News Release
 

October 31, 2011

CONTACT: Olivia Fermano
(O) 215.349.5653
(C) 215.459.0546

Olivia.Fermano@uphs.upenn.edu

Penn Medicine - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania Health System


This release is available online at
http://www.uphs.upenn.edu/news/News_Releases/2011/10/bilateral-hand-transplant/

Region's First Bilateral Hand Transplant Performed at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Penn Medicine Surgeons Team, with Gift of Life, Extends Frontier of Life-Enhancing Surgery

WHEN:

Tuesday, November 1, 2011
10 am

WHERE:

The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Flyers/76ers Theatre
Ravdin Building, Ground Floor
34th & Spruce Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Media should enter the Main Entrance of HUP on 34th Street

Once inside the Main Ravdin Lobby make a right
Theatre down the hall on the right

WHO:

L.  Scott Levin, MD, FACS.
Director, Penn Hand Transplant Program
Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Paul B. Magnuson Professor of Bone and Joint Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery

Benjamin Chang, MD
Co-director, Penn Hand Transplant
Program Director and Associate Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery

Richard D. Hasz
Vice President, Clinical Services
Gift of Life Donor Program

Abraham Shaked, MD, PhD
Director, Penn Transplant Institute
Vice Chair, department of Surgery
Eldridge L. Eliason Professor of Surgery

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD (Via Prerecorded Interview)
Director, Center for Bioethics
Professor, Medical Ethics

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