VCA publishes several types of manuscripts including Original Articles, Clinical Studies and Case Reports, Reviews, Commentaries, and highlights from meetings devoted to Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation. Special issues dedicated to particular types of vascularized composite allografts are also anticipated.
It is the purpose of the American Society for Reconstructive Transplantation (ASRT) to provide a platform for the advancement of education, science and practice of composite tissue allotransplantation (CTA) as relevant to reconstructive and transplant surgery.
Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation is an emerging new era in transplant medicine and has become a viable reconstructive option for patients with extensive tissue defects and severe dysfunctions. Advances in microsurgical techniques, transplant immunology and the development of novel immunosuppressive agents have enabled the realization of such novel transplants. Over the past decade, a rapidly growing number of face and upper extremity transplantations have been performed worldwide with highly encouraging outcomes.
VCA is the first multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed, international journal to exclusively focus on this new discipline. The content of this journal is directed towards both basic scientists and clinicians, with the aim of delivering the most complete and reliable source of information on current developments and advances in this novel field of transplantation. The journal welcomes high-quality scientific articles on a broad range of topics including organ/tissue preservation, ischemia reperfusion injury, mechanisms of skin rejection, immune regulation and tolerance induction, experimental immunosuppression and immune monitoring, nerve regeneration and cortical reintegration, as well as surgical techniques, and clinical trials and protocols.
VCA publishes several types of manuscripts including Original Articles, Clinical Studies and Case Reports, Reviews, Commentaries, and highlights from meetings devoted to Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation. Special issues dedicated to particular types of vascularized composite allografts are also anticipated. We are welcoming authors, reviewers and readers to join this exciting new venture of VCA.
|Gerald Brandacher, MD||Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA|
|W.P. Andrew Lee, MD||Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA|
|Jean-Michel Dubernard, MD||Hôpital Edouard Herriot, HCL, Lyon, France|
|L. Scott Levin, MD||University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA|
|Raimund Margreiter, MD||Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria|
|Bohdan Pomahac, MD||Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA|
|Stefan Schneeberger, MD||Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria|
|Maria Siemionow, MD, PhD||University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA|
|Kodi Azari, MD||David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Rolf N. Barth, MD||University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, USA|
|Warren C. Breidenbach III, MD||The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA|
|Peter Butler, MD||University College London, London, UK|
|Linda C. Cendales, MD||Duke University, Durham, NC, USA|
|Daniel J. Ceradini, MD, PhD||New York University, Langone Medical Center, New York, NY, USA|
|Curtis L. Cetrulo Jr., MD||Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA, USA|
|Eric Elster, MD, CAPT MC USN||Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, USA|
|Scott H. Frey, PhD||University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA|
|Vijay S. Gorantla, MD, PhD||Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA|
|Shehan Hettiaratchy, MD||Imperial College, London, UK|
|Suzanne T. Ildstad||Institute for Cellular Therapeutics, Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY, USA|
|Jerzy Jablecki, MD||St Hedwig of Silesia Hospital, Trzebnica, Poland|
|Christina Kaufman, PhD||University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA|
|Yur-Ren Kuo, MD, PhD||Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Kaohsiung, Taiwan|
|Josef M. Kurtz, PhD||Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA|
|David Mathes, MD||University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA|
|Sue V. McDiarmid, MD||David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, USA|
|Steven L. Moran, MD||Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA|
|Palmina Petruzzo, MD||University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy|
|Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS||NYU Langone Medical Center, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, USA|
|David H. Sachs, MD||Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA|
|Jaimie T. Shores, MD||Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA|
|Fu-Chan Wei, MD, PhD||Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan|
|Jason Wertheim, MD, PhD||Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA|