The ISHLT Lifetime Achievement Award
is bestowed annually by the Board of Directors on an individual whose lifetime body of work has either:
- Made a significant contribution toward improving the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease OR
- Engaged in pioneering work that improved the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease
The Distinguished Service Award is awarded to an individual or organization that has demonstrated outstanding dedication and service to the Society.
The awardee will most commonly be a current or former ISHLT member, but other meritorious individuals may be considered on a case by case basis as long as clear justification is provided concerning why a non-member should be considered.
This Award incorporates the former Pioneer Award and Lifetime Service Award.