We could transplant human head as soon as 2017, says surgeon

February 26, 2015 4:24 PM

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We could transplant human head as soon as 2017, says surgeon

In this undated handout photo from the Cleveland Clinic, the transplant team performs the first face transplant surgery in the US on patient Connie Culp in 2008. (AP Photo/Cleveland Clinic-HO)

Italian surgeon Sergio Canavero said in 2013 that surgery to transplant a human head would be possible soon. Now he's set to announce a project to do just that, via a keynote lecture at the American Academy of Neurological and Orthopaedic Surgeons annual conference this June.

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