Dr. Carl R. Hartrampf Jr., ’56, developer of the TRAM flap, dies

Dr. Carl R. Hartrampf Jr., a pioneer in reconstructive plastic surgery who in the 1980s developed the TRAM flap, which uses a small portion of abdominal tissue, which is similar to breast tissue, to reconstruct the breast after mastectomy. Development of this widely used approach for breast reconstruction, led to Dr. Hartrampf receiving the American Cancer Society Distinguished Service Award.

Dr. Hartrampf was a 1956 MCG graduate who did his postgraduate training at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and Washington University, St. Louis.  He co-founded Atlanta Plastic Surgery in 1968. Read more about him.

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