|Birth Day||November 8, 1922|
|Birth Place||South Africa|
|Age||98 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Sep 2, 2001 (age 78)|
Famous cardiac surgeon who progressed the entire field of Medicine with his surgeries.
In 1945, he graduated from the University of Cape Town Medical School.
He completed the first successful human-to-human heart transplant in 1953.
He married Aletta Geertuida Louq in 1948. The couple had a child two years later.
Another famous cardiac surgeon was Michael Elias DeBakey.