DYNAMIC DUO: Betty Gentsch and Dr. Thomas Gentsch went globetrotting to provide medical care, from Miami to Madagascar. Thomas Gentsch was part of a team that conducted the first heart transplant in the southeast at Miami Heart Institute in 1969. The couple also raised four sons.
DYNAMIC DUO: Betty Gentsch and Dr. Thomas Gentsch went globetrotting to provide medical care, from Miami to Madagascar. Thomas Gentsch was part of a team that conducted the first heart transplant in the southeast at Miami Heart Institute in 1969. The couple also raised four sons. Courtesy Tom Gentsch
DYNAMIC DUO: Betty Gentsch and Dr. Thomas Gentsch went globetrotting to provide medical care, from Miami to Madagascar. Thomas Gentsch was part of a team that conducted the first heart transplant in the southeast at Miami Heart Institute in 1969. The couple also raised four sons. Courtesy Tom Gentsch

Thomas Gentsch performed first heart transplant in Miami, dies at 87, followed by wife, nurse Betty, 85

October 01, 2014 08:00 AM

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