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

  • April 23, 2019
    Mid-America Transplant
    St. Louis, Missouri
  • April 24, 2019
    Duke University Hospital
    Durham, North Carolina
  • April 26, 2019
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • May 9, 2019
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Boston, Massachusetts
  • May 23, 2019
    Johns Hopkins Hospital Comprehensive Transplant Center
    Baltimore, Maryland

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2019 Raw Science Film Festival

Join us in Los Angeles for a screening of Burden of Genius at the 5th annual Raw Science Film Festival!  Director Tjardus Greidanus and producers Laura Davis and Carl Kurlander will join scientists, filmmakers and other special guests for a day-long event that will also include screenings of First Man starring  Ryan Gosling, Above and Beyond, the new documentary by Rory Kennedy and a special live performance by Lil Buck, the dancer in Apple’s AirPods commercial who has collaborated with everyone from YoYo Ma to Madonna.  Tickets are available now.