Welcome

The Composite Tissue Allotransplantation program is a partnership of physicians and researchers at Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center, Kleinert Kutz & Associates, and the University of Louisville. The group developed the pioneering hand transplant procedure and were the first surgeons to perform hand transplants in the United States. As of March 2011, there have been a total of 70 hands transplanted on 52 patients around the world.

A hand transplant, unlike a solid organ transplant, involves multiple tissues (skin, muscle, tendon, bone, cartilage, fat, nerves and blood vessels) and is called composite tissue allotransplantation.

Welcome

The Composite Tissue Allotransplantation program is a partnership of physicians and researchers at Jewish Hospital Hand Care Center, Kleinert Kutz & Associates, and the University of Louisville. The group developed the pioneering hand transplant procedure and were the first surgeons to perform hand transplants in the United States. As of March 2011, there have been a total of 70 hands transplanted on 52 patients around the world.

A hand transplant, unlike a solid organ transplant, involves multiple tissues (skin, muscle, tendon, bone, cartilage, fat, nerves and blood vessels) and is called composite tissue allotransplantation.

   

Jerry Fisher, second hand transplant recipient reached his 15-year anniversary in 2016; Fisher joined in a celebration with other recipients and doctors at Jewish Hospital.

Left to right (picture): Donnie Rickelman, seventh hand transplant recipient; Matthew Scott, first hand transplant recipient; Jerry Fisher; Christina Kaufman, PhD, executive director, Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand & Microsurgery; and Tuna Ozyurekoglu, MD, hand surgeon, Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center.

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Jerry Fisher, second hand transplant recipient reached his 15-year anniversary in 2016; Fisher joined in a celebration with other recipients and doctors at Jewish Hospital.

Left to right (picture): Donnie Rickelman, seventh hand transplant recipient; Matthew Scott, first hand transplant recipient; Jerry Fisher; Christina Kaufman, PhD, executive director, Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand & Microsurgery; and Tuna Ozyurekoglu, MD, hand surgeon, Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center.

Read More about Mr. Fisher

 

Jewish Hospital & St. Mary's HealthCare Kleinert Institute Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center University of Louisville School of Medicine