Matthew J. Carty, MD, has been awarded a $3M Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Orthopaedic Research Program (PRORP) grant for his study, “A Novel Approach to Upper-Extremity Amputation to Augment Volitional Motor Control and Restore Proprioception.”
This clinical trial will evaluate a fundamentally new surgical approach to upper extremity amputation, with the goal of providing significantly improved voluntary motor control and restored sense of position (proprioception) in the residual limb. This surgical approach is also the focus of an ongoing parallel study in lower extremities. The proposed study is aligned with the PRORP-Clinical Trial Award Surgical Care Focus area, specifically Soft Tissue Trauma.
Matthew J. Carty, MD Associate Surgeon, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Director, Lower Extremity Transplant Program, Brigham and Women’s Hospital Associate Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School
Matthew J. Carty, MD, is an associate surgeon in the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab Center for Extreme Bionics.
Dr. Carty’s clinical expertise is in complex reconstruction of the extremities and trunk, for which he serves as the director of the BWH Lower Extremity Transplant Program and the co-director of the BWH Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction Program.
His primary research interests involve surgical approaches to maximize limb function in the setting of severe traumatic injury, including novel procedures related to limb amputation, limb salvage and bioprosthetic neural linkage systems.
Please join us in welcoming Mark Fairweather, MD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.
Mark Fairweather, MD Associate Surgeon, Division of Surgical Oncology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Dr. Fairweather is a graduate of Hanover College in Hanover, IN and received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, KY. He completed a residency in General Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital followed by a fellowship in Complex General Surgical Oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery.
Dr. Fairweather’s clinical interests include cancers of the gastrointestinal tract and soft-tissue sarcomas. In addition to research on treatment outcomes for sarcoma, including retroperitoneal sarcomas and gastrointestinal stromal tumors, he also serves as an Executive Officer for the Alliance Foundation Trials, LLC (AFT) where his work focuses on developing and validating methods of capturing high-quality real-world data alongside ongoing clinical trials.
Please join us in welcoming Gustavo J. Bauzá, MD, as a new faculty member in the Department of Surgery.
Gustavo J. Bauzá, MD Associate Surgeon, Division of Trauma, Burn, Surgical and Critical Care, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Dr. Bauzá is a graduate of Villanova University in Villanova, PA and received his medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. He completed a residency in General Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine followed by a fellowship in Surgical Critical Care at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ.
He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care.
His research and clinical interests include management and outcomes in both trauma and sepsis.