Remembering the Legacy of Jaime Fiske

Jaime Fiske and Dr. John Najarian UMN

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Dr. John Najarian's performing a liver transplant on the youngest patient ever, 11-month-old Jaime Fiske. With a failing liver in an era when organ transplantation was only experimental, Jaime was not expected to reach her first birthday. The surgeon took a chance, and the rest is history. The Dept of Surgery celebrates this groundbreaking achievement that changed the field of transplantation and helped establish the National Organ Transplant Act. LEARN MORE>>