Leroy David Vandam, 1914-2004

Dr Leroy Vandam
Dr Leroy Vandam

Born: New York City, United States of America

Education : Brown University. He began his first year at Brown at just 16 years old.

Medical training: MD, New York University Bellevue Medical School

Achievements:   First Harvard Medical School Professor of Anesthesia, Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Anaesthetised the first kidney transplant patients in 1954.

Co-authored Introduction to Anesthesia, a classic text for 50 years.

Interesting facts: He was initially interested in surgery, but became interested in anaesthetics during treatment at the Wilmer Eye institute, Baltimore. An eye condition eventually led to the loss of his left eye.

He started his anaesthetic residency at the age of 33 in 1947.

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