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ISHLT professional communities elect leaders in seven specialties

Addison, Texas, April 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation has announced the results of the 2022 membership elections for leaders of the Professional Community, who serve as representatives on the four Steering Committees of the ISHLT Interdisciplinary Network. Seventeen leaders in seven professional specialties were elected to serve three-year terms beginning on May 1, 2022immediately after the 2022 ISHLT Annual Meeting.

International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (PRNewsfoto/The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation)

International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (PRNewsfoto/The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation)

Incoming volunteer leadership brings international and multidisciplinary perspectives to ISHLT

“The professional communities are our most direct connection to ISHLT members, their views, and the ways we can promote and improve the care of patients with advanced disease of the thoracic organs,” he says. Joseph G. RogersDoctor in medicine, Chairman of the Governance Nominating Committee and Past Chairman of ISHLT. “They also play a critical role in the development of the ISHLT project, in identifying and developing the next group of leaders, and in increasing the richness of our multidisciplinary partnership. We are fortunate to have these talented leaders who drive and guide our professional team.” communities and serve as vital links with our 3,500 members around the world.”

Julien FesslerDoctor in medicine
Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist
Foch lung transplant group
Paris France
Representative of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Interdisciplinary Network of Advanced Pulmonary Insufficiency and Transplantation

Eric deWaalMD, PhD
anesthesiologist
University Medical Center
Utrecht, Netherlands
Representative of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Interdisciplinary Network of Mechanical Circulatory Support

Dr. Nicolas Ariel Brozzi
Surgical Director, Mechanical Circulatory Support Program
Cleveland Clinic
weston, fl USA
Representative of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Interdisciplinary Network of Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation

Pablo G. SanchezMD, PhD, FACS
Brack G. Hattler Professor in Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Chief, Division of Lung Transplantation and Pulmonary Failure Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
university of pittsburgh medicine School
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
Representative of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Interdisciplinary Network of Advanced Lung Failure and Transplantation

david nagpalMD, FRCSC
Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist
London Health Sciences Center
London, ON Canada
Representative of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Interdisciplinary Network of Mechanical Circulatory Support

rebeca kumarDoctor in medicine
Infectious Diseases Transplant Specialist
georgetown university hospital
Washington D.C. USA
Infectious Diseases Representative, Trainee Committee and Early Career

John BadleyMD, MSPH
medicine professor
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
Infectious Diseases Representative, Interdisciplinary Network for Mechanical Circulatory Support

stephanie pencil caseMD, MS
Associate Professor of Medicine
Emory University
Atlanta Georgia USA
Infectious Diseases Representative, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Interdisciplinary Network (PAH & CTEPH)

Edith BoyesAPRN, MSN, FNP-BC, CHFN
nursing trainee
AMITA Health
Maywood, Ill. USA
Nursing and Allied Health Representative, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Interdisciplinary Network

Brittany Koonsdoctorate, nurse
Associate Professor
University of Villanueva SUBWAY. Louise Fitzpatrick University of nursing
Villanova, Pennsylvania USA
Nursing and Allied Health Representative, Apprentices and Initial Career Committee

amy kiskaddonPharmacy, BCPPPS
CVICU/Heart Transplant Pharmacist
Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
St. Petersburg, Florida USA
Pharmacy Representative, Interdisciplinary Pulmonary Vascular Disease Network (PAH & CTEPH)

brian kellerMD, PhD
Associate Professor, Clinical
OSU Wexner Medical Center
Columbus, OH USA
Pneumology Representative, Interdisciplinary Network of Advanced Lung Failure and Transplantation

Anna Reed, FRCPDoctor
lung transplant pulmonologist
Harfield Hospital
uxbridgeUNITED KINGDOM
Pneumology Representative, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Interdisciplinary Network (PAH & CTEPH)

mary amanda dewDoctor
Professor
university of pittsburgh medicine School
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania USA
Research and Immunology Representative, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Interdisciplinary Network

Kamdar Forum, MD, PhD, FACC
Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN USA
Research and Immunology Representative, Early Career and Trainee Committee

Billia’s sonMD, PhD
senior scientist
University Health Network
Toronto, ON Canada
Research and Immunology Representative, Interdisciplinary Network for Mechanical Circulatory Support

Mark SimonMD, MS
Professor of Medicine / Director of Pulmonary Vascular Disease
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA USA
Research and Immunology Representative, Pulmonary Vascular Disease Interdisciplinary Network (PAH & CTEPH)

About ISHLT
The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation is a nonprofit, multidisciplinary professional organization dedicated to improving the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease through transplantation, mechanical support, and innovative therapies. With members in more than 50 countries, ISHLT is the world’s largest organization dedicated to end-stage heart and lung disease research, education and advocacy. ISHLT members represent more than 15 different professional disciplines. For more information visit www.ishlt.org.

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