Jane Somerville

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Jane Somerville
Jane Somerville, library.jpg
Jane Somerville in her personal library (2019)
Born
Jane Platnauer

(1933-01-24) 24 January 1933 (age 89)
NationalityBritish
Education
Known for
  • Physician to Britain's first heart transplantation (1968)
  • Founding concept of GUCH
  • Idea of the first World Congress of Paediatric Cardiology
  • Founding the charity "The Somerville Foundation"
Medical career
ProfessionPhysician
FieldCardiology
Institutions
Sub-specialtiesCongenital heart defects
Awards

Jane Somerville (née Platnauer; born 24 January 1933) is a British emeritus professor of cardiology at Imperial College London.

Somerville was the attending physician at Britain's first heart transplantation in 1968.[1] She is best known for writing and researching about GUCH (grown-ups with congenital heart disease).

References[change | change source]

  1. Warnes, Carole A. (April 2008). "Jane Somerville". Clinical Cardiology. 31 (4): 183–184. doi:10.1002/clc.20279. PMC 6652976. PMID 18404729.