The Mitral Foundation is dedicated to advancing reconstructive techniques in children and young adults around the world.
The Mitral Foundation also supports basic and clinical research, and is working with the American Heart Association on a new initiative to identify, recognize, and promote Mitral Valve Repair Reference Centers in the United States.
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Since 2009, the Mitral Foundation has committed to advancing the care of patients with mitral valve disease on a global scale. In addition to treating underserved patients in developing countries, the Mitral Foundation is working with global teams to develop regional reference centers dedicated to helping patients wherever they are.
In December 2011 the Mitral Foundation opened the world's first education center dedicated to the study of mitral valve disease. Physicians from the United States and around the world have attended live reconstructive valve surgery workshops to learn the latest techniques of mitral valve repair.
Dr. Adams is the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Professor and System Chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, the Cardiac Surgeon-in-Chief of the Mount Sinai Health System, and the President of the Mitral Foundation.
He recently served as the 99th President of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the oldest and most prestigious organization dedicated to cardiothoracic surgery, from April 2018-May 2019.
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Valve Surgery Workshops
We bring the world's leaders in mitral valve disease together for two-day workshops to discuss the latest information on guidelines, imaging, pathology, current minimally invasive procedures, percutaneous approaches, state-of-the-art surgical techniques, devices, and long-term results.Learn About Upcoming Events
The Mitral Foundation Teaching Library is a resource for all physicians who want to improve their knowledge about mitral valve repair and reconstruction. The Mitral Foundation created these teaching library case study videos, presentations, and publications to advance the field of treatment for mitral valve disease.