Press Releases

2015 CMKI Hands On Award Dinner Press Release

Posted by on Mar 27, 2015 in For the Press & Media, Press Releases | 0 comments

Download (DOC, 737KB)

Read More

The Kleinert Family Mourns the Passing of Dr. Harold E. Kleinert at Age 91

Posted by on Oct 3, 2013 in CMKI in the News, Press Releases | 0 comments

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY (September 30, 2013) – The Kleinert family, together with the extended family of Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Center, announced with great sadness that Harold E. Kleinert, M.D, FACS, the internationally renowned hand and upper extremity surgeon and founder of KleinertKutzHandCareCenter, passed away on Saturday, September 28.  Dr. Kleinert was 91 years old. “Harold Kleinert was a truly remarkable physician, medical pioneer, teacher and friend, and our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife Sharon and family,” said Thomas Wolff, M.D., of KleinertKutzHandCareCenter....

Read More

CMKI and CII Launch Belly Fat Study: Results to be ReleasedDuring First Quarter 2013

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

Louisville, KY (October 22, 2012) -The Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery (CMKI), a world-renowned nonprofit education and research organization, and the Cardiovascular Innovation Institute (CII), an internationally established research enterprise created to understand the mechanisms of heart, peripheral vascular and microcirculatory disease, have partnered to conduct a research study exploring how belly fat might help make hand transplantation safer for children.   “Approximately a third of the patient inquiries about hand transplantation come from parents...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More

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...

Read More