Association of
Physician Assistants
in Cardiovascular Surgery

Our Mission
The mission of the APACVS is to be leader in Cardiovascular and Thoracic education and professional development of Physician Assistants. The values in which the Association is founded are Education, Professionalism, Advocacy, Teamwork, and Service.

The APACVS remembers
Michael Davidson, MD
Michael Davidson, MD
Dr. Michael Davidson, a cardiac surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital, was incredibly supportive of the APACVS and devoted his time to the Association on numerous occasions to serve as faculty for our meetings. Dr. Davidson was fatally wounded on Tuesday, January 20 on call by a lone gunman. The APACVS extends its deepest condolences to the Davidson family during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed.

The Physician Assistants in Cardiothoracic Surgery (PACTS) Foundation was created to provide opportunities for physician assistants in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. The goal of this Foundation is to provide grants and scholarships to individuals in need of specific education in the cardiovascular and thoracic surgical fields and support the advancement of cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.

The PACTS Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Please consider making a tax deductible contribution to support education within our specialty.

Donate to the PACTS Foundation

APACVS Annual Meeting
34th Annual APACVS Meeting
March 1-4, 2015
Bellagio Hotel
Las Vegas, NV

  APACVS CardioVision
The Winter 2015 edition of CardioVISION is now available!

eNewsletter highlights include:
  • Board of Directors and Leadership Fellows Announcement
  • Gaining Cardiothoracic Surgery Knowledge and Experience Continues to be a Focus
  • The PA Profession & Independent Practice: A Modern Day Clinical Reality
    And much more!

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