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Documentary Profiles Remarkable Career of Dr. Thomas Starzl

“Burden of Genius” reveals the harsh criticism Dr. Thomas Starzl withstood in his early, pioneering years of organ transplantation.



In 1967, Dr. Thomas Starzl stunned the world by performing the first successful liver transplant. Critics accused him of recklessness, even murder. Others declared it the beginning of a medical revolution. 

"Burden of Genius” is the story of an innovator many consider the greatest surgeon of the 20th Century and the father of transplantation.

The film debuts Friday, March 2 at Cinequest, the Silicon Valley film festival. Click here to learn more about future screenings.
 

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