Bohdan Pomahac, MD, has been appointed the inaugural Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner Distinguished Chair in Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Bohdan Pomahac, MD
Roberta and Stephen R. Weiner Distinguished Chair in Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Director, Plastic Surgery Transplantation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Bohdan Pomahac, MD, was born and raised in the Czech Republic where he graduated from Palacky University School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in General Surgery and completed a fellowship in the Harvard Plastic Surgery Program.
Dr. Pomahac established the Plastic Surgery Transplantation Program at BWH, one of the world’s leading centers in face and vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation (VCA). As a pioneer in the field of VCA transplantation, he led the teams that performed the second partial face transplant and the first three full face transplant procedures in the United Stated. In 2011, the team performed the first successful bilateral upper extremity transplantation in the Northeast. Under Dr. Pomahac’s leadership, the BWH VCA transplant team has performed a number of additional face and hand transplants, and expanded research protocols to include lower extremity and abdominal wall transplantation.
Dr. Pomahac’s research team is currently working on implementation of immunosuppression minimization strategies in clinical trials, development of technology to extend the viability of tissues and other research topics related to VCA transplantation and plastic surgery. His clinical interests include facial reconstruction, reconstruction of oncologic defects including breast, esthetic surgery and microsurgery.