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Johns Hopkins Performs The World's First-Ever Penis and Scrotum Transplant

world's first full penis transplant

The Johns Hopkins reconstructive surgery team that performed the country’s first bilateral arm transplant in a wounded warrior has successfully performed the first total penis and scrotum transplant in the world.

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Worlds First Total Penile and Scrotum Transplant | Johns Hopkins Medicine

On March 26, 2018 a team of nine plastic surgeons and two urological surgeons at Johns Hopkins Medicine performed the world’s first total penile and scrotum transplant. In a 14-hour surgery, the entire penis, scrotum (without testicles) and partial abdominal wall of a deceased donor was transplanted to a veteran wounded in Afghanistan. This animation illustrates the transplantation process.


Who is on the Johns Hopkins Penile Transplant Research Study Team?

Principal Investigator
Richard Redett, M.D., Interim Director of the Department of Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery, Clinical Director of Penile Transplantation

Gerald Brandacher, M.D., Scientific Director of the CTA Program
Arthur Burnett, M.D.,
Study Surgeon
Damon S. Cooney, M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Co-director of Penile Transplantation

To request an appointment and learn more about penile transplantation, contact us at 443-997-1583.

The penile transplant project is considered a clinical trial and is made possible because of contributions from a team of specialists, including psychiatrists, psychologists, urologists, plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, a nurse transplant coordinator, hematologists, infectious disease specialists, immunosuppressive therapy experts, dermatopathologists and bioethicists. (IRB#NA_00089306)

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