Dear Colleagues, Members and friends,

It is with great pleasure that the NYSTS welcomes you to the new academic year 2022-2023.
The NYSTS is one of the most glorious medical Societies in NYC, now approaching its 105th birthday. For over a century, the NYSTS has been a strong presence and a point of reference for young cardio-thoracic surgeons, educating and mentoring young trainees. As stated in Article II of the NYSTS Constitution, the Society has the object of encouraging the study of the heart and lungs physiology and pathology, stimulating the diffusion of knowledge among all members.
The enthusiasm and curiosity about the unknown should still be the main driver of this academic year, that I, as incoming President, along with all the members of the Council, will try to make as stimulating and interesting as possible for all of you.
A special thanks to our past Presidents Drs. Gilbert Tang and Andrew Kaufmann, who sailed the boat in a particularly tumultuous historic time, and to all the Board Members who worked extremely hard to maintain high standards throughout the previous challenging academic years.
As President, I would like the NYSTS to be the Society of all of you, a precious and valid tool that you can use to grow and to learn something new, innovative, and original. I would like all Members to be active, to participate and have a central role in the several activities the NYSTS will offer.
We are planning a Fall and a Spring gatherings. The venue and the agenda will be communicated soon.
These meetings will give the opportunity to exchange knowledge and learn from authorities in the field of cardiac and thoracic surgery. The residents will also be given the chance to show their work and start to build a reputation among the surgical community.
With the hope of seeing you all in the fall, I wish you a nice summer and a great new academic year in your Institutions.

Luigi Pirelli – NYSTS President