Jean-Michel Dubernard

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Jean-Michel Dubernard
Jean-Michel Dubernard par Claude Truong-Ngoc 2013.jpg
Jean-Michel Dubernard in 2013
Member of the French National Assembly for Rhône
In office
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Jean-Louis Touraine
Personal details
Born (1941-05-17) 17 May 1941 (age 75)
Lyon, France
Nationality French
Political party UMP
Occupation Surgeon

Jean-Michel Dubernard (French: [dybɛʁnaʁ]; born 17 May 1941 in Lyon) is a medical doctor specializing in transplant surgery, as well as a former Deputy in the French National Assembly.

Dr. Dubernard is most famous for performing the first successful hand transplant on Clint Hallam on 23 September 1998, the first successful double hand transplant shortly thereafter (but not announced until 14 January 2004), and assisting Prof. Bernard Devauchelle in performing the first partial face transplant on Isabelle Dinoire on 27 November 2005.