Curtis Cetrulo, M.D.

Physician Investigator (Cl)
Surgery, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Associate Visiting Surgeon
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
Vascularized Composite Tissue Allotransplantation Lab, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD Tufts University School of Medicine 1999
facial transplantation; fetal blood; free tissue flaps; graft survival; kidney transplantation; leg injuries; mast cells; osteogenesis distraction; reconstructive surgical procedures; scedosporium; skin transplantation; soft tissue injuries; surgical flaps; surgical wound dehiscence; transplant tolerance; transplantation chimera; transplantation immunology; transplantation tolerance; umbilical cord One of Dr. Cetrulo’s primary goals is to develop a protocol for tolerance of hand and face transplantation to eliminate the need for immunosuppression. Transplant tolerance has been achieved in kidney, lung, combined heart-kidney transplantation in large animal research at the Center for Transplantation Sciences (CTS) at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), where he is currently a Senior Investigator and Head of the Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) Laboratory. This tolerance protocol has been successfully translated to kidney transplant patients in the Transplant Unit at MGH. Dr. Cetrulo intends to modify this protocol to apply it to VCA. As a reconstructive plastic surgery attending at the MGH, he is also in an ideal situation to see this research translated directly from bench to bedside.
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