Hands of Dr. Starzl

In 1967, Dr. Thomas Starzl stunned the world with the first successful liver transplantation.

Operating Room

His breakthrough provoked controversy.

Dr. Starzl rushes from a plane carrying a liver in a cooler.

Critics accused him of recklessness, even murder.

Dr. Starzl

Others declared it the beginning of a revolution.

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Upcoming Screenings

  • Sept. 23, 2019
    6 - 7:30 pm
    ASHI-Banff Joint Scientific Meeting
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Sept. 26, 2019
    4 pm and 7 pm
    Carnegie Science Center, Pittsburgh, PA
    Rangos Giant Screen for tickets click below

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Back by popular demand!

Relive the start of of a medical revolution when “Burden of Genius” returns to the Carnegie Science Center’s Rangos Giant Cinema for two shows on Thursday, Sept. 26.

Visit the website to purchase tickets.