Michael Elias DeBakey

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Birthday
7, 1908
Birthplace
Lake Charles, LA
Death Date
Jul 11, 2008 (99)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
7, 1908
Birthplace
Lake Charles, LA
Death Date
Jul 11, 2008 (99)

About

Scientist, innovator, and medical educator who became the world's most famous Lebanese-American cardiac surgeon.

Before Fame

He graduated from Tulane University for both undergraduate and medical school.

Trivia

He was the Senior Attending Surgeon of The Methodist Hospital in Houston, and the Chancellor Emeritus of Baylor College of Medicine.

Family Life

He lost his wife, Diana Cooper, to a heart attack in 1972.

Associated With

He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Richard Nixon.