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103rd Annual Meeting

May 6 - 9, 2023 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The world's most prestigious thoracic surgery event. Grow your expertise, network with leading experts, and help build the future of thoracic surgery.

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Yolonda L. Colson

Yolonda L. Colson

Dr. Yolonda L. Colson is the 103rd President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, having served in many roles since becoming a member in 2003, including as Co-chair of the 2015 Annual Meeting and Chair of the Advisory Council for the AATS Foundation. She is the Chief for the Division of Thoracic Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and Hermes C. Grillo Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. In addition to her cardiothoracic surgical training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, her academic training includes a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an M.D. from Mayo Medical School, and a Ph.D. and general surgery residency at University of Pittsburgh. Career awards include: the inaugural Michael A. Bell Family Chair in Healthcare Innovation, the George H.A. Clowes, Jr. Research Career Development Award from the American College of Surgeons, the Edward M. Kennedy Award for Health Care Innovation, and serving as the current Exam Chair of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery. She is the current PI/co-PI on four NIH R01 Grants and has recently been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.

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Caroline Arrington
Manager, Industry Relations
industry@aats.org