Who started the open heart surgery?
The son of a barber, Daniel Hale Williams founded the first black-owned hospital in America, and performed the world’s first successful heart surgery, in 1893.
When was the first pediatric open heart surgery?
Pediatric cardiac surgery began with Dr Gross’s first successful ligation of a patent ductus arteriosus on August 8, 1938, at the Children’s Hospital in Boston.
Who is the father of Cardiology?
Thomas Lewis, a father of modern cardiology.
When was heart surgery invented?
The first surgery on the heart itself was performed by Axel Cappelen on 4 September 1895 at Rikshospitalet in Kristiania, now Oslo. Cappelen ligated a bleeding coronary artery in a 24-year-old man who had been stabbed in the left axilla and was in deep shock upon arrival.
Who is considered by some medical historians to be the father of modern surgery?
Sushruta (c. 600 BCE) is considered as the “founding father of surgery”.