Dr. Victor Chang, a Chinese-Australian surgeon born in Shanghai on 21 November 1936, was a pioneer in cardiac and transplant surgery. His significant contributions include developing an artificial heart valve and an artificial heart assist device. Yesterday’s Google Doodle honours the life and legacy of the Dr, a pioneer in cardiovascular surgery and transplants.
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The Good Dr Victor Chang
He led a team that performed a successful heart transplant on 14-year-old Fiona Coote, making her Australia’s youngest heart transplant survivor. Dr. Chang also founded a Foundation to educate Southeast Asian surgeons in advanced cardiac surgery. Despite his tragic murder in 1991, his revolutionary work continues to save lives worldwide.
Cover Photo: Google Doodle