Magdi Yacoub

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Birthday
16, 1935
Birthplace
Cairo, Egypt
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
16, 1935 (age 83)
Birthplace
Cairo, Egypt

About

Egyptian-born physician who became one of England's foremost heart transplant surgeons.

Before Fame

He established one of the largest heart and lung transplant programs in the world in London.

Trivia

He developed a technique for saving the lives of babies born with their major heart vessels transposed.

Family Life

His aunt's death from heart disease in her early 20s motivated him to go into the medical field.

Associated With

He reportedly operated on the great Egyptian actor Omar Sharif.