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The Brigham and Women's Hospital Face Transplant Program: A Look Back

Singhal, Dhruv M.D.; Pribaz, Julian J. M.D.; Pomahac, Bohdan M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: January 2012 - Volume 129 - Issue 1 - p 81e–88e
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31823621db
Reconstructive: Head and Neck: Special Topic
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Summary: With five face transplants now successfully completed in the United States, the authors look back at their experience with the first face transplant performed in their program. They discuss the process of establishing a face transplant program, the clinical case, and the lessons learned.

Boston, Mass.

From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Received for publication April 10, 2011; accepted June 21. 2011.

Disclosure:The authors have no financial disclosures regarding this article.

Bohdan Pomahac, M.D.; Division of Plastic Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, Mass. 02115, bpomahac@partners.org

©2012American Society of Plastic Surgeons