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Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery: An Interview With Joel Cooper

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Dunning J, Cooper J. Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery: An Interview With Joel Cooper. March 2019. doi:10.25373/ctsnet.7897574.

In this Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery interview, Joel Dunning of the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, UK, speaks with Joel Cooper of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, USA. They discuss the road of research and learning that allowed Dr Cooper’s team to perform the first successful lung transplant, how this experience lead to the first double lung transplant, and the biggest challenges facing lung transplantation today.

Suggested Reading

Cooper JD, Patterson GA, Trulock EP. Results of single and bilateral lung transplantation in 131 consecutive recipients. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 1994;107(2):460-471.

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