ISHLT Elects Joseph Rogers President-Elect of Board of Directors

ADDISON, Texas – May 7, 2019 – Dr. Joseph Rogers., M.D., a cardiologist and national thought leader in heart failure and heart transplantation, has been elected President-elect of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. Rogers is a professor of medicine and Chief Medical Officer for Duke University Health System in Durham, North Carolina, USA.

“I’m looking forward to serving the Society and giving back to an organization that has been instrumental in my growth as a professional,” said Rogers.

ISHLT is committed to improving the care of patients with end-stage heart and lung disease through research, education and advocacy. With 3,800 members from 45 countries, ISHLT is the world’s largest multi-disciplinary organization of its kind.

Rogers’ research interests focus on the clinical aspects of advanced heart failure, specifically in the pharmacologic and electrical treatments of systolic heart failure, the use of mechanical circulatory support devices, cardiac transplantation and palliative care.

Rogers received his M.D. from the University of Nebraska – Omaha and his undergraduate degree from the University of Kansas – Lawrence.

He received his undergraduate, graduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. He joined the faculty at Duke in 2004.

The ISHLT is a not-for-profit, multidisciplinary, professional organization dedicated to improving the care of patients with advanced heart or lung disease through transplantation, mechanical support and innovative therapies. With 3,800 members in more than 45 countries, ISHLT is the world’s largest organization dedicated to the research, education and advocacy of end-stage heart and lung disease. ISHLT members represent more than 15 different professional disciplines. For more information, visit