New Life for Damaged Nerves with Hubert Kim, MD, PhD

June 27, 2011
The current gold standard for repairing nerves is the patients’ own tissue. We expect our graft technology to exceed that.

Hubert Kim, MD, PhD

Building a Bridge to Nerve Repair

Each year, scores of soldiers wounded by explosives suffer from debilitating nerve injuries that render their arms and legs useless. Kim’s research, performed at the UCSF-affiliated San Francisco Veterans Affairs hospital, has led to development of artificial nerve grafts to accelerate healing of these injuries.

Hubert Kim, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor
UCSF Cartilage Repair and Regenerative Center

Funding for Kim’s research is provided by the Department of Defense and VA Medical Research.

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