February 2009

Jewish Hospital Celebrates Tenth Anniversary of Hand Transplant

Louisville, KY

On January 25, Jewish Hospital, part of Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare, marked the tenth anniversary of the first hand transplant in the U.S. A team of surgeons performed the transplant at Jewish Hospital in 1999 through a program developed by physicians and researchers at Jewish Hospital, the University of Louisville and Kleinert Kutz & Associates. Since 1999, five patients have received hand transplants at Jewish Hospital, the only center in the U.S. to perform the hand transplant procedure.