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The article on Dr. Hyland (1) is a well-deserved tribute to a highly respected teacher and a very successful administrator from one of his most accomplished and grateful disciples (the latter kind is in short supply!). If I had been offered the opportunity to add my secondary contribution to Rolando Solis's piece, I would have given him credit for resurrecting the Heart Transplantation Program after the disastrous losses in 1991. Under his guidance and firm stewardship, we performed then 30 consecutive heart transplants without a single loss, at the same time embarking on lung transplantation (51 transplants), which led to the latter program's accreditation. I cannot even now thank him enough, so I am limiting myself to wishing him longevity and very good health.
—Peter A. Alivizatos, MD
Former Director of Heart and Lung Transplantation
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas