Adrian Kantrowitz

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1918 – 2008

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Who was Adrian Kantrowitz?

Adrian Kantrowitz was an American cardiac surgeon whose team performed the world's first pediatric heart transplant at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn on December 6, 1967. The actual surgery was performed in the middle of the night by his resident. It was only the second time that a human heart had been transplanted into another human being, taking place just three days after Christiaan Barnard's seminal attempt in South Africa made headlines around the world and ushered in a new era in clinical organ transplantation. Kantrowitz also invented the intra-aortic balloon pump, a left ventricular assist device, and an early version of the implantable pacemaker.

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Born
Oct 4, 1918
New York City
Siblings
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • Doctor of Medicine, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
    ( - 1943)
  • New York University
    Mathematics
    ( - 1940)
Employment
  • President, L.VAD Technology, Inc.
    (1983 - )
  • Chairman of the Departmen of Surgery, Sinai-Grace Hospital
    (1970 - )
  • Attending Surgeon, Sinai-Grace Hospital
    (1970 - )

  • (1955 - 1970)
  • Montefiore Medical Center
    (1948 - 1955)
  • Chief Resident in Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Cardiovascular Research Fellow, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Assistant Resident in Surgery and Pathology, Montefiore Medical Center
  • Internship, Jewish Hospital of Brooklyn
  • Assistant Resident in Surgery, Mount Sinai Hospital
    (1947 - )
Lived in
  • New York City
Died
Nov 14, 2008
Ann Arbor

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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