Dr. Goran Klintmalm and Mr. Scott McCartney- Organ transplantation
February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dr. Goran Klintmalm
Dr. Goran Klintmalm is Emeritus Chief of the Annette C. and Harold C. Simmons Transplant Institute at Baylor University Medical Center. HE came to Baylor in 1984 to begin a multi-organ transplant program. The program performed its first liver transplant in December 1984 and has performed over 4,960 liver transplants and over 6,000 kidney transplants to date. He is the author of 500 peer-reviewed and 100 non-peer-reviewed publications, editor of 45 textbook chapters and 250 published abstracts. Together with Dr. Ronald Busuttil, he published the textbook “Transplantation of the Liver,” now in its 3rd edition, which is the standard textbook in liver transplantation worldwide.
Given wide access to the liver transplant program at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Wall Street Journal Reporter McCartney has produced a book heavy on insider talk and breathless, high octane accounts of complex and expensive transplant surgery. Spices with gossipy anecdotes of the program and the polo-playing Swedish surgeon in charge of it, McCartney’s account tries to bring to focus the many conflicting issues facing this ever-changing and controversial field. McCartney is the one smitten with the drama and excitement of life-saving surgery while on the other aware of the compromises and costs such as complex attempts at life extension entail; unusual for books of its kind is an account of the generally secret meetings where precious organs are allocated.
A reception at Aldredge House is at 6:00 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm and the program at 7:30 pm.
Dinner and program is $50.
Program only is $10.