Gerald Brandacher is a Scientific Director of the Johns Hopkins Composite Tissue Allotransplantation (CTA) program. He is also an Associate Professor of surgery at the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins in 2010, Dr. Brandacher was a Key Member of the hand transplant programs in Innsbruck, Austria and at the University of Pittsburgh. As a Scientific Director of the program at UPMC, he was instrumental in designing a novel cell-based immunomodulatory treatment protocol for CTA and was also part of the team performing the first bilateral hand transplant and first forearm transplant in the US. His main scientific interests are donor-specific immune tolerance and immunomonitoring strategies.
Biography Updated on 8 March 2012