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The Shumway Fund is dedicated to the memory of Norman E. Shumway, MD, PhD, the father of heart transplantation and one of the pre-eminent heart surgeons of his time. Dr. Shumway, former chair and professor of cardiothoracic surgery, performed the first successful human heart transplant in the United States in 1968 at Stanford. This fund is directed toward providing patient assistance to those in need.
Make a donation today to support the Norman E. Shumway, MD Heart, Lung and Heart-Lung Transplant Patient Care Fund. Call 650-721-6927 for more information.
Stanford Health Care’s Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery completed ten heart-lung block transplants in 2018 – more than any other group in the world.
Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.
Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.