The Aortic Valve and Root Boot Camp

Upcoming Dates & Locations

Program Overview

The Aortic Valve and Root Boot Camp provides a unique educational opportunity for fellows and senior residents focusing on the surgical anatomy and various procedures of the aortic valve and root. During the two-day program, fellows and residents will rotate through five separate training modules including:

  • Aortic Root Anatomy
  • Aortic Valve Replacement
  • Aortic Valve Repair/Sparing
  • Aortic Root Replacement
  • Ross Procedure


Each module is taught by acknowledged surgical experts, who facilitate the unique opportunity for the fellows and residents to learn and practice the various surgical steps required with each of these procedures, employing risk-free biological “simulators”.

Key Learning Outcomes

  • Aortic root setup
  • Suture management
  • Annuloplasty techniques
  • Coronary artery button development and reimplantation
  • Pulmonary autograft harvest


Intended Audience

This program is designed for cardiovascular surgery fellows and senior residents from the official U.S. and Canadian training programs.

  • Cardiac Fellow
  • Senior Resident (PGY-6)
  • Senior Resident (PGY-5)