Publications

Kiwanuka H, Aycart MA, Bueno EM, Alhefzi M, Krezdorn N, Pomahac B. Patient Recruitment and Referral Patterns in Face Transplantation: A Single Center's Experience. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jul;138(1):224-31. PubMed PMID: 27348655.

Aycart MA, Pomahac B. Discussion: Management of the Salivary Glands and Facial Nerve in Face Transplantation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jun;137(6):1898-9. PubMed PMID: 27219243.

Kueckelhaus M, Fischer S, Seyda M, Bueno EM, Aycart MA, Alhefzi M, ElKhal A, Pomahac B, Tullius SG. Vascularized composite allotransplantation: current standards and novel approaches to prevent acute rejection and chronic allograft deterioration. Transpl Int. 2016 Jun;29(6):655-62. Epub 2015 Sep 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 26265179.

Aycart MA, Alhefzi M, Sharma G, Krezdorn N, Bueno EM, Talbot SG, Carty MJ, Tullius SG, Pomahac B. Outcomes of Solid Organ Transplants After Simultaneous Solid Organ and Vascularized Composite Allograft Procurements: A Nationwide Analysis. Transplantation. 2016 May 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:27140518.

Kueckelhaus M, Fischer S, Sisk G, Kiwanuka H, Bueno EM, Dermietzel A, Alhefzi M, Aycart M, Diehm Y, Pomahac B. A Mobile Extracorporeal Extremity Salvage System for Replantation and Transplantation. Ann Plast Surg. 2016 Mar;76(3):355-60. PubMed PMID: 26808757.

Fischer S, Wall J, Pomahac B, Riviello R, Halvorson EG. Extra-large negative pressure wound therapy dressings for burns - Initial experience with technique, fluid management, and outcomes. Burns. 2016 Mar;42(2):457-65. Epub 2016 Jan 13. PubMed PMID: 26774601.

Aycart MA, Perry B, Alhefzi M, Bueno EM, Kueckelhaus M, Fischer S, Pomahac B. Surgical Optimization of Motor Recovery in Face Transplantation. J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Mar;27(2):286-92.  PubMed PMID: 26967066.

Singh M, Sisk G, Carty M, Sampson C, Blazar P, Dyer G, Earp B, Pribaz J, Pomahac B, Talbot SG. Functional Outcomes after Bilateral Hand Transplantation: A 3.5-Year Comprehensive Follow-Up. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Jan;137(1):185-9. PubMed PMID: 26710022.

Fischer S, Hirche C, Diehm Y, Nuutila K, Kiefer J, Gazyakan E, Bueno EM, Kremer T, Kneser U, Pomahac B. Efficacy and Safety of the Collagenase of the Bacterium Clostridium Histolyticum for the Treatment of Capsular Contracture after Silicone Implants: Ex-Vivo Study on Human Tissue. PLoS One. 2016 May 27;11(5):e0156428. PubMed PMID: 27232716.

Wo L, Bueno E, Pomahac B. Facial transplantation: worth the risks? A look at evolution of indications over the last decade. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2015 Dec;20(6):615-20.  PubMed PMID: 26536422.

Kueckelhaus M, Imanzadeh A, Fischer S, Kumamaru K, Alhefzi M, Bueno E, Wake N,Gerhard-Herman MD, Rybicki FJ, Pomahac B. Noninvasive Monitoring of ImmuneRejection in Face Transplant Recipients. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015Nov;136(5):1082-9. PubMed PMID: 26505709.

Aycart MA, Alhefzi M, Kueckelhaus M, Fischer S, Bueno EM, Pomahac B. SecondaryRevisions After Facial Transplantation: Optimizing Functional and AestheticOutcomes. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4 Suppl):152-3. PubMed PMID: 26397686.

Fischer S, Perry B, Alhefzi M, Aycart M, Kueckelhaus M, Bueno EM, Pomahac B.Follow-Up on Functional Outcomes of Face Transplantation. Plast Reconstr Surg.2015 Oct;136(4 Suppl):7-8. PubMed PMID: 26397489.

Kueckelhaus M, Fischer S, Seyda M, Bueno EM, Aycart MA, Alhefzi M, ElKhal A,Pomahac B, Tullius SG. Vascularized composite allotransplantation: currentstandards and novel approaches to prevent acute rejection and chronic allograftdeterioration. Transpl Int. 2015 Aug 12. PubMed PMID: 26265179.

Fischer S, Hirsch T, Diehm Y, Kiefer J, Bueno EM, Kueckelhaus M, Kremer T,Hirche C, Kneser U, Pomahac B. The Collagenase of the Bacterium Clostridiumhistolyticum for the Treatment of Capsular Fibrosis after Silicone Implants. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Nov;136(5):981-9. PubMed PMID: 26171751.

Fischer S, Hirche C, Reichenberger MA, Kiefer J, Diehm Y, Mukundan S Jr,Alhefzi M, Bueno EM, Kneser U, Pomahac B. Silicone Implants with Smooth Surfaces Induce Thinner but Denser Fibrotic Capsules Compared to Those with Textured Surfaces in a Rodent Model. PLoS One. 2015 Jul 7;10(7):e0132131. PubMed PMID: 26151888.

Aycart MA, Alhefzi M, Bueno E, Pomahac B. Surgical Anatomy of the Whole Facial Nerve for Enabling Craniofacial and Regenerative Medicine Translational Research in Swine. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2015 Jun 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:26115545.

S Wallins J, Chandawarkar AA, Dobry A, Diaz-Siso JR, Bueno EM, Caterson EJ,Jania C, Hevelone ND, Lipsitz SR, Mukundan S Jr, Pomahac B. Craniofacial Measurements of Donors and Recipients Correlate with Aesthetic Outcome in Virtual Face Transplantation. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2015 Jun 5;3(5):e385. PubMed PMID: 26090275.

Westvik TS, Dermietzel A, Pomahac B. Facial restoration by transplantation: the Brigham and Women's face transplant experience. Ann Plast Surg. 2015 May;74Suppl 1:S2-8. PubMed PMID: 25875907.

Nguyen LL, Naunheim MR, Hevelone ND, Diaz-Siso JR, Hogan JP, Bueno EM,Caterson EJ, Pomahac B. Cost analysis of conventional face reconstruction versus face transplantation for large tissue defects. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015Jan;135(1):260-7. PubMed PMID: 25539310.

Fischer S, Wallins JS, Bueno EM, Kueckelhaus M, Chandawarkar A, Diaz-Siso JR, Larson A, Murphy GF, Annino DJ, Caterson EJ, Pomahac B. Airway recovery after face transplantation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Dec;134(6):946e-54e. PubMed PMID: 25415117.

Koulmanda M, Pomahac B, Fan Z, Murphy GF, Strom TB. Hand transplants and themandate for tolerance. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2014 Dec;19(6):545-51. Review. PubMed PMID: 25373855.


Fischer S, Lian CG, Kueckelhaus M, Strom TB, Edelman ER, Clark RA, Murphy GF,Chandraker AK, Riella LV, Tullius SG, Pomahac B. Acute rejection in vascularized composite allotransplantation. Curr Opin Organ Transplant. 2014 Dec;19(6):531-44. Review. PubMed PMID: 25333831.

Kueckelhaus M, Fischer S, Lian CG, Bueno EM, Marty FM, Tullius SG, Pribaz JJ, Murphy GJ, Pomahac B. Utility of sentinel flaps in assessing facial allograft rejection. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Jan;135(1):250-8. PubMed PMID: 25255116.

Carty MJ, Duclos A, Talbot SG, Tullius SG, Pribaz JJ, Pomahac B. Attitudes regarding lower extremity allotransplantation among lower extremity amputees. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Dec;134(6):1334-42. PubMed PMID: 25255108.

Cartotto R, Cicuto BJ, Kiwanuka HN, Bueno EM, Pomahac B. Common post burn deformities and their management. Surg Clin North Am. 2014 Aug;94(4):817-37. Review. PubMed PMID: 25085090.

Dahlborg EJ, Diaz-Siso JR, Bueno EM, Sisk GC, Pomahac B. The value of innovation: face and hand transplantation programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jul;134(1):178e-179e. PubMed PMID: 25028846.

Lian CG, Bueno EM, Granter SR, Laga AC, Saavedra AP, Lin WM, Susa JS, Zhan Q,Chandraker AK, Tullius SG, Pomahac B, Murphy GF. Biomarker evaluation of face transplant rejection: association of donor T cells with target cell injury. ModPathol. 2014 Jun;27(6):788-99. doi: 10.1038/modpathol.2013.249. Epub 2014 Jan 17.PubMed PMID: 24434898.


Diaz-Siso JR, Parker M, Bueno EM, Sisk GC, Pribaz JJ, Eriksson E, Annino D,Tullius SG, Pomahac B. Facial allotransplantation: a 3-year follow-up report. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2013 Nov;66(11):1458-63. PubMed PMID: 23911716.

Sinha I, Pomahac B. Split Rejection in Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation. Eplasty. 2013 Oct 8;13:e53. Review. PubMed PMID: 24244785.

Kiwanuka H, Bueno EM, Diaz-Siso JR, Sisk GC, Lehmann LS, Pomahac B. Evolution  of ethical debate on face transplantation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Dec;132(6):1558-68.  Review. PubMed PMID: 24281583.

Carty MJ, Pribaz JJ, Talbot SG, Caterson EJ, Pomahac B. The advent of the restorative plastic surgeon. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 Jan;133(1):182-6. PubMed PMID: 24374677.

Lian CG, Bueno EM, Granter SR, Laga AC, Saavedra AP, Lin WM, Susa JS, Zhan Q,  Chandraker AK, Tullius SG, Pomahac B, Murphy GF. Biomarker evaluation of face transplant rejection: association of donor T cells with target cell injury. Mod Pathol. 2014 Jan 17.  [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24434898.

Pomahac B, Gobble RM, Schneeberger S. Facial and hand allotransplantation. Cold Spring Harb Perspect Med. 2014 Mar 1;4(3).  PubMed PMID: 24478387.

Kumamaru KK, Sisk GC, Mitsouras D, Schultz K, Steigner ML, George E, Enterline DS, Bueno EM, Pomahac B, Rybicki FJ. Vascular communications between donor and recipient tissues after successful full face transplantation. Am J Transplant. 2014 Mar;14(3):711-9. PubMed PMID: 24502329.

Bueno E, Benjamin MJ, Sisk G, Sampson CE, Carty M, Pribaz JJ, Pomahac B, Talbot SG. Rehabilitation following hand transplantation. Hand (N Y). 2014 Mar;9(1):9-15. PubMed PMID: 24570631

Lamparello BM, Bueno EM, Diaz-Siso JR, Sisk GC, Pomahac B. Face time: educating face transplant candidates. Eplasty. 2013 Jul 4;13:e36. Print 2013. PubMed PMID: 23861990.

George E, Mitsouras D, Kumamaru KK, Shah N, Smith SE, Schultz K, Deaver PM, Mullen KM, Steigner ML, Gravereaux EC, Demehri S, Bueno EM, Talbot SG, Pomahac B, Rybicki FJ. Upper extremity composite tissue allotransplantation imaging. Eplasty. 2013 Jul 16;13:e38. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 23943677.

Chandawarkar AA, Diaz-Siso JR, Bueno EM, Jania CK, Hevelone ND, Lipsitz SR, Caterson EJ, Mukundan S Jr, Pomahac B. Facial Appearance Transfer and Persistence After Three-Dimensional Virtual Face Transplantation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013. Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23783063.

Schultz K, George E, Mullen KM, Steigner ML, Mitsouras D, Bueno EM, Pomahac B, Rybicki FJ, Kumamaru KK. Reduced radiation exposure for face transplant surgical planning computed tomography angiography. PLoS One. 2013 Apr 26;8(4):e63079. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0063079. Print 2013. PubMed PMID: 23638180.

Pomahac B, Bueno EM, Sisk GC, Pribaz JJ. Current principles of facial allotransplantation: the Brigham and Women's Hospital Experience. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 May;131(5):1069-76. PubMed PMID:23629089.

Yang SY, O'Cearbhaill ED, Sisk GC, Park KM, Cho WK, Villiger M, Bouma BE, Pomahac B, Karp JM. A bio-inspired swellable microneedle adhesive for mechanical interlocking with tissue. Nat Commun. 2013;4:1702. PubMed PMID: 23591869.

Carty MJ, Hivelin M, Dumontier C, Talbot SG, Benjoar MD, Pribaz JJ, Lantieri L, Pomahac B. Lessons Learned from Simultaneous Face and Bilateral Hand Allotransplantation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Apr 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23584623.

Diaz-Siso JR, Bueno EM, Sisk GC, Marty FM, Pomahac B, Tullius SG. Vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation - state of the art. Clin Transplant. 2013 May;27(3):330-7. Epub 2013 Apr 14. PubMed PMID: 23581799.

Eriksson E, Rohrich RJ, Sachs DH, Pomahac B, Delmonico FL, Caterson EJ, Goldwyn RM. The nobler angels of our nature: a tribute to Joseph E. Murray, M.D., 1919 to 2012. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Apr;131(4):912-7. PubMed PMID: 23542265.

Carty MJ, Zuker R, Cavadas P, Pribaz JJ, Talbot SG, Pomahac B. The Case for Lower Extremity Allotransplantation: Lower Extremity Transplantation. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Feb 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23416434.

Bueno EM, Diaz-Siso JR, Sisk GC, Chandawarkar A, Kiwanuka H, Lamparello B, Caterson EJ, Pomahac B. Vascularized composite allotransplantation and tissue engineering. J Craniofac Surg. 2013 Jan;24(1):256-63. PubMed PMID: 23348296.

Caterson EJ, Lopez J, Medina M, Pomahac B, Tullius SG. Ischemia-reperfusion injury in vascularized composite allotransplantation. J Craniofac Surg. 2013 Jan;24(1):51-6. PubMed PMID: 23321872.

Knoll BM, Hammond SP, Koo S, Issa NC, Tullius SG, Baden LR, Pomahac B, Marty FM. Infections following facial composite tissue allotransplantation--single center experience and review of the literature. Am J Transplant. 2013 Mar;13(3):770-9. PubMed PMID: 23279299.

Sisk GC, Kumamaru KK, Schultz K, Bueno EM, Diaz-Siso JR, George E, Redjaee MM, Mitsouras D, Steigner ML, Pomahac B, Rybicki FJ. Cine computed tomography angiography evaluation of blood flow for full face transplant surgical planning. Eplasty. 2012;12:e57. Epub 2012 Dec 18. PubMed PMID: 23308304.

Chang G, Pomahac B. Psychosocial Changes 6 Months after Face Transplantation. Psychosomatics. 2012 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23194929

Soga S, Pomahac B, Wake N, Schultz K, Prior RF, Kumamaru K, Steigner ML, Mitsouras D, Signorelli J, Bueno EM, Enterline DS, Rybicki FJ. CT Angiography for Surgical Planning in Face Transplantation Candidates. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2012 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22878008.

Caterson EJ, Diaz-Siso JR, Shetye P, Junker JP, Bueno EM, Soga S, Rybicki FJ, 
Pomahac B. Craniofacial Principles in Face Transplantation. J Craniofac Surg.
2012 2012 Sep;23(5):1234-8 PubMed PMID: 22948648.

Diaz-Siso JR, Bueno EM, Pomahac B. Abdominal wall reconstruction using a
non-cross-linked porcine dermal scaffold: a follow-up study
. Hernia. 2012 Jun 16.
[Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22707311.

Pomahac B, Pribaz JJ, Bueno EM, Sisk GC, Diaz-Siso JR, Chandawarkar A, Westvik
TS, Malin EW, Eriksson E. Novel Surgical Technique for Full Face Transplantation.
Plast Reconstr Surg 2012 Sep;130(3):549-55 PubMed PMID: 22575856.

Edrich T, Cywinski JB, Colomina MJ, López IJ, Xiong L, Sedaghati A, Pomahac B,
Gilton A. Brief Report: Perioperative Management of Face Transplantation: A Survey. Anesth
Analg. 2012 Sep;115(3):668-70 PubMed PMID: 22523417.

Carty MJ, Bueno EM, Soleymani Lehmann L, Pomahac B. A Position Paper in
Support of Face Transplantation in the Blind
. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Aug;130(2):319-24
PubMed PMID: 22495209.

Pomahac B, Papay F, Bueno EM, Bernard S, Diaz-Siso JR, Siemionow M. Donor
facial composite allograft recovery operation: Cleveland and Boston experiences

Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Mar;129(3):461e-467e. PubMed PMID: 22373994.

Pomahac B, Pribaz J. Facial composite tissue allograft. J Craniofac Surg. 2012
Jan;23(1):265-7. PubMed PMID: 22337422.

Pomahac B, Pribaz J, Eriksson E, Bueno EM, Diaz-Siso JR, Rybicki FJ, Annino
DJ, Orgill D, Caterson EJ, Caterson SA, Carty MJ, Chun YS, Sampson CE, Janis JE, 
Alam DS, Saavedra A, Molnar JA, Edrich T, Marty FM, Tullius SG. Three patients
with full facial transplantation
. N Engl J Med. 2012 Feb 23;366(8):715-22. Epub
2011 Dec 28. PubMed PMID: 22204672.

Singhal D, Pribaz JJ, Pomahac B. The Brigham and Women's Hospital face
transplant program: a look back
. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 Jan;129(1):81e-88e.
PubMed PMID: 22186587.

Soga S, Wake N, Bueno EM, Steigner ML, Mitsouras D, Schultz K, Diaz-Siso JR,
Sisk GC, Prior R, Powers SL, Signorelli J, Jania CK, Pomahac B, Rybicki FJ.
Noninvasive vascular images for face transplant surgical planning. Eplasty.
2011;11:e51. Epub 2011 Dec 14. PubMed PMID: 22184509; PubMed Central PMCID:
PMC3240129.

Carty MJ, Bueno E, Lehmann LS, Pomahac B. A position paper in support of hand
transplantation in the blind
. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Nov;128(5):510e-515e.
Review. PubMed PMID: 22030511.

Soga S, Pomahac B, Mitsouras D, Kumamaru K, Powers SL, Prior RF, Signorelli
J, Bueno EM, Steigner ML, Rybicki FJ. Preoperative vascular mapping for facial
allotransplantation: four-dimensional computed tomographic angiography versus
magnetic resonance angiography
. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 Oct;128(4):883-91.
PubMed PMID: 21921764.

Pomahac B. Establishing a composite tissue allotransplantation program. J
Reconstr Microsurgery. 2012 Jan;28(1):3-6. Epub 2011 Aug 2. PubMed PMID: 21811966.

Edrich T, Pomahac B, Lu JT, Couper GS, Gerner P. Perioperative management of 
partial face transplantation involving a heparin antibody-positive donor
. J Clin 
Anesth. 2011 Jun;23(4):318-21. PubMed PMID: 21663819.

Pomahac B, Nowinski D, Diaz-Siso JR, Bueno EM, Talbot SG, Sinha I, Westvik
TS, Vyas R, Singhal D. Face transplantation. Curr Probl Surg. 2011
May;48(5):293-357. Review. PubMed PMID: 21463717.

Pomahac B, Aflaki P. Composite tissue transplantation: a new era in
transplantation surgery
. Eplasty. 2010 Sep 15;10. pii: e58. PubMed PMID:
20862294
; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2941187.

Soga S, Ersoy H, Mitsouras D, Schultz K, Whitmore AG, Powers SL, Steigner ML,
Signorelli J, Prior RF, Rybicki FJ, Pomahac B. Surgical planning for composite
tissue allotransplantation of the face using 320-detector row computed
tomography
. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2010 Sep-Oct;34(5):766-9. PubMed PMID:
20861783.

Pomahac B, Lengele B, Ridgway EB, Matros E, Andrews BT, Cooper JS, Kutz R,
Pribaz JJ. Vascular considerations in composite midfacial allotransplantation.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Feb;125(2):517-22. PubMed PMID: 19910848.

Aflaki P, Nelson C, Balas B, Pomahac B. Simulated central face
transplantation: age consideration in matching donors and recipients
. J Plast
Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 Mar;63(3):e283-5. Epub 2009 Sep 13. PubMed PMID:
19748842
.

Pomahac B, Aflaki P, Nelson C, Balas B. Evaluation of appearance transfer and
persistence in central face transplantation: a computer simulation analysis
. J
Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2010 May;63(5):733-8. Epub 2009 Apr 23. PubMed PMID:
19398394
.