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Christiaan Barnard (1922–2001)

Christiaan Barnard was born on November 8, 1922 in Beauford West, South Africa as Christiaan Neethling Barnard. He was married to Karin Setzkorn, Barbara Maria Zoellner and Aletta Gertruida Louw. He died on September 2, 2001 in Coral Bay, Cyprus. See full bio »


(age 78) in Coral Bay, Cyprus

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 2008 Hidden Heart (Documentary)
Himself (as Christian Barnard)
 1999 HARDtalk (TV Series)
- Christiaan Barnard (1999) ... Himself (as Christiaan Bernard)
 1997 Knife to the Heart (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Himself (segment "The Man with the Golden Hands") (as Christiaan Bernard)
 1989 The Dame Edna Experience (TV Series)
- Episode #2.6 (1989) ... Himself (as Christiaan Bernard)
 1984 Panorama (TV Series)
- Episode dated 15 May 1984 (1984) ... Himself
 1983 Na sowas! (TV Series)
 1981 Tomorrow Coast to Coast (TV Series)
- Episode dated 10 November 1981 (1981) ... Himself (as Christiaan Bernard)
 1980 A fondo (TV Series)
- Episode dated 16 June 1980 (1980) ... Himself (as Christian Barnard)
- Episode dated 9 June 1980 (1980) ... Himself (as Christian Barnard)
 1972-1978 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Himself - Dr. Barnard / Himself - Dr. Bernard
- Episode #17.157 (1978) ... Himself - Dr. Bernard (as Christiaan Bernard)
- Episode #15.32 (1975) ... Himself - Dr. Barnard (as Christiaan Bernard)
- Episode #11.179 (1972) ... Himself - Dr. Barnard (as Christian Barnard)
 1977 The Bob Braun Show (TV Series)
Himself - Dr. Barnard / Heart Surgeon
- Episode dated 13 July 1977 (1977) ... Himself - Dr. Barnard / Heart Surgeon (as Christian Barnard)
 1970 The Dick Cavett Show (TV Series)
- Episode #4.90 (1970) ... Himself (as Dr. Christian Bernard)
 1969 Frost on Friday (TV Series)
- Christiaan Barnard (1969) ... Himself (as Professor Christiaan Barnard)
 1969 Today (TV Series)
- Episode dated 8 October 1969 (1969) ... Himself (as Christian Barnard)
 1969 Romeo und Julia '70 (TV Mini-Series)
Himself (as Christiaan Bernard)
 1968 Horizon (TV Series documentary)
- Man's Best Friends ...In Research (1968) ... Himself (as Christiaan Bernard)
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 2017 Carte Blanche (TV Series)
Himself (segment "50 Years of Heart Transplants")
- Episode dated 4 December 2017 (2017) ... Himself (segment "50 Years of Heart Transplants")
 2013 Mend Me: A Horizon Guide to Transplants (TV Movie documentary)
 2006 La imagen de tu vida (TV Series)
- Episode #1.9 (2006) ... Himself (as Christian Barnard)
 2004 Graffiti 60 (TV Series documentary)
Himself (as Christiaan Bernard)

Personal Details

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Alternate Names:

Christian Barnard | Professor Christiaan Barnard | Christiaan Bernard | Dr. Christian Bernard

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Personal Quote:

[just before his death] At almost 79, people ask me, "Where do you go from here?" I say to them, "I'm on the waiting list. I don't know exactly where I am on that list or where I'm going, but I'm on it."


A South African heart surgeon who performed the world's first heart transplant. In 1967 Barnard headed a 30-person surgical team that transplanted the heart of a young girl who had died in an auto accident into a diabetic 55-year-old man whose heart was failing and who was near death. The patient lived just 18 days after the operation, but his next heart transplant resulted in the patient living ... See more »

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