Malcolm K. Robinson, MD, Appointed Associate Chair of Clinical Operations

Malcolm K. Robinson, MD, has been appointed associate chair of Clinical Operations in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Robinson will lead and enable innovative and efficient approaches to patient care at Brigham Health. He will be responsible for optimizing patient access, ambulatory care, ambulatory documentation and charge capture, as well as operating room access for the Department of Surgery.

Malcolm K. Robinson, MD

Malcolm K. Robinson, MD
Associate Chair of Clinical Operations, Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Malcolm K. Robinson, MD, is a associate surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) and an assistant professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Robinson received his college degree from Harvard University and medical degree from Harvard Medical School. He completed his General Surgery Residency and advanced fellowships in Nutrition and General Surgery at BWH.

The author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, abstracts and editor-in-chief of a new textbook on nutrition, Dr. Robinson’s clinical interests include bariatric surgery, nutrition support of patients with complex nutrition issues and general and laparoscopic surgery. His research focuses on nutrition, metabolism and how to optimize weight loss surgery.

Dr. Robinson serves on the editorial board of Obesity Surgery, is a national surveyor of bariatric surgery centers seeking accreditation as a center of excellence by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and is also director of the hospital’s nutrition support service. He lectures locally, nationally and internationally on the topics of bariatric surgery and nutrition support.

Bohdan Pomahac, MD, Promoted to Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School

Bohdan Pomahac, MD, has been promoted to professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School.

Bohdan Pomahac, MD
Bohdan Pomahac, MD

Bohdan Pomahac, MD
Director, Plastic Surgery Transplantation, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Bohdan Pomahac, MD, was born and raised in the Czech Republic where he graduated from Palacky University School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) in General Surgery and completed a fellowship in the Harvard Plastic Surgery Program.

Dr. Pomahac established the Plastic Surgery Transplantation Program at BWH, one of the world’s leading centers in face and vascularized composite tissue allotransplantation (VCA). As a pioneer in the field of VCA transplantation, he led the teams that performed the second partial face transplant and the first three full face transplant procedures in the United Stated. In 2011, the team performed the first successful bilateral upper extremity transplantation in the Northeast. Under Dr. Pomahac’s leadership, the BWH VCA transplant team has performed a number of additional face and hand transplants, and expanded research protocols to include lower extremity and abdominal wall transplantation.

Dr. Pomahac’s research team is currently working on implementation of immunosuppression minimization strategies in clinical trials, development of technology to extend the viability of tissues and other research topics related to VCA transplantation and plastic surgery. His clinical interests include facial reconstruction, reconstruction of oncologic defects including breast, esthetic surgery and microsurgery.