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Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Dr. Bohdan Pomahac, of Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Our faces are intimately connected to our identities. They show our emotions and help us present ourselves to the world.

If you think about your face being destroyed, it’s easy to imagine how your life could fall into darkness.

That’s what motivated Dr. Bohdan Pomahac to lead a campaign to do face transplants at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Lynn Jolicoeur of WBUR brings us this profile on Dr. Pomahac.

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This segment aired on December 31, 2013.

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