Dr. Richard Varco
 


 

Age: 91



Summary:
pioneering surgeon from the University of Minnesota who was part of the team of doctors responsible for the world's first open-heart surgery, who co-created the world's first implantable drug-infusion pump (similar to the one that today delivers insulin to diabetics), and who performed the first organ transplant at the University of Minnesota.




Cause of Death: Pneumonia



Born: August 14, 1912


 
Died: May 3, 2004



Location:
Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia, Canada