Plastic Surgery Research Council
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Primary Lab Contact
Name Bohdan Pomahac, MD
Title Principal Investigator
Phone 6177327796
Email bpomahac@partners.org

Website http://brighamandwomens.org/Research/labs/CRRSR/default.aspx
Laboratory Plastic Surgery Transplantation
Lab Location Brigham and Women's Hospital
11th Floor Thorn Research Bldg.
Boston, MA 02115
Lab Category Clinical Outcomes Research
Composite Tissue Allotransplantation (CTA)
Ischemia/Reperfusion
Microsurgery/Flap Physiology
General Lab Setup There are currently 4 Research Fellows and 1 student intern working in this laboratory.
Lab Facilities The laboratory of Dr. Pomahac is fully equipped with microscopes, sinks, and sterile hoods for tissue culture, as well as sterile storage space for tissue and reagents. The laboratory is located on the 11th floor of the Thorn Research Building, within the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) campus.
Animal Facility Yes (Pigs, rats)
Type of Research Vascularized composite allotransplantation
1. Investigator's Name Bohdan Pomahac, MD
Project Title Transplantation of allograft face or facial subunit for treatment of burn or cancer-related facial defects
Brief Description This is an outcome-oriented study that evaluates the procedural, psychosocial, functional, aesthetic and financial outcomes of face transplantation in 5-10 patients.

2. Investigator's Name Bohdan Pomahac, MD
Project Title Transplantation of allograft upper extremity(ies) for treatment of dominant hand or bilateral amputees
Brief Description This is an outcome-oriented study that evaluates the procedural, psychosocial, functional, aesthetic and financial outcomes of hand transplantation in 5- 10 patients.

3. Investigator's Name Bohdan Pomahac, MD
Project Title Novel strategies to improve immunomodulation and non-invasive clinical monitoring in VCA
Brief Description The aim of this study is enabling functional and aesthetic restoration to patients with severe, unreconstructable vascularized composite tissue defects by safe VCA protocols with minimal side effects (e.g., low-dose IL-2).

Grants N/A
Opportunity for Student Degree Program No  
Research Fellowship Available No
Funding Available Foundations, governmental, corporate
Educational or Prior Experience Requirements Medical Student, MD or PhD