The Aortic Valve and Root Boot Camp

December 13-14, 2024

Atlanta, GA

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”.

Registration is now closed!


Please note:

  • Only one fellow/senior resident will be allowed per institution to allow representation of the majority of the teaching institutions across the US and Canada.
  • All expenses, including airfare, meals, lodging and transportation are supported by Artivion.
  • Courses are limited to surgeons practicing or training in the United States or Canada at the time of the registered course date.


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)

Course Directors

Ismail El-Hamamsy, MD, PhD

Ismail El-Hamamsy, MD, PhD

New York, NY

Mount Sinai Medical Center

William F. Northrup III, MD

William F. Northrup III, MD

Minneapolis, MN


Muhammad Aftab, MD, FACS, FACC

University of Colorado

Aurora, CO

Chris Burke, MD

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

Thomas Caranasos, MD

UNC School of Medicine

Chapel Hill, NC

Nimesh Desai, MD, PhD

Penn Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

Shinichi Fukuhara, MD

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Michael Ibrahim, MD, PhD

Penn Medicine

Philadelphia, PA

Puja Kachroo, MD

Washington University

St. Louis, MO

Peter Knight, MD

University of Rochester Medical Center

Rochester, NY

Mark Peterson, MD, PhD

NYU Langone Health

New York, NY

Paul E. Stelzer, MD

Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York, NY

Shinya Unai, MD

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland, OH

Elbert Williams, MD

Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York, NY

Bo Yang, MD

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI

Hiroo Takayama, MD

Columbia University

New York, NY

Sameh Said, MD

Westchester Medical Center

Valhalla, New York

Contact your Artivion representative to register for a training course