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A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable

faith in their mission can alter the course of history.

Mahatma Gandhi


 The absolute highlight of my life  

is the distinct honor and great privilege of working with some of the most remarkable people in the world, triumphant spirits whose lives are truly making a difference.




 The Board of Directors

New Restorative Frontiers in Medical Science


Orthopeadic, Hand, Reconstructive

and Plastic Surgeon

 Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Paul B. Magnuson Professor of

Bone and Joint Surgery 
Professor of Plastic Surgery in Surgery

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Surgical team leader of World’s First Bilateral Hand Transplant on a Child 


Developer of Orthoplastic Surgery


Founding Board Member

The American Society for

Reconstructive Transplantation

Charter Member of

The Gene Vance Jr. Foundation


Advancing Standards of Excellence

 Rear Admiral (Retired) 

Orthopeadic Surgeon 

Senior Advisor to the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance 
Center for Excellence in Disaster Management & Humanitarian Assistance (CFE-DMHA)
Deputy Surgeon General of The United States Navy
Vice Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Military Medicine

at the

Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery

at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine

Board of Councilors of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons


Board of Directors of the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeon


Fellow of the American Orthopaedic Association


Honorary Board Member of The Gene Vance Jr. Foundation 

New Paradigms of Repair


To maximize the care of our injured warriors 
with complex wounds and deformities, a collaborative effort between military 
and civilian reconstructive surgeons would  ensure the

best outcomes.
The Gene Vance Jr. Foundation serves as a great resource to

help facilitate this
team effort.


Plastic Surgeon


   Associate Chief, Plastic Surgery 

   Professor Harvard Medical School  


Surgical team member of The First Full Face Transplant pioneered and performed in the USA

and team member of 4 of the 5 full face transplants performed in the USA

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FORMER Director


Combined Harvard Plastic Surgery Residency Training Program

The Largest in the United States

2014 American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons (ACAPS) Robert Goldwyn Mentor of the Year

2014 American Association of Plastic Surgeons (AAPS) Clinician of the Year

 First ever recipient of both awards in the same year 

  Inaugural Board Member of The Gene Vance Jr. Foundation 

Pioneering Breakthroughs in Surgical Restoration

We share a common goal. The Gene Vance Jr Foundation is focused on providing innovative support capable of transforming the

quality of life for the severely injured, especially wounded veterans and

their families.

Bohdan Pomahač MD 


Bohdan Pomahač MD (MUDr.) 

Plastic Surgeon

Director, Plastic Surgery Transplantation

Director, Burn Center

Professor Harvard Medical School 


Surgical team leader of The First and Second Full Face Transplants

pioneered and performed in the USA

Team leader of 4 of the 5 full face transplants performed in the USA

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 Board Member of The Gene Vance Jr. Foundation 

Bohdan Pomahac, MD

   Leading Edge Skeletal Reconstruction


Orthopeadic and Hand Surgeon 

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Division of Hand Surgery

Director, Hand Surgery Fellowship Program

Professor and Consultant of Orthopaedic Surgery

Former Director of Education American Society for Surgery of the Hand


 Inaugural Board Member of The Gene Vance Jr. Foundation 


   Life Transforming Innovation


Creative Strategist, Artist and Designer

Founder of The Gene Vance Jr. Foundation,

Gene Vance Jr. Day and Bud's Bold Brew 

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Gene Arden Vance Jr.
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