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Date:
December 5, 2018
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location:
Main Library, Oak Room
Address:
55 W. 3rd Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
Contact:
650-522-7818
Cost:
Free
Dr. Sharon Hunt
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The Story of a Fun and Rewarding Career in Medicine: The Evolution of Heart Transplantation

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

2018 is the 50th anniversary of the first heart transplant in the United States, performed by Dr. Norman Shumway at Stanford University. Dr. Sharon Hunt began medical school at Stanford one year before the first transplant. She became an integral part of Dr. Shumway’s program through her groundbreaking work with post-transplant patients. Come hear Dr. Hunt speak about the history of heart transplantation, Stanford’s role, and her remarkable career. This event is presented by the Library’s Biotechnology Learning Center. **Oak Room, First Floor**

About the speaker: Dr. Sharon Hunt is Professor Emeritus in Cardiovascular Medicine at Stanford University and a member of the Stanford Cardiovascular Institute.  She has published widely in medical journals for five decades, and has taught, mentored, and presented her research internationally. She is the recipient of numerous awards including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation in 2012, and the Hewlett Award in 2013.