University of Maryland Face Transplant Patient Shares His Personal Story

For immediate release: June 28, 2013


Karen Lancaster

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University of Maryland face transplant recipient shares his personal story for the first time in a special TV interview with NBC’s Ann Curry

Photo of University of Maryland Transplant team and surgeons performing a transplant

For the first time since his transplant, Richard Norris allows a reporter to chronicle his journey. Norris’ face transplant was completed at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland on March 20, 2012. The surgery took 36 hours and included more than 150 nurses and professional staff.

The University of Maryland remains committed to perfecting the clinical and basic science research of facial transplantation in the hopes of restoring normalcy to the lives of other patients living with severe facial injuries.

Read the June 28 Associated Press article on Richard Norris’ personal story and view new pictures.

View the NBC broadcast special