Julian J. PRIBAZ

Plastic Surgery, University of South Florida, USA

Julian J. Pribaz was born in Trieste, Italy but raised and educated in Australia. His undergraduate medical degrees were from the University of Melbourne and St. Vincent’s Hospital Medical School, graduating in 1972. He then trained in General Surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne and completed this training in Salisbury, England where he was a General Surgery Registrar and obtained his FRCS from Edinburgh University in 1978. He then returned to St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne where he did his Plastic Surgical Training. After completing this he came to the United States, via Pisa, Italy, and then spent 2 years in the United States, where he did a second residency in Plastic Surgery at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Illinois. He subsequently returned to Australia where he became a Clinical Instructor in Plastic Surgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital at Melbourne University. He developed a very busy clinical practice and also worked with the many international research fellows who rotated through the unit. He obtained his FRACS (Australian Boards) in Plastic Surgery in 1982, and in 1986 went on to complete his American Boards in Plastic Surgery.
After 5 years as a consultant at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne Australia, Julian J. Pribaz was recruited to Harvard Medical School in 1987, and ascended through the ranks, and was promoted full Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School in 2002. He was also responsible for combining the 3 plastic surgery programs at Harvard and served as program director for 13 years. After 29 years at Harvard, Dr. Pribaz resigned his position in 2016 and was recruited to the University of South Florida where he continues to teach and perform clinical work in reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Pribaz has been the recipient of multiple teaching awards, the Clinician of the Year award from the AAPS, Robert Goldwyn Mentorship award from ACAPS, and Distinguished Fellow award from the AAPS. He has delivered 45 Named lectureships and Keynote addresses, and has been a visiting professor/invited lecturer at over 170 national/ international institutions and conferences. He has been course director and invited lecturer at many institutions, and has given over 800 presentations nationally/ internationally.

Benoît LENGELÉ

Plastic Surgery, Université de Louvain, Belgique

Born in Brussels in 1962, Benoît Lengelé is, like Andreas Vesalius, his illustrious predecessor to the functions he occupies, anatomist and surgeon. In his PhD thesis, he studied the neurodevelopmental mechanisms of cephalogenesis and so described the segmental organisation of the human face. This knowledge led him to develop new techniques in facial reconstructive microsurgery, then to be involved in the scientific planning and surgical realization of the first human face transplantation carried out with Bernard Devauchelle and Sylvie Testelin in Amiens, France, on November 27th 2005. This groundbreaking procedure was regarded as a worldwide scientific and medical event. His actual research is focused now on VCA and regenerative surgery, under the theme: “de Humani corporis Fabrica: searching for the restorative matrices of identity”.
Chairman in Human Anatomy at the Catholic University of Louvain, Benoit Lengelé is also the head of the UCL Plastic Surgery division, in Brussels. Author of more than 200 peer-reviewed papers, with a cumulative IF of 419 and a H index of 27, he received several scientific awards (SOCFPRE: twice, EURAPS: twice, Wernaers Prize, de Loyers Prize, Hans Anderl award) and honorary fellowships (RCS (eng.), EAFPS, AAFPS). Visiting Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School (2008), member of the Royal Belgian Academy of Medicine and of the French Academy of Surgery, he holds numerous honors and was ennobled in 2009 by H.M. King Albert II.