Julian Pribaz of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School has been chosen as the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery’s (ASRM) 2011 Harry J. Buncke Lecturer. The honor is known as the “Nobel Prize” equivalent in the field of reconstructive microsurgery.

The award honors the memory of Buncke, a pioneer and mentor in the field of microsurgery who developed many of the techniques and instrumentation used in microsurgery. Nominated by his peers at ASRM, Pribaz is recognized for his extensive work in microsurgery. As part of his award, Pribaz delivered a lecture titled “Will the ‘Brave-New-World’ of Transplantation Be the Answer to the Limitations of Reconstructive Surgery?” on Jan. 18 in Cancun, Mexico.