All ISHLT members who list their professional specialty as Cardiology will automatically be members of the Cardiology Professional Community. Cardiology Professional Community members will engage and share knowledge and information with each other via the online Cardiology Community in ISHLTConnect and will help ISHLT maintain its vibrant and unique multidisciplinary character by:
  • Electing cardiology representatives to the relevant Interdisciplinary Networks (AHFTX, MCS, PVD)
  • Electing a cardiology representative to the Early Career and Trainee Committee
  • Providing a cardiologist's voice in the Leadership Advisory Forum
  • Providing cardiology content experts to participate in developing and delivering ISHLT’s programs and services and serving in other volunteer capacities
  • Networking with cardiology colleagues and engage with each other regarding cardiology issues of interest
  • Mentoring cardiologists in the early stages of their career
  • Welcoming new cardiology members into the Society
  • Identifying cardiology interests and bringing them to the Interdisciplinary Networks and the Leadership Advisory Forum for consideration
See Also: Interdisciplinary Networks, Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committees, Early Career and Trainee Committee, and Leadership Advisory Forum

Below you will find the cardiology representatives to the various Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committees and the Early Career and Trainee Committee:

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Jean-Luc Vachiery MD (2024)

Professional Community Chair / Representative to PVD (PAH and CTEPH) Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committee

CUB Hôpital Erasme
Anderlecht, Belgium
Lynn Punnoose MD (2026)

Representative to AHFTX Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committee

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, TN, USA
Brian Houston MD (2026)

Representative to MCS Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committee

Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC, USA
Jaime Hernandez-Montfort MD, MPH (2024)

Representative to Early Career and Trainee Committee

Baylor Scott & White
Austin, TX, USA
Ryan Tedford MED (2024)

Representative to Leadership Advisory Forum

Medical University of South Carolina
Mt Pleasant, SC, USA