Terence English

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Birthday
3, 1932
Birthplace
South Africa
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
3, 1932 (age 86)
Birthplace
South Africa

About

British cardiac surgeon who completed the first successful heart transplant in British history in 1979. He has served as President of institutions like the Royal College of Surgeons of England and was knighted in 1991.

Before Fame

He worked as a diamond driller in Rhodesia before studying Mining Engineering at Witwatersrand University in Johannesburg.

Trivia

He has earned Lifetime Achievement awards from several organizations, including the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery and International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. His autobiography is titled Follow Your Star – From Mining to Heart Transplants.

Family Life

He married his second wife Judith in 2002.

Associated With

He and Joseph Lister are both famous British surgeons.