Raymond Heimbecker

Raymond O. Heimbecker, OC OOnt was a Canadian cardiovascular surgeon who performed the world’s first complete heart valve transplant in 1962, and Canada’s first modern heart transplant in 1981 with anti-rejection drugs to prolong the patient's survival. Born in Calgary, Alberta, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1944. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Toronto in 1947. He also received a Master of Arts in physiology and a Master of Science in surgery. He worked with Wilfred Bigelow and Alfred Blalock. In 1955, he joined the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto and was a research associate at the ... more on Wikipedia

Raymond Heimbecker is also found on...

Famous People From Alberta Famous University Of Toronto Alumni Famous People From Calgary List of Famous Physiologists List of Famous Surgeons Famous Male Physiologists List of Famous Educators Famous Educators from Canada Famous N. Murray Edwards School Of Business Alumni