Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery: An Interview With Kumud Dhital
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In this Giants of Cardiothoracic Surgery interview, Shruti Jayakumar of King’s College London School of Medicine in the UK speaks with Kumud Dhital of St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, Australia, about heart donation after circulatory death (DCD). They discuss technical aspects of DCD heart donation, the importance of a recipient-protective program, and Dr Dhital’s journey with DCD heart transplant. Finally, Dr Dhital provides his words of advice for aspiring cardiothoracic surgeons: “Don’t give up the ambition.”