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Demetre M. Nicoloff
Subjects Discussed: Education, development of his career, and principal areas of research: gastro-intestinal, thoracic, cardiac. His experiences working with Dr. Owen Wangensteen as intern, resident, and researcher. Owen Wangensteen’s mentoring, influence and illness. Relationship with Castaneda; surgical research at the VA hospital; returning to University of Minnesota to do cardiac work; leaving the university for private practice; forming the Heart Institute; designing St. Jude heart valve with Chris Possis. His views on and the history of St. Jude Medical and the St. Jude heart valve. Experiences with clinical trials, minimally invasive surgery, advances in heart surgery and cardiac devices.
Restrictions on Use: None
Transcript: Audio: 25 pages, Video: 12 pages
Accession Number: AV 2001.104.12