George Lister MD

Jean McLean Wallace Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

Biographical Info

Dr. Lister is the Jean McLean Wallace Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology at Yale School of Medicine. He was formerly Chair of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine and Chair of Pediatrics and an Associate Dean for Education at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Lister received his medical education at Yale School of Medicine. He obtained his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and fellowship education at the University of California San Francisco, and the Cardiovascular Research institute in Pediatric Cardiology and Neonatology. He is certified in the specialties of Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. He has been elected to a number of national offices including President of the Society for Pediatric Research, President of the American Pediatric Society, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Pediatrics. He has served as Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Research, a Senior Editor of Rudolph’s Pediatrics textbook. He is a member of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas, the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

Education & Training

Brown University, Providence, RI (1969)
Yale University (1973)
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Pediatrics (1973 - 1975)
University of California, San Francisco, CA Cardiovascular Research Institute, Pediatric Cardiology and Neonatology (1975 - 1977)
Board Certification
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Board Certified  (1987)
Board Certification
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Board Certified  (1979)
Board Certification
Pediatric Cardiology, Board Certified  (1979)
Board Certification
Pediatrics, Board Certified  (1978)

Honors & Recognition

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Junior Year)
    Yale University School of Medicine (1972)
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Francis Gilman Blake Award for Outstanding Teacher
    Yale University School of Medicine (1994)
  • Charles W. Bohmfalk Teaching Prize for Most Outstanding Contribution to Clinical Science
    Yale University School of Medicine (2000)
  • Maureen Andrew Mentor Award
    Society for Pediatric Research (2004)
  • Institute of Medicine
    National Academy of Sciences (2006)
  • The Academy of Medicine
    Engineering and Science of Texas (2006)
  • Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership Award
    Federation of Pediatric Organizations (2011)

Professional Service

  • President, Society for Pediatric Research (05/01/1993 - 05/01/1994)
  • President, American Pediatric Society (04/01/2007 - 04/01/2008)
  • National Council, American Pediatric Society (04/01/2000 - 04/01/2009)
  • National Council, Society for Pediatric Research (04/01/1990 - 04/01/1994)
  • Coordinating Committee, National Child and Maternal Health Education Program (01/01/2009)
  • Executive Committee, Innovation in Pediatric Education (01/01/2009)
  • Committee for Residency Review & Redesign in Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (01/01/2006 - 01/01/2009)
  • Chair of the Board, American Board of Pediatrics (01/01/2003)
  • Board of Directors, American Board of Pediatrics (01/01/1999 - 01/01/2005)

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