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Downtown in Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of Cardiac Transplantation

 
 
Birthplace of Cardiac Transplantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 8, 2009
1. Birthplace of Cardiac Transplantation Marker
Inscription.  This site commemorates the pioneering basic, clinical and translational research that laid the foundation for successful cardiac transplantation. On this campus, Dr. Richard Lower performed the first heart transplant in Virginia on May 25, 1968. Modern-day research in transplantation medicine continues to flourish at the VCU Medical Center, as does organ transplantation at the Hume-Lee Transplant Center and cardiac transplantation at the Pauley Heart Center.

VCU
Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Erected by Virginia Commonwealth University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Science & Medicine.
 
Location. 37° 32.361′ N, 77° 25.863′ W. Marker is in Downtown in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Broad Street and North 12th Street. This ground level marker is located inside the semicircular driveway of West Hospital. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23298, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ratification of the Constitution (within shouting distance of
Three Bear Circle driveway image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 8, 2009
2. Three Bear Circle driveway
this marker); Loving v. Virginia (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Philip's Way (about 300 feet away); Memorial Terrace (about 300 feet away); St. Philip School of Nursing (about 400 feet away); The Virginia Convention of 1788 (about 400 feet away); Monumental Church (about 400 feet away); Egyptian Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Medical College of Virginia image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 8, 2009
3. Medical College of Virginia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 694 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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