Victor Chang

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Birthday
21, 1936
Birthplace
Shanghai, China
Death Date
Jul 4, 1991 (54)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
21, 1936
Birthplace
Shanghai, China
Death Date
Jul 4, 1991 (54)

About

Chinese-born surgeon who developed the artificial heart valve and was a pioneer of heart and heart-lung transplantation.

Before Fame

He received his medical degree from the University of Sydney and worked as a surgical resident in both the United States and Great Britain. Upon his return to Australia, he helped found the National Cardiac Transplant Unit at St. Vincent's Hospital in Sydney.

Trivia

He was the victim of an extortion plot orchestrated by Malaysian nationals Chew Seng Liew and Choon Tee Lim. The plot failed and ended in Chang's murder.

Family Life

He was born in Shanghai, China and settled with his family in Clontarf, New South Wales.

Associated With

Three years after Chang's death, Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating launched the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in his honor.