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Dr. Cendales is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and Director of the Emory Transplant Center Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (VCA) Program. VCA refers to the transfer of peripheral tissues including muscle, skin, nerve, nerve, bone, and tendon as a functional unit (e.g. hand) to replace non-reconstructible tissue defects. Dr Cendales is Principal Investigator of an approved clinical protocol in hand transplantation at Emory University and the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Cendales is the only surgeon in the US to have completed formal fellowship training in Hand and Microsurgery, and Transplant Surgery. Dr Cendales helped organize the first VCA team in the US and participated in the country¹s first two hand transplants. She was subsequently the first surgeon accepted into the Transplant Surgery and Immunobiology Fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, MD. During her time at the NIH, Dr. Cendales established and published a model of VCA in non-human primates. She organized the first international symposium on VCA histopathology at the International Banff Congress leading to the published classification system now used for clinical reporting of rejection. Dr. Cendales has co-authored numerous scientific manuscripts, abstracts, and invited publications and presentations at national and international meetings.