Cardiothoracic Surgery

All ISHLT members who list their professional specialty as Cardiac Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery or Thoracic Surgery will automatically be members of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Professional Community. Cardiothoracic Surgery Professional Community members will engage and share knowledge and information with each other via the online Cardiothoracic Surgery Community in ISHLTConnect and will help ISHLT maintain its vibrant and unique multidisciplinary character by:
  • Electing cardiothoracic surgery representatives to the relevant Interdisciplinary Networks (AHFTX, MCS, PVD)
  • Electing a cardiothoracic surgery representative to the Early Career and Trainee Committee
  • Providing a cardiothoracic surgeon's voice in the Leadership Advisory Forum
  • Providing cardiothoracic surgery content experts to participate in developing and delivering ISHLT’s programs and services and serving in other volunteer capacities
  • Networking with cardiothoracic surgery colleagues and engage with each other regarding cardiolothoracic surgery issues of interest
  • Mentoring cardiothoracic surgeons in the early stages of their career
  • Welcoming new cardiothoracic surgery members into the Society
  • Identifying cardiothoracic surgery interests and bringing them to the Interdisciplinary Networks and the Leadership Advisory Forum for consideration
See Also: Interdisciplinary Networks, Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committees, Early Career and Trainee Committee, and Leadership Advisory Forum

Below you will find the cardiolothoracic surgery representatives to the various Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committees and the Early Career and Trainee Committee:

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Dave Nagpal MD, FRCSC (2025)

Professional Community Chair / Representative to MCS Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committee

London Health Sciences Centre
London, Canada
Nicolas A Brozzi MD (2025)

Representative to AHFTX Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committee

Cleveland Clinic
Miami, FL, USA
Pablo Sanchez MD, PhD (2025)

Representative to ALFTX Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committee

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Alexander Bernhardt MD (2026)

Representative to PVD (PAH & CTEPH) Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committee

University Heart and Vascular Center Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
Caitlin T Demarest MD, PhD (2026)

Representative to Early Career and Trainee Committee

Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN, USA
Scott C Silvestry MD, PhD (2024)

Representative to Leadership Advisory Forum

Florida Hospital Transplant Institute
Orlando, FL, USA
Cumara C Sivathasan MBBS, FRCS (2024)

Representative to Leadership Advisory Forum

National Heart Center, Singapore
Singapore, Singapore