Cleveland Clinic psychiatrist Kathy Coffman, MD, has evaluated five of the world’s 40 face transplant recipients. This Q&A shares insights from her unique experience.
Cleveland Clinic’s first total face transplant recipient, Katie Stubblefield, faced substantial dental challenges too. Physicians on the dentistry team explain how they addressed her issues.
Cleveland Clinic’s first total face transplant recipient also faced substantial endocrinological challenges, including pituitary gland dysfunction and diabetes insipidus. Chairman Laurence Kennedy, MD, FRCP, explains how his endocrinology team ensured a good outcome.
Only an institution that truly functions as a team can pull together experts from more than a dozen specialties to make a face transplant work. CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, MD, explains.
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Our first total face transplant involved far more than a single 31-hour operation. Here are essentials of the patient’s unparalleled case and what lies ahead for her and the face transplant field.
One moment in the 31-hour operation stands out from the rest. Two of the surgeons share when, and why, the OR went from a hush to a collective sigh.
Two surgeons from the procedure share how subjecting a key intraoperative choice to the ‘surgical court of law’ and family input ultimately yielded the best decision.
Face transplant seemed like a natural application for the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality platform. Here’s how clinical and biomedical engineering innovators made it a reality for the first time ever.
The 31-hour operation in May 2017 was a total face transplant in a 21-year-old female with severe facial trauma from a gunshot wound. As patient recovery proceeds well, the transplant team shares key details.
Psychiatrist Kathy Coffman, MD, has worked with two recipients of near-total face transplants at Cleveland Clinic. She shares what psychiatrists need to know about — and how to prepare for — these unique cases.