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Imagine being able to grow the body part you need in a lab. It’s happening at the University of Alberta for patients who lost a part of their face to cancer.

The Institute for Reconstructive Sciences in Medicine (iRSM) is an internationally recognized clinic and research institute focused on medical reconstructive sciences. Established in 1993, iRSM is a joint initiative of the University of Alberta, Covenant Health and Alberta Health Services, based at the Misericordia Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta. 

iRSM has an interdisciplinary team providing expertise in surgery, medicine, dentistry, rehabilitation medicine, engineering and computing science for head and neck reconstructive treatments and rehabilitative care. The experts are fully integrated to provide clinical care, research, education and training in reconstructive medicine and technology. 

To learn more about what we do and what services we offer, visit our Services page.

iRSM has nearly 20 years of history as a leader in patient-oriented research, as well as application of innovative technological solutions to patient care. iRSM’s innovative research model is comprised of interdisciplinary teams across five faculties at the University of Alberta and extends to a number of international collaborations at leading institutions around the world.

For more information about research at iRSM, visit our Research Programs page.

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