Recently, Foregen President Vincenzo Aiello traveled to Düsseldorf, Germany, to meet with the renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Dan mon O'Dey. At their meeting, Enzo and Dr. O'Dey went over the results of our two recent cadaver lab sessions to discuss their implications and how to best prepare our surgical approach for use on human patients.

Dr. Dan mon O'Dey and Vincenzo Aiello meet in Düsseldorf, Germany

Who is Dr. Dan mon O'Dey?

Dr. Dan mon O’Dey, M.D., Ph.D., FEBOPRAS, is a credentialed and highly experienced surgeon from Germany who has pioneered a unique approach to treating victims of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) through reconstructive surgery. He has been featured many times in the news and has earned an esteemed reputation in Germany for the healing he has brought to so many women.

Since 2014 Dr. O'Dey has been the Director of the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Center for Reconstructive Surgery of the External Female Genitalia, Luisenhospital Aachen, Teaching Hospital of the RWTH-Aachen University. He did his training at the Department of Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Burn Center, University Hospital of the RWTH-Aachen from 2000 to 2013.

He is an external Faculty Member of the Aachen University of Technology (RWTH-Aachen), Member of the Advisory Board of the Medical Chamber North-Rhine Germany (AEKNO), Fellow of the European Board of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (FEBOPRAS), member of the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons (DGPRÄC), elected official of the DGPREC for medical guidelines in female genital surgery, member of the German Society of Gynecology and Obstetrics (DGGG), and member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ISAPS). He is an international faculty speaker, book author, author of several scientific papers and member of scientific boards.

As an internationally renowned physician Dr. Dan mon O’Dey, M.D., Ph.D. ranks as a pioneer in the field of reconstructive female genital surgery and developed original surgical methods to anatomically restore the outer female genital (aOAP-flap, OD-flap, LTRA-procedure) including microsurgical reconstruction of a clitoral glans (NMCS-Procedure). His research focuses on composite anatomic vascular territories of the skin and underlying tissues and functional anatomy of the clitoral organ.

Why is this Important?

As we prepare for human clinical trials, it is essential that our surgical technique is refined to the greatest extent possible. Dr. O'Dey's expert opinion is essential to informing our plans and ensuring success. Not only has Dr. O'Dey treated many female patients, he has worked with males as well. His knowledge of the human genitals is extensive, as is his experience in performing surgery in this area. Dr. O'Dey is a compassionate humanitarian whose disposition aligns well with our mission.

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As we progress toward human clinical trials, our needs will only grow. To meet future challenges head on, we intend to accrue additional partnerships with specialized experts to help ensure our continued success. Every dollar you give supports our mission and helps us plan our research, recruit scientists, and secure the facilities and equipment we need to carry out our essential laboratory experiments.

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