Stuart Jamieson

Victor Chang Memorial Lecturer

Dr. Stuart Jamieson is the Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Distinguished Professor of Surgery and Dean of Cardiovascular Affairs at the University of California, San Diego. He is known throughout the world for his ground-breaking research and surgical innovations.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Chest Physicians and a Doctor Honoris Causa of the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich.

Dr. Jamieson’s research at Stanford University paved the way for the first use of cyclosporin in heart transplantation, which revolutionized heart transplantation and made lung transplantation possible. He directed the Heart and Lung Transplantation Program at Stanford University from 1982 to 1986, where he was involved in the first successful heart and lung transplants in the world.

In 1986 he was appointed as Professor and Head of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Minnesota. He founded and directed the Minnesota Heart and Lung Institute, where he performed the first heart/lung, double lung and lung transplants in the Midwest.

Dr. Jamieson is the author of two books and more than 500 scientific papers, including the original descriptions of the techniques used for both heart/lung and double lung transplantation. He is Chancellor of the World Society of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, a founding member and Past President of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation and Past President of the World Society of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery.

In 2012 he was named as one of the “Giants” of Cardiovascular Surgery by the Cardiothoracic Surgery Network, a world-wide organization of all cardiac surgeons in the world.

He has been awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, an award for individuals who have made a significant contribution to American Society. Other recipients include six US Presidents, as well as Nobel Prize winners and giants of Industry.

He has been named a “Living Legend” by the World Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, and in 2017 received the Pioneer Award from the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation.

 

The Victor Chang Memorial Lecture 

Victor Chang was appointed cardiothoracic surgeon at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney in 1972 and worked with the late Harry Windsor and Mark Shanahan in building the reputation of the cardiothoracic surgical unit. He was instrumental in establishing the National Heart Transplant Program in February 1984. Victor travelled and lectured throughout South East Asia and was also working on the development of an artificial heart. He was tragically killed on 4 July 1991. 

Previous Victor Chang Memorial Lecturers

2016

Craig Miller

USA

2015

David Taggart

UK

2013    

Tirone David

Canada

2012

Joseph Bavaria

USA

2011

Michael J Marck

USA

2010

Antonio Calafiore

Italy

2009

Hartzell Schaff

USA

2008

Roger Mee

VIC

2007

David Adams

USA

2006

Marc de Leval

UK

2005

Vincent Dor      

Monaco

2004

Bruce Lytle       

USA

2003

Ray Chu-Jeng Chiu

Canada

2002

O Howard Frazier (Bud)

USA

2001

Patrick McCarthy

USA

2000

David McGiffin  
(due to ill health, A/Prof McGiffin did not attend the 2000 ASM)

USA

1999

Hamid Ikram     

NZ

1998

Tirone David

Canada

1997

Tom Mandel     

UK

1996

Michael Bristow

USA

1995

Donald Esmore

VIC

1994

Anne Keogh     

NSW

1993

Phil Spratt

NSW

1992

Magdi Yacoub

UK

 

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