The First Human Trachea Transplant

On Wednesday, January 13, 2021, a team of brilliant medical professionals led by Eric M. Genden, MD, MHCA, FACS, conducted the first successful human trachea transplant.

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The 18-hour tracheal transplant procedure involved a team of more than 50 specialists that included surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and residents. In this video, Eric M. Genden, MD, MHCA, FACS, and Sander S. Florman, MD, describe the events leading up to and during the procedure.

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 Eric M. Genden, MD, FACS

Eric M. Genden, MD, FACS

Professor and Chair Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

 Sander S. Florman, MD

Sander S. Florman, MD

Director Recanati/Miller Transplantation Institute