United Airlines ceo Oscar Munoz suffered a heart transplant in 2016 with the operating physician was the Duc Pham, a native of Vietnam.
On October 15, 2015, just 1 month after as the new ceo of United Airlines, Oscar Munoz suffered a heart attack. Three months later, on May 1 2016, he received a heart transplant surgery at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Illinois.
Surgery took place with the participation of the doctors in the hospital, in which the surgeon is Duc Pham, Vietnam descent. After the surgery, CEO of United Airlines sent a thank you to the team of doctors Northwestern Memorial.
U.S. News for heart surgeons or is Duc Pham. He graduated from the Medical University of North Carolina in 1997, has performed over 1,000 operations, including 300 heart valve surgery.
In 2015, Munoz became Executive Director of United after his predecessor Jeff Smisek was fired because of the bribery scandal. He was dubbed the “hero” of United Airlines from a series of rescue when trouble. Oscar Munoz was also awarded “Communicator of the year 2017” by PRWeek magazine awarded.
However, the CEO of American Airlines are faced with crisis communications after an original passenger Vietnam being punish on United’s aircraft.
The evening of April 9, on the flight from Chicago to go Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. David Dao Vietnam origin were security staff dragged rudely from the aircraft. The video footage he been punish, much blood flows in the face of great attention was attracted by public opinion.
While social networks are constantly processing images of the incident, customers around the world calling for boycotting the fourth largest aircraft carrier of the United States. The airline’s capitalization have at lost more than 1 billion u.s. dollars in the session on April 11.
The scandal caused him to suffer opposition Monuz public opinion worldwide. This CEO has repeatedly apologised to the public, with United Airlines promises never to punish status with passengers occur. However, Monuz refused to resign despite more than 60,000 people had signed demanding he leave.