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Foundation Strategic Plan


Supporting cardiothoracic surgeons in research and education.


  • Global academic exchange
  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Advancing patient care
  • Fostering leadership
  • Trusted stewardship


Communication: Define and communicate the Foundation to be a leading cardiothoracic charitable foundation that improves patient outcomes and supports excellence in clinical care.

Programs: Update long-term plan for current and future Honoring our Mentors programs.

Fundraising: Enhance the fundraising strategies identified in the development plan.

Finances: Develop and implement a plan to increase fiduciary responsibility.

Reach: Become a leader in global academic exchange.

Adopted by AATS Foundation Board of Directors, October 2019