ISHLT Elects Jason D. Christie Secretary of the Board of Directors

ADDISON, Texas – May 7, 2019 – Dr. Jason D. Christie, M.D., M.S.C.E., the Chief of the Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Division at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, has been elected Secretary of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT). Christie also serves on the Board of Directors as an Executive Committee member.

“I’m excited to further my work with ISHLT by serving on the Board,” said Christie. “ISHLT has played a critical role in developing my career and I’m honored to give back to this important organization.”

ISHLT is committed to improving the care of patients with end-stage heart and lung disease through research, education and advocacy. With 3,800 members from 45 countries, ISHLT is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary organization of its kind.

Christie's career focuses on translational research studies of the risks, pathogenesis, treatment, and outcomes of acute lung injury in the transplant and non-transplant human populations. His research integrates new knowledge generated from bench studies with epidemiology approaches in well-phenotyped, large human populations to generate new definitions of human syndromes, improved diagnostics and prognostics, and targeted therapy approaches in advanced lung diseases and critical illness.

Christie received his Sc.B. in Chemistry from Brown University, his M.D. from Columbia University and his M.S.C.E (Clinical Epidemiology) from the University of Pennsylvania.

The ISHLT 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 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