Councils - Basic Science and Translational Research



Scientific Council on Basic Science & Translational Research



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PAST COUNCIL MEETING:
Friday, April 7, 2017, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
in  Seaport F-H of the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel, San Diego, CA, USA, during the ISHLT 37th Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions



COUNCIL REPORTS:

January 2017 Council Report to Board of Directors



BSTR BRIGHT LIGHTS:

http://ishlt.org/councils/brightLights.asp



LINKS NEWSLETTER:

Issues focusing on Basic Science:

December 2016
August 2016
June 2015: BSTR Council Year in Review
December 2014
November 2013
July 2013
May 2013: BSTR Council Year in Review
August 2012
August 2011 (PDF)




INTERESTED IN MENTORSHIP?

Visit the Junior Faculty and Trainee Council page for information on the ISHLT Mentorship Program

COUNCIL LEADERSHIP OPERATING BOARD
(Parentheses after name indicates year rotating off Board)


COUNCIL CHAIR:

Edward Cantu, III, MD (2021)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
215-615-6582
edward.cantu@uphs.upenn.edu

Edward Cantu, MD MSCE is the Director of Lung Transplant Research, Director of Ex Vivo Lung Perfusion and Associate Director of Lung Transplantation at the University of Pennsylvania. His laboratory is focused on acute lung injury and primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation with emphasis on prediction, mechanism and therapeutic discovery. He obtained his MD from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in 2000. Residency and Cardiothoracic fellowship training was obtained at Duke University from 2000-2010. In 2010, he was recruited to Penn as an Assistant Professor of Surgery. He completed a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology with emphasis in human genetics in 2015 from Penn. Dr. Cantu has received numerous awards for his research in the field of transplantation including the STS J. Maxwell Chamberlain Award in 2003, the ASTS Thoracic Award in 2007, and the Thoracic Surgery Foundation for Research and Education Award in 2014. Dr. Cantu is currently actively funded by the NIH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the STS, and the Philadelphia Antiques Show.


COUNCIL VICE CHAIR:

Joshua M Diamond, MD (2023)
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
610-789-2534
joshua.diamond@uphs.upenn.edu

Joshua M. Diamond, M.D., M.S.C.E is currently the Associate Medical Director of the University of Pennsylvania Lung Transplant Program in Philadelphia, PA. His research is focused on translational studies of the risks, pathogenesis, and outcomes of primary graft dysfunction (PGD) and the evaluation of potential therapies for PGD in the lung transplant population. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine in 2004 and completed his internal medicine residency in 2007 and pulmonary/critical care fellowship in 2011 at the University of Pennsylvania. He received a Masterís Degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2001, with a thesis focused on innate immunity in primary graft dysfunction after lung transplantation. He received the American Thoracic Society Assembly on Clinical Problems Early Career Achievement Award in 2015. In addition to his transplant roles, he is also the Director of the Clinical Research Track for the Penn pulmonary fellowship program.


COUNCIL PAST CHAIR:

Sonja Schrepfer, MD, PhD (2019)
University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
Department of Surgery
Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology Lab (TSI)
San Francisco, CA, USA and
University Heart Center Hamburg
Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology Lab (TSI)
Hamburg, Germany
sonja.schrepfer@ucsf.edu

Sonja Schepfer, MD, PhD is Director of the Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology (TSI)-Lab at the University Heart Center in Hamburg, Germany. She is also a Visiting professor of CT Surgery at the Stanford University, School of Medicine. Her laboratory investigates experimental cardiac and lung transplantation, myocardial restoration, and vascular biology and her specific area of interest is translational research of stem cell immunobiology and solid organ transplantation. She graduated in Medicine in 2002 at the Universities Wuerzburg and Munich (Germany) and received her PhD in Immunology in 2007. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in CT Surgery at Stanford University and started the CT Surgery Transplant Immunobiology group in 2007. Dr. Schrepfer received numerous awards for her research in the field of transplant and stem cell immunology, including the "Norman E Shumway Career Development Award" in 2010 from the ISHLT, the "Rudolf Pichlmayr Award" in 2007 from the German Transplant Society,and the "DFG Heisenberg W3-Professorship" in 2009; more information is available at www.TSI-lab.de.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS LIAISON:

Stephan M. Ensminger, MD, DPhil (2018)
Heart and Diabetes Center NRW
Ruhr-University Bochum
Bad Oeynhausen, GERMANY
05731 / 97 1331
sensminger@hdz-nrw.de

Bio coming soon...

EDUCATION WORKFORCE LEADER:

Mary Porteous, MD (2019)
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, USA
240-472-1153
mary.porteous@gmail.com

Bio coming soon...

I2C2 WORKFORCE LEADER:

TBD
STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES COMMITTEE WORKFORCE LEADER:

Keshava Rajagopal, MD, PhD (2018)
University of Texas
Houston, TX, USA
713-486-6738
keshava.rajagopal@gmail.com

Keshava Rajagopal, MD PhD, is an attending cardiac surgeon and Assistant Professor of Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery at the University of Texas-Houston and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, and Surgical Director of Lung Transplantation. He received his undergraduate education (BS, Chemistry) at the University of Pittsburgh, followed by his MD and PhD (Immunology; laboratory of Jeffrey Bluestone) in the Medical Scientist Training Program at The University of Chicago. He undertook training in general surgery, part of which included a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship studying cardiovascular G protein coupled receptor signal transduction with Robert Lefkowitz, at Duke University Medical Center. Subsequently, he trained in cardiothoracic surgery at Duke. Currently, his clinical practice is the surgical management of end-stage heart and lung disease, while his scientific research efforts are focused on studying cardiac mechanotransduction and cardiovascular bioengineering.


OTHER REPRESENTATIVES:

SENIOR ADVISORS:

Doris A. Taylor, PhD
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
612-626-1416
dtaylor@texasheart.org

Bio coming soon...





Jeffrey L. Platt, MD
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
plattjl@umich.edu

Jeffrey L. Platt, M.D. directs the Transplantation Biology Program and serves as Professor of Surgery, and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Michigan.  He investigates how T cells and B cells and their products interact with tissues to cause disease and to induce protection against further injury, how novel approaches might be used to replace organ function and restore immunological fitness and how fusion of one cell with another impacts on genomic integrity and cellular function.  Dr. Platt is trained in Pediatrics (Childrens Hospital of LA) and nephrology (Univ Minnesota) and is a member of long standing of the ASN, AHA, the Association of American Physicians, IOM and the ISHLT.


ISHLT LINKS NEWSLETTER LIAISON:

Howard J. Eisen, MD, FAHA, FACC, FACP (2020)
Drexel University College of Medicine and Hahnemann University Hospital
Philadelphia, PA, USA
215-762-5080
Howard.Eisen@DrexelMed.edu

LIAISONS TO OTHER COUNCILS:

HFTX COUNCIL LIAISON:

Pradeep P.A. Mammen, MD, FACC, FAHA (2020)
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas, USA
214-648-4994
pradeep.mammen@utsouthwestern.edu

Bio coming soon...

ID COUNCIL LIAISON:

Orla Morrissey, MD (2020)
Alfred Health
Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
+39-076-2631
o.morrissey@alfred.org.au

Bio coming soon...

JUNIOR FACULTY & TRAINEE COUNCIL LIAISON:

Simon Pecha, MD (2019)
University Hospital Hamburg
Hamburg, GERMANY
49-175-168-7526
s.pecha@uke.de

Bio coming soon...

MCS COUNCIL LIAISON:

J. Michael DiMaio, MD (2020)
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX, USA
214-957-1242
jmdimaio@yahoo.com

Bio coming soon...

NHSAH COUNCIL LIAISON:

Monica Horn, RN, CCRN, CCTC (2020)
Childrenís Hospital Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, USA
323-361-4195
mhorn@chla.usc.edu

Monica Horn is a Heart Transplant/VAD/PH Coordinator II, Lead at Childrenís Hospital Los Angeles. Previously a pediatric critical care RN, she became a cardiothoracic transplant coordinator in 1994, working with lung/heart-lung/lobar lung transplant,  heart transplant, pulmonary hypertension and ventricular assist device patients while participating in multiple research publications regarding these populations throughout this time. Recent interests have included multidisciplinary collaboration in care of pediatric ventricular assist device patients and patients referred for heart transplantation who have had multiple previous palliative congenital heart surgeries.



PATH COUNCIL LIAISON:

Annalisa Angelini, MD (2020)
University of Padua
Padova, ITALY
390-49-8272260
annalisa.angelini@unipd.it

Bio coming soon...


PH COUNCIL LIAISON:

Aaron B Waxman, MD, PhD (2020)
Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA, USA
617-525-9733
abwaxman@partners.org

Bio coming soon...


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