Professor Dame Julia Polak DBE

PVRI Member Authors: Sheila Glennis Haworth

Abstract

Dame Julia Polak, who has died at age 75, pioneered work on histochemistry and then on tissue engineering of the lung. She developed idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension, underwent lung transplantation in 1995, and was one of the world's longest-living lung transplant survivors. We remember Julia as a charismatic, inspiring colleague and teacher, strong and feisty but with a very courageous, kind, and gentle heart.

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Pulmonary Circulation Vol 4: No 4 cover image

December 2014

Pulmonary Circulation Vol 4: No 4

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