Victor Chang

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  • Birth

    Birth
    Victor Chang was born on 21st November 1936. His father was Aubrey Chang and his mother was May Lee. He was the eldest child in the family. He had a younger sister named Frances and a younger brother named Anthony. Image from the Book :
    Victor Chang by Gail Taylor 2003
  • Moved to Hong Kong

    Moved to Hong Kong
    When Victor Chang was just an infant, the Chang family moved to Hong Kong because Shanghai was invaded by the Japanese. Image from the Book :
    Victor Chang : A Tribute to My Father by Vanessa Chang 2001
  • Victor Chang's mother died

    Victor Chang's mother died of breast cancer on 4th April 1948 when he was just 12. This made Chang decided that he would become a doctor.
  • Educated in Hong Kong

    Educated in Hong Kong
    Victor Chang was educated at Kowloon Tong Primary School and later at St Paul's Boys College in Hong Kong. Image from http://www.spc.edu.hk/profile/badge.php
  • Migrated to Australia

    Migrated to Australia
    Victor Chang and his sister migrated to Sydney. Image from http://tizona.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/australian-flag.jpg
  • Finished high school at Christian Brother's High School, Sydney

    Finished high school at Christian Brother's High School, Sydney
    Victor Chang spent 2 years at Christian Brother's High School in Lewisham, Sydney. Image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Cbhslewishamcrest.jpg
  • Graduated in the University

    Graduated in the University
    Chang graduated in the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with First Class Honours. Image from the Book:
    Victor Chang : A Tribute to My Father By Vanessa Chang 2001
  • First year resident medical officer at St Vinecent's Hospital

    First year resident medical officer at St Vinecent's Hospital
    Chang started working at the St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney after graduation. Image from http://www.simonfieldhouse.com/St%20Vincents_Hospital_Simon_Fieldhouse_1.jpg
  • Had training in England

    Had training in England
    Chang met Dr Shanahan, a heart surgeon at St Vincent's. Dr Shanahan sent Dr Chang to England for training as a heart surgeon. Image from Google Image
  • Married

    Married
    Dr Chang married an English woman named Ann Simmons when he was in London. They had 2 sons and 1 daughter. Image from the Book:
    Victor Chang : A Tribute to My Father by Vanessa Chang 2001
  • Back to Sydney

    Back to Sydney
    Dr Chang brought his family back to Sydney. Image from Google Image
  • Obtained the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

    Obtained the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
    Victor Chang obtained Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). Image from http://www.surgeons.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home&Template=/Templates/HomeRACS.cfm
  • Visits to China

    Visits to China
    Dr Chang went to China for the first time in 3 decades. He made regular visits to China helping the patients there many times for free. He also lectured frequently in China, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore. Image from the Book:
    Victor Chang : A Tribute to My Father by Vanessa Chang 2001
  • Research

    Research
    Victor Chang began research on producing an artificial heart valve. Eventually the valve was manufactured and implanted to 1000 Chinese . Image from Google Image
  • Director of St Vincent's Hospital heart transplant unit

    Dr Chang was appointed Director of St Vincent's Hospital 1st heart transplant unit in Sydney.
  • Honorable titles in China

    Victor Chang was appointed as the Honorary Director of Heart, Lung and Blood Vessel Research-Institute, Quandong Provincial Peoples Hospital, China.
  • Advance Australia Award

    Advance Australia Award
    Victor Chang receives the Advance Australia Award. Image from http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/itemimages/170/935/170935_large.jpg
  • The First heart-lung transplant

    Dr Chang performed the first heart-lung transplant in 1986.
  • Companion of the Order of Australia

    Companion of the Order of Australia
    Dr Chang received the Companion of the Order of Austrlia for the 'service to international relations between Australia and China and to medical science'. Image from Google Image
  • Died

    Died
    Victor Chang was tragically shot twice by 2 Malaysaian men. His dead body was found just next to his car along the road. Image from http://resources2.news.com.au/images/2009/10/27/1225791/536450-dtstory-victor-chang-murder.jpg
  • Legacy

    Legacy
    Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute was established to help the prevention and treatment of heart muscle diseases in memory of him. Image from http://www.osmr.nsw.gov.au/state_of_research/images/vccri_logo.jpg
  • Australian of the Century

    Australian of the Century
    Prime Minister John Howard announced Victor Chang as the Australian of the Century. Image from http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/images/uploadedfiles/editorial/pictures/2007/10/14/John_Howard_Election.jpg
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    Life of Dr Victor Chang

    Dr Victor Chang is a notable Australian Immigrant. This is the life, contributions and achievements of Dr Victor Chang.