Denton Cooley

1920 - 2016

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Denton Arthur Cooley (August 22, 1920 – November 18, 2016) was an American heart and cardiothoracic surgeon famous for performing the first implantation of a total artificial heart. Cooley was also the founder and surgeon in-chief of The Texas Heart Institute, chief of Cardiovascular Surgery at clinical partner Baylor St. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Denton Cooley has received more than 631,974 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Denton Cooley is the 481st most popular physician (down from 419th in 2019), the 7,868th most popular biography from United States and the 61st most popular American Physician.

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Among physicians, Denton Cooley ranks 481 out of 509Before him are Giovanni Saldarini, Richard Doll, Florence R. Sabin, Jill Stein, Karin Büttner-Janz, and Gabriele Possanner. After him are Arkady Vorobyov, George E. P. Box, John Jeffries, Dorothy Hansine Andersen, Joshua Pim, and Philip Showalter Hench.

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Among people born in 1920, Denton Cooley ranks 307Before him are Ragnhild Hveger, Neville Brand, Julio Bolbochán, Jimmy Witherspoon, Zeno Colò, and Alberto Calderón. After him are G. D. Spradlin, Willie Watson, Ella Raines, Walter Frederick Morrison, Beah Richards, and J. J. C. Smart. Among people deceased in 2016, Denton Cooley ranks 376Before him are Ken Howard, André Guelfi, Fazu Aliyeva, William Christopher, Muriel Casals i Couturier, and Florence Henderson. After him are Larry Drake, Tim LaHaye, Joe Alaskey, Christina Grimmie, Geydar Dzhemal, and Rudolf Haag.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Denton Cooley ranks 7,868 out of 15,968Before him are Steve Wynn (1942), Mary Miles Minter (1902), Lewis Howard Latimer (1848), Tyler Perry (1969), Peter Matthiessen (1927), and Dan Ariely (1967). After him are Charles Hartshorne (1897), Francis Hopkinson (1737), Savannah (1970), Ash Carter (1954), Vera-Ellen (1921), and Buddy DeFranco (1923).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Denton Cooley ranks 61Before him are Leila Denmark (1898), Charles W. Gilmore (1874), Walter Reed (1851), John Ostrom (1928), Florence R. Sabin (1871), and Jill Stein (1950). After him are John Jeffries (1745), Dorothy Hansine Andersen (1901), Philip Showalter Hench (1896), Josiah McCracken (1874), Jeffrey Ullman (1942), and Ellen S. Baker (1953).