Kolff, Willem J., MD. Ph.D.

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Identifier KolffWJ
Title Kolff, Willem J., MD. Ph.D.
Subject Portraits; Academic Medical Centers; Faculty, Medical; Professional Role; Education, Medical; Schools, Medical; Physicians; Anatomy; Pathology; Inventions; Artificial Organs; Biomedical Engineering; Research; Universities; Utah; Department Chairs
Description Dr Kolff was born in Leiden, Holland in 1911. Dr Kolff received his M.D. from the State University of Leiden in 1938 and his Ph.D. from the State University of Groningen in 1946. Dr Kolff was Assistant in Pathology and Anatomy at the State University in Leiden 1934-1936; Assistant in Medicine at the State University in Groningen 1938-1941 and Head of the Department in Munich Hospital, Kampen, 1941-1950. Dr Kolff was Professor of Clinical Investigation at the Education Foundation, Cleveland Clinic Foundation from 1950-1967. Dr Kolff came to the University in 1967 as Director of the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Artificial Organs which he headed from 1967-1986. Dr Kolff was Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Surgery and Research. Dr Kolff conducted research in kidney transplantation, application of heart and lung machines and development of the artificial heart and was known as the "father" of artificial organs. Dr Kolff received nine honorary doctorates and was the winner of numerous international awards. Dr Kolff died in 2009. The portrait of Dr Kolff was painted by Alvin L. Gittins in 1980, and is located on the south wall on the main floor portrait gallery of the Eccles Health Sciences Library.
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 1980
Type Image
Format image/jpeg
Relation History of the Health Sciences Collection, University of Utah
Rights Management Copyright © 2004, University of Utah, All Right Reserved
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Metadata Cataloger amt; jms; vc
Relation is Part of group K; Artificial organs; IBE
ARK ark:/87278/s6sf65cd
Setname ehsl_hhs
Date Created 2004-10-08
Date Modified 2018-01-25
ID 1035915
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sf65cd
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