A pioneer in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Bohdan Pomahak was recently appointed Frank F. Kantuck Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery).
He is also Chief of the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine.
Pomahak received his medical degree from the Palacky University School of Medicine in the Czech Republic. He then completed a two-year research fellowship at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) before remaining at BWH, completing a preparatory period in general surgery and continuing his training in the Integrated Harvard Plastic Surgery Program. .
After completing his surgeon training in 2004, Pomahak remained at BWH and began his studies. He rose quickly and was awarded a professorship in 2017. At Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Pomahack was the Roberta and Steven R. Weiner Surgical Task Force, Medical Director of the Burn Center, and Director of Plastic Surgery and Transplantation. He is program and co-director of the Facial Restoration Center.
Pomahak will enroll at Yale Medical School in 2021. His clinical research includes microvascular tissue transplantation, breast cancer treatment, facial reconstruction, and cosmetic surgery, especially in breast reconstruction. Pomahack is an active leader in facial transplant programs across the country. His team performed the first of his three full face transplant surgeries in the United States and the first successful bilateral upper limb transplant in the Northeast. Overall, he has the most experience in the world with 10 face transplants and 4 bilateral upper limb transplants. He is currently President of the American Society for Reconstructive and Transplantation and of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) where he chaired the VCA (Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation) Committee.
He also excels academically, receiving consistent grants through private foundations, the National Institutes of Health, and the United States Department of Defense.