Face Transplant Program

Regain Confidence After Facial Trauma

Reconstructive facial transplants can transform the lives of adults who have had severe trauma or disfigurement to their face. Our multidisciplinary team of reconstructive surgeons collaborate with different departments to provide the best quality of long-term care for facial transplant recipients.

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Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Face Transplant Surgery?

Our program helps patients gain confidence and control over their lives through facial reconstruction from donor tissue.

Experienced Facial Transplant Surgeons

We collaborate with multiple departments at Johns Hopkins to provide a seamless facial transplant surgery and long-term care.

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Care for Wounded Veterans

Our program specializes in facial transplant surgery for veterans who were wounded in battle.

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Comprehensive Research

Our research program has led to breakthroughs and advancements into the longevity of facial transplantation.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Face Transplants

Learn more about the process of receiving a facial transplant by reading answers to frequently asked questions about the procedure:

Meet Our Face Transplant Specialists

The Johns Hopkins Hand and Arm Transplant Research Program is led by Damon S. Cooney, M.D., Ph.D.
  • Kofi Boahene, M.D.

    • Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
    • Professor of Art as Applied to Medicine
    • Professor of Dermatology
  • Gerald Brandacher

    • Scientific Director, Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (Reconstructive Transplant) Program
    • Director, Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) Research Laboratory
    • Director, Small Animal Special Surgery subcore of Diabetes Research Center
  • Damon Sean Cooney, M.D., Ph.D.

    • Clinical Director, Face Transplant Program, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center
    • Clinical Co-Director, Penile Transplantation, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center
    • Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Robin Yang, D.D.S., M.D.

    • Director of Pediatric Plastic Surgery
    • Division Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry
    • Assistant Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Nurse

Jane Littleton, R.N.