About the Award:

This award recognizes the outstanding contributions by junior faculty and trainees from top abstracts submitted in the Junior Faculty Clinical Case Reports category.

The ISHLT Junior Faculty and Trainees Council sponsors a session each year at the Annual Meeting entitled, Junior Faculty and Trainees Clinical Case Dilemmas: The Best of the Best. Cases are submitted during abstract submission by junior faculty and trainees, and the top abstracts from this category are selected for presentation in the session. Expert senior clinicians are invited to discuss the intricacies of these cases and share clinical pearls. At the conclusion of the session, the best case presentation is selected by a panel of judges and the presenter is awarded complimentary registration to the next ISHLT Annual Meeting.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Applicant must be junior faculty or trainee (formal professional training completed five or less years ago)
  • Applicant must be first author and presenter
  • Applicant must submit their abstract into one of the Junior Faculty Clinical Case Reports categories during abstract submission
  • Applicant must be a current ISHLT member or be working under a current ISHLT member
  • Applicant must not have previously won this award

During online abstract submission, abstracts submitted into the Junior Faculty Clinical Case Reports category are automatically considered for this award.



Robert gottlieb

Robert Gottlieb, MD, PhD
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA

Abstract Title: "Donor-derived transmission of hepatitis C in a hepatitis C-naïve heart transplant recipient treated with a pan-genotypic agent with 12-week sustained virologic response: viral kinetics and implications for expanded donor availability"

Presentation Title: "Doing Your Best to Keep the Germs Away"




2016  Yasufumi Goda, MD
"Bilateral Living-Donor Lobar Lung Transplantation Using Right to Left Inverted Lobar Transplantation and Sparing Native Right Upper Lobe in a Patient with Undersized Donor Lungs"

2015  Ankit Bharat, MD
"Autoantibodies Against Lung Tissue Can Cause Hyper Acute as Well as Acute Antibody Mediated Rejection Following Lung Transplantation"

2014  Lauren Sacha
"Carfilzomib for Refractory Antibody Mediated Rejection and Allosensitization in Heart Transplantation"

2013  Mustafa Ahmed, MD
"Rapid Respiratory Failure after Heart Transplant"

2012  Erin Albers, MD
"Ventricular Dysfunction after Pediatric Heart Transplant: It’s Not Always Rejection!"

2011  Michelle M. Kittleson, MD, PhD
"Managing the Threat of Donor-Transmitted Amoebic Encephalitis in a Heart Transplant Recipient"