New York State Thoracic Society

About NYS Thoracic Society

The New York State Thoracic Society (NYSTS) is a state chapter of the American Thoracic Society representing the state’s chest physicians.Formerly called the New York State Trudeau Society, NYSTS is named after Edward Livingston Trudeau (1845-1915), the first American investigator to culture the tubercle bacillus, which is the causative agent of tuberculosis.Inspired by his own open air cure of tuberculosis, he founded the Adirondack Cottage Sanitarium at Saranac Lake in 1884.At the annual NYSTS assembly, a lectureship bears Dr. Trudeau’s name.

The NYSTS organizes a yearly 1.5 day CME conference hosted on a rotating basis by various New York City area medical centers consisting of lectures by renowned speakers, poster exhibits, and interactive case presentations.The conference fee includes annual society membership dues.The society is also engaged in advocacy efforts in the state capital of Albany and is interested in expanding its role in education of Pulmonary/ Critical Care fellows in the New York City area and beyond.

Our Leadership

President


Dana Zappetti, MD

  • Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Dean of Student Affairs
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College
 

Program Chair


Meredith L. Turetz, MD

  • Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medical College
 

Program Chair


Ioana Amzuta, MD, FCCP, D-ABSM

  • Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    Upstate Medical University
  • Associate Professor in Medicine
 

Past President


Dipak Chandy, MD

  • Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
    Westchester Medical Center
  • Director, Neurosciences ICU
  • Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
  • Professor of Medicine and Neurology
    New York Medical College

 

President-Elect


Michael Nead, MD

  • Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Associate Professor in Medicine
  • Clinical Director, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
  • Medical Director, Interventional Pulmonology

 

Vice-President


Nancy Amoroso, MD

  • Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
    NYU School of Medicine
  • Section Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine, Tisch Hospital

 

Secretary-Treasurer


Oleg Epelbaum, MD

  • Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
    Westchester Medical Center
  • Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
    New York Medical College