ISHLT Elects Andreas Zuckermann President-Elect of Board of Directors

6 January, 2021 –Andreas Zuckermann, MD, the Director of Cardiac Transplantation at the Medical University of Vienna in Vienna, Austria, has been elected President-Elect of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Dr. Zuckermann is a world-recognized leader in thoracic transplantation and holds the position of Director at one of the largest cardiac transplant programs in Europe.

ISHLT is committed to improving the care of patients with advanced heart and lung disease through research, education, and advocacy, and is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary organization of its kind. ISHLT will welcome Dr. Zuckermann as President-Elect at the 41st Annual ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions in April 2021.

Dr. Zuckermann’s research interests focus on the clinical use of immunosuppressive drugs, risk factor analysis in cardiac transplantation, and new developments in precision medicine in cardiac transplantation. In addition, he has been invited to speak at many international meetings, including the ISHLT Annual Meeting.

Dr. Zuckermann has served in numerous volunteer roles at ISHLT, including as Chair of the Annual Meeting Program Committee, Academy Chair for Core Competencies in MCS, and as Chair for the AHFTX Master Class Academy.


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