International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation

An organization dedicated to the collection, preservation, and display of materials related to artificial organs and transplantation.

Pioneer interview: Lyle D. Joyce, MD, PhD

Jason J. Han Lyle D. Joyce, MD, PhD is an adult cardiac surgeon who helped pioneer the artificial heart technology throughout his career. In 1982, he and Dr. William DeVries implanted Jarvik- 7 total artificial heart (TAH) in a patient named Barney Clark, which was...

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Pioneers interview: Muhammad M. Mohiuddin MBBS

Jason J. Han   Muhammad M. Mohiuddin MBBS is currently a Professor of Surgery and the Director of the Cardiac Xenotransplantation Program at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty there, he was the chief of the transplantation...

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Jose Delgado: A controversial trailblazer in
neuromodulation

Nicholas D. Lorusso1 | Uma R. Mohan2 | Joshua Jacobs2,3 1 Department of Biological Sciences,Columbia University, New York, USA 2 Department of BiomedicalEngineering, Columbia University, NewYork, USA 3 Department of Neurological Surgery,Columbia University, New York,...

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Our Mission

The Center, founded in 1979, is designed to serve as a not-for-profit organization devoted to the collection, preservation, and display of materials that illustrate the development of the two biomedical fields described in its name.

Explore the timeline of the International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation (ICAOT)

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1977

Artificial Organs is created and becomes the official journal of the newly established International Society for Artificial Organs (ISAO)

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1978

1st ISAO Anniversary Recognition Event in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland Award created and first awards bestowed

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1979

Steering Committees  and Board of Trustees formed to develop and implement plans for the International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation (ICAOT). Fund raising begun and historical artifacts continued to be collected

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1979

International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation opened in the former White Mansion at 8937 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio

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1981

In March, Dr. Takehiko Kudo became the first Distinguished Scholar of the International Center for Artificial Organs and Transplantation

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