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Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship Awardees

Joon Bum Kim, MD (2014 - 2015)
Joon Bum Kim, MD (2014 - 2015)

Just starting out and eager to become a leading academic surgeon, Joon Bum Kim was looking for an experience that would offer clinical practice, research, and international networking. The Evarts A. Graham Memorial Traveling Fellowship was a perfect fit.

The fellowship is a unique and great opportunity to achieve academic and clinical excellence with…support from great masters of the world.

An assistant professor at the time, Kim’s primary host institution was Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, under the mentorship of AATS Past President, Thoralf M. Sundt, III. He also spent time at the Cleveland Clinic and Hermann Memorial Hospital at the University of Texas. During his fellowship, he participated in 11 research papers, serving as first author on eight of them.

I rebuilt my operative strategies for aortic and valve surgeries; I believe these changes have already helped improve my patients’ outcomes…

2022-2023

Jiang Long, MD, PhD
Guangzhou, China
  • Host Mentor: Yolonda Colson, MD
  • Host Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Syed Rehman, MD
London, United Kingdom
  • Host Mentor: Marc Gillinov, MD
  • Host Institution: Cleveland Clinic

2021-2022

Francesca D’Auria, MD
Novara, Italy
  • Host Mentor: Marc R. Moon, MD
  • Host Institution: Baylor College of Medicine
Victor A. Paz Flores, MD
Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Host Mentor: Victor O. Morell, MD
  • Host Institution: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

2020-2021

Omar A. Jarral, MD
London, United Kingdom
  • Host Mentor: Joseph E. Bavaria, Jr., MD
  • Host Institution: University of Pennsylvania

2019-2020

Laura Besola, MD
Padova, Italy
  • Host Mentor: Anson Cheung, MD
  • Host Institution: St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver

2018-2019

Khurshid Saitazizov, MD
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Host Mentor: Pedro J. del Nido, MD
  • Host Institution: Boston Children's Hospital

2017-2018

Taylan Adademir, MD
Istanbul, Turkey
  • Host Mentor: Ralph J. Damiano, Jr., MD
  • Host Institution: Washington University, St. Louis

2016-2017

Konrad Hoetzenecker, MD
Vienna, Austria
  • Host Mentor: Thomas K. Waddell, MD
  • Host Institution: Toronto General Hospital

2015 - 2016

Yaxing Shen, MD
Shanghai, China
  • Host Mentor: Thomas A. D'Amico, MD
  • Host Institution: Duke University

2014 - 2015

Joon Bum Kim, MD
Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Host Mentor: Thoralf M. Sundt, III, MD
  • Host Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital

2013 - 2014

Haifeng Wang, MD
Shanghai, China
  • Host Mentor: Douglas J. Mathisen, MD
  • Host Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital

2012 - 2013

Stephane Collaud, MD
Zurich, Switzerland
  • Host Mentor: Shaf Keshavjee, MD
  • Host Institution: Toronto General Hospital

2011 - 2012

Zhi - gang Li, MD
Shanghai, China
  • Host Mentor: Thomas W. Rice, MD
  • Host Institution: Cleveland Clinic

2010 - 2011

Mohsen Ibrahim, MD
Rome, Italy
  • Host Mentor: G. Alexander Patterson, MD
  • Host Institution: Washington University, St. Louis

2009 - 2010

Juan Fibla, MD
Barcelona, Spain
  • Host Mentor: Mark S. Allen, MD
  • Host Institution: Mayo Clinic

2008 - 2009

Sachin Talwar, MD
New Delhi, India
  • Host Mentor: Richard A. Jonas, MD
  • Host Institution: Children's National Medical Center

2007 - 2008

Ioannis Toumpoulis, MD
Athens, Greece
  • Host Mentor: Sidney Levitsky, MD
  • Host Institution: Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston

2006 - 2007

Ari Mennander, MD
Tampere, Finland
  • Host Mentor: Christopher G. A. McGregor, MD
  • Host Institution: Mayo Clinic

2005 - 2006

Zsolt Tóth, MD, PhD
Pécs, Hungary
  • Host Mentor: Thoralf M. Sundt, III, MD
  • Host Institution: Mayo Clinic

2004 - 2005

Smruti Ranjan Mohanty, MD
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Host Mentor: Edward L. Bove, MD
  • Host Institution: University of Michigan

2003 - 2004

Edvin Prifti, MD
Tirana, Albania
  • Host Mentor: Bernard S. Goldman, MD
  • Host Institution: Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Center

2002 - 2003

Cliff K.C. Choong, MD
Auckland, New Zealand
  • Host Mentor: G. Alexander Patterson, MD
  • Host Institution: Washington University, St. Louis

2001 - 2002

Anna Maria Ciccone, MD
Rome, Italy
  • Host Mentor: G. Alexander Patterson, MD
  • Host Institution: Washington University, St. Louis

2000 - 2001

Albertus M. Scheule, MD
Tuebingen, Germany
  • Host Mentor: Richard A. Jonas, MD
  • Host Institution: Children's National Medical Center

1999 - 2000

Anders Franco - Cereceda, MD
Sweden
  • Host Mentor: Delos M. Cosgrove, MD, & Patrick M. McCarthy, MD
  • Host Institution: Cleveland Clinic

1998 - 1999

Christian Kreutzer, MD
Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Host Mentor: Richard A. Jonas, MD
  • Host Institution: Boston Children's Hospital

1997 - 1998

Jun Wan, MD
P.R. of China
  • Host Mentor: Mark K. Ferguson, MD
  • Host Institution: University of Chicago

1996 - 1997

Monica Robotin-Johnson, MD
France
  • Host Mentor: James L. Cox, MD
  • Host Institution: Georgetown University

1995 - 1996

Cornelius McKown Dyke, MD
United States
  • Host Mentor: Andrew S. Wechsler, MD
  • Host Institution: Drexel University College of Medicine

1993 - 1994

Alain Serraf, MD
Morocco
  • Host Mentor: Aldo R. Castaneda, MD
  • Host Institution: Boston Children's Hospital

1992 - 1993

Timothy E. Oaks, MD
United States
  • Host Mentor: John A. Waldhausen, MD
  • Host Institution: Hershey Medical Center

1991 - 1992

Ko Bando, MD, PhD
Japan
  • Host Mentor: Bartley P. Griffith, MD
  • Host Institution: University of Maryland

1989 - 1990

Christopher Knott - Craig, MD
South Africa
  • Host Mentor: Gordon K. Danielson, MD
  • Host Institution: Mayo Clinic

1980-1989

1988 - 1989

Wang Cheng, MD
P R China

1987 - 1988

Byung - Chul Chang, MD
Korea

1986 - 1987

Ari L.J. Harjula, MD
Finland

1985 - 1986

Florentino J. Vargas, MD
Argentina

1984 - 1985

Aram Smolinsky, MD
Israel

1983 - 1984

Georg S. Kobinia, MD
Austria

1982 - 1983

Yasuhisa Shimazaki, MD
Japan

1981 - 1982

Claudio A. Salles, MD
Brazil

1981 - 1982

Richard Firmin, MD
England

1970-1979

1978 - 1979

Eduardo Otero Coto, MD
Spain

1977 - 1978

Alan William Gale, MD, FRACS
Australia

1976 - 1977

Bum Koo Cho, MD
Korea

1975 - 1976

Mieczyslaw Trenkner, MD
Poland

1974 - 1975

J.J. DeWet Lubbe, MD
South Africa

1973 - 1974

Marc Roger deLeval, MD
England

1972 - 1973

Yasuyuki Fujiwara, MD
Japan

1971 - 1972

Severi Pellervo Mattila, MD
Finland

1970 - 1971

Michel S. Slim, MD
Lebanon

1969 - 1970

Peter Bruecke, MD
Austria

1960-1969

1967 - 1968

Claus Jessen, MD
Denmark

1966 - 1967

G.B. Parulkar, MD
India

1966 - 1967

C. Peter Clarke, F.R.A.C.S.
Australia

1965 - 1966

Ary Blesovsky, MD
England

1965 - 1966

Gerhard Friehs, MD
Austria

1964 - 1965

Elias Carapistolis, MD
Greece

1964 - 1965

Stuart C. Lennox, MD
England

1963 - 1964

Adar J. Hallen, MD
Sweden

1963 - 1964

Masahiro Saigusa, MD
Japan

1962 - 1963

Theodor M. Scheinin, MD
Finland

1961 - 1962

Fritz Helmer, MD
Austria

1960 - 1961

Godrej S. Karai, MD
India

1950-1959

1958 - 1959

N.G. Meyne, MD
Holland

1957 - 1958

Peter L. Brunnen, F.R.C.S.
Scotland

1956 - 1957

Mathias Paneth, F.R.C.S.
England

1955 - 1956

Raymond L. Hurt, F.R.C.S.
England

1954 - 1955

Lance L. Bromley, M.Chir, F.R.C.S.
England

1953 - 1954

W.B. Ferguson, M.B., F.R.C.S.
England

1951 - 1952

L.L. Whytehead, MD, F.R.C.S.
Canada