Yoshikatsu Saiki has been a member of the Board of Directors at JATS since 2015. He has also been elected as an active member at AATS since 2017. He served as the chairman of the International Affairs Committee of JATS for 4 years. During his involvement, he dedicated himself to establish the AATS Foundation/JATS fellowship to help potential future leaders to serve as a link for both organizations to further promote intellectual mutual dedication to the care and management of our patients. He is currently serving as the Congress President for the JATS 76th Annual Meeting in 2023 and is involved in the preparation of the AATS/JATS Aortic Symposium together with Professor Kenji Minatoya, the current chair of the International Affairs Committee of JATS. Dr. Saiki’s clinical interests include aortic surgery, heart failure surgery, adult congenital heart disease and translational research.