Chinese-born surgeon who developed the artificial heart valve and was a pioneer of heart and heart-lung transplantation.
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.
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.
He was born in Shanghai, China and settled with his family in Clontarf, New South Wales.
Three years after Chang's death, Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating launched the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute in his honor.