TSF STSA Research Grant

The TSF STSA Research Grant was established in 2015 in partnership with the Thoracic Surgery Foundation (TSF) to provide operational support of original research efforts by cardiothoracic surgeons who have completed their formal training and who are seeking initial support and recognition for their research program. This program provides up to $25,000 annually to support the research of an early-career cardiothoracic surgeon (within seven years of first faculty appointment at the time of application deadline).

STSA membership is not required, but eligible applicants are Board-certified cardiothoracic surgeons who currently practice – or have previously practiced – cardiothoracic surgery for at least one consecutive year, have completed a thoracic surgery or general surgery residency program, or have completed a thoracic or cardiovascular research or clinical fellowship for at least one consecutive year in the Southern region.

Congratulations to 2016 TSF STSA Research Grant recipient, Bradley G. Leshnower, MD. Dr. Leshnower is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Emory Clinic in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Leshnower received this award for his project titled “The Search for the Optimal Cerebral Protection Strategy During Aortic Arch Replacement: A Pilot Study“.

The application process for the 2018 TSF STSA Research Grant will open in mid-2017.

Past TSF STSA Research Grant Recipients
2016 – Bradley G. Leshnower, MD, “The Search for Optimal Cerebral Protection Strategy During Aortic Arch Replacement: A Pilot Study”

Learn more at  www. thoracicsurgeryfoundation.org/awards/. Contact TSF Headquarters with questions about the TSF STSA Research Grant at tsf@sts.org