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Oakland Street Named After Pittsburgh Transplant Doctor

Lothrop Street in Oakland was renamed Thomas Starzl Way on Monday Ocotber 15th, a small token of appreciation for a man who paved the road for so many to liver longer, healthier lives.

City Officals and the American Liver Foundation honored the Pittsburgh Transplant surgeon with a street sign, which will be added to the street signs at the corner of the Oakland intersection at the heart of UPMC's hospital complex. Starzl, who is a professor of surgery at Pitt and director emeritus of the Pitt-UPMC Starzl Transplantation Institute, performed the first successful liver transplant in 1967.

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