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Why Give to the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery?

The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins is built on a foundation of pioneers in the U.S. and overseas. Founded at Johns Hopkins by John Staige Davis, the first and only plastic surgeon at the break of World War I, the discipline served and continues to serve the physical and emotional needs of soldiers and civilians alike. Men, women and children from around the world enter Johns Hopkins with physical and psychological disfigurements from wounds, burns and diseases and leave healed and restored. The Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery re-shapes tissue and re-shapes lives.

The discipline at Johns Hopkins addresses the entire body, operating on systems from bones to blood vessels and muscles to nerves. With a comprehensive approach, advancing the science of surgical technique and treatment requires focused and continued programs of research. As external research funding is very limited already and further decreases every year, philanthropy is what provides our faculty the resources they need to establish and continue their research. It is our hope that with enough support, crucial research programs within the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery can continue and expand.

Moving forward, the Department will continue to build upon teamwork, collaborate with the sister disciplines in the institution, mentor and promote the brightest young minds in the country and take our innovation to a higher level. With your generous support it will be possible for the Department to continue its mission of advancing research and providing a better quality of life for people around the world.

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Shaping a Century: Johns Hopkins History of Plastic Surgery

The role of Johns Hopkins in plastic surgery's history in America is described, from John Staige Davis to other surgeons of today who continue to make incredible advances in the field.

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