Mayo Clinic announces a $10 million gift from Tarek Obaid in honor of his parents, Essam and Dalal Obaid, to support reconstructive transplantation research, education, and clinical care at Mayo Clinic. Reconstructive transplantation at Mayo Clinic currently includes hand transplantation. In the future, Mayo Clinic plans to expand to include face transplantation, which will complement Mayo Clinic’s existing facial reconstructive surgery program for complex deformities of the face caused by congenital issues, trauma and illness.
Journalists: Below is a link to an edited youtube video that you can embed with your stories. It features Dr. Samir Mardini, Surgical Co-Director, Mayo Clinic Center for Reconstructive Transplant Surgery, discussing the impact this gift will have.