WHILE many people of his age would be retired, world renowned heart surgeon, Professor Rob Kinsley, 77, is still performing miracles on the operating table.
Kinsley, from Durban, who pioneered paediatric cardiac surgery, has performed more than 15000 open heart surgeries during his career.
He is now launching a foundation to save the lives of African children born with congenital heart defects who do not have access to medical aid.
Congenital heart defects arise from problems with the structure of the heart that are present at birth.
After 50 years of heart surgery, Kinsley said that his life’s purpose would not be fulfilled if he did not leave behind a legacy and he is expected to launch the Children’s Cardiac Foundation of South Africa, in association with Lenmed eThekwini Hospital & Heart Centre, at a function being hosted in his honour at the Oyster Box Hotel in Durban on Wednesday.