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

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October 01, 2014 8:00 AM

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

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