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Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation in Pediatrics

98.1 - Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation in Pediatrics

Presenter: L. Scott, Levin, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Authors: L. Scott Levin, Linda C. Cendales


Biography:

L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, is director of the Hand Transplantation Program at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He is also the Paul B. Magnuson professor (with tenure) and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and professor of Surgery. As an accomplished clinician, his expertise focuses on surgery of the hand and upper extremity, reconstructive microsurgical techniques for extremity reconstruction and limb salvage. His research interests focus predominantly on extremity soft tissue reconstruction and composite tissue allotransplantation.

Working collaboratively with colleagues across medical disciplines, Dr. Levin established and was the Director of Duke’s Human Tissue Laboratory and also directed the Anatomic Gifts Program. He recently established a Human Tissue Laboratory at Penn which opened in May 2011. Dr. Levin is also the head of the newly formed Penn Hand Transplant Program at Penn and in September 2011, he directed the team that performed a bi-lateral hand and arm transplant. As a committed educator, Dr. Levin has been recognized for his commitment to teaching, winning the 2007 Master Clinician/Teacher Award for his accomplishments in both clinical care and education.


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