He has invented countless medical devices throughout his career, enjoyed a long line of „firsts,“ and developed several companies as a result of his passion for research and education. Most recently, he created an endowment for a new professorship at the University of Michigan in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Vascular Surgery.
If you’re a heart surgeon or a wannabe cardiovascular surgeon, or even if medicine isn’t your interest, this story is a great read. Diethrich is one of the most respected, revered and at times equally controversial leaders in his profession. He will navigate you through his greatest triumphs and, equally, his greatest sorrows.
You may not want to pattern a life after him, but his lessons and philosophies are inspiring and can be incorporated into our daily lives. It’s a story you will not forget, of one of the most famous surgeons of our medical era.