Episode 53: Meet Mark Black: double organ transplant recipient, marathon runner turned motivational speaker. Boy, does he ever have some insight directed towards medical students.


Congenital Heart Defect Podcast

Cardiac Surgeries

His surgeries started at one day old for a congenital heart defect.

Ventricular Arrhythmias

By the age of 21 he had frequent ventricular tachycardia and was at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. He had a heart and two-lung transplant and ran his first half-marathon and 2.5 years until he ran his first full marathon. Now 3 are in his rear-view mirror.

Patient Opinion of Medical Students

Listen to the podcast to discover what advice he has for medical students! He spent a lot of time in hospitals, up to 6 months at a time growing up. Many places were teaching hospitals so his insights are very enlightening.

He authored a book titled Live Life From The Heart. To support him and order his book, visit Mark Black Speaks.

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