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ⓘ Victor Chang. Victor Peter Chang, AC was an Australian heart surgeon. He was a pioneer of modern heart transplantation. He also helped with the development of a ..




Victor Chang
                                     

ⓘ Victor Chang

Victor Peter Chang, AC was an Australian heart surgeon. He was a pioneer of modern heart transplantation. He also helped with the development of an artificial heart valve. He worked at St Vincents Hospital with his team who had high success rates of heart transplants.

Chang was born in Shanghai to Australian-born Chinese parents. He first grew up in Hong Kong before moving to Australia. He studied and trained at the University of Sydney as well as in the United Kingdom and the United States. He was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 1986. He was married to Ann Simmons. They had three children: Vanessa, Matthew and Marcus.

Chang was murdered on 4 July 1991 in Sydney, New South Wales. He was 54. He was shot in the head twice when he refused to give his money to two men. The men, Malaysians Chew Seng "Ah Sung" Liew and Choon Tee "Phillip" Lim, first ran their vehicle into Changs car, making him pull over. After arguing with the men, Chang was shot dead by Liew. The men both later received jail time.