Dr. Stuart Jamieson: Close to the Sun

Thursday, May 16, 2019, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Where: UC San Diego Library, Geisel Library, 9500 Gilman Drive, San Diego | get directions

Cost: Free

Age limit: All ages

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Stuart Jamieson featuring his riveting memoir, Close to the Sun: The Journey of a Pioneer Heart Surgeon, an adventurous, compelling account based on the experience of over 40,000 heart surgeries, where everything was on the line every moment in the O.R. The talk will be followed by a Q&A, book signing and reception. Copies of the book will be available for purchase from the UC San Diego Bookstore. This event is free and open to the public. Jamieson’s research at Stanford University in the late 1970s revolutionized heart transplantation through the development of the anti-rejection drug cyclosporin, which also made lung transplantation possible. Named a “Living Legend” by the World Society of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, he 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. Dr. Jamieson is the Endowed Chair in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Distinguished Professor of Surgery, and Dean of Cardiovascular Affairs at UC San Diego.

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