D. Craig Miller, MD, and the AATS Promote Leadership and Reinvention: Highlights of the 88th Annual AATS Meeting


May 10th through 14th, the San Diego Convention Center will host the 88th Annual American Association of Thoracic Surgery (AATS) Meeting. Featured at the meeting is a compelling video highlighting the mission and goals of the AATS.

Those featured in the video include D. Craig Miller, MD, the Thelma and Henry Doelger Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery and President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS); Michael Fischbein, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Adult Cardiac Surgery and AATS Shumway Scholar; and several of the department’s lab fellows, residents, and students.

The focuses of the AATS are clear, as stated by Miller in the video:

“What I see as the future of the AATS is not only to continue to put on one of the best if, not the best, scientific meetings in cardiothoracic surgery every year and publish the best journal in the field, but to invest precious resources and galvanize the entire specialty to invest in restructuring and recreating cardiothoracic surgical residency education to attract more of the best and brightest, and also to refocus and broaden the scope of practice of the practitioners who have already finished training.”

View the Video

Read about Miller's Presidential Address at the meeting.

Article: Leaders join forces and commit to improve CT surgery education.

AATS 88th Annual Meeting Daily News
Sunday Edition (pdf)
Monday Edition (pdf)
Tuesday/Wednesday Edition (pdf)


D. Craig Miller, MD
Thelma and Henry Doelger Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery and AATS President