Plastic Surgery Research Council
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Primary Lab Contact
Name Ericka M Bueno, PhD
Title Scientific Director
Phone 6177327196
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 3 Research Fellows and 4 student interns 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, mice)
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, aethestic and financial outcomes of hand 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 Identity transfer and other aesthetical considerations in face transplantation
Brief Description We use face transplant simulation models to assess how much of the facial apperance of the donor is transferred to the recipient of face transplantation, and to answer other questions about the expected esthetic outcome of face transplantation. Our hypothesis is that transfer of apperance from donor to recipient is low, and we have demonstrated this using two-dimensional models.

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