Date(s) - 07/29/2019
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
UCSD Faculty Club
9500 Gilman Dr
Monday, July 29, 2019
THE CITY CLUB OF SAN DIEGO & THE COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY PROUDLY PRESENT:
STUART JAMIESON, SPEAKING ON HIS BOOK, “CLOSE TO THE SUN: THE JOURNEY OF A PIONEER HEART SURGEON”
UCSD Faculty Club
9500 Gilman Dr
Ticket Price: $15 Per Person
Copies of Dr. Jamieson book will be available for sale
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EVENT SPONSOR: JOAN & IRWIN JACOBS
Stuart Jamieson – Biographical Brief
Dr. Stuart W. Jamieson, Endowed Chair, Distinguished Professor of Surgery, and Dean of Cardiovascular Affairs is known throughout the world for his pioneering research and innovative surgical therapy. Internationally recognized for his expertise in pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE), he pioneered this operation, which now is performed at many centers throughout the world. He is also well known for his skill in both adult and pediatric cardiac surgery. Patients come to Dr. Jamieson from throughout the nation for complex valve or coronary operations. The longest surviving heart, heart-lung and double lung transplanted patients in the world are patients of Dr. Jamieson.
Dr. Jamieson was born in Rhodesia, which is now known as Zimbabwe. He attended university and medical school at the University of London. After completing general surgery and two years of cardiothoracic training in England he came to Stanford in 1978 as the British Heart Foundation – American Heart Association fellow. His research in the Stanford laboratories included the first use of the drug cyclosporine, which, when used clinically in December 1980 revolutionized the field of heart transplantation, and made lung transplantation possible. Starting in 1983 heart transplantation became performed throughout the world, as a result of the use of cyclosporine. Dr. Jamieson stayed on the staff at Stanford as Assistant and then Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery. From 1982 to 1986, Dr. Jamieson was the director of the heart and lung transplantation program at Stanford and was involved in the first successful heart and lung transplants in the world.
Dr. Jamieson is the author of more than 500 scientific papers, including the original descriptions of the techniques for both heart/lung and double lung transplantation, and the first use of cyclosporin in heart transplantation. In addition, he is the author of two major medical textbooks on cardiac surgery and heart and lung transplantation. He is a former President of the International Society for Heart Transplantation, and is the Chancellor of the World Society of Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is a member and officer of numerous other medical and surgical societies, and is the recipient of a number of honors and awards. He has been named one of the “Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery” by the Cardiothoracic Network, a “Living Legend” by the World Society of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, and has received the Pioneer Award from the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Institutions worldwide invite him as a lecturer.
Outside of the hospital, Dr. Jamieson is a cattle rancher and commercial helicopter pilot, and collects and studies ancient medical manuscripts and antique watches.