A huge congratulations is owed to my colleague and friend Dr. Samir Mardini on his incredible medical feat when he performed the first face transplant ever to be done at Mayo Clinic last week. The preparation time was immense over the past three years, and the surgery itself took 56 hours with a team of 60 hospital staff.
Dr. Mardini was two years behind me at Georgetown Medical School. We are ecstatic for him and this groundbreaking success.
Please take the time to read more about the story linked here. It is truly incredible.
Dr. Samir Mardini