Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Dr. Demetre M. Nicoloff

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Titles Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry in Minnesota Oral History Project: Interview with Dr. Demetre M. Nicoloff
Description BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Demetre M. Nicoloff grew up in Ohio. He received his medical degree from an Ohio university. He continued his training in Minnesota, worked as a researcher with Dr. Owen Wangensteen, and received two advanced degrees. He was involved in the development of the first bi-leaflet all carbon heart valve, the St. Jude valve. SUBJECTS DISCUSSED: Education; development of his career; principal areas of research: gastro-intestinal, thoracic, cardiac; experiences working with Dr. Owen Wangensteen as intern, resident, and researcher; Owen Wangensteen’s mentoring, influence and illness; relationship with Castaneda; surgical research at the VA hospital; returning to University of Minnesota to do cardiac work; leaving the university for private practice; forming the Heart Institute; designing St. Jude heart valve with Chris Possis; views on and the history of St. Jude Medical and the St. Jude heart valve; experiences with clinical trials, minimally invasive surgery, and advances in heart surgery and cardiac devices. COMMENTS ON INTERVIEW: Both interviews cover the same material. A video log is available in the Oral History Office.
Quantity 2 hours sound cassette
1 hour videocassette
37 pages transcript
Format Content Category: sound recordings
Content Category: moving images
Content Category: text
Measurements 02:08:28 running time
Creation Interviewee: Nicoloff, Dr. Demetre M. M.D.
Interviewer: Jeffrey, Kirk
Made in: Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States
Dates Creation: 11/27/2000 - 05/16/2001 (Audio interview conducted 11/27/2000 and video interview 5/16/2001.)
Holding Type Oral History - Interview
Identifiers OH 87 (Library Call Number)
AV2001.104.12 (Accession Number)
More Info MNHS Library Catalog
Related Collections Oral History - Project, MHS Collection, project: 'Pioneers of the Medical Device Industry in Minnesota Oral History Project'


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