Hamilton Naki was one of the world’s most technically gifted transplant surgeons. In 1967, he harvested the donor heart for the world’s first successful human heart transplant operation. He was also a recognized “expert at liver transplants, far trickier than heart transplants” and during his 40 year career, “he instructed several thousand trainee surgeons, several of whom moved on to become heads of departments”. Yet he was listed in the hospital employee records as a gardener. Find out why.