Central to our mission of providing unparalled patient care and advanced medical education is our focus on pushing the boundaries of research.

Our experts in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are at the forefront of discovery in reconstructive transplantation, tissue engineering and more. In a span of just five years, the department has protocols approved and in place for hand, face and penile transplants—an indication of just how quickly its transplant portfolio has grown, and how the entire field has evolved.

  • Discoveries in Reconstructive Transplant

    Learn more about our advances in transplant immunology, immunoregulation, regenerative medicine, nerve research and more.

    hand transplant illustration
  • Advances in Tissue Engineering

    In partnership with the Mao Research Group, our team has developed composite material to support surgical cavities, promote new tissue growth and minimize adverse side effects.

    filling surgical cavities
  • Clinical Trials

    Clinical trials lead to new research and innovation. Our team works to continually improve current standards of care and surgical procedures by comparing outcomes of treatment.

    Clinical Trials