The ISHLT Lifetime Achievement Award
is bestowed annually by the Board of Directors on an individual whose lifetime body of work has either:
- Made a significant contribution toward improving the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease OR
- Engaged in pioneering work that improved the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease
The awardee will most commonly be a current or former ISHLT member, but other meritorious individuals may be considered on a case by case basis as long as clear justification is provided concerning why a non-member should be considered.
This Award incorporates the former Pioneer Award and Lifetime Service Award.