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Cardiothoracic Surgery Pioneers

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Denton Cooley, founder of the Texas Heart Institute, was the first US surgeon to perform a heart transplant and implant an artificial heart. He discusses his incredible career with Mohamad Bashir in... More
July 24, 2015
In this oral history interview filmed in 2000, William Stoney talks with Anthony Dobell.
July 17, 2015
In this oral history interview filmed in 2003, William Stoney talks with Floyd Loop.
April 24, 2015
In this oral history interview, filmed in 2000, William Stoney talks with Alain Carpentier.
March 6, 2015
In this oral history interview, William Stoney talks with Viking O. Bjork. During his innovative career in cardiothoracic surgery, Dr. Bjork was the first to develop a disk oxygenator and a tilting disk valve.
December 11, 2014
In this oral history interview, William Stoney talks with Harvey W. Bender, a past president of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association and the American College of Surgeons.
December 2, 2014
In this oral history interview, Dr. William Stoney talks with Dr. Henry T. Bahnson. Dr. Bahnson, a past president of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, discusses his long career in cardiothoracic surgery, including his pioneering work in heart transplantation.
June 20, 2014
W. Gerald Rainer interviews Gerard Brom on April 21, 1976. This is the sixth interview in the Pioneers in Cardiac Surgery series. Dr. Brom reflects on early cardiac surgery in Europe.
April 6, 2014
CTSNet is proud to announce that the interview series Pioneers in Cardiac Surgery, has been restored and will be reposted in the coming weeks on CTSNet.org. The interview series, envisioned and created by W. Gerald Rainer, Ted Sadler, Marvin Pomerantz and Bruce Paton, was designed to preserve the early history of the specialty through informal interviews with pioneering cardiac surgeons. Now, 41 years after the interview series began, the audio interviews have been restored into an accessible video format.
May 5, 1974
W. Gerald Rainer interviews Clarence Dennis on May 5, 1974. This is the fifth interview in the Pioneers of Cardiac Surgery series. Dr. Dennis discusses his role in the development of heart-lung bypass.
April 26, 1974
Theodore R. Sadler interviews Clarence Crafoord on April 26, 1974. This is the fourth interview in the Pioneers of Cardiac Surgery series. Dr. Crafoord discusses his career and the early days of cardiovascular surgery.

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