Thomas Starzl Documentary to Premiere at Carnegie Science Center

On Friday, April 12, the Carnegie Science Center will host the premiere of “Burden of Genius,” a documentary on Thomas E. Starzl, known as the “father of organ transplantation.” The documentary details the story of Starzl’s 60-year career, including the world’s first successful liver transplant.

Co-produced by Carl Kurlander, senior lecturer in Pitt’s Film and Media Studies Program, the film was named a finalist at the Raw Science Film Festival and won the global health competition at the Cleveland International Film Festival.

The film will run for a week through April 18 as part of National Donate Life Month. For more information, visit the documentary website. For showtimes and tickets, visit the Carnegie Science Center online.

Read more about Starzl and his lasting legacy at Pitt in Pittwire.