Our Members

ISHLT was created in 1981 at a small gathering of about 15 cardiologists and cardiac surgeons. Today we have over 3,700 members from over 45 countries, representing over 15 different professional disciplines involved in the management and treatment of end-stage heart and lung disease. This multinational, multidisciplinary mix is one of the biggest strengths of the Society. It brings greater breadth and depth to our educational offerings and provides an exceptional environment for networking and exchanging information on an informal basis.

Our members include anesthesiologists, basic scientists, cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, ethicists, immunologists, nurses, pathologists, perfusionists, pharmacists, pulmonologists, tissue engineers, transplant coordinators, and infectious disease specialists. Despite their differing specializations, all ISHLT members share a common dedication to the advancement of the science and treatment of end-stage heart and lung disease.

ISHLT membership is offered on a calendar year basis. Dues are prorated to 50% for individuals joining after June 30. Individuals joining after October 31 must pay a full year's dues, but receive membership for November and December at no charge.

Our junior and trainee members are the lifeblood of ISHLT and the profession, and we are committed to facilitating their full engagement in all the Society offers. We maintains two online communities in ISHLTConnect for our Early Career Professional members (defined as individuals who have completed training less than six years ago) and our Student/Resident/Trainee member (defined as individuals actively participating in a formal training program). We encourage all members who meet these criteria to participate actively in these online communities and to become involved volunteers and participants in our programs and services.