Standards and Guidelines

As part of its mission, ISHLT engages in the regular development of Professional Practice Guidelines and Consensus Statements, Health Policy Guidance Statements, Standards Statements, and Public Comments regarding professional practice matters and the care of patients with advanced heart and/or lung disease.

See Also: Publications Oversight Committee

Below are the Committee Members who oversee ongoing standards and guidelines projects

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Erika D Lease MD (2022)


University of Washington
Seattle, Washington, United States
Patricia Ging MSc (2021)

Vice Chair

Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Dublin, Ireland
Peter Hopkins FRACP (2022)

Past Chair

The Prince Charles Hospital
Balmoral, Queensland, Australia
Andrew J Fisher FRCP, PhD (2022)

Publications Oversight Committee Chair (Advisory Member)

Newcastle University
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Daniel R Goldstein MD (2025)

JHLT Editor (Advisory Member)

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Sern Lim MD (2023)

Associate Chair for Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation

U Hosp Birmingham NHS Trust
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Selim Arcasoy MD, MPH (2022)

Associate Chair for Advanced Lung Failure and Transplantation

Columbia University
Allendale, New Jersey, United States
Antonio Loforte MD, PhD (2023)

Associate Chair for Mechanical Circulatory Support

S. Orsola Hospital
Bologna, Bologna, Italy
William Auger MD (2024)

Associate Chair for Pulmonary Vascular Disease (PAH & CTEPH)

Temple University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Melissa K Cousino PhD (2022)

At-Large Member

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Stephanie Pouch MD, MS (2022)

At-Large Member

Emory Univ Sch of Med
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Megan Barrett

ISHLT Staff Liaison

Addison, Texas, United States