Professor Sir Roy Calne awarded 2012 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
20 September 2012
Professor Sir Roy Calne (Honorary Fellow) and Dr Thomas Starzl (University of Pittsburgh) have been honoured with the 2012 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for their work on liver transplantation, an intervention that has restored normal life to thousands of patients with end-stage liver disease.
Through their systematic and relentless efforts, they created a medical procedure that most physicians deemed an impossible dream.
Some of Starzl's and Calne's early patients – originally diagnosed with untreatable and lethal diseases – are still thriving today, decades after their surgeries.