The Value of Upper Extremity, face, and uterus transplantation: A Summit Conference

Scott Tintle, Jaimie T. Shores, Kodi Azari, Andreas Tzakis, Marissa Dearden*, Paige Porrett, Liza Johannesson, Sue McDiarmid, Bohdan Pomahac, L. Scott Levin

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A panel of over 60 experts in the field of vascular composite allotransplantation from around the United States gathered on November 8, 2019 at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in Bethesda MD. Experts in the field were recruited and invited through a collaborative effort of the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation, the American Society of Transplantation, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the American Society of Transplant Surgeons in order to discuss The Value of Upper Extremity, Face, and Uterus Transplantation: A Summit Conference. All sessions were directed by a moderator and focused on indications and contraindications, outcomes and costs of vascular composite allotransplantations in order to evaluate and discuss the state of the art science in the field. Representatives of major vascular composite allotransplantation centers in North America (Cleveland Clinic, University of Pennsylvania, Brigham and Women's Health, New York University, the Mayo Clinic, Baylor, John Hopkins University, the University of Louisville) collaborated in order to present the combined experience of the major transplant centers in the United States. The panel members developed consensus guidelines for publication demonstrating success and unity amongst the vascular composite allotransplantation and solid organ transplantation communities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalOrthoplastic Surgery
StatePublished - Dec 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • Face transplantation
  • Hand transplantation
  • Uterus transplantation
  • Vascular composite allotransplantation


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