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ISHLT Lifetime Achievement Award


The ISHLT Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed to individuals whose lifetime body of work made a significant contribution toward improving the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease. This award now incorporates the ISHLT Pioneer Award and the ISHLT Lifetime Service Award.


Past Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients:

2016: Drs. Adrian and Jean Kantrowitz
2014: Sir Terence English, KBE, FRCS
2012: Sharon Hunt, MD
2010: Margaret Billingham, MD
2004: Sir Magdi Yacoub, MD
1999: Keith Reemtsma, MD
1996: Norman Shumway, MD



The ISHLT Pioneer Award was bestowed to individuals in recognition of their pioneering work improving the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease. This award has now been incorporated into the ISHLT Lifetime Achievement Award.

Past Pioneer Award Recipients:
2017: Stuart Jamieson, MB, FRCS
2016: Sir Roy Calne
2015: Bruno Reichart, MD
2013: Jack G. Copeland, MD
2011: Elizabeth Hammond, MD
2009: Christian Cabrol, MD
2008: Richard E. Lower, MD
2006: Leonard L. Bailey, MD
2002: Michael De Bakey, MD and Bruce Reitz, MD
2000: Christiaan Barnard, MD, Joel D. Cooper, MD, and Norman E. Shumway, MD



The ISHLT Lifetime Service Award was bestowed to ISHLT members in recognition of their dedication and service to the Society. This award has now been incorporated into the ISHLT Lifetime Achievement Award.

Past Lifetime Service Award Recipients:

1997: Jacques Losman
1996: Michael Kaye


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