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L. Scott Levin, MD , Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Professor of Plastic Surgery at Penn Medicine and Director of the Hand Transplantation Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), was elected President of the American Society for the Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). Dr. Levin will be introduced as President on Sept. 15, 2018, during the organization’s 73rd annual meeting in Boston.
Dr. Levin is responsible for developing the field of orthoplastic surgery. His expertise focuses on surgery of the hand and upper extremity, reconstructive microsurgical techniques for extremity reconstruction, and limb salvage. Most recently, Dr. Levin received global recognition for leading a team of over 40 people in the world’s first successful pediatric bilateral hand transplant.
As president of ASSH, Dr. Levin will continue his work at Penn Medicine and CHOP, while advancing the missions of clinical care, research and education through collaboration with surgeons in the U.S. and abroad.
Contact: Kaila Conti, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 267-426-6054 or firstname.lastname@example.org