Applications Now Open for TSF 2025 Awards
Submit your project before September 15!
Learn More

Advancing Heart and Lung Health for All

The Thoracic Surgery Foundation is dedicated to improving patient care by investing in groundbreaking research, embracing innovation, supporting global humanitarian outreach, and promoting excellence in education for cardiothoracic surgeons at all career stages.

Explore TSF Awards

Explore our suite of awards and learn how The Thoracic Surgery Foundation can support you at all stages of your cardiothoracic surgery career.

Make A Difference

Your generosity fuels our efforts to create positive change. Explore our giving options and see the difference your contribution can make.

Learn What We’re Fighting For

Learn about our mission, values, and the passionate team behind our efforts.

Current Campaign

Surgeon Match Challenge

Starting May 1, surgeon gifts to TSF up to a total of $150,000 will be matched by a generous grant from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Your gifts to TSF support the advancement of heart and lung health for all.

Give today and double your impact!

Open Date:
May - December
Explore Our Awards

Four Granting Pillars: Guiding TSF Awards

TSF offers a collection of awards that empower cardiothoracic surgeons at all career stages through support for research, education, innovation, and global humanitarian outreach. TSF's granting pillars demonstrate that we invest in what we value.


TSF believes that investing in scientific research fuels insights that ensure the highest quality of care and the very best outcomes for our patients.


We hold that a commitment to training and mentoring surgeons at all career stages leads to inspired professionals who provide better care for communities.


TSF affirms that embracing innovation in all aspects of the specialty results in breakthroughs that advance heart and lung health for all.

Humanitarian Outreach

We believe that everyone deserves access to cardiothoracic surgical care for disease treatment and improved quality of life.

Support the Fight for Heart and Lung Health for All

Your donations improve outcomes for patients by supporting research, education, and innovation in cardiothoracic surgery. Please give today!

Stories & Impact

TSF Serves a Small Specialty with a Giant Impact

The leading causes of death worldwide are cardiac disease and lung cancer, and congenital heart disease is the number one birth defect. Cardiothoracic surgeons treat patients battling these major health issues, and The Thoracic Surgery Foundation supports their work through research, education, innovation, and humanitarian outreach. Read more about the impact of our work.

Sign Up