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Louisville’s Hand Transplant Program Receives $1.5 Million Grant

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Press Releases | 0 comments

Louisville, Ky. — Louisville’s Vascularized Composite Allograft (VCA) Program has received a $1.5 million grant from the Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s Foundation. The funds will allow for the continuation of the city’s hand transplant program, which is a partnership of physicians and researchers at Jewish Hospital, KleinertKutzHandCareCenter, the Christine M. Kleinert Institute (CMKI), and the University of Louisville. This team of physicians and researchers was the first to perform hand transplants in the United   States, and are currently the world’s largest hand transplant...

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Brazilian Surgeon Visits Louisville to Share Knowledge with Local Surgeons

Posted by on Mar 13, 2013 in Press Releases | 0 comments

Louisville, KY (November 5, 2012) -The Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery (CMKI), a world-renowned nonprofit education and research organization located in Louisville, KY, is hosting Osvandre Lech, MD  as the Harold E. Kleinert and Joseph E. Kutz Visiting Professor for 2012. He is Chairman of the Orthopaedic Department at the IOT and San Vincent University Hospital in Brazil, the former president of the Brazilian Orthopaedic Society (2011), and a member of the Brazilian Hand Society (2001), Brazilian Shoulder Society (1993-1994), and the Latin-American Shoulder and...

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Louisville team’s seventh hand transplant recipient has six-month check-up; “Hot and cold sensation returning”

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Press Releases | 0 comments

Louisville, KY—Donnie Rickelman, the seventh recipient of a hand transplant at Jewish Hospital, will return to the Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center, the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery, and Jewish Hospital in Louisville on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 for a six-month check-up and evaluation with his team of doctors. Rickelman says, “I can feel hot and cold sensation in the hand now.” Rickelman received a new left hand in a 14½ hour procedure at Jewish Hospital on Sunday, July 10, 2011. Joseph Kutz, M.D., with Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center, led the 15-member team...

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2012 CMKI Awards Dinner

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Press Releases | 0 comments

2012 CMKI Awards Dinner

Honoring Dr. Tsu-Min Tsai. November 1, 6 – 9:30 p.m., Galt House

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The hands-down best: The Christine M. Kleinert Institute Hand Surgery Fellowship (Medical News, July 2012)

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in CMKI in the News, In the News | 0 comments

The CMKI fellowship program was recently profiled in the July 2012 issue of Medical News. (click for larger view)

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CMKI celebrates 2011-12 Fellows (M.D. Update, June 2012)

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in CMKI in the News, In the News | 0 comments

CMKI and its 2011-12 fellows were recently mentioned in the June 2012 issue of M.D. Update. (Click for larger view)

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