• Title Hassan Najafi, M.D., Chairman of Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, 1968
  • Date 1968
  • Description Hassan Najafi, M.D., Chairman of Department of Cardiovascular Thoracic Surgery, performs the first successful adult heart transplant in Chicago at Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital, December 27, 1968. The surgical procedure included a team made up of 30 surgeons, physicians, nurses and technicians in two adjacent operating rooms. The transplant was a success, and the patient was able to return home 24 days later. Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital was the product of the April 1956 merger of St. Luke’s Hospital, founded in 1864, and Presbyterian Hospital, founded in 1883. Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Hospital is the predecessor hospital of Rush University Medical Center. From the Rush University Medical Center Archives, Subject Photograph Collection, #P3239.
  • Subject Heart--Transplantation; Najafi, Hassan; Presbyterian-St. Luke's Hospital
  • Format Photographs
  • Place Illinois--Chicago
  • Contributing-institution Rush University Medical Center Archives
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  • Identifier P3239_Subject_PatientsSpecialCases,ErvinCramer,Chicago's1stHeartTransplant, 1968_potm1208.jpg
  • Type Still image
  • Language eng
  • Publisher [Chicago, Illinois] : Rush University Medical Center.
  • Rights Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Ill., holds reproduction and licensing rights. For more information, please email: rush_archives@rush.edu