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06 October 2017

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Join us to hear from graduate and Kiwi medical innovator Simon Talbot as he shares his journey of success to Boston. Simon is a pioneer of cutting-edge hand and face transplant surgery and has participated in seven full and partial face transplant operations as well as four double hand transplants. His current position is as Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Attending Surgeon in the Division of Plastic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

This is the first Boston Stories event in our global “Alumni for Alumni” series - where alumni can hear first-hand from fellow Auckland grads who are doing remarkable things out in the world – come along and be inspired.

  • Date: Friday 6 October
  • Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
  • Venue: Anderson Auditorium - School of the Museum of Fine Arts, TUFTS University, 230 Fenway, Boston MA 02115
  • Parking: Available at the Museum of Fine Arts
  • Cost: Free

Light snacks and beverages will be served.

Click here to register


Meet Simon Talbot

Simon holds a BHB and MBChB from the University of Auckland and is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a particular interest in hand surgery and microsurgical reconstruction, including hand transplantation. He is the Director of The Upper Extremity Transplant Program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, currently the most active program of its kind in the US, supported by over $4.5 million in grant awards. Simon works with multiple groups to innovate plastic surgical practices with the use of engineering technology in the areas of microsurgery and prosthetic development.


Event Organiser

Rob Tedesco (PhD in Musicology and Ethnomusicology)


As Boston’s Volunteer Alumni Coordinator Rob looks forward to meeting alumni and friends based in the area. Be sure to stay up to date with our activities and events in the region and join the Boston Facebook Group!