More than Milestones Posted by Jessica Pasley on Friday, March 2, 2018 in Related Content, Winter 2018 . Jimmy Moore, VUMC’s longest living heart transplant recipient (1986), recently reunited with surgeons Walter Merrill, MD, left, and William Frist, MD. At age 71, Rex Patton is the oldest patient to undergo a heart/kidney transplant at VUMC. Bonnie Davis, with Tom DiSalvo, MD, left, and Walter Merrill, MD, was the first female heart transplant recipient in 1986. Khris Downing received a kidney from his sister after her death. Michael Wilcher received a rare dual heart/liver transplant in 2017. Julie Damon was VUMC’s first liver transplant patient in 1991. Savannah Parks received the first dual organ transplant using hepatitis C positive organs for a disease-free patient in 2017.