Dr. Alexander Matolcsy served as President of HMAA 1994-1997. He was born in Budapest in 1943 and emigrated with his parents to Brazil in 1944 where he attended elementary and high school. The family moved to the United States in 1957 where he attended college at Georgetown University. He graduated from medical school in Vienna, Austria and then completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale University Affiliated Hospital in Connecticut. Dr. Matolcsy’s tenure as President was preceded by his ten years as Secretary of the HMAA. Dr. Matolcsy was also instrumental in the establishment of the Student Exchange Program as well as the HMAA New England and Hungary Chapters. In 2012 Dr. Matolcsy received one of the highest awards from the Hungarian Government, the Batthyány-Strattman László Award. In December 2017, Dr. Matolcsy was presented the “Pro Hungaria Oncologia Emléklap” for his initiation and establishment of cooperation between Harvard University and the Hungarian National Institute of Oncology regarding lung transplantation in Hungary.