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All-Female UCSF Surgical Team Performs Heart Transplant Surgery, In Likely Historical First

Thursday, February 16, 2023

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Joe Kukura

At UCSF, which has one of the longest running organ transplant programs in the United States, an all-women team led by Dr. Amy Fiedler performed a heart transplant for the first time recently. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, this may have also been the first all-women team in history to perform a heart transplant. 


I don’t think it is accurate worldwide because in Bucaramanga, Colombia I am the chief of an all female Pediatric Cardiac Surgery team which we have been doing cardiac transplants over 5 years.

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