Thomas Starzl Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Thomas Starzl (Thomas Earl Starzl)

Last Updated: 06 Mar, 2023 | Views: 422

Age: 90

Profession: Doctor

Other Profession(s): Physician, Researcher

Famous For: The father of modern transplantation

Higher Education: BA, MD, Ph.D

Thomas Starzl Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
11 Mar, 1926 (90 Years 11 Months 21 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province

Birth Place
Le Mars

Birth Sign


Died on
04 Mar, 2017

Cause of Death
Still Unknown

Thomas Starzl Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):  

Thomas Starzl was an American physician and researcher who is known for performing the first successful liver transplant and helping establish liver transplantation as a viable medical procedure. Starzl is widely considered a pioneer in the field of organ transplantation and is credited with developing many of the surgical techniques and anti-rejection drugs that have made organ transplantation possible.

Thomas Starzl Early Life and Education

Thomas Starzl was born in 1926, in Iowa. He grew up on a farm and showed an early interest in science and medicine. Starzl attended Westminster College in Missouri and then went on to study medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois. After earning his medical degree in 1950, Starzl completed an internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.

Thomas Starzl Research and Transplantation

In 1958, Starzl joined the faculty at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine, where he began conducting research on organ transplantation. He performed the first successful liver transplant in 1963 and went on to perform numerous other transplants, including the first successful liver-liver transplant and liver-kidney transplant. He is also credited with developing many of the surgical techniques and anti-rejection drugs that are now standard in organ transplantation.

Thomas Starzl Legacy and Honors

Thomas Starzl was widely recognized for his contributions to medicine and transplantation. He received numerous awards throughout his career, including the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, the National Medal of Science, and the Presidential Medal of Freedom. In addition to his pioneering work in transplantation, Starzl was also known for his research on immunology and the body's response to foreign tissues.

Thomas Starzl Personal Life and Death

Thomas Starzl was married twice and had four children. He retired from clinical practice in 1991 but continued to be active in research and teaching until his death. He died on March 4, 2017, at the age of 90.

Thomas Starzl Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 173 cm
In Meters 1.73 m
In feet & Inches 5'8"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 74 Kg
In Pounds 163 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Thomas Starzl Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Roman Frederick Starzl

Mother's Name
Anna Laura Fitzgerald

Joy Denise Starzl, Barabara June Starzl

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Rebecca Starzl

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