Sanger, Paul W. (1906-1968)

 Digital Record
Identifier: 846
Sanger, Paul W. (1906-1968)


  • 1968 - 1968

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Paul W. Sanger received his secondary education at Webb School in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Upon graduation from the University of Oklahoma in 1928, he entered Vanderbilt University Medical School, where he received his M.D. in 1931. Sanger did postgraduate training in surgery at Duke University Hospital from 1931 to 1937.

A distinguished surgeon and pioneer in cardiovascular surgery, Sanger organized the thoracic and cardiovascular surgery department at the Charlotte (NC) Memorial Hospital and remained chief of the department until his death in 1968. sanger is also credited for establishing in 1946 the Heineman Research Laboratory for Cardiovascular surgery.

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Biographical file includes a photograph and Southern Surgical Association annual meeting transactions from 1968.

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Part of the VUMC Historical Images and Biographies Repository

Eskind Biomedical Library
2209 Garland Ave.
Nashville TN 37232


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