Dr. Michael Mack has been elected as the President-elect of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Mack is on staff at the Hearth Hospital Baylor Plano.
Dr. Laurent Lantieri has performed the world’s first full face transplant on a 40 year old burn victim. The patient also received bilateral hand transplants.
Gulf Breeze, Florida plastic surgeon Dr. Ian W. Rogers died unexpectedly at his home recently. He gained national recognition for reattaching the arm of then eight year old shark attack victim Jessie Arbogast. The arm was retrieved from the shark’s gullet before it was reattached.
Bariatric Surgeon Dr. Duc Vuong is sponsoring a somewhat dubious contest where the winner will receive a free Lap-Band weight loss operation. The winner will be the person who did the most charity work whose significant weight gain is now preventing them from continuing with their charitable activity.