ISHLT Welcomes New Board Members

ADDISON, Texas – May 19, 2020 – The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) announced the election of seven new board members and officers.

Joseph Rogers, MD, begins his term as ISHLT President. Dr. Rogers is a cardiologist and Professor of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer at the Duke University Health System, Durham, NC, U.S.

Newly elected officers include Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH, who was elected President-Elect and will assume the office of President in April 2021; Michael A. Shullo, PharmD, Treasurer; Christian Benden, MD, FCCP, Secretary.

Newly elected directors include Edward Cantu, III, MD, MSCE, Daniel F. Dilling, MD, Are M. Holm, MD, PhD, Kiran K. Khush, MD, and Tereza Martinu, MD.

The officers and directors were elected by ISHLT members and took office at the end of April. Founded in 1987, ISHLT is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary organization dedicated to improving the care of patients with advanced heart and lung disease.

About the New Board Members

Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, MPH is the Director of Immunocompromised Host Infectious Disease at the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, US. She is also a Professor at the University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics, Cincinnati.

Christian Benden, MD, FCCP is the Senior Medical Consultant at Swisstransplant in Berne, Switzerland.

Edward Cantu, III, MD, MSCE is the Director of Lung Transplant Research, Director of Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion and Associate Director of Lung Transplantation at the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia.

Daniel F. Dilling, MD is the Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of Lung Transplantation at the Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois.

Are M. Holm, MD, PhD is the Pulmonologist and Associate University Professor at the Oslo University Hospital in Oslo, Norway.

Kiran K. Khush, MD is the Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center in Stanford, California.

Tereza Martinu, MD is a pulmonologist at Toronto General Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

2020 Continuing Board Officers and Directors

Stuart Sweet to Past President
Children’s Hospital, Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, Missouri

Michael A. Shullo to Treasurer
West Virginia University
Morgantown, West Virginia

Goran Dellgren
Sahlgrenska University Hospital
Göteborg, Sweden

Kathleen Grady
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Manreet Kanwar
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Martin Goddard
Royal Papworth Hospital
Cambridge, UK

Ulrich Jorde
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York

Annemarie Kaan St. Paul’s Hospital
Vancouver, British Columbia

The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary professional organization dedicated to improving the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease through transplantation, mechanical support and innovative therapies. With more than 3,800 members in more than 45 countries, ISHLT is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the research, education and advocacy of end-stage heart and lung disease. ISHLT members represent more than 15 different professional disciplines. For more information, visit