Penn Orthopaedics

Penn Human Tissue Laboratory

About the Laboratory

Under the direction of L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, the Penn Human Tissue Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility where medical students, residents and attending physicians can perform advanced surgical training on fresh tissue. 

One of a few laboratories of its kind in the country, this new facility includes:

  • 16 workstations
  • A/V technical equipment
  • A reception and gowning area
  • Lockers for storage of personal items
  • Disposable protective equipment

The lab is equipped with all instrumentation and equipment necessary to function as a normal operating room. Also, if needed, specialized instrumentation for specific cases can be made available.

With conveient access to lecture halls, catering and dining facilities, the lab is also suitable for hosting CME courses.

Hours of Operation

The hours of operation are flexible and can accommodate most schedules. Evening and weekend hours are available.

How to Reserve the Penn Human Tissue Laboratory

To reserve the lab, please call the Lab Manager to check dates and specimen availability. Once you have reserved the lab, visit the Perelman School of Medicine Morgue website to review the Cadaver Usage Policy and complete the Cadaver Body Part Request form.

For more information about reserving the lab, contact:

Lab Manager: Lorianne Kish
Phone: 215-746-8549
Email: lkish@mail.med.upenn.edu
Address: Penn Human Tissue Laboratory
212 Stemmler Hall
3450 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104

About the Director

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, received his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed an internship in general and thoracic surgery and a residency in both orthopaedic surgery and plastic, reconstructive, maxillofacial and oral surgery at Duke University Medical Center.

Dr. Levin subsequently completed a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Christine Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Levin specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremity, and reconstructive microsurgical techniques for extremity reconstruction and limb salvage.