President's Message

As we reflect on another year, we are incredibly proud that the mission and values of the AATS Foundation continue to broaden. Because of the generosity of you, our individual donors and industry partners, we have been successful. Donor contributions demonstrate how committed you are to promoting excellence in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery for generations to come and is a true testament to the leadership and vision of our donors.

Your dedication to our Foundation is greatly appreciated and will make a significant impact on the careers of future leaders. Thanks to the generosity of donors and partners the AATS Foundation continues to:

  • Support meritorious and innovative research proposals
  • Provide substantial career advancement awards
  • Fund more than $2M for hundreds of professionals annually

Establish impactful initiatives such as:

  • Grant funding for resident surgical investigators
  • Scholarships for underrepresented in surgery
  • Virtual symposia promoting international academic exchange
  • New Honoring Our Mentor programs

With Gratitude,

David H. Adams, MD
President, AATS Foundation
99th AATS President

Timothy J. Gardner, MD
Secretary, AATS Foundation
82nd AATS President