The International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) has announced the results of the 2022 member elections for Professional Community Leaders, who serve as representatives to the four ISHLT Interdisciplinary Network Steering Committees. Seventeen leaders across seven professional specialties were elected to serve three-year terms beginning May 1, 2022, immediately following the 2022 ISHLT Annual Meeting.  Two of the 17 leaders elected are McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine affiliated faculty members:

Mary Amanda Dew, PhD (pictured top)

Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, Epidemiology, Nursing, and Biostatistics at the University of Pittsburgh and a Professor at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute.  She is the Director of the Clinical Epidemiology Program, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, and the Director of the Quality of Life Research, Artificial Heart Program, Adult Cardiothoracic Transplantation, at UPMC.

Research and Immunology Representative, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation Interdisciplinary Network

Pablo Sanchez, MD, PhD, FACS (pictured bottom)

Brack G. Hattler Professor in Cardiothoracic Transplantation
Chief, Division of Lung Transplant and Lung Failure, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Cardiothoracic Surgery Representative, Advanced Lung Failure and Transplantation Interdisciplinary Network

“The Professional Communities are our most direct connection to ISHLT members, their views, and ways in which we can promote and improve the care of patients with advanced thoracic organ disease,” says Joseph Rogers, MD, Chair of the Governance Nominating Committee and ISHLT Past President. “They also serve a critical role in ISHLT project development, in the identification and development of the next group of leaders, and by adding to the richness of our multi-disciplinary society. We are fortunate to have these talented leaders galvanize and guide our Professional Communities and serve as vital links with our 3,500 members around the world.”

The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation 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 members in more than 50 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

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