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Mark Oristano has been a professional writer/journalist since the age of 16. He grew up in suburban New York and moved to Texas in 1970 to attend Texas Christian University. A major in Mass Communications, Mark was hired by WFAA-TV in 1973 as a sports reporter, the start of a 30-year career covering the NFL and professional sports.

Mark has worked with notable broadcasters including Verne Lundquist and Oprah Winfrey. He has covered Super Bowls and other major sports events throughout his career. He was part of Ron Chapman’s legendary morning show on KVIL-FM in Dallas for nearly 20 years.

In 1997, Mark began volunteering at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, working in the day surgery recovery room. (Or, the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit, if you like hospital talk.) It was at Children’s that Mark got to know Kris Guleserian, first to discuss baseball, and later, to learn about the physiology, biology, and mystery of the human heart.

That friendship led to a joint book project, SURGEON’S STORY, about Kris’ life and career.

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The 50th Anniversary of first Heart Transplant is Special Event to Veteran Transplant Surgeon Kristine Guleserian

Dr Guleserian in surgery

MIAMI, Fla., Oct. 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — December 3, 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the world’s first human-to-human heart transplant, notes Mark Oristano, author of “Surgeons’ Story” (ISBN: 978-1935953784). South African physician Dr. Christiaan Barnard performed the surgery which astonished the world in Capetown. The patient, 54-year old Louis Washkansky, lived with another person’s heart pumping his blood for 18 days.

In New Book, Renowned Pediatric Heart Surgeon Credits Her All-Girl School Education for Her Success

Book - Surgeon's Story

DALLAS, Texas, Aug. 24, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As kids across the country get ready to go back to school, Dr. Kristine Guleserian, one of the nation’s most accomplished pediatric heart surgeons, thinks back on her early school days very fondly. Guleserian is the co-author, with Mark Oristano, of “Surgeon’s Story: Inside OR-1 with One of America’s Top Pediatric Heart Surgeons” (ISBN: 978-1935953777).