A Pakistani-born doctor at the University Of Maryland School Of Medicine has made a significant contribution to medical science.
Dr. Mohiuddin successfully transplanted a genetically engineered pig heart into a terminally ill patient.
David Bennett, 57, became the first person in the world to have a heart transplant from a domestic porker with the first of its kind transplant.
A graduate of Dow University of Health Sciences and a former Karachi resident, Dr. Mansoor Mohiuddin has spent the last three decades attempting to figure out how to save terminally ill patients in need of a heart transplant.
In a prior attempt, the heart of a chimpanzee was implanted, but the patient did not survive, the US-based cardiac surgeon told a local news site.