Norman E. Shumway

February 9th

  • American surgeon who was a pioneer in heart transplant surgery. He began (1967) the heart transplantation program at Stanford Medical Center.
  • On 6 Jan 1968, he performed the first heart transplant in the U.S. on Mike Kasperak, 54, who survived for 15 days afterwards.
  • Shumway spent years researching ways to extend life after a transplant.

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