Thomas Earl Starzl was born on March 11, 1926, in Le Mars, Iowa, and died on March 4, 2017.
He was an American physician, researcher, and expert on organ transplants.
Starzl performed the first human liver transplants and has often been referred to as “the father of modern transplantation.
Thomas Starzl attended Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.
He attended Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago, where in 1950 he received a Master of Science degree in anatomy and in 1952 earned both a Ph.D. in neurophysiology and an M.D. with distinction.
Thomas Starzl passed away at 90 years old.