International experts and surgeons lauded the efforts made by the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS) at Kochi in successfully conducting India’s first hand transplantation. Warren C. Breidenbach, Chief of the Reconstructive and Plastic Surgery Division and Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona, visited the AIMS and met Dr. Manu and his assistant Dr. Vijay, who led the surgery. During the meeting, Dr. Bredenbach expressed satisfaction over the hospital’s advanced methods, and assured every help in its research activities.