George Lister, MD

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

Departments & Organizations

Cellular & Molecular Physiology

Office of Student Research

Pediatrics: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology: Human Disease Pathology, Physiology and Intervention; Organ Physiology


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

MD Yale University (1973)
BA Brown University, Providence, RI (1969)
Fellowship University of California, San Francisco, CA Cardiovascular Research Institute
Residency Yale-New Haven Hospital

Honors & Recognition

  • Distinguished Career AwardAmerican Academy of Pediatrics (2015)

  • Joseph W. St. Geme, Jr. Leadership AwardFederation of Pediatric Organizations (2011)

  • Institute of MedicineNational Academy of Sciences (2006)

  • The Academy of MedicineEngineering and Science of Texas (2006)

  • Maureen Andrew Mentor AwardSociety for Pediatric Research (2004)

  • Charles W. Bohmfalk Teaching Prize for Most Outstanding Contribution to Clinical ScienceYale University School of Medicine (2000)

  • Francis Gilman Blake Award for Outstanding TeacherYale University School of Medicine (1994)

  • Fulbright Scholar (1989)

  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Junior Year) Yale University School of Medicine (1972)

Professional Service

  • Executive Committee Innovation in Pediatric Education (2009)

  • President American Pediatric Society (2007 - 2008)

  • Committee for Residency Review & Redesign in Pediatrics American Board of Pediatrics (2006 - 2009)

  • Chair of the Board American Board of Pediatrics (2003)

  • National Council American Pediatric Society (2000 - 2009)

  • Board of Directors American Board of Pediatrics (1999 - 2005)

  • President Society for Pediatric Research (1993 - 1994)

  • National Council Society for Pediatric Research (1990 - 1994)

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Contact Info

George Lister, MD
Patient Care Location
Yale Pediatric Critical CareYale-New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste West Pavilion, 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
Mailing Address
PO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064