Katie’s new face: transplant photo is shortlisted for Wellcome prizeBMJ 2019; 365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l4041 (Published 05 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4041
- Elisabeth Mahase
- The BMJ
Silence fills the room as the large team of medical professionals regard the face they have just surgically removed from a donor. This will soon be Katie’s face. At 21, Katie, who suffered a self inflicted gunshot wound at age 18, is the youngest person to receive a full face transplant.
Over 30 hours the team …