Ralph Alley, MD was a Founding Member of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and served as President from 1975-1976. David Sheridan was an inventor and close friend of Dr. Alley who held more than 50 patents for innovations that have improved health care. Moved by his collaborator and friend’s commitment to thoracic surgery, Sheridan created the Alley-Sheridan Fund, which provides the following educational opportunity for cardiothoracic surgeons:

TSF offers up to 10 partial scholarships of $2,500 towards the $5,200 cost to attend the Leadership Program at the Heller School of Public Policy and Management at Brandeis University, scheduled for June 6-12, 2021 (virtual program). (The TSF Scholarship covers $2,500 and the scholarship recipient is responsible for the remaining $2,700.)

Eligibility: The applicant must be a cardiothoracic surgeon who has completed a program leading to certification by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery or its equivalent in a country outside of the United States.

Required application materials: 

1. Your Curriculum Vitae
2. One (1) letter of recommendation

Application is not considered complete until the online form and the documents are submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Deadline: 03/17/21

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* 1. Individual Information

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* 2. Describe why you want to attend the course, and how this course will develop your skills in health policy and as a leader at your home institution.

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* 3. Upload CV

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* 4. Upload letter of recommendation

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