Elof ErikssonMD, PhD, FACS
Born in Backe, Sweden, Dr. Elof Eriksson attended the University of Goteborg in Sweden, where he obtained his MD and PhD. Dr. Eriksson went on to train at hospitals in both Sweden and the US, including University of Chicago Hospitals, and Medical College of Virginia, where he completed a fellowship in plastic surgery. In 1986 Dr. Eriksson joined Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), where he was named Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery.
In 2006, as a specialist in wound care, Dr. Eriksson initiated and oversaw the Wound Care Guidelines project, and initiative spearheaded by the Wound Healing Society which published guidelines for treatment and therapies for wound care. At BWH, Dr. Eriksson lead the creation of the research laboratory for Tissue Repair and Gene Therapy, which aims at creating better treatment for both acute and chronic wounds. Dr. Erikson also oversaw the creation of the Plastic Surgery Transplantation Program at BWH, a novel and unique program focused on state-of-the-art facial and hand transplantation.