W. P. Andrew Lee, MD
THE MILTON T. EDGERTON, M.D., PROFESSOR AND CHAIRMAN, DEPARTMENT OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Andrew Lee is a world-renowned surgeon in the new art of hand and face transplants. In 2009 he led the surgical team that performed the first bilateral hand transplant, and a year later the first above-elbow transplant in the U.S. A professor and department chairman at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he established multi-disciplinary programs for hand transplantation at Johns Hopkins and the University of Pittsburgh, based on his research in pioneering new immunosuppression techniques that reduce rejection risk. His prodigious output includes: speaker or visiting professor at 40 institutions around the world, author of 170 papers and 40 chapters on hand surgery and tissue transplants, co-editor of the book Transplantation of Composite Tissue Allografts (2008), and co-founder and currently co-editor of the journal Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation. Dr. Lee also has been chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgery (2011) and president of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2012). He currently serves as president-elect of the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation, which he helped found (2008). For these pursuits, Dr. Lee has received more than 70 awards and honors, including the Research Achievement Award from the American Association of Plastic Surgeons (2014).