The AMI Amputation Research Program is a multi-disciplinary, multi-institution research program focused on developing and validating a new approach to amputation surgery using the AMI (agonist-antagonist myoneural interface) technique. The principal investigator leading the clinical aspects of this work is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Together with our colleagues across Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, and multiple other research institutions across the country, we are working on a portfolio of clinical trials to provide better surgical options for persons requiring limb amputation. Our work is primarily funded by various agencies within the Department of Defense.
The CRC will join the Principal Investigator, Program Manager, Senior Research Coordinator and other members of the research and clinical teams at Brigham and Women’s Hospital to perform groundbreaking work towards improving the way amputations are performed. This role will afford opportunities to work with patients in both research and clinical settings, learn clinical trial management, observe novel amputation surgical procedures, and become familiar with Good Clinical Practice and other federal and institutional regulatory practices. The CRC will work closely with patients, Plastic Surgery clinical staff, administrative staff throughout the hospital, and many of our collaborators at other institutions under the guidance of the Program Manager and the Principal Investigator.