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King of Hearts: Tributes Flow for Heart Transplant Pioneer Chris Barnard on 100th Birthday
Christiaan Barnard, who led the team for the first ever human-to-human heart transplant in 1967, would have turned one hundred on November 8. In addition to pioneering the heart transplant, the South African doctor made strides in intensive-care nursing to open heart surgery patients, developed UCT heart valves, and introduced new techniques in congenital heart surgery.