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Simon G. Talbot, MD
Associate Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Surgery
Plastic Surgery
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

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Research Narrative:
I am a plastic surgeon with a strong interest in hand and microsurgical reconstruction, including hand transplantation.
My current academic appointment is as an Assistant Professor through Harvard Medical School and an Associate Surgeon (Attending) in the Dept of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery. I am specifically involved in general plastic surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and hand transplantation.
My time in research is centered on neurologic regeneration in the upper extremity, which in turn breaks down into three main areas: basic science (immune and genetic modulation of composite tissue transplantation, including hand transplants, and sympathetic disorders and maintenance of the neuromuscular junction); translational research in biomedical engineering; and upper-extremity nerve decompression disorders and repair (including carpal tunnel syndrome).


Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Clites TR, Carty MJ, Srinivasan SS, Talbot SG, Brånemark R, Herr HM. Caprine Models of the Agonist-Antagonist Myoneural Interface Implemented at the Above- and Below-Knee Amputation Levels. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019 Aug; 144(2):218e-229e.

2. Rose J, Cooney CM, Kaufman C, Talbot SG, Caplan A, Kahn J, Sugarman J, Shores JT, Levin LS, Brandacher G, McDiarmid SV, Lee WA, Dean W. Evolving ethics, policy and reimbursement issues of vascularized composite allotransplantation: Symposium summary. SAGE Open Med. 2019; 7:2050312119866944.

3. Talbot SG, Carty MJ, Jensen SE, Dumanian GA. Adjustment to amputation and interest in upper limb transplantation. SAGE Open Med. 2019; 7:2050312119858248.

4. Raimondo TM, Li H, Kwee BJ, Kinsley S, Budina E, Anderson EM, Doherty EJ, Talbot SG, Mooney DJ. Combined delivery of VEGF and IGF-1 promotes functional innervation in mice and improves muscle transplantation in rabbits. Biomaterials. 2019 Sep; 216:119246.

5. Taghinia AH, Talbot SG. Phalangeal and Metacarpal Fractures. Clin Plast Surg. 2019 Jul; 46(3):415-423.

6. Berglund E, Andersen Ljungdahl M, Bogdanovic D, Berglund D, Wadström J, Kowalski J, Brandacher G, Kaminska D, Kaufman CL, Talbot SG, Azari K, Landin L, Höhnke C, Dwyer KM, Cavadas PC, Thione A, Clarke B, Kay S, Wilks D, Iyer S, Iglesias M, Özkan Ö, Özkan Ö, Krapf J, Weissenbacher A, Petruzzo P, Schneeberger S. Clinical significance of alloantibodies in hand transplantation - a multicenter study. Transplantation. 2019 Feb 22.

7. Kollar B, Tasigiorgos S, Dorante MI, Carty MJ, Talbot SG, Pomahac B. Innovations in reconstructive microsurgery: Reconstructive transplantation. J Surg Oncol. 2018 Oct; 118(5):800-806.

8. Fallahian F, Molway D, Jadeja S, Clark R, Marty FM, Riella LV, Chandraker A, Talbot SG. Eponychial lesions following bilateral upper extremity vascular composite allotransplantation: a case report. Case Reports Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2018; 5(1):14-17.

9. Lopdrup RG, Turk M, Win TS, Marty FM, Molway D, Tullius SG, Pomahac B, Talbot SG. Seasonal Variability Precipitating Hand Transplant Rejection? Transplantation. 2017 10; 101(10):e313.

10. Rinkinen J, Molway D, Carty M, Dyer GSM, Pomahac B, Chandraker A, Talbot SG. Avascular necrosis of the humeral head following bilateral upper extremity vascular composite allotransplantation: a case report. Case Reports Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2017; 4(1):60-64.