Christiaan Barnard

Prof. Christiaan Barnard was born in South Africa in 1922. After his graduation and work in the USA, he performed the world's first heart transplant on December 3rd, 1967. He continued his work as a heart surgeon until arthritis forced him to give up the scalpel in 1987. Since then he has concentrated on his books, conferences and full time work for the Barnard Foundation.