Comprehensive Hand Transplant Program

Regain Your Independence After
Hand Amputation

Reconstructive hand and arm transplantation is available for patients who have suffered a hand and arm amputation or extreme loss of function due to injury or illness. Our reconstructive surgeons provide comprehensive surgical care and treatment to reduce the chance of transplant rejection and improve the quality of life for patients.

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Why Choose Johns Hopkins for Hand Transplant Surgery?

Our program helps patients gain confidence and control over their lives by attaching upper limbs from donors to patients who have lost their hands or arms.

Team Collaboration

Our reconstructive surgeons collaborate with different divisions at Johns Hopkins for a seamless transplant procedure and comprehensive long-term care.

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Experienced With Veterans

We specialize in performing hand and arm transplantation for veterans who have been wounded in battle.

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Extensive Transplant Research

Our research program has made advancements in the surgical procedure and longevity of hand and arm transplants in patients.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Hand Transplants

Learn more about the process of receiving a hand and arm transplant by reading answers to frequently asked questions about the procedure.

Meet Our Specialists

The Johns Hopkins Hand and Arm Transplant Research Program is led by Jaimie Troyal Shores, M.D.
  • Mohammed Alrakan, M.B.B.S.

    • Instructor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 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
  • Jaimie Troyal Shores, M.D.

    • Clinical Director, Hand/Arm Transplant Program, Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Transplant Center
    • Program Director, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship
    • Associate Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
    • Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Brendan's Transplant Story

Meet the soldier, Brendan Marrocco who was the recipient of Johns Hopkins Hospitals’ first bilateral arm transplant. Learn more about his patient journey at Johns Hopkins Reconstructive Transplant Program.

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