All ISHLT members who list their professional specialty as Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Pulmonology or Pediatric Transplant Surgery will automatically be members of the Pediatrics Professional Community. Pediatrics Professional Community members will engage and share knowledge and information with each other via the online Pediatrics Community in ISHLTConnect and will help ISHLT maintain its vibrant and unique multidisciplinary character by:
  • Electing pediatrics representatives to the relevant Interdisciplinary Networks (AHFTX, PVD, MCS, ALFTX)
  • Electing a pediatrics representative to the Early Career and Trainee Committee
  • Providing a pediatric specialist's voice in the Leadership Advisory Forum
  • Providing pediatrics content experts to participate in developing and delivering ISHLT’s programs and services and serving in other volunteer capacities
  • Networking with pediatrics colleagues and engage with each other regarding pediatrics issues of interest
  • Mentoring pediatrics specialists in the early stages of their career
  • Welcoming new pediatrics members into the Society
  • Identifying pediatrics 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 pediatrics representatives to the various Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committees and the Early Career and Trainee Committee:

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Kathleen Simpson MD (2024)

Professional Community Chair / Representative to MCS Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committee/Leadership Advisory Forum

Children's Hospital of Colorado
Aurora, CO, USA
David Peng (2026)

Representative to AHFTX Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committee

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Brigitte Willemse MD, PhD (2026)

Representative to ALFTX Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committee

University Medical Center Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands
Shawn West MD (2026)

Representative to PVD Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committee

UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Neha Bansal MD (2026)

Representative to Early Career and Trainee Committee

Children's Hospital at Montefiore
Bronx, NY, USA
Estela Azeka MD (2024)

Representative to Leadership Advisory Forum

University of Sao Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil