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October 24, 2018 at 8:17 am

Alumni News | WOUB Interviews Dr. Frank Papay about Face Transplant

WOUB interviews Frank Papay, shown in studio.

WOUB interviews Dr. Frank Papay. Photo by WOUB.

WOUB interviewed Ohio University alumnus Dr. Frank Papay, chair of the Dermatology and Plastic Surgery Institute at the Cleveland Clinic Health System, who was featured recently on the cover of National Geographic about a woman’s face transplant.

Papay earned a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University in 1975. He earned an M.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve and an M.D. at Northeast Ohio Universities Medical University.

In the WOUB interview, “Dr. Papay talks about the extensive preparation that goes into the face transplant process from preparing the patient to picking a top-flight surgical team of numerous specialists. He also discusses the ethics underlying the procedure. The costs of the various face transplants has been supported by the Department of Defense, says Dr. Papay. The military is interested in this surgery to potentially restore the faces of soldiers who have suffered injuries in battle,” according to the WOUB Digital site.

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