"Hamilton Naki’s achievements are often overshadowed by the controversy and confusion surrounding his role in the heart transplant performed by Barnard and his team in 1967. While Naki had an essential role in the research that led to the successful transplant, evidence suggests he had no part in the actual surgery."
Hamilton Naki: From gardening to greatness
MSc IHTM News
15 January 2021
Our alumnus Elisha Ngetich (cohort 2018-19) co-authored Hamilton Naki's short biography, describing his path from gardener to an essential part of the research group responsible for the first heart transplant.