George Lister, M.D. ’73, HS ’75, has been named chair of pediatrics, chief of pediatrics at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), and physician in chief at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, marking his return to the school where he studied medicine, completed his residency, and served on the faculty for more than 20 years. Lister comes from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, where he is the Robert L. Moore Chair of Pediatrics. He is also pediatrician in chief at Children’s Medical Center Dallas. He replaces Clifford Bogue, M.D., who has served as interim chair since 2010.
After completing his residency and fellowships, Lister joined the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, in 1977. He returned to Yale and YNHH in 1978, where he became professor of pediatrics and of anesthesiology. He founded the Section of Critical Care and Applied Physiology and was its chief for more than 20 years. In 2003 he moved to UT Southwestern.
In 1992 Lister was appointed by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development to chair the steering committee of a national study of the Collaborative Home Infant Monitoring Evaluation, a program intended to test the rationale for home monitoring of infants at risk for SIDS. He has been an active member of the American Pediatric Society and the Society for Pediatric Research.