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Face Transplantation - List of publications

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The following is a list of our publications on Face Transplantation, sorted by date.


  • A new face. PhD Thesis by Dalidor Vasilic (Prof. Dr. John H. Barker -- Co-Promoter) University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, (2012). ISBN: 978-94-6108-322-7.
  • Risk assessment and management in hand and facial tissue transplantation. Barker, JH, Furr A, Cunningham M, Pushpakumar SB, Wiggins O, Banis JC Jr, Alloway RR, E. Woodle S, Frank JM. European Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery: (2011) 37(5):469-476.
  • Clinical considerations in face transplantation. Pushpakumar SB, Barker JH, Soni CV, Joseph H, van Aalst VC, Banis JC, Frank J. Burns. (2010) Nov;36(7):951-8. PubMed PMID: 20413224.
  • Psychosocial considerations in facial transplantation. Soni CV, Barker JH, Pushpakumar SB, Furr LA, Cunningham M, Banis JC Jr, Frank J. Burns. (2010) Nov;36(7):959-64. Epub 2010 Apr 7. PubMed PMID: 20378255.
  • Facial transplantation: an anatomic and surgical analysis of the periorbital functional unit. Vasilic D, Barker JH, Blagg R, Whitaker I, Kon M, Gossman MD. Plast Reconstr Surg. (2010) Jan;125(1):125-34. PubMed PMID: 19910857.
  • Patient expectations in facial transplantation. Barker JH, Furr LA, McGuire S, Cunningham M, Wiggins O, Storey B, Maldonado C, Banis JC Jr. Ann Plast Surg. (2008) Jul;61(1):68-72. PubMed PMID: 18580153.
  • Plastic surgeon's risk acceptance in facial transplantation. Vasilic D, Reynolds CC, Cunningham M, Furr A, Storey B, Banis JC, Wiggins O, Maldonado C, Alloway RR, Kon M, Barker JH. Plast Reconstr Surg. (2008) 121(3):41e-48e
  • Ethical considerations in human facial tissue allotransplantation. Barker JH, Brown CS, Cunningham M, Wiggins O, Furr A, Maldonado C, Banis JC Jr. Ann Plast Surg. (2008) Jan;60(1):103-9. PubMed PMID: 18281806.
  • Composite tissue allotransplantation: a review of relevant immunological issues for plastic surgeons. Whitaker IS, Duggan EM, Alloway RR, Brown C, McGuire S, Woodle ES, Hsiao EC, Maldonado C, Banis JC Jr, Barker JH. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2008;61(5):481-92. Epub (2008) Jan 11. Review. PubMed PMID: 18248779.
  • Psychosocial implications of disfigurement and the future of face transplantation. L. Allen Furr, Ph.D.; Osborne Wiggins, Ph.D.; Joseph C Banis Jr., M.D.; Dalibor Vasilic, M.D.; Michael Cunningham, Ph.D.; Serge Martinez , M.D.; Claudio Maldonado, Ph.D.; Johannes M Frank, , M.D., Ph.D.;  John H. Barker, Ph.D. Plast Reconstr Surg 120(2):559-65. (2007).
  • Ethical considerations in face transplantation. Charles S. Brown, Brian Gander, Michael Cunningham, Ph.D., Allen Furr, Ph.D., Dalibor Vasilic, M.D., Osborne Wiggins, Ph.D., Joseph C. Banis Jr., M.D., Marieke Vossen, M.D. , Claudio Maldonado, Ph.D., Gustavo Perez-Abadia, M.D. and John H. Barker, M.D., Ph.D. International Journal of Surgery 5:353-364. (2007).
  • Risk Assessment of Immunosuppressive Therapy in Facial Transplantation. Dalibor Vasilic, MD, Rita R. Alloway, PharmD, BCPS, John H. Barker, MD, PhD,  Allen Furr, PhD, Rachael Ashcroft, Joseph C. Banis Jr., MD, Moshe Kon, MD, PhD, and E. Steve Woodle, MD.  Plast Reconstr Surg 120(3):657-668. (2007).
  • Putting on a new face - face transplantation. Sathnur B Pushpakumar, MD, Joseph C. Banis Jr. MD, David Knopf and John H. Barker, MD, PhD. The Biochemist 29 (6) 2007.
  • Composite Tissue Allotransplantation, Functional, Immunological and Ethical Aspects. Marieke Vossen and Pascal Brouha. (John H. Barker, MD, PhD--Mentor) PhD Thesis. University of Utrecht, The Netherlands. (2007). ISBN: 978-90-393-4696-9.
  • Response to editorial entitled "On the Ethics of Composite Tissue Allotransplantation (Facial Transplantation) John H. Barker, M.D., Ph.D., Allen Furr , Ph.D., Sean McGuire , M.D.,  Michael Cunningham, Ph.D., Osborne Wiggins, Ph.D., Joseph C Banis , M.D. Letter to the Editor Plast Reconstr Surg 119(5):1621-1622. (2007).
  • Response to Dr. Diver’s letter commenting on PRS Manuscript Entitled “Investigation of Risk Acceptance in Facial Transplantation” John H. Barker, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Cunningham, Ph.D., Plast Reconstr Surg, Letters and Viewpoints. 119(7):2317. (2007).
  • Research and Events Leading to Facial Transplantation, John H. Barker, M.D., Ph.D., Niki Stamos, Allen Furr, Ph.D., Sean McGuire, M.D., Michael Cunningham, Ph.D., Osborne Wiggins, Ph.D. Charles S. Brown, Brian Gander, Claudio Maldonado, Ph.D., Joseph C. Banis Jr., M.D. Clinics in Plastic Surgery. 34(2):233-250. (2007).
  • Psychosocial Issues in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation In: Transplantation of Composite Tissue Allografts. Barckley Storey, Allen Furr, Joseph C. Banis, Michael Cunningham, Dalibor Vasilic, MD, Osborne Wiggins, Serge Martinez, Christopher C. Reynolds, Rachael R Ashcraft and John H. Barker. In Charles W. Hewitt, WP Andrew Lee and Chad R. Gordon (Eds) Springer Science + Business Media, LLC. New York, (Chapter) 32, 2007, Pp. 452-59. ISBN: 978-0-387-74681-4.
  • Risk Acceptance in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation reconstructive procedures. Pascal Brouha, Deepak Naidu, Michael Cunningham, Allen Furr, Ramsey Majzoub, Federico V. Grossi, Cedric G. Francois, Claudio Maldonado, Joseph C. Banis, Serge Martinez, Gustavo Perez-Abadia, Osborne Wiggins, Moshe Kon, John H. Barker. Microsurgery 26:3 144-49. 2006.
  • Vascularized lymph node transplantation induces graft-versus-host-disease in chimeric hosts. Cedric G. Francois, Pascal C.R. Brouha, Luis A. Laurentin-Perez, Gustavo Perez-Abadia, Feerico V. Grossi, John H. Barker, Charles W. Hewitt, Diane J. Pidwell, Moshe Kon, Rajendra Ramsamooj, Claudio Maldonado. Transplantation 81(10):1435-1441, May 27. (2006).
  • Investigation of Risk Acceptance in hand transplantation. Ramsey K. Majzoub, Michael Cunningham, Federico Grossi, Joseph C. Banis, Pascal Brouha, Allen Furr, Claudio Maldonado, Osborne Wiggins, Gustavo Perez-Abadia, Cedric François, Barckley Storey, Christopher C. Reynolds, Johannes M. Frank, Moshe Kon, John H. Barker. J Hand Surg 31A:295–302. 2006.
  • Investigation of Risk Acceptance in Facial Transplantation. John H. Barker, M.D., Ph.D.; Allen Furr, Ph.D.; Michael Cunningham, Ph.D.; Federico V. Grossi, M.D.; Dalibor Vasilic, M.D.; Barckley Storey; Osborne Wiggins, Ph.D.; Pascal Brouha, M.D; Marieke Vossen, M.D.; Ramsey Majzoub, M.D.; Serge Martinez, MD; Claudio Maldonado, Ph.D.; Christopher C. Reynolds; Cedric Francois, M.D., Ph.D.; Gustavo Perez-Abadia, MD; Johannes M. Frank, M.D., Ph.D.; Moshe Kon, M.D., Ph.D.; Joseph C. Banis Jr., M.D. Plast Reconstruct Surg 118(3):663-670. (2006).
  • Risk Acceptance in Laryngeal Transplantation. Christopher C. Reynolds; Serge A. Martinez, MD, JD; Allen Furr, PhD; Michael Cunningham, PhD; Jeffrey M. Bumpous, MD; Eric J. Lentsch, MD; Joseph C. Banis, MD; Dalibor Vasilic, MD; Barckley Storey; Osborne Wiggins, PhD; Claudio Maldonado, PhD;  Gustavo Perez-Abadia, MD; John H. Barker, MD, PhD. Laryngoscope 116:1770–1775. (2006).
  • Composite tissue allotransplantation of the hand and face: A new frontier in transplant and reconstructive surgery. Brian Gander, Charles S. Brown, Dalibor Vasilic, M.D., Allen Furr, Ph.D., Joseph C. Banis Jr., M.D., Michael Cunningham, Ph.D., Osborne Wiggins, Ph.D., Claudio Maldonado, Ph.D., Iain Whitaker, M.D., Gustavo Perez-Abadia, M.D., Johannes M. Frank, M.D., Ph.D. and John H.Barker, M.D., Ph.D. Transplant Int 19(11):868. (2006).
  • Bone quality and healing in a swine vascularized bone allotransplantation model using cyclosporine-base immunosuppression therapy. Vossen, M., Edelstein J, Majzoub R, Zdichavsky M, Maldonado C, Perez-Abadia GA, Voor, M., Orbun, H., Tecimer, T., Francois, C., Kon, M., Barker JH. Plast. Reconstr Surg 115(20):529-538. (2005).
  • Bone quality in swine composite tissue allografts: Effects of combination therapy. Vossen, M., Majzoub, R., Edelstein, J., Perez-Abadia GA., Voor, M., Maldonado, C., Tecimer, T., Jevans, A., Zdichavskt, M., Frank, JM., Francois, C., Kon, M. and Barker JH. Transplantation 80(4):487-493. (2005).
  • Risk acceptance in composite tissue allotransplantation reconstructive procedures: Instrument design and validation. Cunningham, M. Majzoub, R. Brouha, PCR, Laurentin-Perez LA, Naidu, DK, Maldonado, C., Banis, JC., Grossi, F., Frank, JM., Barker, JH. European Journal of Trauma 30:12-16. (2004).
  • Lymphadenctomy prior to rat hind limb allotransplantation prevents graft-versus-host disease in chimeric hosts. Brouha PCR , Perez-Abadia G, Francois, CG, Laurentin-Perez LA , Gorantla V, Vossen M, , Tai C, Pidwell DJ, , Anderson G, Stadelmann WK, Hewitt C, Kon M, Barker JH, Maldonado C. Transplantation Int 17:341-350. (2004).
  • On the Ethics of Facial Transplantation Research, Wiggins, OP, Barker, JH, Martinez, S, Vossen, M, Maldonado, C, Grossi, F, Francois, CG, Cunningham, M, Perez-Abadia, G, Kon, M, and Banis, JC. American Journal of Bioethics 4(3): 1–12. (2004).
  • Response to Selected Commentaries on the AJOB Target Article "On the Ethics of Facial Transplantation Research". Banis, J. C., J. H. Barker, M. Cunningham, C. G. Francois, A. Furr, F. Grossi, M. Kon, C. Maldonado, S. Martinez, G. Perez-Abadia, M. Vossen, and O. P. Wiggins. 2004. American Journal of Bioethics 4(3): W23-W31.
  • The Technical, Immunological and Ethical Feasibility of Face Transplantation, Barker, JH, Vossen, M, Banis, JC. Editorial International Journal of Surgery 2:8-12. 2004.
  • Psychological Considerations in Face Transplantation. M.R. Cunningham, J.H. Barker. Response to: R. Farrer, International Journal of Surgery, 2(2):78-79. (2004).
  • Response to: Rev Peter Haughton, Ethical Considerations of Facial Transplantation Research. O.P. Wiggins and J.H. Barker, International Journal of Surgery, 2(2):81-82. (2004).
  • Response to: I. Summerton and R. Agha, Sociological Considerations in Face Transplantation. L.A. Furr, J.H. Barker, International Journal of Surgery, 2(2):83. (2004).
  • Patient Selection for Facial Transplantation I: Anatomical and Surgical Considerations. J.C. Banis, J.H. Barker, Response to: M. Kelly and P.E.M. Butler. International Journal of Surgery, 2(2):115-116. (2004).
  • Response to: A. Clarke and P.E.M. Butler Patient Selection for Facial Transplantation II: Psychological Considerations. M.R. Cunningham, J.H. Barker. International Journal of Surgery, 2(2):117-118. (2004).
  • Response to: G. Thorburn, S. Hettiaratchy, R. Ashcroft and P.E.M. Butler, Patient Selection for Facial Transplantation III: Ethical Considerations. O.P. Wiggins, J.H. Barker. International Journal of Surgery, 2(2):119. (2004).
  • Composite Tissue Allotransplantation in Chimeric Hosts Part I. Prevention of Graft-Versus-Host Disease. W, Kakoulidis T, Ogden L, Pidwell D, Anderson GL, Maldonado C, , Barker JH. Transplantation 75(7):922-32. (2003).
  • Low dose immunosuppression in a rat hind limb transplantation model. G Perez-Abadia, L Laurentin-Perez, V Gorantla, CG Francois, M Vossen, P Brouha, HI Orham, GL Anderson, C Maldonado, DJ Pidwell, W Breidenbach, JH Barker. Transplantation Int 16:835-842. (2003).
  • CTA in chimeric hosts Part II. A clinically feasible protocol to induce tolerance in a rat model. KA Prabune, V Gorantla, G. Perez-Abadia, CG Francois, M. Vossen, LA Laurentin-Perez, WC Breidenbach, GG Wang, GL Anderson, DJ Pidwell, JH BARKER, C Maldonado. Transplantation 76(11):1548–1555. (2003).
  • Donor/Recipient skin and whole-blood cyclosporine A levels in a swine composite tissue allograft model: Correlation and relationship to rejection. J. Edelstein, J.W. Jones, X. Ren, T. Ustuner, M. Zdichavsky, G. Perez-Abadia, D.K. Granger, A.W. Jevans, C. Maldonado, W. Breidenbach, J.H. Barker and S.A. Gruber. Transplantation Proceedings, 34: 1315-19. (2002).