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Other Faculty Members

Claudia Chávez

Medical degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico. PhD in burns and wound healing at the University of British Columbia. Post-Doctoral Fellowship Plastic Surgery at Northwestern University Currently, Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia and Research Scientist at the Vancouver General Hospital. National and International Awards: UBC, CIHR, MSFHR, VCHRI, CRS, CONACyT, WHS.

Siba Haykal

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Oncological Reconstruction
Assistant Professor, University of Toronto
Affiliate Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute
Associate Member, Institute of Medical Science, Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Ronald M. Zuker

MD, FRACSC, FACS, FAAP, FRCSEd (Hon), pioneers of microsurgery. Founding member of the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery and the Group for Advancement of Microsurgery (GAM – Canada). Creation of the Pediatric Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation program at the Hospital for Sick Children pushing the clinical limits of reconstructive surgery. He performed the world’s first lower limb allotransplant.

Constanza L Moreno-Serrano

Orthopedic and Trauma surgeon from Universidad Javeriana Fellow in Hand and Microsurgery from Kleinert Institute at the University of Louisville. Chief of Hand and Microsurgery Division. Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá University Hospital Associated Clinical Professor. Medical School. Universidad de los Andes. Bogotá, Colombia

Luis Fernando Tintinago Londoño

Laryngeal and tracheal surgeon. Coordinating professor of the Medical Specialty of Head and Neck Surgery at the Faculty of Health Sciences, ICESI University, Colombia. He has performed several trachea transplants and is currently working on trachea, larynx, esophagus and multivisceral neck transplants.

María Amalia Matamoros-Ramírez

President of the Sociedad de “Trasplante de America Latina y el Caribe”.
Transplant Surgeon, General and Pediatric Surgeon.

Patrik Lassus

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery in Helsinki University Hospital, Finland.His main clinical focus has been in facial and head & neck reconstructive surgery and aesthetic facial surgery. Leader of the Finnish facial allotransplant program.The other arm in his research is focused in facial allotransplantation. He has published more than 50 peer reviewed articles and written chapters in 4 surgical books. He is currently the Secretary / Treasurer of ISVCA

Aram Gazarian

Orthopedic Surgeon University Lyon Full Member of the French Society of Hand Surgery Co-director of the research chair of tolerance in allotransplantation of composite tissue in newborn piglets, in Vétagro-Sup, in collaboration with Professor Mauricette MICHALLET, and Professor Jean-Michel DUBERNA
University Diploma in Transplantation, Claude Bernard University Lyon

Emmanuel Morelon

President of the Medical Commission of Edouard Herriot Hospital in Lyon. Areas of expertise are Kidney Transplant, Pancreas Transplant, X-Linked Lymphoproliferative Disease, and Chronic Kidney Disease. VCA board member of European Society Organ Transplantation.

Jean Kanitakis

Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist, member of the medical team that performed the first human VCAs (hands, face) as of 1998 in Lyon, France. He is actively involved in the clinical and histopathological evaluation of VCA recipients in order namely to detect signs of graft rejection. He described the clinical and pathological findings of skin acute and chronic rejection, including the currently used system for pathological scoring of VCA rejection. (Banff 2008).

Mohit Sharma

Head and clinical professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Program and Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation at Amrita Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences.

Nilesh G Satbhai

Senior Consultant and Head – Dept. of Plastic, Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery – Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai
Hon. Consultant in Pediatric Plastic Surgery – BJ Wadia Hospital for Children, Mumbai. Headed the team performing the first bilateral hand transplant of Mumbai / Maharashtra / Western India. The team has performed 3 successful bilateral hand transplants till date.

Praveen Kumar Vemula

Faculty at inStem, Bangalore, and he is a co-founder of three companies. Praveen obtained masters (M.Sc., Org. Chem.) degree from Osmania University, Hyderabad and Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in Organic Chemistry (2005). Subsequently he carried out over two years of postdoctoral research at the City College of New York and over four years at Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in Harvard Medical School in affiliation with Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Palmina Petruzzo

Assistant Professor of General and Vascular Surgery at the University of Cagliari, Italy. She has worked kidney and kidney pancreas transplantation at the Hospital Edouard Herriot, Lyon (France). She is involved in the project of hand and face allotransplantation performed in Hospital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France and co-Chairman of the International Composite Tissue Transplantation Registry.
She was treasurer, President and Past-president of ISVCA

Gloria Soldevila

Professor at the Immunology Department and Director of the National Laboratory of Flow Cytometry, at the Biomedical Research Institute in the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City. Associate Editor in “Alloimmunity and Transplantation” at Frontiers in Immunology, and a member of the Mexican Translational Immunology Research Group , Spanish Society for Immunology, Mexican Society for Immunology.

Guillermo Cantú

Research Professor at the School of Medicine of the Universidad Panamericana and develops his research line in Bioethics: Distributive justice and renal transplantation in Pediatrics. He is member of the Research Ethics Committee School of Medicine Universidad Panamericana and an external member of the Research Ethics Committee HIMFG and of the Bioethics Committee HGM. He is the Ph.D. Coordinator in Bioethics at Universidad Panamericana. México

Humberto Baeza

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Subspecialty in Microsurgery, endorsed by the National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), adjunct professor at the Central University Hospital and has worked in institutions such as the Christus Muguerza del Parque Hospital and the Ambulatory Surgery Unit of the Cumbres Clinic. Mexico

Josefina Alberú

Transplant Surgeon at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán in Mexico from 1989 to December 2018, and Head of this Department from 1995 to May 2012. Founding Member and past president of the Mexican Society of Transplantation. Member of the National System of Investigators. Honorary member of the American Campus Surgical Association, and Professor of Medicine at Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico City.

Juan Manuel Palomares Cantero

Abogado y Doctor en Bioética, de la Universidad Anáhuac México. Abogado en Notarías Públicas. Fue Director de Capital Humano, Director y Coordinador General en la Facultad de Bioética y de la Revista Medicina y Ética de la Universidad Universidad Anáhuac México.

Luis Arturo Ruvalcaba Castellón

Professor at the University of Guadalajara.
Biology of Reproduction Head of the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at Hospital Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro, Guadalajara.
Fellow in Laparoscopic Surgery at the University of Kiel, Germany in 1994. Assisted Reproduction Fellow at Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky and Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1997. Active member of the International Society for Fertility Preservation. Founding member of the International Society for Uterus Transplantation (UTx)

Martín Iglesias

Plastic surgeon and microsurgeon at Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, México. Chief of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Program, Professor of the university course on rheumatic hand surgery at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Member of the National System Researchers level 2. Member of the National Academy of Medicine. Member of the Mexican Academy of Surgery. Chairman of the 15th ISVCA Congress 2022.

Juan P. Barret MD, PhD

Head of Department and Professor of Surgery
Department of Plastic Surgery and Burns
Director, Face and Hand Transplantation Program
Director, Vall d’Hebron Initiative for Regenerative Medicine
Director of Research, Barcelona Tissue Bank
University Hospital Vall d´Hebron
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain
Associate Editor BURNS
Associate Editor IJS

Pedro Carlos Cavadas Rodriguez

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, and President of the Microsurgery and Reconstructive Surgery Unit, at the Nisa October 9 Hospital, Valencia Spain. Author of the first bilateral lower extremity transplant. He also performed the first face transplant that included a jaw and tongue.

Laurent Lantieri

M.D. plastic surgeon who is a pioneer in the field of face transplantation. Professor of Plastic Surgery at Assistance Publique Hopitaux de Paris and Head of the Plastic Surgery Department at Georges Pompidou Hospital at Paris Descartes University. received the James Barret Brown Award from the American Association of Plastic Surgery, and Legion d’honneur. First human facial retransplantation.

David Leonard

Clinical Lecturer in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Glasgow. He undertook doctoral research into the mechanisms of transplant tolerance induction at the Massachusetts General Hospital Transplant Biology Research Center. He has a specialist interest in complex upper limb reconstruction and replacement, and works closely with the UK Hand Transplant Service.

Fay Bound-Alberti

UKRI Future Leaders Fellows and Professor of Modern History in Vanbrugh College, University of York, Heslington.
Her books include Matters of the Heart: History, Medicine and Emotion (2010), which was shortlisted for the Longman/History Today prize and This Mortal Coil: The Human Body in History and Culture (2016), which was shortlisted for the British Association for the History of Science Hughes Prize (formerly the Dingle Prize).

Henk Giele

Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand, Transplant, Micro surgeon
Associate Professor University of Oxford United Kingdom
Consultant Plastic Reconstructive Transplant and Microsurgeon
Hand and Aesthetic Surgeon
Health Department, Government of Malta
Manor Nuffield Private Hospital Oxford
clinical director-specialist surgery including plastic surgery, ENT, eyes and neurosurgery Oxford, United Kingdom

Bohdan Pomahac

Division Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Pomahac joined the Yale Surgery and Smilow Cancer Hospital community from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he was the Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner Distinguished Chair in Surgery and Director of Vascular Composite Allograft Transplantation program.

Bruce Gelb

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Medical Director – Transplant Surgery NYU Langone Health | Transplant Institute
Abdominal transplant surgeon responsible for the development of immunosuppression regimens for face and hand recipients. He has served on the UNOS Ethics and VCA Committees and is the past-President of the Global Bioethics Initiative, an NGO with special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and has addressed the UN General Assembly on transplant related issues.

Curtis L. Cetrulo

Associate Professor, Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Senior Investigator and Head of the Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) Laboratory at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Frank A. Papay MS (BME), MD, DSc, FACS, FAAP i

Professor and Chairman of the Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute of the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Chairman of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Director of the Section of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery in addition to being the Co-Chairman of the Craniofacial Pediatric Surgery Fellowship.
Professor of Surgery at the Lerner College of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and serves as lead- surgeon of the Cleveland Clinic’s Face Transplantation and Composite Tissues Allograft Program.

Hatem Amer

Internist Nephrologist
Medical Director, Essam and Dalal Obaid Center for Reconstructive Transplant Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, United States.
Subject Areas in Medicine, Immunology and Microbiology.
Topics with the greatest contribution are: vascularized composite allotransplantation in facial transplantation.

James Benedict, PhD.

Author of A Revised Consent Model for the Transplantation of Face and Upper Limbs: Covenant Consent. He has been an invited scholar at the Foundation Brocher Conference on VCA, the Symposium on the Evolving Issues of Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation co-sponsored by NYU and Johns Hopkins University, the 13th Congress of the ISVCA, the 2018 ASRT, and the 2021 About Face Research Project sponsored by The Policy Institute, King’s College, London.

Jelena Janjic

Ph.D., Medicinal Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh.
Diplomirani Farmaceut, Belgrade University.
Dr. J’s experties
Design and synthesis of novel drug delivery formulations with focus on liquid and semisolid dosage forms and nanosystems
Design, synthesis, and biological evaluation of theranostic dosage forms for imaging and treatment of inflammation.
Applying theranostics and nanotechnology to studying immune system and nervous system interplay in chronic pain
Development of nanotechnology based therapeutic interventions for chronic pain.

Mateheew Cooper

Professor of Surgery at Georgetown School of Medicine, and Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and Director for Quality at the Medstar Georgetown Transplant Institute (MGTI). He is the current President of the UNOS Board of Directors. Washington

Robert A. Montgomery, MD, DPhil, FACS

Chairman and Professor of Surgery at NYU Langone Health and the Director of the NYU Langone Transplant Institute. He received his Doctor of Medicine with Honor from the University of Rochester School of Medicine. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from Balliol College, The University of Oxford, England in Molecular Immunology. For over a decade he served as the Chief of Transplant Surgery and the Director of the Comprehensive Transplant Center at Johns Hopkins.

Samir Mardini

Plastic Surgeon
Surgical director of Mayo Clinic’s Essam and Dalal Obaid Center for Reconstructive Transplant Surgery: Hand Transplantation.
Chair, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Director, Face Transplant
Surgical Director, Essam and Dalal Obaid Center for Reconstructive Transplant Surgery

Sheila Jowsey-Gregory, M.D.

Associate Professor, Transplant Psychiatry Director, William J von Liebig Transplant Center, Department of Psychiatry and Psychology in Mayo Clinic.
Dr. Jowsey’s research has been funded by philanthropic support and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK).

Simon G. Talbot

Board certified plastic and hand surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is the Director of Upper Extremity Transplantation having led the care of four bilateral upper extremity transplant patients. His research interests include the clinical are of upper extremity transplant patients, nerve regeneration optimization, and psychosocial aspects of major extremity surgery. He is funded by the US Department of Defense and runs research in collaboration with surgeons at Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.

Sudheer Kumar Ravuri

Deputy Director of the Center for Regenerative and Personalized Medicine at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI). His research interests are Adipose Derived Stem Cell biology and application, Biomaterials, Technology development and Characterization of Orthobiologics with implications for Orthopaedic applications and Healthy aging.
Sudheer worked to collaborative research work with Nobel laureate, Dr. Hargobind Khorana.

Warren Breindenbach

Hand Surgery and plastic Surgery. Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston Salem, United States. Creating a hand transplant program. Led the team of surgeons that performed the nation’s first hand transplant at the University of Louisville.
Subject Areas in Medicine, Immunology and Microbiology
Summary of Scopus metrics: 90 Documents as first author, 3881 citations in more than 2279 documents, currently with an h-index of 35, in the topics with the greatest contribution are: vascularized composite allotransplantation in facial transplantation.

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