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Who was the first liver transplant surgeon in world?

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Health Blogger and Fitness Expert 31 March 2018 at 11:51

Dr Thomas Starzl was the first surgeon who transplanted liver. He died at the age of 90years. The first attempt was performed in 1963 but the patient died due to uncontrolled bleeding. Until 1967 multiple unsuccessful attempts were made by various surgeons. In 1967 Dr Thomas transplanted liver of nineteen-year-old girl who was able to survive for over 1 year. Thomas Earl Starzl (March 11, 1926 – March 4, 2017) was expert in organ transplant. He is also designated as- father of modern transplantation. He was a surgeon as well as a researcher in the nascent field of organ transplantation at the University of Colorado from 1962 until he moved to the University of Pittsburgh in 1981. According to The Institute for Scientific Information, his work had been cited more than any other researcher in the world.