Preserve Medical Research Funding

Supporting investments into research funding that enables surgeons to explore innovative techniques, cutting-edge technologies, and novel therapies that can revolutionize the diagnosis and treatment of thoracic diseases. By advocating for sustained funding, thoracic surgeons can actively contribute to groundbreaking research and enhanced patient care. 


  • Preserve and support healthcare research funding for federal agencies: including, but not limited to, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).   
  • Advocating for cardiothoracic specific programs: including the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the NIH.  


Endorsed Legislation