ISHLT Elects Ulrich Jorde to Board of Directors

ADDISON, Texas – May 7, 2019 – Dr. Ulrich Jorde, MD, Section Head of Heart Failure, Cardiac Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT).

Jorde’s laboratory focuses on translational research in advanced heart failure, including heart replacement therapy, such as durable mechanical circulatory support and cardiac transplantation.

“I’m thrilled to be on the Board of ISHLT,” said Jorde. “In particular, I’m proud of ISHLT’s global approach to better understanding heart and lung failure.”

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.

Jorde is a graduate of Hamburg University in Germany and completed his training in Internal Medicine, Cardiology, at Mount Sinai Medical School and Einstein.

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