Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA)

Message from the Chair

Jennifer Lawton, MD, FAHA

Council members are American Heart Association (AHA) volunteers. The Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia (CVSA) includes surgeons, anesthesiologists and scientists interested in cardiac, vascular and thoracic interventions. The council is involved in a full range of American Heart Association activities, including basic science and clinical trials. Read Dr. Lawton's full message

Jennifer Lawton, MD, FAHA
Chair, Council on Cardiovascular Surgery and Anesthesia

Scientific Sessions 2019

Scientific Sessions: Nov. 16–18

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Funding Opportunities

The method for applying for funding is Web-based, using our electronic system, Grants@Heart.


Circulation Cover Aug 2018

The latest research in the fields of cardiology, cardiovascular surgery, electrophysiology, internal medicine, nursing and other fields in cardiovascular medicine are printed in the council's journal each month.

CVSA Council Awards

CVSA proudly sponsors an which honors researchers, early career investigators and medical students. View the CVSA Council Awards to see if you qualify.