[ duh-bey-kee ]
/ də ˈbeɪ ki /
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Michael Ellis, 1908–2008, U.S. physician: pioneer in heart surgery.
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Scientific definitions for De Bakey
Michael Ellis Born 1908
[ də bā′kē ]
American heart surgeon and physician who developed many of the techniques, procedures, and instruments used in cardiovascular surgery. In 1966 DeBakey implanted the first totally artificial heart in a human. Two years later, he supervised the first successful multi-organ transplant, transferring a heart, both kidneys, and a lung from a single donor to four separate recipients.
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