ICC’s Inventors to Watch: Leanna Huffman
Nurse Manager, Center for Connected Care
Idea Submissions to ICC: 2020
Innovation in Our DNA – Part 6: Accelerating Innovation
As the use of 3D printing and AR/VR suggest, innovation is increasingly linked to 21st-century technology at Cleveland Clinic. Innovative applications of technology include everything from Big Data to robotics. Technology is the caregiver’s partner at Cleveland Clinic.
Innovation in Our DNA – Part 5: Innovation Across Disciplines
Cleveland Clinic built highly innovative lung and kidney transplant programs in recent decades. It continued to push boundaries when it entered the field of facial transplantation. In 2008, Maria Siemionow, MD, PhD, and head of Plastic Surgery Research at Cleveland Clinic, led a surgical team in a 22-hour procedure that marked the first near-total face transplant in the United States. The surgeons replaced nearly 80 percent of the face of a woman who suffered severe facial trauma, including all of her features except for her upper eyelids, forehead, lower lip, and chin.