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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Patricia Ging MSc (2025)


Mater Misericordiae University Hospital
Dublin, Ireland
Sern Lim MD (2026)

Vice Chair

U Hosp Birmingham NHS Trust
Birmingham, UK
Erika D Lease MD (2024)

Past Chair

University of Washington
Seattle, WA, USA
Andrew J Fisher FRCP, PhD (2023)

Publications Oversight Committee Chair (Advisory Member)

Newcastle University
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
Michelle Kittleson MD, PhD (2024)

JHLT Interim Editor (Advisory Member)

Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Richard Cheng MD, MSc (2026)

Associate Chair for Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation

University of Washington Medical Center
Seattle, WA, USA
Selim Arcasoy MD, MPH (2024)

Associate Chair for Advanced Lung Failure and Transplantation

Columbia University
Allendale, NJ, USA
Mirnela Byku MD (2026)

Associate Chair for Mechanical Circulatory Support

University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC, USA
William Auger MD (2024)

Associate Chair for Pulmonary Vascular Disease (PAH & CTEPH)

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Andrea Grillini MD (2024)

Early Career & Trainee Committee Representative

Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL, USA
Alexander Bernhardt MD (2025)

At-Large Member

University Heart and Vascular Center Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany
Nahir Cortes MD, PhD (2024)

At-Large Member

Texas Children's Hospital
Houston, TX, USA
Tonya Elliott MSN, RN, CCTC, CHFN (2024)

At-Large Member

MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Washington, DC, USA
Miranda Paraskeva MBBS, MPH (2023)

At-Large Member

Alfred Hospital
Melbourne, Australia
Stephanie Pouch MD, MS (2024)

At-Large Member

Emory University
Atlanta, GA, USA
Megan Barrett

ISHLT Staff Liaison

Addison, TX, USA