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Lecture: The Untold Story Behind the First Face Transplant in the US

Date: 17 November 2021 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Venue: Czech Embassy

A pioneer in his field, Dr. Pomahač’s team performed the first face transplant procedure in the United States. Learn more about this feat! Join us for a fascinating look into an extraordinary achievement in science with Dr. Pomahač, on November 17, 2021, at 6 pm.

The Embassy of the Czech Republic invites you to the lecture The Untold Story Behind the First Face Transplant in the U.S. by Dr. Bohdan Pomahač, the Czech doctor who performed the novel surgery. A pioneer in his field, Dr. Pomahač’s team carried out the first three full-face transplant procedures in the United States, and the first successful bilateral upper extremity transplantation in the Northeast.

Event Details:
Date/Time: November 17, 2021, 6 pm

RSVP required: https://facetransplant.eventbrite.com

Location: Embassy of the Czech Republic 3900 Spring of Freedom Street, NW, Washington, DC 20008

Dr. Bohdan Pomahač is Division Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. He joined the Yale Surgery and Smilow Cancer Hospital community from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, where he was the Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner Distinguished Chair in Surgery and Director of Vascular Composite Allograft Transplantation program. Dr. Pomahac made Brigham and Women’s Hospital the world leader in vascularized composite transplantation completing ten face and three bilateral hand transplants. Dr. Pomahac’s expertise adds to a growing portfolio of destination programs in the Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Yale, which has grown into a multidisciplinary enterprise—with novel programs across Connecticut, including wound healing, craniofacial surgery, melanoma treatment, targeted muscle reinnervation, breast reconstruction, and cutting-edge research in machine learning and 3D printing. For more information, please visit: https://medicine.yale.edu/profile/bohdan_pomahac/

Embassy Policy:
By registering, you are acknowledging that an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists by attending this event on the premises of the Embassy of the Czech Republic. You and any family members and guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Czech Republic or any of their diplomats, staff, contractors, affiliates, employees, agents, or volunteers liable for any illness, injury, or death. The Embassy of the Czech Republic disclaims and excludes any and all liability for any loss, injury, or damage, alleged to have been suffered by or as a result of or otherwise on its premises.

To enter, you must wear a mask and be vaccinated or present a negative covid test. At its discretion, the Embassy may take your temperature upon arrival. No large bags are allowed. Small purses may be checked as you pass through security for entrance. RSVP confirmation and photo ID required.