Dr. Camillo Ricordi stated, "On a personal level, being able to help a wounded serviceman and the fact that this happened on the day of Thanksgiving made all of us proud." Dr. Craig Shriver, chief of general surgery at WRAMC, and Dr. Ricordi during a press conference at Walter Reed.
Dr. Ricordi addresses the media, with Dr. Shriver and Dr. Rahul Jindal, transplant surgeon at WRAMC and a clinical professor of surgery at George Washington University.
Dr. Ricordi and the DRI team that assisted with the transplant (l-r): Xiumin Xu (from China), Xiaojing Wang (from Singapore), Misawa Ryosuke (from Japan), Sara Giunti (from Italy), Andrea Curry (from the USA).
Tre Porfirio, the airman who received the transplant, with his team of doctors, Dr. Ricordi, Dr. Shriver, and Dr. Jindal.