Past Transplant Registry Early Career Award Recipients



Hakim Ali, MD
Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, USA

"Development and Validation of a Risk Model for Primary Graft Failure After Heart Transplantation and Comparison to the RADIAL Risk Score"

Daniel Reichart, MD & Liesa Castro, MD
University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

"Development and Validation of a Risk Model for Primary Graft Failure After Heart Transplantation and Comparison to the RADIAL Risk Score"

Laneshia Tague, MD, MSCI Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

"Association between Allograft Ischemic Time and Adverse Outcomes Following Lung Transplantation"

Amanda Vest, MPH
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA

"The Impact of Pre-Transplant Diabetes of Post-Transplant New Onset Diabetes on Outcomes After Heart Transplantation"

Michael Yaoyao Yin, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

"Predictors of Favorable Outcome in Patients Bridged to Transplant with Temporary Mechanical Circulatory Support Devices"



Laith Alshawabkeh, MD, MSc
Brigham & Women's, Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

"Panel Reactive Antibodies and Outcomes in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease Following Heart Transplantation"

Yuka Furuya, MD
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO, USA

"Outcomes after Lung Transplantation in the Elderly"

Christian Heim, MD
University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

"CMV Donor Recipient Constellation in Adult Heart Transplantation: Risk Factor for Developing Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy?"

Monique Robinson, MBBS, MRCP, DPhil
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA

"Adults with Congenital Heart Disease: Who Benefits Most from Heart Transplantation? A Contemporary Analysis of the Clinical Outcomes for Adults with Congenital Heart Disease and the Development of a Risk Model Score"

Lorenzo Zaffiri, MD, PhD
Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

"Predictors and Outcomes of Post-Transplant Lymphoproliferative Disorder in Lung Transplant Recipients in the ISHLT Registry"



Sai Bhagra, MBBS, MRCP (UK)
Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

"Impact of Mechanical Circulatory Support Pre Cardiac Transplant on the Development of Coronary Allograft Vasculopathy Post Transplantation: An analysis of the ISHLT Adult Heart Transplant Registry"


Forum Kamdar, MD
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH, USA

"Contemporary Analysis of Heart Transplantation Outcomes in Patients with Neuromuscular Cardiomyopathies"


Marco Masetti, MD, PhD
University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

"Dissecting Factors Influencing Late Post-Transplant Survival in Patients Transplanted With or Without LVAD According to Age and Comorbidities: A Step Forward to Optimize Patients’ Selection and Net Heart Transplant Benefit"


Joshua Mooney, MD
Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

"Development and Validation of a Survival Prediction Model for Elderly Lung Transplant Recipients"


Edit Nagy, MD, PhD
Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

"Orthotopic Heart-Lung Transplantation: Outcomes and predictors of outcomes in patients with Eisenmenger syndrome, idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and in other congenital etiologies"  


Livia Goldraich, MD, MSc
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, Brazil

"Long-term Outcomes of Corticosteroid Use as Maintenance Immunosuppression Agent After Adult Heart Transplantation: A Contemporary Analysis of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Registry"


Deipanjan Nandi, MD, MSc
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, USA

"Determination of donor characteristics with greatest impact on pediatric heart transplant outcomes and creation of a cumulative risk scoring algorithm for donor organ evaluation"


Evan Kransdorf, MD, PhD, Mayo Clinic AZ, Phoenix, AZ
Manreet Kanwar, MD, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, PA
Natasha Loghmanpour, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

"Development and Validation of a Risk Model For Cardiac Allograft Vasculopathy: Comparing a Dynamic Bayesian Network Model to a Traditional Cox Model"


Alexander Bernhardt, MD, PhD
University Heart Center Hamburg, Hamburg, GERMANY

"Does donor age matter in lung transplantation"


Jong-Chan Youn, MD, PhD
Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea

"Predictors of de novo malignancy after heart transplantation"  


Marian Urban, MD
Institute for Clinical & Experimental Medicine, Prague, Czech Republic

"The Differences in the impact of donor-related variables on post heart transplantation outcomes in mechanically bridged recipients versus recipients without prior mechanical support – an analysis from the ISHLT Registry"


Miranda Paraskeva, MBBS
The Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

"Outcomes of adolescent recipients following Lung transplantation"


Hrishikesh Kulkarni, MD
Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

"Incidence and predictors of bronchiolitis obliterans syndrome-free survival in lung transplant recipients"


Agnieszka Ciarka, MD, PhD
KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

"Impact of age on prognosis of heart transplant patients bridged with left ventricular assist devices"  


Chesney Castleberry, MD
Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, USA

"mTOR Inhibitors in Pediatric Heart Transplantation: Do the potential benefits outweigh the risks, clues from the ISHLT Registry"


Eugene DePasquale, MD
UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA

"Influence of Chronic Kidney Disease Stage on Patient Selection for Heart and Heart-Kidney Transplantation"


Aaron Healy, MD
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

"Predictors of Post-Transplant Outcomes in Patients Bridged to Transplantation with Continuous-Flow Left Ventricular Assist Devices - an Analysis of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Transplant Registry"  


Erin M. Lowery, MD
Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Illinois, USA

"Identifying Risk Factors for the Development of PTLD in Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Following Lung Transplantation"


Omar E. Wever-Pinzon, MD
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

"Impact of Recipient Age on Differential Causes of Heart Transplant Mortality. Is It Time to Personalize Post-Transplant Management?"  


Jose Nativi, MD
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

"Post Transplant Outcomes of Patients Requiring Biventricular Mechanical Bridge to Transplant"  


Jennifer Conway, MD, FRCPC
Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada

"Survival Outcomes and Long Term Morbidities in Children Undergoing Retransplantation: An Analysis of the ISHLT Pediatric Heart Transplant Registry"


Kiran K. Khush, MD, MAS
Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA

"Does Sex Matter? Investigating the Impact of Donor and Recipient Sex on Outcomes After Heart Transplantation"  


Cynthia Gries, MD, MSc
University of Washington, Seattle, WA

"Focusing on the Future: Development of a Predictive Model for Long Term Survival"


Scott Halpern, MD, PhD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

"A Decision Analysis of Single versus Double Lung Transplant Strategies for Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease"


Josef Stehlik, MD, MPH
University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT

"Interactions Among Donor and Recipient Characteristics and Their Impact on Post-Transplant Survival"  


Beth D. Kaufman, MD
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

"Influence of Nutritional Status on Outcomes in Pediatric Heart Transplantation"