Boards & Committees - Standards and Guidelines
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As part of our mission, ISHLT engages in the regular development of guidelines, consensus documents, standards statements, and policy statements regarding end-stage heart disease, end-stage lung disease, heart transplantation, and lung transplantation. A complete list of these documents that ISHLT has published, co-authored, and/or endorsed is listed below, organized by date of publication. Free access to the full text of most of the below documents is available by clicking on the titles.
This is the document which all ISHLT-developed standards and guidelines are required to follow.
Visit the Guidelines page to see the published ISHLT Guidelines, Standards Statements, Policy Statements, Consensus Documents since 1998.
- The leader of each Scientific Council Professional Standards and Guidelines Workforce shall serve on the Committee.
- The Committee Chair may appoint up to three at large committee members to serve one-year, renewable terms for the purpose of ensuring broad geographic representation on the Committee.
- Identify the need to update existing standards and guidelines and to develop new standards and guidelines relevant to the mission of the Society.
- Develop a calendar for the regular review/revision of existing standards and guidelines and for the development of new standards and guidelines.
- Develop criteria to which all ISHLT standards and guidelines documents must adhere, to include the following: content and format standards; endorsement/adoption of standards and guidelines developed by other organizations; development of standards and guidelines jointly with other organizations; rights of publication of co-sponsored standards and guidelines.
- Develop policies regarding content development of standards and guidelines, to include the following: authorship and content must reflect the international nature of the Society and the broad interests of the membership; evidence based medicine approaches must be systematically incorporated; minority and special populations must be considered; all guidelines must be developed into pocket guideline and a downloadable slide set.
- Review proposal for standards and guidelines generated by the Scientific Councils.
- Refer proposals for standards and guidelines to the appropriate Scientific Council Standards and Guidelines Workforce for development into formal proposals.
- Act as liaison between the Scientific Council Standards and Guidelines Workforces, the proposed guideline authors, and the Board to facilitate presentation of well structured proposals for the board's consideration, with appropriate budget proposals.
- Act as liaison with the Journal editor to keep him/her aware of timelines, topics and length of proposed standards and guidelines documents to facilitate appropriate and timely publication strategies.
- Coordinate with the Communications Committee regarding external distribution/public awareness of ISHLT guidelines and the publication of guidelines in other-language journals.
- Coordinate with the Education Committee regarding the development of educational activities to disseminate information/training about new standards and quidelines.
- Provide initial review of requests from other organizations to co-sponsor or endorse guidelines relevant to the mission of the society and make recommendations to the Board regarding such.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birminham, Alabama, USA
James Kirklin, MD, is a Professor and Director of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. Dr. Kirklin is a 1973 graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and the University of Toronto, and completed two fellowships at Children's Hospital, Boston and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a past president of the ISHLT and former editor-in-chief of the Journal for Heart and Lung Transplantation.
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
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Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Naveen Periera MD, FACC is a Consultant in Cardiovascular Diseases at Mayo Clinic, Rochester specializing in advanced heart failure, mechanical circulatory support and heart, heart-lung, heart-kidney and heart-liver transplantation. His research interests include investigating the role of surrogate markers of long-term mortality in heart transplantation including cardiac allograft hypertrophy, antibody mediated rejection and anti-HLA antibodies. He is NIH funded with a focus on genetic variation of the natriuretic peptide system and its effect on the pathophysiology and treatment response in heart failure. Dr. Pereira received his medical training at the University of Bombay, India. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center, Farmington, CT and cardiology fellowship at Brown University, Providence, RI and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio, USA
Stanley Martin, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Martin has a clinical and research interest in infectious diseases related to non-HIV immunocompromised hosts. His work and training have focused mainly on patients undergoing solid organ and bone marrow transplantation. His research interests have included molecular virology in transplantation, xenotransplantation, and infectious complications of monoclonal antibody therapy. Dr. Martin earned his MD at the University of Tennessee and subsequently completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. He went on to complete an infectious diseases fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, MA.
Children's Memorial Hospital
Chicago, Illinois, USA
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Minneapolis Heart Institute
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
David S. Feldman, MD, PhD, FACC, FAHA, is a researcher and clinical cardiologist at the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His interests include heart and lung transplantation. Dr. Feldman is also Director of Heart Failure, VAD and Cardiac Transplantation at the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. Dr. Feldman received his medical training at the Medical College of Georgia in Atlanta. He completed his residency and a Medicine and Cardiology fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and a Molecular and Cell Biology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
Connie White-Williams, PhD, RN, FAAN, works in the Center for Nursing Excellence at the University of Alabama Birmingham. Her primary responsibility is the incorporation of evidence based practice and research into the nursing infrastructure. For the previous 24 years, she was a cardiothoracic transplant coordinator where she devoted her nursing career to cardiothoracic transplantation and achieved distinction as a clinician, researcher, and educator. Dr. White-Williams received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing. She received her Master of Science, which focused on Cardiovascular Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate, and doctoral degree from the University of Alabama School of Nursing in Birmingham. Upon graduation, she was awarded the 2009 Outstanding Doctoral Student Distinction. In 2009, she received the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation Excellence in Research Award.
Rochester, MN, USA
Joseph J. Maleszewski, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Pathology at the Mayo Medical School and Consultant in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology at Mayo Clinic. After graduating from Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine, he completed his residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and, subsequently, a fellowship in Cardiovascular Pathology at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Maleszewski's clinical and research interests include diagnostic cardiovascular pathology, congenital heart disease, cardiac and pulmonary transplantation, and pulmonary vascular disease.
Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center
Seattle, Washington, USA
Robert J. Boucek Jr., MD, is professor of pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He holds the Thomas Bradley Armstrong Endowed Chair in Pediatric Cardiology. He received his MD from Tulane University Medical School in New Orleans. He completed a pediatrics internship and residency at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and fellowships in biochemistry and pediatric cardiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Boucek was the first medical director for the pediatric heart transplant programs at Vanderbilt and at the University of South Florida/All Children’s Hospital. He was instrumental in bringing infant cardiac transplantation to SCH. He has led the recruitment of basic research collaborators to focus on the translation of myocardial regeneration strategies to children with heart failure. Boucek’s vision is to develop a nationally recognized Clinical and Research Center for the diagnosis and care of children with heart failure at Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington.
Inova Fairfax Hospital
Arlington, Virginia, USA
Adam Cochrane is the Organ Transplant Clinical Specialist at Inova Fairfax Hospital working with the adult Heart and Lung transplant programs, as well as the Kidney transplant program. He has an interest in viral infections after transplant as well as customizing immunosuppression for patients. He is a reviewer for Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation and Transplant International. He has authored papers on viral infections and transplant and induction therapy.
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, California, USA
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The Prince Charles Hospital
Brisbane, Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Dr Peter Hopkins is the Director of the Quensland Lung Transplant Service and Associate Professor with the School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Research interests include First in Man clinical trials of innovative bronchoscopic techniques of lung volume reduction and development of novel treatment strategies for interstitial lung disease. Executive positions are held with the Australian Lung Foundation (PIVOT and the Australian IPF Registry), Deputy Chair of the Lung Standing Committee Transplant Society of Australia and New Zealand, Convenor SIG Interventional Bronchoscopy Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand and National Examiners Panel Royal Australian College of Physicians.
Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Diego Delgado is a Transplant Cardiologist at University Health Network (UHN), Director of the Heart Failure Clinical Trial Group at UHN, and an Associate Professor of the Division of Cardiology and Transplant, at the University of Toronto. He is the Director of the Cardiac Amyloid and Myeloma Clinic at Princess Margaret Hospital. He was recently appointed as the Medical Director of the Cardiac Clinical Service at the Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Delgado received his medical degree from the University of Salvador of Buenos Aires, Argentina and completed his cardiology training at Hospital Espanol in Buenos Aires. He completed two research/clinical post-doctoral fellowships in heart failure and transplantation at Rush Presbyterian St. Luke Medical Center, Chicago and at the Toronto General Hospital, and earned his Masters Degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto in 2006. His interests are the immunologic aspects of advanced heart failure and transplantation.
Hospital Universitario A Coruña
La Coruña, SPAIN
Maria G (Marisa) Crespo-Leiro, MD, PhD, FESC, is the Medical Director of the Advanced Heart Failure Transplant Unit at the Hospital Universitario A Coruña, La Coruña, Spain. She obtained her MD degree at the University of Santiago de Compostela, her specialization in cardiology at Clinica Puerta de Hierro in Madrid and her PhD from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Since 1993 she has been working in the Heart Division at the Hospital Universitario A Coruña (formerly the Hospital Universitario Juan Canalejo) in La Coruña, where she is also Associate Professor of Medicine. Her main fields of research interest are heart failure and heart transplantation.
Instituto Clinico Humanitas
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