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Thomas Starzl

1926 - 2017

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Thomas Earl Starzl (March 11, 1926 – March 4, 2017) was an American physician, researcher, and expert on organ transplants. He performed the first human liver transplants, and has often been referred to as "the father of modern transplantation." A documentary, entitled "Burden of Genius," covering the medical and scientific advances spearheaded by Starzl himself, was released to the public in 2017 in a series of screenings. Dr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Thomas Starzl has received more than 281,895 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Thomas Starzl is the 589th most popular physician (down from 492nd in 2019), the 10,232nd most popular biography from United States (down from 10,045th in 2019) and the 81st most popular American Physician.

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Among physicians, Thomas Starzl ranks 589 out of 502Before him are Mary Putnam Jacobi, Samuel George Morton, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schafer, Abdel Moneim Aboul Fotouh, Joshua Pim, and Mustafa Barghouti. After him are Kamal Ranadive, Josiah McCracken, Ben Klassen, Marie Senghor Basse, Liang Wudong, and Fe del Mundo.

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Among people born in 1926, Thomas Starzl ranks 440Before him are Lionel Jeffries, Darleane C. Hoffman, Misael Escuti, Happy Rockefeller, Franca Falcucci, and Rob Schroeder. After him are Rino Ferrario, Rashidi Kawawa, Mona Freeman, Pat Flaherty, Emmanuel Wamala, and Ray McAnally. Among people deceased in 2017, Thomas Starzl ranks 490Before him are Niels Helveg Petersen, Luis Garisto, Marc Baecke, Tore Eriksson, Bernie Casey, and Miriam Rodríguez Martínez. After him are Marino Perani, Len Wein, Shelley Berman, Josip Weber, Spartaco Landini, and Michael Novak.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Thomas Starzl ranks 10,232 out of 18,182Before him are Irving Pichel (1891), Martha Plimpton (1970), John M. Fabian (1939), Dale Robertson (1923), Donald Henderson (1928), and Faith Hill (1967). After him are Walker Percy (1916), Tris Speaker (1888), Bob Clark (1939), Jen Psaki (1978), Miranda Cosgrove (1993), and Cynthia Watros (1968).

Among PHYSICIANS In United States

Among physicians born in United States, Thomas Starzl ranks 81Before him are William C. Gorgas (1854), Denton Cooley (1920), Jill Stein (1950), Robert Spitzer (1932), Ellen S. Baker (1953), and Samuel George Morton (1799). After him are Josiah McCracken (1874), Rachel Levine (1957), Bill Frist (1952), Atul Gawande (1965), and Deborah Birx (1956).