One of the sad stories of Sydney. Victor Chang born in Shanghai of Australian born Chinese parents came to Australia in 1953, studied medicine at Sydney University and became a an intern and later became a famous Cardiothoracic surgeon at St Vincents Hospital (at the back of his eponymous institute). He was a pioneer of modern heart transplants in Australia. On 4 =July 1991 on his way to work he was shot dead in a failed extortion attempt. This heart research unit is a fitting legacy.