ISHLT Elects Angela Lorts to Board of Directors

6 January, 2021 – Angela Lorts, MD, MBA, Director of Ventricular Assist Devices/Associate Chief Quality Officer – Outcomes at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati, OH USA, has been elected as a Director on the Board of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.

“I am thrilled to be elected to the ISHLT Board,” said Dr. Lorts. “ISHLT is an efficient and effective means to continue to improve critical patient outcomes by fostering international collaboration between both our adult and pediatric providers as well as patients and families.”

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. Lorts as Director at the 41st Annual ISHLT Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions in April 2021.

Dr. Lorts is a pediatric cardiologist, professor, and researcher. She is dedicated to improving the care of patients needing ventricular assist devices through her collaborative learning network, ACTION. Her clinical interests include advanced heart failure, cardiopulmonary bypass mediated myocardial dysfunction, novel uses of pediatric VADs, cardiomyopathy, mechanical circulatory support, and transplantation.

Dr. Lorts has served as the PEDS MCS Academy Chair, member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee, Document Project Lead on the Standards & Guidelines Committee, as Pediatrics Representative to the MCS Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committee, and as a speaker at the Annual Meeting.


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