1st Edition

Reconstructive Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine
The Emerging Interface

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after November 1, 2021
ISBN 9780367202088
November 1, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
208 Pages 28 Color & 2 B/W Illustrations

USD $120.00

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

This book summarizes rapid progress and innovation in transplantation and regenerative medicine - the merger of reconstructive plastic surgery and transplantation - called Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation. This merger includes face, hand, uteri, larynx, tongue, penis and trachea translplantations as well as other body part transplants using grafts derived from organ donors. These sorts of transplants are now performed more commonly. Cell therapies for immunomodulation are surrogates for immune responses after transplantation to non-invasive imaging of neuroregeneration for improving functional outcomes after transplant.

Table of Contents

Part I – Cellular Therapies in Reconstructive Transplantation

  1. Cell Therapies in Reconstructive Transplantation
  2. Curtis Cetrulo

    Harvard Medical School, USA

  3. Novel T-Regulatory Cell-Based Therapies – Translational Implications
  4. Yalcin Kulahci & Steve Little

    University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

    Part II – Unique Considerations and Emerging Indications in Reconstructive Transplantation

  5. Invasive and non-invasive surrogates for chronic rejection?
  6. Warren Breidenbach

    San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas

    Nicholas Robbins

    United States Army Institute for Surgical Research, San Antonio, Texas

  7. Reperfusion Injury in Vascularized Composite Allografts – Impact on Graft Outcomes and Preventative Strategies
  8. Kaan Ozer

    University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

  9. Pediatric upper extremity VCA: Progress and insights
  10. Ronald Zuker and Kevin Zuo

    Toronto Sick Kids Hospital, University of Toronto

    Part III – Graft Monitoring in Reconstructive Transplantation

  11. Targeted Imaging and Therapeutic Technologies in Neuroregeneration
  12. Jelena Janjic

    Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  13. Skin and Serum Surrogates of Immune Responses in Vascularized Composite Allografts
  14. Fadi Issa

    University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

    Part IV – Composite Tissue Graft Manipulation and Engineering

  15. Bioengineering Composite Tissue Constructs: Concepts and Challenges
  16. Jason Wong

    The Manchester Centre for Plastic Surgery and Burns, UK

  17. Advances in biomaterials for reconstructive transplantation applications
  18. Praveeen Vemula

    InStem, India

  19. Gene Editing Strategies for Immunomodulation – Translation from Cells to Vascularized Tissues

Fatih Zor, Esra Goktas, Vijay Gorantla

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina

View More



Vijay Gorantla is Associate Professor of Surgery and Director, Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation Program at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and Wake Forest Baptist Health. He is the author or co-author of over 100 peer reviewed journal articles and was the co-editor for two books devoted to transplantation surgery. Jelena M. Janjic is an ORISE Faculty Fellow and Principal Scientist in the RESTOR Program of the 59th Medical Wing United States Airforce, based in San Antonio, TX. She is the author or co-author of dozens of peer reviewed journal articles. Fatih Zor was a surgeon at Gulhane Military Medical Academy Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and Burn Center, Ankara, Turkey and is now a Associate Profess at Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. He has authored or coauthored over 140 peer reviewed articles.