“Professor Pomahač is the leader in the field of plastic surgery and we very much appreciate the fact that he accepted the invitation to give a lecture at the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University. His clinical and scientific work in the field of transplant surgery extends beyond many medical fields and therefore his experiences are an inspiration for wide audiences, our colleagues-doctors and our students and academic workers,” said the Dean of the FM MU Martin Repko.
During his visit, professor Pomahač also took a look into the newly opened Simulation Centre, which is used as a training hospital for the education of future doctors and healthcare personnel. “I am very pleased that it was possible to build a centre of simulation medicine in Brno, which is comparable not only in the context of European centres, but also in a worldwide context. It is a really unique and fantastic tool for teaching medical students, as well as young doctors and specialists.” professor Bohdan Pomahač commented his tour.
In his lecture for students and wide professional public, he summarized the beginnings of his clinical practice and described the course of a complete facial transplant, which he performed with his team in 2011 as the first in the United States of America. Bohdan Pomahač was born in Ostrava and graduated the Palacký University in Olomouc. After graduating, he completed postgraduate studies in Boston, where he started working as a doctor at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. In 2017, he was appointed a Professor of Surgery at the Harvard Medical School. As of this year, he becomes the Division Chief of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at the prestigious Yale School of Medicine.