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					WHEREAS, Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D is being honored at the American Liver Foundation
Western Pennsylvania Chapter Inaugural Tribute to Excellence event held on Thursday, August
23, 2007 at the Longue Vue Club in Verona, PA; and,

WHEREAS, Dr. Starzl is a distinguished service professor of surgery and the University of
Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the director emeritus of the Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation
Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; and,

WHEREAS, Dr. Starzl is known as the “Father of Liver Transplantation” for performing the
world’s first liver transplant in 1963 and the world’s first successful liver transplant in 1967, both
at the University of Colorado; and,

WHEREAS, Dr. Starzl can also be credited for his seminal discoveries associated with immune
tolerance and innovative surgical techniques, which paved the way for an entirely new field in
human organ transplantation; and,

WHEREAS, as a display of gratitude The American Liver Foundation Western Pennsylvania
Chapter is naming a Research Award in honor of to Thomas E. Starzl, M.D., Ph.D for his
contributions and continued dedication to liver transplantation.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does
hereby recognize Dr. Starzl for his ground-shattering contribution to the medical field and thanks
The American lvier Foundation Western Pennsylvania Chapter for naming this award in his
honor; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby declare
Thursday, August 23, 2007 to be “Dr. Thomas „Father of Liver Transplantation‟ Starzl Day”
in the City of Pittsburgh.

SPONSORED BY COUNCIL PRESIDENT DOUGLAS SHIELDS

CO-SPONSORED BY COUNCIL MEMBERS LEN BODACK, TWANDA CARLISLE,
DAN DEASY, DARLENE HARRIS, JEFFREY KOCH, JIM MOTZNIK, TONYA PAYNE
AND WILLIAM PEDUTO

				
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