Thomas Starzl

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Birthday
11, 1926
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Mar 4, 2017 (90)
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Birthday
11, 1926
Birthplace
Iowa
Death Date
Mar 4, 2017 (90)

About

Doctor known for his groundbreaking work in the field of human organ transplantation. During the 1960s, he became the first surgeon to successfully transplant a human liver.

Before Fame

After graduating from Westminster College in Missouri, he studied neurophysiology at the Northwestern University Medical School.

Trivia

He published an acclaimed memoir entitled The Puzzle People.

Family Life

His first marriage, to Barbara June Brothers, produced two sons and one daughter. He later married Joy Denise Conger.

Associated With

Like Willem Johan Kolff, he had a successful and innovative career in organ transplantation.