Councils - Infectious Disease



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April 15-18, 2015

2015 Program Committee Members representing Infectious Diseases:

Michele Estabrook, MD, St Louis, MO, USA
Amparo Sole, MD, PhD, Valencia, SPAIN

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2014 Report to the Board (PDF)


Order your copy of Monograph Volume 5: Diagnosis and Management of Infectious Diseases in Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support - click HERE for details and ordering info.


Issues focusing on Infectious Diseases:

July 2014
June 2014: ID Council Report 2013-2014
February 2014
July 2013
May 2013: ID Council Year of Accomplishments
September 2012
February 2012


ISHLT Advisory Statement on Pandemic Influenza  PDF

Council Leadership Operating Board:


Fernanda Silveira, MD
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Fernanda P. Silveira, MD, MS is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Division of Infectious Diseases and a member of the Transplant Infectious Diseases Unit. Her research interests are on treatment and outcome of infections in solid organ transplant recipients, cytomegalovirus infections in organ transplant recipients and infections with multi-drug resistant bacteria. She is also the Associated Director of Education for the Division of Infectious Diseases and coordinates the educational activities for the fellowship program.


Paolo A. Grossi, MD, PhD
University of Insubria
Varese, ITALY

Paolo Grossi is Professor of Infectious Diseases at the University of Insubria in Varese, Italy. He obtained his medical degree at the University of Milano (Italy), attended the residency program on Infectious Diseases at the University of Pavia (Italy), and received his post-doctoral degree on Preventive and Community Medicine. Since the beginning of his career he performed his clinical and research activity at the Infectious Diseases Department of the University of Pavia. In 1993 he moved, as visiting professor, to the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he remained to the end of 1994. Since the year 2000 he has been professor of Infectious Diseases and director of the residency programs in Infectious Diseases and in Hygiene and Preventive Medicine at the University of Insubria, Varese, Italy. From February 2001 he has been the Director of the Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit of the Ospedale di Circolo and Fondazione Macchi of Varese, Italy, where, since April 2009 he has been the Director of the Department of Transplantation.


Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH, practices pediatric infectious diseases at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where she is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Danziger-Isakov earned her MD at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and complete her residency in Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic. She also completed a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Saint Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Danziger-Isakov is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases by the American Board of Pediatrics. Her clinical interests include pediatric infectious diseases, infections in transplant recipients, and infections in immunocompromised patients. Her research interests include outcomes related to infection after pediatric transplantation with an emphasis on pediatric and adult lung transplantation. In addition, Dr. Danziger-Isakov participates in clinical trials to evaluate both new infectious disease therapies and new method of detection for infectious diseases.


Education Committee Representative

Me-Linh Luong, MD
University of Montréal
St-Luc Hospital, Centre Hospitalier de l'Universite de Montréal (CHUM)
Montreal, CANADA
514-890-8000 ext. 34760

Me-Linh Luong, MD is an assistant professor of Medicine at the University oF Montreal, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Luong earned her MD at the University of Sherbrooke and subsequently completed her residency in Internal Medicine at University of Montreal. She went on to complete an Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology fellowship at McGill University followed by a postgraduate training in Transplant Infectious Diseases at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her main research interests include the epidemiology and outcome of fungal infection in lung transplant recipients, novel diagnostics methods for fungal infections and antifungal treatment.

I2C2 Committee Representative

Martha L. Mooney, MD
Sentara Norfolk Transplant Center/EVMS
Norfolk, Virginia, USA

Martha Mooney, MD, is an Associate Professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, Virginia.  Dr. Mooney received her medical education at EVMS and a graduate degree in Biochemical Genetics from Old Dominion University in Norfolk. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Graduate School of Medicine and subsequently completed a fellowship in Infectious Disease, Research and Clinical, at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.

IMACS Registry Committee Representative

Margaret M. Hannan, MD
Mater Hospital

Bio coming soon...

Registries and Databases Committee Representative

Denis Hadjiliadis, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Dr Hadjiliadis is the Paul F Harron Jr Associate Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program at the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Lung Transplant Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the physician leader of the Advanced Lung Disease Research Group. Dr Hadjiliadis completed his medical degree at the University of Toronto, his Internal Medicine residency at the Mayo Clinic and his Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship at Duke University Medical Center. He subsequently completed an advanced fellowship in Lung Transplantation and Cystic Fibrosis at the University of Toronto and joined its faculty prior to coming to the University of Pennsylvania. His main interests include patient selection and outcomes in lung transplantation, clinical trials in cystic fibrosis and prediction of outcomes and complications in cystic fibrosis. He is board certified by ABIM in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care and by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada in Internal medicine and Respirology.

Standards and Guidelines Committee Representative

Stanley I. Martin, MD
Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio, USA

Stanley Martin, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Martin has a clinical and research interest in infectious diseases related to non-HIV immunocompromised hosts. His work and training have focused mainly on patients undergoing solid organ and bone marrow transplantation. His research interests have included molecular virology in transplantation, xenotransplantation, and infectious complications of monoclonal antibody therapy. Dr. Martin earned his MD at the University of Tennessee and subsequently completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He went on to complete an infectious diseases fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.


Board of Directors Liaison

Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

See 'Past Chair' for bio.

ISHLT Links Newsletter Associate Editor

Stanley I. Martin, MD
Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio, USA

We are in search of a vibrant, dedicated individual to serve as Links Communications Liaison for our Council. If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please email our Council chair.


Basic Science and Translational Research Council Liaison

Orla Morrissey, MD
Alfred Health
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

Bio coming soon...

Junior Faculty and Trainees Council Liaison

Saima Aslam, MD, MS
University of California San Diego
San Diego, California, USA

Bio coming soon...

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