Conversation with "The Father of Modern Transplantation" Dr. Thomas Starzl
Dr. Thomas Starzl of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center performed the first successful liver transplant in 1967 and refined the use of immunosuppressive drugs such that patients could tolerate their grafts some four decades. With Starzl's efforts over the last 50 years, thousands of patients with end-stage liver disease have been able to live long and active lives.
in this interview, Starzl talks about how he got to medical school and always wanted to become a doctor. He recalls how he started working on models of transplantation and also talks about always remembering all his patients.
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