Hand Transplantation

Hand Transplantation

The University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Project (VCAP) is recruiting potential candidates to undergo the first hand transplantation in Florida. Each candidate will undergo a comprehensive screening and counseling by the VCAP team to select the appropriate transplant recipient. The potential candidates for screening will be:

  • Between 20 and 55 years of age
  • Unilateral or bilateral amputations at the wrist level
  • Interested and motivated to undergo transplantation

The initial screening visit will be scheduled in the Orthopedic Hand Surgery clinic in the lower level of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Appointments can be made at 305.482.4563 or 305.482.4549 directly by the patient or by the referring physician with Morad Askari, MD for the initial screening visit.