Watch “Burden of Genius” Documentary Film & attend “Saving More Lives” Seminar

November 04, 2021 | 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Saving More Lives Seminar & Screening of Burden of Genius Documentary Film

Thursday, November 4, 2021
7:00PM-8:30PM PT

Join us at LKSC 130 virtually or in-person for Saving More Lives, a seminar discussion of the film Burden of Genius, the inspirational documentary about Dr. Thomas Starzl's journey into organ transplantation. The seminar will combine an overview of Dr. Starzl's accomplishments and legacy with an up-to-date report from the front lines of organ transplantation. Current challenges will be explored, including how to increase organ donation and how to bolster the pipeline for transplant surgeons. 

Speakers will include Dr. Carlos Esquivel, Chief of the Division of Transplantation at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He is a pioneering suregon, who trained with Dr. Starzl. Dr. Amy Gallo is Director, Pediatric Kidney Transplant at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Carl Kurlander is a producer, his role as one of the producers of BURDEN OF GENIUS began by persuading a reluctant Dr. Starzl to collaborate in the making of the film. Janice Whaley, MPH, CPTC, CTBS serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Donor Network West, the second largest organ procurement organization (OPO) in the U.S. Dr. Jonathan Berek is a Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine and Medicine & the Muse's Director of Film.

To attend in-person, please register on Eventbrite here.

Attend virtually by registering here.

Please watch the film before attending the seminar.


BURDEN OF GENIUS captures the remarkable story of Dr. Thomas Starzl, 'the father of organ transplantation.� Taking what was once considered science fiction, he overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to make transplantation an everyday miracle which has saved countless lives. This inspirational documentary shows the vision, relentlessness, and sacrifice it took for Dr. Starzl and his colleagues to change modern medicine.� An online screening of the film is exclusively available to the Stanford University community from October 29 to November 4.

To view the film BURDEN OF GENIUS, register here.

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