2023 ISHLT Lifetime Achievement Award Honoring Jon Kobashigawa, MD

Published 28 February 2023
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Headshot of Jon KobashigawaDuring its 43rd Annual Meeting in Denver, the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation will honor the recipient of the ISHLT’s 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award, Jon Kobashigawa, MD.

“I am honored and humbled to receive the ISHLT 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award,” says Dr. Kobashigawa. “I share this award with all my colleagues who have dedicated their professional careers to save the lives of countless patients with end-stage heart disease.”

Lara Danziger-Isakov, MD, ISHLT Past President and Nominating Committee Chair, was recently joined by Sharon Hunt, ISHLT Past President, to catch up with Dr. Kobashigawa and ask him a few questions about his career and decades of service to heart transplantation. Watch the video below.


Want to hear more from Dr. Kobashigawa? The Lifetime Achievement Award will be formally presented at ISHLT2023 during General Session II on the morning of Thursday, 20 April.