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Iraqi Patient Has Final Plastic Surgery Appointment at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Before Returning Home


Abdul Hakeem Hussein, 7, and father, Ismaeel

Plastic surgery patient from Iraqi

Frederic Deleyiannis, MD
Plastic surgeon
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

On the morning of Monday, July 24, 2006, Abdul Hakeem will have his final clinic appointment with Dr. Deleyiannis.

Following the appointment, Children's will hold a press conference to update the status of Abdul Hakeem's recovery from several surgical procedures. The surgeries - performed by Dr. Deleyiannis and Tonia Stefko, MD, a surgeon at UPMC Eye & Ear Institute - have repaired scars from injuries Abdul Hakeem suffered in a bombing in his hometown of Fallujah in Iraq.

Abdul Hakeem and his father, Ismaeel, plan to depart Pittsburgh to return home to Iraq the following afternoon, Tuesday, July 25, 2006.

Monday, July 24, 2006
11:45 a.m.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
3705 Fifth Ave

Editor's Note: Before and after photos chronicling Abdul Hakeem's surgical

Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-7919 or 412-692-5016,
Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5502 or 412-692-5016,

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