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Collection Jerry Hecht Digital Collection
Title Dr. Nina Starr Braunwald
Caption Dr. Nina Starr Braunwald
Description Nina Starr Braunwald, M.D., was one of the first women to train as a general surgeon at New York's Bellevue Hospital, from 1952 to 1955. A pioneer in the field of heart surgery, she led the team that was the first to replace a human heart valve (a valve which she designed). She was the first woman to be certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and the first woman to be elected to the American Association for Thoracic Surgery. She is shown adjusting a test chamber holding an artificial heart valve she assisted in developing.
Credit line Courtesy of the Office of History, National Institutes of Health and the National Library of Medicine
Accession number 2009.02
Number of images 1
Catalog Number 2009.02.10
Photographer Hecht, G.V. (Jerry)
Place Bethesda, MD
Source Hecht, G.V. (Jerry)
Year Range from 1960
Year Range to 1965
Organizations NIH; CC, Surgical Wing
Buildings Building 10 ("CC" Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center)
People Braunwald, Nina Starr