Thomas Starzl, Trailblazer In Organ Transplantation, Dies At 90

In this 1989 photograph, Thomas Starzl oversees a liver transplant operation at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Starzl won a National Medal of Science in 2004.

The doctor, who performed the world’s first liver transplant surgery in 1963, eventually earned the moniker “father of transplantation.”

(Image credit: Gene J. Puskar/AP)

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