Sharon Hunt, MD

Professor Sharon Hunt, MD, is recognized by the society for her relentless efforts to bring heart transplantation medicine from its inception at Stanford to its current excellence, for her legacy in training and mentoring the many international leaders in our field, for her countless past and ongoing scientific contributions including spearheading the most comprehensive guidelines in heart failure and transplantation, and for her untiring service to the ISHLT as President, Chair of the JHLT Editor Search Committee, Co-Chair of the Heart Transplant International Guidelines Committee and most recently as Chair of the US-based ABIM certification board in Advanced HF and Transplant Cardiology (a certification that has legitimized the field in the US).

Dr. Hunt served as president of ISHLT from 1995-1996. She received the ISHLT Lifetime Achievement Award on April 19, 2012 at the ISHLT 32nd Annual Meeting and Scientific Sessions in Prague, Czech Republic.