IHCTAS President’s Message

Cendales Linda

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The field of vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) stands at an exciting time –a time of challenges, of opportunity, of responsibility, and of possibility.

Today, we are at a unique position. While we have attained a great deal, there is much more to do. We have the opportunity to take a step forward from the proof of concept and continue developing the field in a systematic manner. Let us move ahead with passion but also with a goal. By reaching the academic purpose, the impact of our contributions to the scientific community, to trainees, to society, but most importantly, to our patients will be unparalleled.

VCA has grown because of the pioneering spirit of our community. Thus, your continued engagement is a bedrock of our success. Let us write another successful chapter for VCA.

I look forward to hearing from you, to continue working with you, and to serving with enthusiasm and impact.


Cendales sig

Linda C. Cendales, M.D.
IHCTAS, President