Advanced Valve Disease Educational Fellowship (worldwide)


The Advanced Valve Disease Educational Fellowship from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) supports fellows with an interactive educational opportunity to observe and have discussions with specialists in the treatment of heart valve disease at suggested institutions, while concurrently obtaining technical skills in perioperative patient management. Applicants must have completed formal training in general surgery and in thoracic and/or cardiovascular surgery, but should not yet have reached a senior position; meet all necessary criteria (license, visa, etc.) for travel to and from host center; must be part of an active clinical practice. The award provides up to 15,000 USD for up to 3 months of study. Potential hosts institutions include:
  • Marc Gillinov, MD, Cleveland Clinic
  • David H. Adams, MD, Mount-Sinai Medical Center
  • Aubrey C. Galloway, MD, New York University
  • Scott M. Goldman, MD, Lankenau Medical Center
  • Vaughn A. Starnes, MD, University of Southern California
  • Michael Halkos, MD, Emory University Hospital
Applications close on July 2, 2023.
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