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University of Maryland Face Transplant Press Conference

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Published on Mar 27, 2012

The University of Maryland released details of the most extensive full face transplant completed to date, including both upper and lower jaws, teeth, and tongue. The 36-hour operation occurred on March 19-20, 2012 at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center and involved a multi-disciplinary team of faculty physicians from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and a team of over 150 nurses and professional staff.

This video of the March 27 news conference also features "before" and "after" pictures of the transplant recipient.

Related Links:

Face Transplant Web Site
http://www.umm.edu/facetransplant/ind...

News Release
http://www.umm.edu/news/releases/face...

Photos
http://www.umm.edu/facetransplant/pho...

Shock Trauma Plastic Surgery
http://www.umm.edu/shocktrauma/clinic...

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