Penn Medicine Establishes Hand Transplant Program

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Media Contact:Olivia Fermano | olivia.fermano@uphs.upenn.edu | 215-349-5653 December 14, 2010

PHILADELPHIA - The Penn Transplant Institute, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Division of Plastic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) have collaborated to form the Penn Hand Transplant Program. The Program will operate under the leadership of the Penn Transplant Institute and in collaboration with the Gift of Life Donor Program, the nonprofit organ and tissue donor program which serves the eastern half of Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey and Delaware.

The Penn Hand Transplant Program is headed by L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, Paul B. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery, Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery and Abraham Shaked, MD, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Director of the Penn Transplant Institute.

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