Hand Transplant Surgeon Leaving Louisville

The lead surgeon on the six hand transplant operations performed at Louisville’s Jewish Hospital has accpeted a job in Arizona.

Dr. Warren Breidenbach will head the Division of Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery at the University of Arizona.

Breidenbach is also a partner in the Kleinert and Kutz Hand Care Center at Jewish Hospital.

A statement from Kleinert and Jewish Hospital says Breidenbach will remain a part of the hand transplant team.

He has led the transplants of seven hands on six patients over the past 13 years.

The most recent patient, Dr. Rich Edwards, is recovering after a double hand transplant in August.

Breidenbach has not set a departure date.

(Photo courtesy of www.handtransplant.com)