PRS Grand Rounds
These articles complement the PRS Grand Rounds Facebook Live Lecture and Q&A on “Face Transplantation: Current State and Future Directions" by Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS, held on December 6, 2018 at 7 pm CST on Facebook.com/PRSJournal. In addition to the articles listed below, be sure to read "Quality Improvement in Facial Transplanatation: Standard Approach for Novel Procedures" for free on PRS Global Open.
Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS is an internationally recognized leader in plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Rodriguez joined the NYU Langone faculty in November 2013 as the Helen L. Kimmel Professor of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and chair of the Hansjӧrg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rodriguez joined NYU Langone from the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the University of Maryland School of Medicine/R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center where he was Chief of the Division of Plastic, Reconstructive & Craniofacial Surgery and Professor of Surgery.
Dr. Rodriguez leads NYU Langone’s vascular composite allotransplantation (VCA) program, which encompasses face and limb transplantation. He and his team performed NYU Langone’s first face transplant in August 2015 on Patrick Hardison, a firefighter from Senatobia, MS, who was severely burned in September 2001 in the line of duty. This case is widely recognized as the most extensive procedure of its kind to date – and the first performed in New York State. Dr. Rodriguez is dually boarded by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.