Presidential Greeting to Our 100th Academic Year 2017-2018

Dear Members:
The Centennial NYSTS fall meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the University Club (One West 54th Street). Cocktails will start at 6:00pm with dinner and the Centennial celebration program to follow at 7:00pm. Our guest speaker will be Thoralf M. Sundt, MD who will be talking about the history of cardiothoracic surgery in the United States.
Dr. Sundt is the Edward D. Churchill Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School, chief of the Division of Cardiac Surgery and director of the Corrigan Minehan Heart Center at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Sundt is a graduate of Princeton University and The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He did his general surgery training at Massachusetts General Hospital and his cardiothoracic surgery residency at Washington University. Following an additional year of training in transplantation and advanced cardiac surgery at Harefield Hospital, London, he joined the faculty at Washington University. In 2001, he relocated to the Mayo Clinic where he advanced to the position of professor of Surgery and vice chair of the Department of Surgery. He returned to the Massachusetts General Hospital in 2011 to serve as their chief of Cardiac Surgery.
Dr. Sundt is widely recognized as an expert in the field of aortic surgery. With over 300 peer reviewed publications, Dr. Sundt is also a prolific academic surgeon. Most recently, Dr. Sundt served as the president of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery during their Centennial celebration.
We are looking forward to celebrating the 100th anniversary of the NYSTS with you at the upcoming Fall meeting. Please mark this date in your calendar and reserve your tickets online at our website.
Jenny Yu, M.D.; Secretary, NYSTS

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