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Cleveland Clinic Performs First Facial Transplant in U.S.

Surgeons build upon Cleveland Clinic's legacy of innovation. Download the press release (PDF).

…No other aspect of our anatomy is capable of even a fraction of the complexity of motion and emotion allowed by the muscles and tissues of the face… —Maria Siemionow, MD, PhD, Director of Plastic Surgery Research, Head of Microsurgery Training

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Surgical Team

  • siemionow

    Maria Siemionow, MD, PhD

    Director of Plastic Surgery Research
    Head of Microsurgery Training Biography Overview (PDF) | Full Bio

  • alam

    Daniel Alam, MD

    Facial Plastic Surgeon Full Bio

  • bernard

    Steven Bernard, MD

    Plastic Surgeon Full Bio

  • djohan

    Risal Djohan, MD

    Plastic Surgeon Full Bio

  • eghtesad

    Bijan Eghtesad, MD

    Staff Surgeon, Departments of
    General Surgery & Transplantation Full Bio

  • fung

    John Fung MD, PhD

    Chairman, Dept. of General Surgery
    Director, Transplant Center Full Bio

  • gordon

    Chad Gordon, DO

    Fellow, Department of Plastic Surgery

  • hendrickson

    Mark Hendrickson, MD

    Head of Hand Surgery Full Bio

  • kodish

    Eric Kodish, MD

    F.J. O'Neill Professor
    Chairman, Department of Bioethics Full Bio

  • lohman

    Robert Lohman, MD

    Plastic Surgeon Full Bio

  • papay

    Francis Papay, PhD

    Chairman, Dermatology & Plastic
    Surgery Institute Full Bio

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Photographs

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History of Innovation

Cleveland Clinic has a rich history of innovation, from performing the world's first coronary angiography to pioneering the institute model of patient care–and now, the first near-total face transplant in the U.S.

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