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The first surgical transplant of the human heart was performed by ______.
1. Gerhard Hensen
2. Joseph Lister
3. Christian Barnard
4. William de Vries

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Correct Answer - Option 3 : Christian Barnard

The correct answer is Christian Barnard.

  • The first surgical transplant of the human heart was performed by Dr Christian Barnard.

  • On December 1967, the world's first human-to-human heart transplant was performed by Dr Christiaan Barnard at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town.

 

  • Gerhard Hensen is known for the discovery of Mycobacterium leprae as the causative agent of leprosy.
  • Joseph Lister was a pioneer of antiseptic surgery.
  • William de Vries is known for the first transplant of a total artificial heart.

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