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Award Opportunities

February 15, 2018 Deadline

Every Heartbeat Matters Valve Fellowship - Sponsored by Edwards LifeSciences Foundation
The fellowship’s goal is to enhance the heart valve disease knowledge and skill training for surgeons around the world who treat individuals with limited access to healthcare. Surgeons may apply for up to three months of study visiting a host institution for advanced VHD training and education to acquire skills that can be clinically implemented in their daily practice.

Surgical Robotics Fellowship – Sponsored by Intuitive Surgical
Familiarizes North American general thoracic fellows and their attending surgeons with the Da Vinci robotics system during two days of onsite, advanced training. Awardees who complete the fellowship will be eligible to participate in the Advanced Lobectomy Course. 

March 15, 2018 Deadline

Japanese Association for Thoracic Surgery/AATS Graham Foundation Fellowship – Sponsored by Medtronic
The Fellowship provides an interactive educational experience for young Japanese cardiothoracic surgeons to spend two to three months at host institutions in North America. Fellows will observe and have discussions with specialists in the treatment of heart valve disease, while concurrently obtain technical skills and cardiothoracic patient management.

Fall, 2018 Deadline

Lawrence H. Cohn Clinical Scholar Program - Sponsored by Edwards LifeSciences Foundation
This program is for young cardiac surgeons who are in the final year of their residencies or have recently completed their residencies and are interested in obtaining an advanced experience with valvular surgery or care.

Denton A. Cooley Fellowship
Provides an educational experience for North American thoracic surgeons who are in their final year of their residencies or have recently completed their residencies within the past two years to spend four weeks studying at the Texas Heart Institute and Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center.