Our Physician Teams
ARIZONA STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
ROBERT M. DRYDEN, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Robert M Dryden, M.D., FACS, is Medical Director of the Arizona Stem Cell Treatment Center and Arizona Centre Plastic Surgery. Dr. Dryden completed his undergraduate training at the University of California at Davis, where he was Phi Beta Kappa (U. C. Berkeley chapter) and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies after only three years. He then matriculated at the University of California, School of Medicine where he was first in his class, elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and a recipient of the prestigious Merck Award. After doing a rotating surgical and medical internship at the University Oregon in Portland, he completed a residency in ophthalmology at the University California in San Francisco. He was the first fellow in the prestigious fellowship in eye and facial plastic surgery under Drs. Crowell Beard and Marvin Quickert at the University of California. He subsequently spent two years at the National Institutes of Health as a member of the United States Public Health Service and consulted and performed cosmetic and reconstructive surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. Dr. Dryden has been practicing and teaching in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona and at the University of Arizona Medical School since 1971. His practice includes eye and facial reconstructive plastic surgery, general cosmetic surgery, bio-identical hormone replacement and stem cell deployment as the Medical Director of the Arizona Center Stem Cell Treatment Center. Dr. Dryden is board certified in ophthalmology as well as board certified in General Cosmetic Surgery by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery where he has been both a Trustee and Treasurer. Dr. Dryden was one of the initial founding members of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and has served as President and Treasurer of the organization. He also served as a President of the American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery. He has published over 90 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters in various textbooks. He is a Clinical Professor at the University of Arizona School of Medicine and Mentor of a fellowship in general cosmetic surgery and has taught doctors from around the world. Additionally, he has spoken and taught both nationally and internationally for 40 years. He is a pioneer in the use and development of the latest innovative surgical techniques in eyelid surgery, facial cosmetic surgery, liposuction surgery and breast surgery.
PHOENIX STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
STEVEN M. GITT, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Steven M. Gitt, M.D., F.A.C.S. specializes in cosmetic surgery, offering the latest and most innovative techniques in: facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, laser surgery, liposuction and body contouring and all facets of cosmetic surgery. His patients describe him as caring, compassionate, and understanding and as an excellent listener and communicator. As the founder and medical director of North Valley Plastic Surgery, established in 1993, Dr. Gitt graduated college with distinction from UCLA in 1982 and from medical school with distinction from Wayne State University in 1986. Dr. Gitt was elected to membership in the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) national medical honor society in 1985. Following completion of training in General Surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, and Plastic Surgery training at the renowned University of Michigan medical center, Dr. Gitt obtained certifications from the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Gitt also holds the prestigious Certificate of Advanced Education in Cosmetic Surgery. He was the founder and original medical director of the Comprehensive Wound Healing Center at Paradise Valley Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Gitt is a board certified plastic surgeon. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Always on the leading edge of technology, Dr. Gitt has offered endoscopic procedures such as brow and face lifting, abdominoplasty, and breast augmentation since 1994, carbon dioxide laser resurfacing since 1995, and Photoderm-Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPL) since 1996. He has also accumulated extraordinary experience in Fotofacial and Fotofacial-plusT IPL treatments
RYAN B. TSUJIMURA, M.D.
Ryan B. Tsujimura, M.D. graduated magna cum laude from the University of Washington in Seattle with a B.S. in Biology. He remained in Seattle where he graduated at the top of his class and earned his Medical Degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Tsujimura initiated his postgraduate training at the Oregon Health Sciences University (University of Oregon) in Portland, Oregon where he did his internship in General Surgery. He then moved to Phoenix where he finished his residency in General Surgery. During this time he became Chief Resident of the Burn Unit and then Chief Resident of Surgery in his last year of training. He was given various awards during his training, but the most meaningful was the distinction made by the Chairman of Surgery/Program Director and Mentor: “I’ve been training surgeons for over a decade, you’re the best surgeon I’ve been fortunate enough to train.” Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Tsujimura took an Attending Trauma Surgeon at Maricopa County Hospital. This gave him the opportunity to “give back” to the community and to teach future surgeons. To help influence the surgeons of tomorrow. During this time, he also entered practice and joined the staff of the Scottsdale Healthcare System performing general and vascular operations. Dedicated to patient care, he rapidly became the surgeon to turn to in a time of need. In the continued pursuit to perfect his skills, Dr. Tsujimura took an educational leave from a busy practice to obtain still further training at the Nationally Accredited by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and RRC (Residency Review Committee), Plastic/Reconstructive and Hand Surgery program at the University of Tennessee. While there, he published and lectured on various topics in Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. He also became Administrative Chief Resident. Even during his training in plastic surgery, because of his surgical experience he was frequently called to the operating room by staff surgeons in times of crisis.
SCOTTSDALE STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
MARVIN BORSAND, D.O.
Dr. Marvin Borsand is known by his patients as being a caring, empathetic and understanding individual as well as a leading Phoenix cosmetic surgeon. His exceptional surgical skills and artistic ability have established him as an elite Phoenix cosmetic surgeon. In addition to his certification with the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, Dr. Borsand is also certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery which is the only board that exclusively certifies in Cosmetic Surgery. As one of the best Phoenix cosmetic surgeons, every client whether in for a breast augmentation consultation or an outpatient facial procedure, should be confident that Dr. Borsand will exceed all your plastic surgery needs. The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS) has recognized Dr. Borsand’s surgical ability and certified him to facilitate a fellowship training program in cosmetic surgery, which is currently the only one of its kind in Arizona. Many surgeons from across the country and the world apply to the Body Sculpting Center for the opportunity to learn cosmetic surgery techniques under his direction. Dr. Borsand is also regularly featured as an industry forerunner in the media, which has established him as a credible and reliable Phoenix cosmetic surgeon. In his spare time, when he is not practicing as an innovative Phoenix cosmetic surgeon, Doctor Borsand is an avid outdoors enthusiast. You may see him riding his bicycle to work, hiking Camelback on the weekend or backpacking down a trail in Northern Arizona.
THE CENTER FOR REGENERATIVE CELL MEDICINE
TODD MALAN, M.D.
Dr. Todd Malan is a pioneer of stem cell medicine in the United States. In October 2009 Dr. Malan performed the first U.S. Adipose Derived Stem Cell assisted fat transfer breast procedure. He has been pivotal in developing safe protocols for stem cell harvesting and has trained hundreds of physicians world wide in the safe and effective use of adipose derived stem cells. Dr. Malan began to seek out ways to utilize adipose stem cells for regenerative applications after a close family member was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Malan now divides his practice time into cosmetic stem cell procedures and regenerative medicine research for patients with chronic disease and degenerative disorders. Dr. Malan has formed a panel of pain management, orthopedic; neurology, psychology, and naturopathic physicians to assist in providing a comprehensive approach to helping patients recover physically and emotionally from the effects of chronic disease. The treatment of chronic disease and pain require a balanced compassionate approach based on not just healing the body but also the effects on the mind and spirit. Dr. Malan received his Bachelors Degree from Brigham Young University and continued his studies at the University of Arizona College of Medicine where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class in May 1993. He completed his residency at Walter Reed Army and Bethesda Naval hospitals in Washington, D.C. Dr. Todd Malan is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Presently, Dr. Malan is an associate of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons, founding member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Physicians, member of the California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Malan is a nationally recognized speaker and educator on advanced body sculpting, fat transfer and a leading innovator on adipose derived stem cell therapies. He is a frequent guest speaker for organizations such as the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Society of Cosmetic Breast Surgery and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Malan also trains physicians worldwide and has been featured in the media for his advances in Fat Transfer techniques.
PANG STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER
HERMAN PANG, M.D.
Herman Pang, M.D., is double board certified in Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery, and General Surgery. Dr. Pang is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, American Collage Chest Physicians and a member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.Dr. Pang graduated with honors from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. After receiving his medical degree in 1980, he completed a residency in General Surgery at Loma Linda University where he was also an instructor of surgery.His residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery was completed at the University of California at Irvine in 1988. He is a diplomat of the Board of Surgery and a Diplomat of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.Dr. Pang is one of the most experienced vein and vascular surgeons in North America, with several offices across the greater Phoenix Metropolitan area. As a way to meet increasing patient demand for new, safe technologies as well as advanced approaches to regenerative medicine, Dr. Pang established EnteBella, which quickly became what many are calling the Southwest’s preminant location for both surgical and non surgical body contouring and facial rejuvenation.With his already diverse and extensive background in Cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, Dr. Pang began to broaden his scope of expertise, and sought out high level training in many facets of regenerative medicine, including advanced body contouring and fat transfer procedures using pluripotent / stem cells. Dr. Pang is thrilled at the notion of being able help pioneer newer surgical techniques during this most exciting revolution being seen today in both aesthetic and regenerative medicine.
Dr. Pang’s interests in regenerative medicine extends beyond the operating room, as he spends much of his free time with peers researching and collaborating on the development of new techniques for regenerative medicine.
LITTLE ROCK STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
KEN MARTIN, MD
Dr. Martin specializes in orthopedic surgery, and particularly in treatment of shoulder, knee, and sports injuries. Knee replacement and arthroscopic surgeries are his primary focus. He has performed over 15,000 knee surgeries. A native of Rison, Arkansas, Martin graduated from Pine Bluff High School in 1971. Dr. Martin earned his medical degree from UAMS in 1978. He completed his internship in general surgery and his residency in orthopedic surgery at UAMS in 1983. After a fellowship in Adult Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Carl Nelson in Little Rock, he moved to Pine Bluff in 1984 where he was in private practice until relocating his practice to Little Rock in 1990. Dr. Martin is particularly knowledgeable about sports medicine, having received a football scholarship as an undergraduate to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He has served as team physician for several high schools and professional sports organizations. Dr. Martin was named one of 14 orthopedic surgeons in Arkansas recognized as a “Best Doctors in America” by his peers in Best Doctors, Inc.
RICHARD D’ANNA, MD
Dr. Richard D’Anna is an urologist in Little Rock, Arkansas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Medical Center of South Arkansas and Saline Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and has been in practice for 39 years. He is one of 3 doctors at Medical Center of South Arkansas and one of 13 at Saline Memorial Hospital who specialize in Urology.
JAMES KEVIN RUDDER, MD
Dr. James Rudder is an orthopedic surgeon in Hot Springs, Arkansas and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including National Park Medical Center and St. Joseph’s Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and has been in practice for 19 years. He is one of 7 doctors at National Park Medical Center and one of 8 at St. Joseph’s Hospital who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.
FOUNDING PHYSICIAN TEAM
CALIFORNIA STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
ELLIOT B. LANDER, MD, FACS
Co-Medical Director :: Elliot B. Lander, M.D. F.A.C.S. is a Board-Certified Surgeon. He was born in Los Angeles, California. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Occidental College with Distinction in Biochemistry. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine. For six years after medical school, Dr. Lander studied General Surgery and then Urologic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. He was a Clinical Assistant Professor of Urology at the same institution while in practice in Orange County for five years. During that time he was active in teaching residents and doing research.
Dr. Lander has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has served as Chief of Urology at Eisenhower Medical Center and Chief of Surgery at John F. Kennedy Hospital. Dr. Lander has been on staff at Eisenhower Medical Center for eighteen years. He is also an Expert Reviewer in Urology for the California Medical Board. Dr. Lander is also doing clinical research on liposome encapsulated agents for the treatment of interstitial cystitis and in July 2014 published an original article on this topic. In addition to interstitial cystitis, areas of special interest also include hormone replacement and regenerative urology with emphasis on Peyronies Disease and erectile dysfunction.
Dr. Lander is currently involved in cutting edge translational stem cell treatment research at the California Stem Cell Treatment Center based in Rancho mirage and Beverly Hills. The center has developed cutting edge cell based treatments for interstitial cystitis. He is a member of the International Cell Surgical Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to research and education regarding the medical use of adult stem cells. Dr. Lander and his team of multispecialty experts have pioneered several new techniques in regenerative medicine and they have treated patients from all over the world with autologous adult stem cell therapy for degenerative conditions. Dr. Lander is co-founder of Cell Surgical Network, an international research network dedicated to developing cell surgical techniques studying the clinical applications of adipose derived stem cells and growth factors. Research affiliates of the Cell Surgical Network trained by Dr. Lander’s team can be found in many major U.S. cities and as far as New Zealand and Chile. The Cell Surgical Network organization oversees an online regenerative medicine database to track clinical outcomes and adverse events from stem cell treatment centers all over the globe.
MARK BERMAN, MD, FACS
Co-Medical Director :: Dr. Berman, the 2010 President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, has been in private practice in the West Los Angeles area since 1983 and has been practicing in the Desert Area since 2003. Dr. Berman graduated from UCLA prior to completing medical school at the Chicago Medical School. He is a clinical instructor in facial plastic surgery through the University of Southern California. Dr. Berman is a Diplomate with the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Los Angeles Magazine has named him one of the Top Doctors in Southern California. Dr. Berman is well known for his work with stem cell / fat grafting to restore three-dimensional volume to the aging face. This has led him to his work with adipose derived stem cells. He is also known as a pioneer in the use of Gore-Tex materials in cosmetic surgery. He holds a patent on an e-PTFE breast implant device – the Pocket Protector – used to improve breast augmentation surgery. He has also authored a novel – Substance of Abuse – a controversial sexy thriller that suggests a solution to the war on drugs. Dr. Berman and his wife, Saralee, have one son, Sean, two dogs and two turtles.
JACKIE R. SEE, MD, FACC
Jackie R. See M.D., F.A.C.C. is a Board Certified Internist, a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and pioneer of the specialty of Interventional Cardiology. He founded the teaching program of Interventional Cardiology at the UC Irvine School of Medicine with Jonathan Tobis M.D., F.A.C.C. and Walter Henry M.D., F.A.C.C., prior Dean of the UC Irvine School of Medicine. He is currently the elected Co-President of his alma mater, the UC Irvine College of Medicine Alumni Association. He was born in Missouri and earned his undergraduate degree at UC Riverside. After graduation from medical school and completion of his Internship he served on active duty as a Medical Officer in the United States Navy. This was followed by Residency and Cardiology Fellowship at the Huntington Memorial Hospital and Research Fellowship in Medicine at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. See has served as Chief of Staff, Vice-Chief of Staff, Chief of Medicine, Chief of Cardiology, Cath Lab Director and other elected Medical Staff positions at Southern California and Nevada Hospitals. He has been on the Medical Staff of the Western Medical Center, Anaheim, from 1983 to the present. Dr. See has published in peer reviewed journals, lectured, invented, patented, developed and marketed enabling technology in digital angiograpthy, angioplasty and ultrasound devices and pharmaceuticals, cholesterol lowering dietary supplements, drug eluting stents, MRI and CT imaging agents, liposomal drug delivery systems, oral vaccine development, stem cell biologic pathway activity, stem cell delivery quantitation devices and Islet Cell Transplantation development. He is a Founding member of the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, member of the International Liposome Society, Alpha Omega Alpha Society member, member of the Society of Echocardiography and other special interest groups. Dr. See has been a Scientific Advisor for many biotechnology companies and has participated in dozens of clinical trials in cardiovascular disease and diabetes. This has been done while engaged in maintaining an active practice of medicine continually since 1976. He is an active member of the California and Orange County Medical Association. Dr. See, his wife of 42 years, three sons and seven grandchildren share their gratitude of the endless opportunities we enjoy by living in America.
JON BRASLOW, MD
Jonathan S. Braslow M.D., an orthopedic surgeon who has practiced at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital for over a decade, is the medical director of the hospital’s Arthritis Institute. He specializes in arthritis treatment, particularly knee replacements, and has a breadth of experience in the development and design of joint replacements. Dr. Braslow’s extensive experience in joint replacement includes his designing and developing a number of products, including the Implex Hedrocel Unicompartmental Knee Replacement for Implex Corporation, the Genus Unicompartmental Knee Replacement for BioMet, and the Knee Ligament Surgery Instrumentation and Reconstruction Techniques for De Puy Corp. and Osteonics. He serves on the international development team for Zimmer Corporation, one of the largest manufacturers of orthopedic implants, working on the next generation of partial replacements incorporating trabecular type metal. Dr. Braslow has received license and certifications from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons. He is recognized as a Qualified Medical Examiner in Orthopedics and a Radiology Supervisor/Operator in Fluoroscopy by the State of California. Past appointments include Governing Board Member of John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital (1996-99) and as the hospital’s Chief of Surgery (1994-96). He is also a member of a number of professional associations, including the California Medical Association, the California Orthopedic Association and the Medical Board of California, among others. Graduating with honors from the University of California, Riverside, where he received a B.A., he went on to earn his M.D. at the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Braslow then went on to complete his residency at the University of Southern California Medical Center in Los Angeles where he received the award for Outstanding Senior Resident. A California native, Dr. Braslow was born on Catalina Island in the city of Avalon in May 1947. He and his wife currently reside in Indio with their two daughters, Jacqueline and Juliet.
STUART T. MAY, M.D.
Dr. May is a Board Certified Diagnostic Radiologist with a subspecialty CAQ (Certified Added Quality) in Vascular and Interventional Radiology, and Level II Cardiac CT. He received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Louisiana State University. Dr. May completed his residency at Louisiana State University, and his fellowship at University of California, San Diego. While in Louisiana, Dr. May founded the first women’s mammography and health screening center in the state. In 1990, Dr. May moved to the Coachella Valley and became the Director of the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Department at Eisenhower Medical Center where he helped develop one of the first aortic stent graft programs in Southern California. During his tenure, Dr. May also served as Chairman of the Department of Radiology. In 2001 Dr. May established one of the first virtual colonoscopy programs in the nation and helped in the development of the first FDA approved 3-D virtual colonoscopy system with the Viatronix Corporation. In 2003, Dr. May started the first MRI Breast Cancer Detection program in the Coachella Valley, one of only several in the country at that time. For the past ten years he has been at the forefront of whole body screening with MRI, CT, and ultrasound. Dr. May has helped establish one of the first outpatient MRI-guided prostate biopsy and laser centers in the world. He also specializes in therapeutic injections using stem cells, plasma rich platelets, and corticosteroids. Dr. May has presented numerous lectures nationally and locally on Cardiac CT, Virtual Colonoscopy, Breast MRI, and Prostate Cancer.
JOHN FELLER, M.D.
Dr. Feller completed his undergraduate training in metallurgical engineering and materials science at the University of Notre Dame graduating cum laude (1978-1982). He then attended the Ohio State University School of Medicine graduating summa cum laude (1983-1987). Dr. Feller subsequently completed four years of postgraduate medical training at Stanford University School of Medicine, culminating in board certification in Diagnostic Radiology (1987-1991). Following fellowship training in orthopedic and body MRI (1992), Dr. Feller served in the US Air Force as Chief of MRI at David Grant USAF Medical Center; a position he maintained for four years (1992-1996). Dr. Feller is currently the Medical Director and Founding Partner of Desert Medical Imaging in California, and Chief of Radiology as well as a Partner in American Medical Center in China. He was the MRI Consulting Radiologist for Desert Orthopedic Center from 1998 to 2010. He maintained an academic affiliation with Stanford University where he was an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Radiology (1991-2006), and is now an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Radiology at Loma Linda University. Dr Feller was awarded the Volunteer Clinical Faculty Teacher of the Year in 1992-1993 from Stanford University Medical Center Department of Radiology. Dr. Feller has co-authored numerous peer- reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and is an editor of the textbook Shoulder Magnetic Resonance Imaging. He has given over 300 invited lectures worldwide on orthopedic, prostate and body MR imaging.
MONROE STERNLIEB, M.D.
Dr. Monroe Sternlieb, D.D.S. is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He received his Dental Degree from The University of Southern California in 1984, graduating with high honors. Dr. Sternlieb was awarded a certificate of Outstanding Achievement in the Undergraduate Study of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, in 1984, by The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He was undergraduate vice president of the Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity for three years. He completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, at Los Angeles County U.S.C. Medical Center, in 1987. U.S.C. was the largest teaching hospital west of the Mississippi and a designated Level One trauma center. The program was significantly oriented towards reconstructive surgery of the facial region, including soft tissues of the head and neck region. The program included extensive training to harvest bone from the cranium, ribs and hip to reconstruct the facial skeletal structures. He performed numerous reconstructive surgeries of the TMJ during his residency. Dr. Sternlieb was in private practice in Beverly Hills from 1987 until 1993. During this time he was on staff in the Department of Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, in Los Angeles. Dr. Sternlieb developed a practice sub-specialty focused on the diagnosis and treatment of the TMJ. Cutting edge techniques in the eighties and nineties, such as meniscus repair or removal (with alloplastic or interpositional flap reconstruction), partial or total joint reconstruction, arthroscopic joint surgery as well as in office joint lavage were routinely utilized. Dr. Sternlieb relocated to the Coachella valley in 1993, and has been in private practice, in Rancho Mirage, to date. He is on staff in the Department of Surgery at Eisenhower Medical Center, in Rancho Mirage. He has continued to treat TMJ disorders via various therapeutic modalities, including minimally or noninvasive means, including “Therapeutic Magnetic Resonance” (“TMR”). Dr. Sternlieb is deeply dedicated to the welfare of his patients. He has enthusiastically committed himself to partake in the study of the therapeutic efficacy of adult stem cells for TMJ disorders, with its potential to revolutionize treatment.
ROLAND REINHART, M.D., A.P.C.
After graduating from UCLA, Dr. Reinhart attended medical school at Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. He completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, where he was chief resident. Dr. Reinhart has co-authored a number of articles in anesthesiology dealing with patient safety. He wrote two chapters in the pain management textbook Decision Marking in Anesthesiology. In 1991 he joined the medical staff at Eisenhower Memorial Hospital where he served as Chief of Anesthesiology. Dr. Reinhart decided to devote his entire energy toward pain management problems and in 1998 went into solo practice. In 2000 Dr. Reinhart founded Advanced Pain Management, dedicated to providing the best medical technology available for alleviating pain and suffering. Dr. Reinhart’s philosophy is that “now, more than ever, you have options to alleviate your pain.”
CHRIS DUMA, M.D., F.A.C.S.
A board certified neurosurgeon specialist and Graduate of Georgetown University’s Neurosurgery training program, Dr. Duma specializes in surgical brain tumor management, Gamma Knife and CyberKnife™ radiosurgery, and the surgical treatment of movement disorders. Dr. Duma practices at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, California (Orange County), Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center (Fountain Valley, CA), and UC Irvine Medical Center, in Los Angeles, CA, and is one of the most experienced in his field, having been in practice for more than 20 years. In addition, he has been at the forefront of research in immunotherapy for primary brain gliomas such as glioblastoma multiforme, anaplastic astrocytoma, and astrocytomas and is involved with futuristic research in the use of immunotherapy and stem cell therapy to fight malignant brain tumors and other neurologic disorders such as Parkinson’s Disease, ALS, multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer’s Disease.
His general neurosurgery is performed using state-of-the art neuronavigational computers and he prides himself in being a master of minimally invasive neurosurgery accomplishing better results, by being less invasive and using more powerful, modern tools. This is true for both benign and malignant brain disease.
Dr. Duma uses computer-assisted neurosurgical technique in all his craniotomies. He uses the million dollar state-of-the-art Stealth world renowned navigational system to guide him safely through the brain. Operation times are shortened, anesthesia times are shortened, tumor resections are more complete, and safe, and patients’ recovery is rapid.
With Gamma Knife radiosurgery, Dr. Christopher Duma, one of the pioneers in this field, is able to treat primary brain tumors, metastases, acoustic neuromas, meningiomas, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), trigeminal neuralgia and the tremor of Parkinson’s disease, without opening the skull.
Dr. Duma’s experience with the treatment of movement disorders since 1987 makes him one of the most experienced in the US.
WALTER O’BRIEN, M.D.
Dr. Walter O’Brien is an orthopedic surgeon practicing in Los Angeles. His clinic, Pacific Coast Sports Medicine, is a multidisciplinary collaboration that uses synergistic treatments in the pursuit of regenerative orthopedics. In addition to stem cell therapy, the clinic combines techniques such as High Intensity Laser Therapy, OrthoPulse EPAT, Hako-Med ElecDT, VAX-D, acupuncture, nutrition counseling, lymphedema treatment, and physical therapy.
Dr. O’Brien completed his medical school and five year orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Kansas. During medical school he experienced surgery from the patient’s perspective undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction of his knee. He was fortunate to have been operated on and subsequently mentored by one of the true pioneers of modern day knee reconstructive surgery, Charles Henning, MD. Dr. Henning also was an innovator in the prevention of knee injuries. Pediatric orthopedics is one subspecialty interest of Dr. O’Brien, especially pediatric trauma and fractures. He completed six months of residency at The Childrens’ Hospital in Denver, Colorado under the directorship of Robert Eilert, MD where he studied a potentially serious type of children’s elbow fracture and developed methods for surgeons to minimize permanent deformity.
With a subspecialty interest in sports medicine, Dr. O’Brien embarked upon a unique two year traveling fellowship involving many of the innovative gurus at several meccas of sports medicine. He studied with Ejnar Eriksson, MD at the renowned Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden learning his pioneering techniques in arthroscopy of the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, and hip. Dr. Eriksson also was a world leader in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. O’Brien traveled to Switzerland and participated in the prestigious A.O. Fellowship program learning state-of-the-art techniques in fracture surgery and worked with Werner Muller, MD, a leading authority on knee ligament surgery. The educational journey also included time in Paris, France studying under the wing of Jean-Yves Dupont, MD as he pioneered work in ligament reconstruction, meniscal repair, and accelerated rehabilitation after knee surgery. The renowned Orthopaedic and Arthritic Hospital in Toronto, Canada hosted Dr. O’Brien as he learned from Robert Jackson, MD who introduced arthroscopic surgery to North America after observing its birth during a trip to Japan. The highly regarded Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City provided a training grounds as Dr. O’Brien learned from Russell Warren, MD, team doctor for the New York Giants NFL team and known for his cutting-edge work in shoulder surgery and knee reconstruction. Dr. O’Brien also was fortunate enough to work with another pioneer in knee reconstructive surgery and rehabilitation, Frank Noyes, MD of Cincinnati, Ohio. After completing this remarkable educational experience, Dr. O’Brien moved to southern California and spent his first year in private practice working with Martin Blazina, MD, another pioneer of knee surgery originally from the Kerlan-Jobe Clinic and subsequent founder of the sports medicine department at UCLA.
Dr. O’Brien has numerous peer-reviewed publications and has received many awards for his basic science research and clinical studies. He has lectured repeatedly at multiple national and international orthopedic society conferences. His clinical experience includes over 10,000 surgical procedures in his distinguished career.
THOMAS J. GROGAN, M.D.
Dr. Grogan is a practicing pediatric orthopedic surgeon at Pacific Coast Sports Medicine in Los Angeles. Dr. Grogan graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Biology and received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Grogan’s orthopedic training has included an orthopedic residency at UCLA plus several orthopedic fellowships in pediatric orthopedics, trauma, and NIH sponsored joint replacement surgery. Following his orthopedic training he returned to Los Angeles, spending six years at Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, including serving as Assistant Chief in 1996 and 1997. In addition to his clinical practice, he spent several years involved in managed care consulting as an orthopedic surgeon and has developed special expertise in this area. He has collaborated with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons in the development of a handbook and audiotape entitled, “Health Care Reform and Managed Care: A Guidebook for Orthopedic Surgeons”. In addition, he has served as the lead faculty member for the AAOS for their 1995, 12 city educational seminar, “Taking Charge: Managed Care Contracting for Orthopaedic Surgeons” and as a faculty member for the AAOS’s 1996 seminar series entitled, “Winning at Risk: The Interplay of Cost, Quality, and Access in Orthopaedic Practice”. He most recently served as a faculty member for the AAOS’s 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 seminars, “Practice Management Symposium for Practicing Orthopaedic Surgeons’. He is currently chairman of the Practice Management Committee for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a member of their Council on Education. He is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society, the Sigma XI Scientific Research Society, California Orthopaedic Association (COA), the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America (POSNA), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGENERATIVE CELL TREATMENT CENTER
WILLIAM T. CHEN, M.D., F.A.C.S.
In private practice since 1985, Dr. Chen graduated from Univ. of Illinois Medical School and did his residency at USC and UC Loma Linda. He is a Fellow of American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and AAOHNS. He is doubly certified by both American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology. Currently, Dr. Chen has a full cosmetic surgery practice ranging from blepharoplasty, facelifts, to body liposuction and breast surgeries. His interests have been use of fat grafting in breast augmentation by employing stem cells and PRP. In March 2010, Dr. Chen led an AACS delegation to Japan to enhance US progress in stem cell fat grafting. This subsequently led his co-Directorship to the Coronado Adipose Stem Cell Aesthetic Surgery Workshop in August, 2011. Current new development of deploying stem cells for numerous medical conditions brings Dr. Chen to the frontier of modern medicine. He is delighted to be in this new realm of research with CA Stem Cell Treatment Center doctors to move such exciting technology to medicine. In addition to member of CSFPS, CSCS, ASCBC, CMA, & AMA, he is on the Board of Solano County Medical Society and (SF)Bay Area Preferred Physicians, as well as Alternate Delegate of District X to CMA. He was the founder of Solano Independent Medical Association and past President to Northern CA Taiwan Medical Association. Dr. Chen believes in local community service and has built a new ice rink for local youth. He was an Assistant Boy Scout Master and is currently involved in creating a new local Regional Park District.
PETER BULLOCK, M.D.
Dr. Peter Bullock is a primary care doctor treating patients in Redwood City, California, and the surrounding communities. He is a member of professional organizations including the San Mateo County Medical Association, the California Medical Association, and the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery. He is also multilingual, speaking English, French, Spanish, and German. In order to pursue his medical degree, Dr. Bullock attended St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College in London. He continued his medical education at the University of California. At the university’s Moffitt Hospital, he received his residency training. Patients visiting Dr. Bullock can receive a full range of medical services. He provides general consultations, prescriptions and refills, checkups prior to travel, and annual physical examinations. Cardiovascular screening visits and treatment for specific illnesses and issues are also available.
VERNON FONG, M.D.
Dr. Vernon Fong is an orthopedic surgeon in San Francisco, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Chinese Hospital and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He received his medical degree from UC Davis School of Medicine and has been in practice for 29 years. He is one of 6 doctors at Chinese Hospital and one of 57 at Mills-Peninsula Health Services who specialize in Orthopedic Surgery.
HO-YIN ADRIAN LI, M.D.
Dr. Ho- Yin Li is an anesthesiologist in San Leandro, California and is affiliated with Alameda Hospital. He received his medical degree from Queen’s University Belfast Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice for 27 years. He is one of 4 doctors at Alameda Hospital who specialize in Anesthesiology.
SAMUEL PEARL, M.D.
Dr. Samuel Pearl is one of the premier Board Certified plastic surgeons in the San Francisco Bay Area. Basing his private practice near Los Altos and Palo Alto, he is a specialized cosmetic plastic surgeon who has been practicing for over twenty years. Dr. Samuel Pearl’s well-deserved reputation in the communities of Mountain View, Sunnyvale and Los Altos as an exceptional cosmetic surgeon stems from his unique combination of an artistic touch with surgical skill. For the past two decades, Dr. Samuel Pearl has served the entire Bay Area as a dedicated plastic surgery provider, turning his patients dream bodies into the reality they see in the mirror every morning.
NABIL ATHANASSIOUS, M.D.
Nabil Athanassious, MD provides urology services in Fairfield, CA. A Urologist is trained to diagnose, treat and manage diseases of the urinary tract and male reproductive system, including prostatitis, kidney stones and urinary tract infections.
PETER N. BRETAN, M.D.
As a urologist, Dr. Bretan is highly trained to treat disorders of the male and female urinary tract (bladder, ureter, kidney, and urethra) and the male reproductive system. Urology is classified as a surgical subspecialty, but since a wide variety of clinical problems are encountered when treating urological conditions, knowledge of internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, and other specialties is required.
RODNEY WONG, M.D.
Dr. Wong is in his third term as Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at El Camino Hospital. He received his BS from Brown University and completed his MD at the University of Maryland in 1983. He did his Orthopedic residency at UPMC Hamot in Pennsylvania.
In addition, Dr. Wong completed specialty training in Sports Medicine at Duke University, Orthopedic Trauma at the University of California Davis, and Pediatric Orthopedics at the Shriners’ Hospital.
Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Wong also has subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine. He is a member of the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and has been an instructor at the Academy’s Orthopedic Learning Center in Illinois.
As an active community member, Dr. Wong has served as Team Physician for Gavilan Community College, Live Oak and St. Francis High Schools, and the Mt. View Flyers semi-pro football team. He was an event physician for the US Gymnastics Olympic trials, the US Figure Skating Championships, and PGA Frys.com Open. He is a golfing member of CordeValle Golf Club in San Martin, and plays competitive tennis on USTA teams.
Dr. Wong specializes in a minimally invasive technique in hip replacement called the anterior approach. Using a specially designed surgical table, surgeons can perform hip replacement surgery while leaving key muscles and soft tissues undisturbed. This means a faster recovery and no restrictions after recovery.
Dr. Wong enjoys private practice because he can continue to provide personalized care to his patients. He spends time getting to know his patients, and designs individualized treatment plans, utilizing state-of-the-art techniques to ensure the best possible outcome on a case by case basis.
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SILICON VALLEY STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER
YUNG CHEN, M.D.
Dr. Yung Chen’s passion for his patients has led him down the path that combines his extensive training in cosmetic medicine and anti-aging therapies. Dr. Chen is committed to delivering the best possible results for his patients, offering expertise in a number of surgical and non-surgical procedures. He is an active member of American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine as well as California Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. As technology continues to advance, Dr. Chen stays abreast of the latest procedures and advancement by attending conferences on a regular basis. As the medical director of Cupertino Medical Laser Center as well as Silicon Valley Stem Cell Center, Dr. Chen strives to provide his patients with the best-customized treatment that is specifically for them. With the addition of Silicon Valley Stem Cell Center, he is excited about getting into real medicine and reversing diseases and not just treat them with medication to manage their symptoms. When he’s not in the office, Dr. Chen enjoys golfing and spending time with his family. Dr. Chen is fluent in Mandarin as well.
TERENCE DELANEY, M.D.
Dr. Delaney received his M.D. from New York Medical College in 1986 and went on to do a surgical internship at St. Luke’s Hospital/Columbia University in New York. He completed a four year orthopedic residency at Catholic Medical Center/Cornell University in 1992. During this time he trained in spinal reconstruction and pediatric orthopedics at NYU/Hospital for Joint Diseases as well as an advanced AO fracture and trauma course. He then completed a one year Joint Replacement Fellowship at Stanford University in PaloAlto . He has been in private practice in Los Gatos, California since 1993.
Dr. Delaney is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Dr. Delaney regularly performs advanced arthroscopic procedures including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair, meniscus transplant, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and cartilage replacement procedures. He serves as team physician and orthopedic consultant to several area high schools, semi pro and club sports teams.
MIRACLE MILE STEM CELL CENTER
JON GREENFIELD, M.D.
Dr. Jon Greenfield is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who has been practicing in West Los Angeles/Beverly Hills for 38 years. Dr. Greenfield is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the Arthroscopy Board of North America, and the American Academy of Pain Management. He holds surgical certifications in Intradiscal Therapy, CO2 Laser in Arthroscopic Surgery, Holmium YAG Laser in Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, Percutaneous Nucleotomy, Lipotherme Laser Liposuction, and the SVF Investigational Development System (Stem Cell Rejuvenation Therapy). Dr. Greenfield is Medical Director of the Miracle Mile Outpatient Surgery Center in Los Angeles, a team physician for a local high school, and a Qualified Medical Evaluator for industrial injuries in the State of California. He is on the faculty of the University of Southern California Medical School, Physicians Assistant training program. Dr. Greenfield has published research and clinical practice articles in medical journals, and has lectured on various topics related to orthopedic medicine and surgery and the management of chronic intractable pain in the United States and Mexico. In addition Dr. Greenfield holds a MBA degree, is a Certified Public Accountant. The Miracle Mile Outpatient Surgery Center (MMOSC) is a Medicare Certified ambulatory surgery facility dedicated to surgical excellence in a doctor friendly and patient friendly environment. Our 13,000 square foot surgery facility has state of the art equipment, and fully licensed and board certified providers. We have the capacity to meet the needs of most ambulatory surgical and diagnostic procedures, including orthopedics, spinal diagnostics and spine surgery, podiatric, interventional pain management, urologic, plastic/reconstructive, cosmetic, bariatric weight loss, and general surgery. MMOSC has developed specialization programs in minimally invasive spine surgery, bariatric gastric banding surgery, interventional pain management, and stem cell orthopedic and spine rejuvenation therapy. In 2013, Miracle Mile Outpatient Surgery Center established a stem cell rejuvenation program: The Miracle Mile Stem Cell Center.
HOWARD RUBIN, M.P., PhD, A.B.M.P.
Dr. Howard Rubin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Museum Center Surgery Group, Inc., which owns and operates the Miracle Mile Outpatient Surgery Center. Dr. Howard Rubin is a Board Certified Medical Psychologist and has been practicing medical psychology with sub specialties in pain management, psychopharmacology, bariatric medicine, sports medicine and psychology, and behavioral health since 1971. He is a Diplomate and Fellow of the American Academy of Pain Management, a member of the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, and has post-doctoral certification in psychopharmacology. Dr. Rubin was appointed to the U.S. Olympic Team medical staff for the Los Angeles games in 1984. He also served on the medical staff of the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Dr. Rubin has an extensive background in academia, has published numerous research articles in professional psychology and medical journals, has made several presentations to professional organizations on such topics as Pain Management, Stress Management, Disaster Response, Child Abuse and Neglect, and Drugs, Alcohol, and World Class Athletes. He has appeared on many local and national radio and television programs including the Today Show. Dr. Rubin is the Clinical Director of the Miracle Mile Outpatient Surgery Center Bariatric Surgery Program.
IRVINE STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER
THOMAS GIONIS, M.D.
Dr. Gionis is a United States Fulbright Scholar in Law, a current member of the United States Fulbright PEER Review Committee Member / Global-Public Health; he has been a two-time recipient of being a UCLA Visiting Scholar in Public Health, Department of Health Services, Division of Healthcare Management and Policy, UCLA School of Public Health. Dr. Gionis is also the President and Chairman of the Board of the Fulbright Academy of Law, Peace and Public Health (www.FulbrightAcademyLaw.org) in Washington, D.C; Dean and President of the American University of Sovereign Nations School of Medicine (www.AmericanUniversitySovereignNations.com) and serves as the Surgeon-in-Chief, Irvine Stem Cell Treatment Center and the Miami Stem Cell Treatment Center (www.StemCellsUSA.net). He has also served as a lecturer in the Executive Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the UCLA School of Public Health, where he taught Health Law and Principles of Global Health. Dr. Gionis is a frequent Lecturer in Bioethics, Public Health, Human Research Subject Protection, and International Law at international United Nations UNESCO meetings worldwide. He currently also serves as Vice-Chief of Staff and Emergency Department Director of Coast Plaza Hospital in Los Angeles, Ca. Dr. Gionis has a long and distinguished career in academics. Dr. Gionis has been recognized as the youngest individual in United States to be awarded the medical degree (M.D.); he started medical school at 17, and was awarded the M.D. degree at 21 years of age. He obtained his M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina; J.D. degree (Cum Laude), John Marshall Law School; L.L.M., St. Thomas University School of Law; M.B.A., Pepperdine University Graduate School of Business; M.H.A., Seton Hall University, Center for Public Service; and his M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.). Within one year of graduation from law school, Dr. Gionis published three (3) law review articles: Gionis, T.A., “Paradox on the High Seas: Evasive Standards of Medical Care – Duty Without Standards of Care; A Call for the International Regulation of Maritime Healthcare Aboard Ships,” 34 John Marshall Law Review 751 (2001); Gionis, T.A., and Zito, A., “A Call for the Adoption of Federal Rule of Evidence 702 for the Admissibility of Mental-Health Professional Expert Testimony in Illinois Child-Custody Cases,” 27 Southern Illinois University Law Journal 1 (2002); and Gionis, T.A., Zito, A.S., and Camargo, C.A., “The Intentional Tort of Patient Dumping: A New State Cause of Action to Address the Shortcomings of the Federal Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA),” 52 American University Law Review 173 (2002). Dr. Gionis serves as Adjunct Professor in Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, Walter H. & Dorothy B. Diamond International Tax Program. He has previously served and taught law as Adjunct Professor in Law (LL.M. program), Walter H. & Dorothy B. Diamond International Tax Program, St. Thomas University School of Law (Miami, Fl), and as Adjunct Professor in Law (JD program) also at St. Thomas University School of Law (Miami, Fl). Dr. Gionis completed his general surgical residency and cardiovascular surgery fellowship at Tulane Medical Center- Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana, and his Research Fellowship in Emergency Medicine, Harvard University-Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine Research (MGH) Boston, and taught advanced trauma life support at Harvard-MGH for 18 years. Dr. Gionis is a former Member of the Board of Directors, American Board of Disaster Medicine, a former Physician Board Examiner for the American Board of Disaster Medicine, and is Fellow, International College of Surgeons; Fellow, American College of Legal Medicine; and, Distinguished Fellow, Royal Society of Fellows.
SAN DIEGO STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER
TAL DAVID, M.D.
Dr. David is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine practicing at SportsMed Surgery Associates in San Diego, CA. He specializes in arthroscopic and sports medicine surgery. In addition to his private practice, Dr. David is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UC San Diego Health System and a Faculty Instructor in the San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship. He serves on the Board of Editors of the peer-reviewed scientific journal, Orthopedics and is a member of the Scientific and Medical Committee of the Arthritis Foundation, San Diego Chapter. Dr. David is an active member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) and a member of the Council of Delegates for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM). Dr. David has authored the textbook “Arthroscopic Techniques of the Shoulder” and is co-editor of the Visual Arthroscopy Series on Arthroscopic Surgery. He has published extensively on topics related to orthopedic surgery, sports medicine and sports injuries and has lectured internationally on topics related to arthroscopic shoulder and knee surgery. He has been involved in the care of the injured athletes for over 10 years and has served on the medical staff of various professional sports teams including 9 years as an NFL team physician. He received his medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas and completed an orthopedic sports medicine and arthroscopy fellowship at the renowned Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California.
PETE HANSON, M.D.
Dr. Peter Hanson is a San Diego native. After graduating from Monte Vista High School, Dr. Hanson attended Occidental College in Los Angeles from which he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He stayed in Southern California, attending the University of California, Irvine Medical School. He graduated with honors in 1986, president of his graduating class. He ventured north to Sacramento, completing his internship and Orthopaedic residency at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in 1991. Interest in total joints replacement surgery led to a fellowship in adult lower extremity total joint reconstruction at The Scripps Clinic in La Jolla. Dr. Hanson came home to La Mesa and joined Grossmont Orthopaedic Medical Group in August of 1992 and has enjoyed all aspects of his Orthopaedic practice, which includes sports medicine, arthroscopy, shoulder reconstruction and lower extremity total joint replacement including introducing the anterior hip approach to East County. He has held major leadership positions that have been focused on patient care. He has been Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery, and for over 12 years has served as the Medical Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Grossmont Hospital, a position that involves orchestrating the Total Joint Replacement program for the hospital. At Grossmont Hospital, he has served as Chief of Staff, as well as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for Grossmont Hospital and the Board of Directors for Sharp Healthcare. Dr. Hanson is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, class of 1996. He is an active member of The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, The American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, The Western Orthopaedic Association where he has served as President of the San Diego Chapter, and the California Orthopaedic Association.
THE MORROW INSTITUTE STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER
DAVID MORROW, M.D., F.A.A.D., F.A.A.C.S.
SAN FRANCISCO STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER
AHVIE HERSKOWITZ, M.D.
Ahvie Herskowitz, M.D., is Medical Director of the San Francisco Stem Cell Treatment Center, a subsidiary of Anatara Medicine. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Anatomic Pathology. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and for nine years following medical school, trained in Anatomic Pathology and Immunology, Internal Medicine and Cardiology. He studied Cardiovascular Medicine at The Johns Hopkins Hospital where, after training, he was jointly appointed for nine years as an Assistant and then Associate Professor of Medicine, and Immunology and Molecular Microbiology. At Hopkins, Dr. Herskowitz led an immunology and cardiology research team investigating mechanisms of vascular and cardiac injury and repair, heart transplantation, heart function and metabolism, and basic mechanisms of autoimmunity. He then relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area to become Director of a cardiovascular research institute, and was appointed Clinical Professor of Medicine at UC San Francisco. In 2000, after publishing more than 115 peer-reviewed medical articles, he co-founded the Institute for OneWorld Health, a successful global medical philanthropy. Over the past four years, he founded Anatara Medicine, where he has developed a highly individualized form of integrative medicine, focusing on the root causes of aging and complex medical conditions. At the San Francisco Stem Cell Treatment Center, Dr. Herskowitz is now coupling this experience with state-of-the-art regenerative medicine techniques, offering patients novel options to achieve optimized healing and disease prevention.
SUSAN LIN, M.D.
Dr. Susan F. Lin is a board certified obstetrics-gynecologic surgeon practicing woman’s health in the San Francisco Bay area for 21 years. Dr. Susan Lin graduated from Boston University School of Medicine Six Year Medical Program with a NIH Cancer Research Fellowship. She completed her postdoctoral training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Kaiser Permanente Oakland, Felix Rutledge Oncology Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Galloway Fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Susan Lin is a fellow of American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of OB/GYN, Expert Reviewer for Medical Board of California. Served as fellow of American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and Assistant Clinical Professor of OB/GYN for UCSF School of Medicine.
Dr. Lin owns and operates MD Laser & Cosmetics Center in San Mateo California. She is also the president of La Canada Venture Inc. holding the patent for lash and hair regeneration technology. She serves on board for McGovern Institute of Brain Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Community Gatepath serving children and adults with disabilities.
VICTOR LIU, M.D.
IRINA MELNIK, M.D.
Dr. Melnik is a board certified specialist in musculoskeletal medicine, rehabilitation, non-surgical orthopedics, and regenerative medicine. She completed her internship in general surgery and residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Stanford University Hospital. Her fellowship training in non-surgical orthopedics, interventional sports, and spinal procedures was completed in Honolulu, Hawaii.
Dr. Melnik specializes in treatment of patients with sports, work or car accident related injuries, different types of arthritic conditions of the peripheral joints and spine, soft tissue and nerve injuries, herniated discs and sciatica, degenerative discs and spinal joints. She utilizes conventional, alternative and regenerative medicine treatments, including ultrasound (US)and XR guided injections of platelet rich plasma (PRP), Bone Marrow Aspirate (BMAC), adipose (fat) derived stem cells and many others.
Dr. Melnik has authored numerous medical textbook chapters and scientific research publications. She has spoken at many local, national and international medical conferences and meetings. She has also been a guest speaker at multiple healthcare related radio talk programs on the subject of minimally invasive, regenerative and non-surgical treatment of back pain, sports injuries and degenerative arthritic conditions, including stem cell treatments using the patient’s own tissue.
Dr. Melnik volunteers with Flying Doctors of America, providing free medical care to patients abroad, in Asia, Latin America etc., who do not have access to medical care facilities, delivering direct patient treatment, medical supplies and medications.
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NATIONAL INSTITUTES FOR REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
JON WILENSKY, M.D.
ORANGE COUNTY REGENERATIVE MEDICINE
MICHAEL ARATA, M.D.
Dr. Arata is an innovator in the treatment of dysautonomia. A graduate of UCSF School of Medicine, Dr. Arata completed his four year residency at Duke University Medical Center. Subsequently, he completed fellowship training at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is double boarded as a diplomate of the American Board of Radiology, including a certificate of added qualification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. He is also has board certification in Venous and Lymphatic Medicine. Having completed the Institute for Functional Medicine training program, Dr. Arata is also the only board certified interventionist fully trained in Functional Medicine. Accordingly, Dr. Arata’s approach to the treatment of autonomic disorders is unique in that he seeks not restore balance to the body as the foundation of his treatment program.
Dr. Arata was the first physician to recognize the potential of endovenous procedures to improve autonomic function. An internationally recognized expert in both the treatment of venous disease and interventional radiology, Dr. Arata has performed many thousands of image-guided surgical procedures This experience lead to development of a minimally invasive treatment for those suffering symptoms of dysautonomia. This treatment is called TVAM and has led to multiple publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Arata also has a decade of experience in therapeutic injections. His current interest is the study of regenerative medicine as it applies to chronic disease and to orthopedic conditions.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER
PHONG TRAN, M.D.
SPANISH HILLS STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER
JOSEPH CABARET, M.D.
Full time staff physician at Spanish Hills Interventional Pain Specialists and Regenerative Medicine Specialists; state-of-the-art medical facilities dedicated to pain management and functional restoration through medical, psychological, physical, interventional, surgical, and regenerative techniques.
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VENTURA STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER
DAVID MICHELSON, M.D.
Dr. Michelson is a practicing Cosmetic Surgeon and Medical Director of the Stem Cell Network in Ventura County. Much of his practice involves fat grafting combining stem cells and growth factors for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes.
Dr. Michelson has had extensive experience in management of trauma, too. He is board-certified in Anti-Aging Medicine. “I am dazzled at the potential benefits stem cell surgery offers my patients. It is a privilege for me to practice regenerative medicine. This revolutionary approach to treatment and healing is the most exciting advancement in the history of medicine. “
Dr. Michelson’s mission is to help others to look, feel and be their very best. With two offices in Ventura County, we offer state-of-the-art cosmetic and medical-surgical stem cell treatments.
SANTA ROSA STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER
GREGORY CHERNOFF, M.D.
Greg Chernoff, M.D. F.R.C.S. is a Triple Board Certified Aesthetic Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Dr. Chernoff combines meticulous surgical techniques with the latest non-surgical therapies to give his patients consistent rejuvenation results. Dr. Chernoff has authored numerous scientific papers and medical laser textbook chapters. He has given over 600 lectures to physicians around the world on both surgical and non-surgical therapy. Dr. Chernoff has perfected the art of facial injections and was one the first physicians to offer LaViv, a new FDA-approved personalized cell therapy. Additionally, Dr. Chernoff trains physicians in the art of meticulous injection techniques. Dr. Chernoff is known best for his down to earth personality and genuine caring approach. Utilizing his extensive experience and capabilities, Dr. Chernoff works with patients to develop a surgical, non-surgical, or combination approach suited to patients’ individual needs. Dr. Chernoff is the founder of the Royia Grizzell Foundation for Victims of Violence, providing pro-bono treatment for these patients.
COLORADO STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
GRETA MCLAREN, M.D.
Dr. Greta McLaren graduated in the top of her class from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in Biology and then earned her Medical Degree from and continues her affiliation as an Assistant Clinical Professor for the prestigious University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver. She received her Board Certification in 1991 specializing in primary care, with a focus on Sports Medicine, Orthopedic injuries, and Dermatology. In addition, she was one of the first physicians in Colorado to train in the field of aesthetic laser surgery. As an expert in her field of Cosmetic Laser Procedures, Dr. McLaren has taught her fellow physicians throughout the United States for many years and continues to train resident physicians. She has also authored a book chapter on the subject of photodynamic therapies for treatment of precancerous lesions and various skin conditions. With her diverse and extensive training in dermatologic, orthopedic and degenerative diseases and her advanced training in liposculpting and fat transfer procedures, Dr. McLaren is privileged and excited to be involved with cutting edge fat derived stem cell therapies and applications in all of these fields. Dr McLaren has been a teaching instructor in laser physics and aesthetic laser courses for physicians She has a particular interest in the research and development of regenerative medicine involving Stem cell harvesting from fat, and is honored to be an affiliate of the California Stem Cell Treatment Center investigating the treatment of multiple medical disorders affecting the joints, lungs, heart, and nervous system. Dr. McLaren’s practice is devoted exclusively to the health, vitality and well being of her patients Her sole commitment to anti-aging procedures, liposculpting, fat transfer and fat derived stem cell therapies gives her the ability to focus her energy and expertise on how best to lessen the effects of aging for men and women, and to give her patients an exceptional experience and outcome. She is committed to forging partnerships with her patients that focus on optimal, long-term health through education, empowerment, and personal responsibility. Dr. McLaren is the founder and medical director of a large anti-aging and laser practice in the Denver area. Her state of the art clinic offers the latest and most innovative techniques using platelet rich plasma and stem cells, in addition to “Hi Definition” liposculpting and all of the latest facets of anti-aging. In addition to her Stem Cell Practice, Dr. McLaren also hosts an extensive Laser procedure oriented website at www.skinsecretsmedspa.com.
KEN OLESZEK, M.D.
Dr. Ken Oleszek, MD is a Board Certified Physician and Owner/Medical Director of La Fontaine Aesthetics in Denver,Colorado. He dedicates his practice to utilizing high-tech medicine and laser procedures to optimize the health and appearance of his patients. In addition to stem cell research, Dr. Oleszek specializes in Phlebology (vein disease and the treatment of varicose veins), cutaneous laser treatments and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments including Fat transfer and office-based liposuction. Dr. Oleszek is affiliated with California Stem Cell Treatment Center and the exciting ground breaking clinical research that may revolutionize the treatment of many medical diseases. He feels the accessibility of adipose tissue and the recent advances in extracting the stem cells from adipose tissue offers new and exciting potentials of stem cell treatment. At his Denver office, he will focus on studying stem cell treatments for degenerative orthopedic issues, such as knee, shoulder or back arthritis, as well as, chronic medical issues including COPD, heart failure and autoimmune disorders. Dr. Oleszek is on staff at Exempla Lutheran Medical Center, is a Fellow of The American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, and a member of The American College of Physicians, American College of Phlebology, American Venous Forum and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons. After attending University of Colorado Medical School, he completed internship and residency in Internal Medicine at The University of New Mexico. Dr. Oleszek was born in upstate New York and moved to Colorado in his school years. With his training in Internal Medicine and degenerative diseases and experience with adipose tissue, Dr. Oleszek is excited to bridge these two areas of medicine with Stem Cell Treatments. Being Medical Director at Sandhill Scientific Inc./Meditech International Inc., Dr. Oleszek was involved in the use of Low Level Laser Therapy as treatment for acute and chronic musculoskeletal diseases.
RENALD BERNARD, M.D.
Dr. Dr. Renald Bernard is a medical doctor and native of Quebec, Canada. He obtained his medical degree from Laval University. As a family medicine physician, he began to develop an interest in varicose veins very early in his practice. He has trained with distinguished phlebologists in France and Canada. Dr. Bernard served as the Director of the Canadian Society of Phlebology for nine years. Dr. Bernard moved to the United States in 1983 and maintained an interest in the field of varicose veins. He is a founder of the American Society of Phlebology and was the first physician in the Midwest to introduce endovenous laser treatment for large varicose veins. He has presented at multiple educational conferences in Canada and the United States on vein disease and treatment with an emphasis on patient safety. In 1996, he joined central Iowa’s largest multi-specialty clinics where he leads the phlebology program in Ames, Iowa. In his medical practice, Dr. Bernard has always been interested in learning about medical innovations to enhance patient care. For example, in the late 1980s he was fascinated by the development of Liposuction particularly Liprotransplant. He had the opportunity to meet and attend workshops with Dr. Pierre-Francois Fournier, regarded as one of the father’s of liposuction. Recently, Dr. Bernard joined Dr. Ken Oleszek of Colorado in his practice of phlebology (vein treatment) and cosmetic surgery. Both these physician believe and are fascinated with stem cell therapy, a revolutionary approach to treating degenerative and even debilitating diseases. Stem cell procedures are completed in the office setting by harvesting and concentrating the patient’s own stem cells. These cells are the body’s natural healing cells and can help repair and regenerate the body when there is tissue injury or damage. The harvested cells are injected back into the patient. Dr. Bernard and Oleszek are members of the Colorado Stem Cell Treatment Center which is an affiliate of the California Stem Cell Treatment Center. These treatment centers specialize in the stem cell therapy utilizing a patient’s own stem cells. For more information on the Colorado Stem Cell Treatment Center, please call
Michael Otte, M.D.
Dr. Michael Otte graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and did diagnostic radiology residency at Emory University in Atlanta. He is certified by the American Board of Radiology and completed fellowship training in Musculoskeletal Imaging at the University of California San Francisco. He has specialized in Orthopedic, Rheumatologic, Orthopedic Oncology and Sports Medicine imaging for over fifteen years. He performs injections of all joints and of the spine for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Dr. Otte is married with two daughters and lives in Denver, Colorado. He works at the Invision Sally Jobe Centers with Radiology Imaging Associates providing specialty outpatient imaging and pain management therapy.
BOULDER STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
RICHARD LEVINE, M.D.
Richard G Levine M.D., FAAD, FAACS is medical director of Boulder Stem Cell Treatment Center and Mountainview Dermatology Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Center. He graduated cum laude with a Biology degree and Medical Doctor degree at the UNiversity of Western Ontario. Dr. Levine then completed two years of internal medicine training at the University of Toronto and subsequently completed his Dermatology residency at McGill University in 1997. With extensive post residency training, Dr. Levine became a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a Fellow of the American Society for Mohs Surgery. He is a member of the American Phlebology Association, Colorado Medical Society, Boulder County Medical Society and Colorado Dermatology Society.
Dr Levine always strives to be on the cutting edge of new innovation in his fields and was the first dermatologist to introduce photofacial laser treatment and photodynamic therapy in Colorado. The clinic offers adult and pediatric dermatology, Mohs skin cancer surgery and reconstruction, cosmetic surgery under local anesthesia (liposculpture, fat transfer, blepharoplasty, facelift, brow lift), varicose vein treatment (EVLT), cosmetic lasers, Botox and fillers and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy.
Dr Levine’s interests in regenerative Medicine extend to collaborative care with his peers to provide state of the art medical, surgical and cosmetic stem cell treatments. He completed training with Dt’s Lander and Berman and Medikhan in stem cell processing from one’s own fat and founded the Boulder Stem Cell Treatment Center, an affiliate of California Stem Cell Treatment Center. Using one’s own stem cells (“mesenchymal autologous stem cells”) and/or platelet rich plasma, many conditions may be dramatically improved.
CONNECTICUT STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
JOEL SINGER, M.D.
Dr. Joel Singer, a board certified plastic surgeon, leverages over 30 years of extensive medical experience in Westport, Connecticut. Possessing a particular interest in nonsurgical and minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Joel Singer incorporates the latest techniques into his repertoire of services. Whether one desires a small personal change or a more drastic one, Dr. Joel Singer works closely with each patient to develop a solution to meet his or her unique needs. Dr. Joel Singer began his formal education as an undergraduate at Queens College, The City University of New York. Committed to academic excellence, Dr. Singer was accepted into medical school after his second year of studying chemistry and biology. Dr. Joel Singer earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Yale School of Medicine. He subsequently completed residencies at Yale New Haven Medical Center and Rhode Island Brown University Hospital. Dr. Joel Singer returned to academia in 2007, earning his M.B.A. from the George Washington University School of Business. Dr. Singer has always been at the leading edge of innovation. He had the first CO2 laser in Connecticut and was the first plastic surgeon in Connecticut to perform liposuction in the early 1980s. His interests in fat transfer lead him to his current interest in investigating the benefits of autologous fat derived adult stem cells. Passionate about helping others in both a professional and personal capacity, Dr. Joel Singer is actively involved in Healing the Children, a nonprofit organization that assists children in receiving medical treatment. Dr. Joel Singer has traveled around the globe to provide training to local plastic surgeons, as well as free surgeries to children in need. Dr. Joel Singer continues his involvement in the medical community through active participation in various medical organizations at both national and local levels, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the New England Society of Plastic Surgeons.
FLORIDA STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
DOUGLAS D. DEDO, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Dr. Dedo is a triple board certified facial plastic and cosmetic surgeon. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School and did his internship at University Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. After a five year residency at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, he served his country in the USAF at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. For the past 35 years he has practiced in the Palm Beaches specializing not only in the diseases of the ears, nose and throat but also has been a pioneer in facial plastic and cosmetic surgery. As an author of a textbook in facial surgery, along with several chapters in medical texts he has also published over 45 papers. Recognized by his peers locally he was elected president of the Palm Beach County Medical Society. Nationally, he was elected President of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Internationally, he has been invited to lecture in Europe and South America on his facial surgery and liposuction techniques. He stays on the cutting edge of technology and his most recent endeavor is to bring the California Stem Cell Treatment Center to Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
CELL SURGICAL NETWORK OF FLORIDA TEAM
LEWIS J. OBI, M.D., F.R.S.A.
Lewis J. Obi M.D., a board certified plastic surgeon, has practiced in Jacksonville, Florida since the 1970’s and continues to set the pace for his colleagues. He was born in Jacksonville, graduated Cum Laude, Rho Chi and Phi Kappa Phi at the University of Florida, acquiring a five year degree in three years. After working as a practicing pharmacist he then graduated from the University of Miami Cum Laude and AOA while working full time as a pharmacist to support his family. Dr. Lewis Obi then completed his residencies in General Surgery, Hand Surgery and Maxillofacial Surgery with additional training in Cardiovascular Surgery as well as Heart Transplant Surgery.
CLEARWATER STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
DENNIS LOX, M.D.
Dr. Dennis Lox was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona and maintains an active membership in the honors society of Phi Beta Kappa. After graduating from Texas Tech University School of Medicine at San Antonio, Dr. Lox completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Lox moved to Florida and settled in the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Lox is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and is referred to as a Physiatrist.
Since opening the Florida Spine Center in 1990, this Physical Medicine and Pain Management practice has grown to include two office locations – one in Clearwater, FL and the other in New Port Richey, FL. In addition to growing his practice, Dr. Lox has remained active in his chosen discipline, and has lectured extensively on various pain management topics. Further, he has authored numerous textbook chapters, and has written two books relating to his field of expertise including:
“Soft Tissue Injury-Diagnosis and Treatment and Physical Medicine”
“Rehabilitation State of the Art Review: Low Back Pain”
Dr. Lox focuses on improving the quality of life for his patients by specializing in a conservative, non-surgical approach to the treatment of their pain.
MIAMI STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
NIA SMYRNIOTIS, M.D.
Dr. Nia Smyrniotis serves as Medical Director, Stem Cell Research and Treatment, at the Miami Stem Cell Treatment Center, an affiliate of the Irvine Stem Cell Treatment Center and California Stem Cell Treatment Center, Cell Surgical Network; she also serves as Consultant Physician to the Irvine Stem Cell Treatment Center in Irvine, California. Additionally, Dr. Smyrniotis is a Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Human Physiology, and Chairwoman, Department of Integrative Medicine, American University of Sovereign Nations School of Medicine.
Dr. Smyrniotis graduated from Indiana University with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Chemistry and Biology. She acquired her Medical Degree, along with a Master’s Degree in Science and Physiology, from The University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School. Her post-graduate residency training and background were in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York. Dr. Smyrniotis also completed training in stem cell procedures, protocols, and treatment at the California Stem Cell Treatment Center, Cell Surgical Network, at Rancho Mirage, California, under the direction of Dr. Mark Berman and Dr. Eliot Lander, founders of the California Stem Cell Treatment Center. Dr. Smyrniotis has had a successful aesthetic practice for over a decade-she is certified in Botox, fillers, sclerotherpy and laser vein and hair removal. Dr. Smyrniotis also has pursued her interest in bio-identical hormone replacement and integrative medicine and obtained her certification in Functional Medicine and Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. In addition, Dr. Smyrniotis has completed advanced Fellowship training in Functional Medicine.
PALM BEACH STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
DANIELA DADURIAN, M.D.
Daniela Dadurian, M.D., has been practicing Medicine for over a two decades. She specializes in Anti-Aging and Aesthetic Medicine. She received her medical degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and is Board Certified in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine* and Laser Surgery*.
MD Beauty Labs at The Whitney in West Palm Beach was designed by Dr. Dadurian to provide Anti-Aging and Cosmetic services.
This state of the art facility offers Medical, Spa and Body Treatments in a luxurious contemporary loft environment. With Dr. Dadurian’s team of Nurses, Medical Estheticians, Massage Therapists, Permanent Makeup Specialist and Medical Spa Concierge, MD Beauty Labs is dedicated to providing a revitalizing experience.
SOUTH PALM STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
STEWART EIDELSON, M.D.
South Palm Orthospine Institute is a recognized leader in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal stenosis, cervical and lumbar spinal diseases and degeneration. Our practice offers state of the art treatment including the most advanced minimally invasive procedures. Our centers and associates provide total patient care under the direct supervision of Stewart G. Eidelson, MD, one of the nation’s leading spine specialists. Dr. Eidelson is a Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Spine Surgeon with a particular interest in the spinal problems of the elderly.
ATLANTA STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
EDMOND GRIFFIN, M.D.
Dr. Griffin is a Board Certified Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon and a recognized expert in the field of dermatological surgery specializing in hair replacement surgeries. Not only do U.S. surgeons (ENT, Dermatological, and Plastic) visit and observe Dr. Griffin’s techniques, but surgeons also come from other countries to learn from him. In addition to training others, he gives lectures at the national meetings of the American Academy of Dermatology and also those sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1976 Dr. Griffin has specialized in hair replacement surgery and has devoted his resources and time to improving this specialty. Dr. Griffin regularly attends conferences, workshops, congresses, and forums both in the U.S. and abroad and exchanges the latest information on all aspects of continuing education about hair replacement. Dr. Edmond Griffin is also a featured contributor on RealSelf.com. He has worked individually with Dadour of Paris, the Ungers of Toronto, Alt of Minnesota, Mayer and Fleming of Beverly Hills, Pitanguy of Rio de Juaniro, and Yarborogh of New Orleans. After growing up in Albany, Georgia, Dr. Griffin completed his B.S. in chemistry at the University of Georgia. He earned his M.D. degree from the Medical College of Georgia. After interning at the Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital in pediatrics, he was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and stationed at Norfolk, Virginia where he was assigned to a pediatric clinic. This term was followed by three years at the Mary Hitchcock Hospital at Dartmouth College for his residency. Dr. Griffin is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a member of the clinical faculty at Emory University Medical School and is on the staff of Scottish Rite Children’s, Northside, and St. Joseph’s Hospitals. In addition, Dr. Griffin is an active member of the Atlanta Dermatology Association, American Society of Liposuction Surgery, American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Medical Association of Georgia, and American Medical Association.
ASHLEY CURTIS, M.D.
Ashley R. Curtis, M.D. received her Doctor of Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. After holding a Chief Resident position at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C she joined Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. Before commencing her medical education, Dr. Curtis graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with highest honors in her B.S. in Industrial Engineering. With a medical focus on dermatology and the treatment of hair loss, Dr. Curtis is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, Women’s Dermatologic Society, and the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery. She is also a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society along with engineering honor societies. Aside from her previous position as Chief Resident at Wake Forest, before joining the DAA team, Dr. Curtis spent her spare time lecturing at Wake Forest and reviewing medical journals like the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. She also volunteered her time and dermatological expertise to help with skin cancer screenings and care clinics at Wake Forest. Dr. Curtis continues to expand her dermatological experience through researching and writing dermatology publications.
STEM CELL CENTER OF GEORGIA TEAM
JAMIE WALRAVEN, M.D.
Dr. Walraven is a graduate of the University Of Alabama School Of Medicine. After receiving her medical Degree, she completed an emergency medicine residency at Darnall Army community Hospital in Ft. Hood Texas. Dr. Walraven moved to the Atlanta area in 1999 and has worked in local hospitals as an Emergency medicine physician since that time. In 2000, Dr. Walraven became interested in aesthetics, anti-aging, and functional medicine. She is Board certified in Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine. As her practice grew so did her dedication to finding new and innovative ways to improve her patients overall wellness. In 2012 she began her training and studies in regenerative medicine through stem cell research and technology. Her intention at Stem Cell Center of Georgia is to provide her patients with the best cutting edge and innovative medicine that will improve the lives of her patients. Dr. Walraven enjoys her 3 sons, traveling, reading, and continuing her growth in innovative Medicine.
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HONOLULU STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
MICHAEL PASQUALE, D.O.
Dr. Michael Pasquale is a board certified plastic surgeon, fellowship trained microsurgeon and hand surgeon. He is also an Osteopathic Physician trained in muscle skeletal medicine. Dr. Pasquale trained in General Surgery as well as Plastic Surgery at New York University Down Town Hospital in Manhattan New York. He has practiced Plastic Surgery and Hand Surgery since that time In Hawaii. Dr. Pasquale has been interest in regenerative medicine dates back 20 years when he first attended various anti-aging conferences and was a featured speaker in Asia on these topics in the newly developing field. Since that time Dr. Pasquale has been involved in basic research and study of Stem Cells and regenerative technology including the studying the effects of Stem Cells enhanced fat transfer for cosmetic breast augmentation. Dr. Pasquale has been an innovator developing a several surgical instruments and teacher regularly lecturing in Japan, Korea and China. His clinic in Hawaii has always been on the cutting edge and is well known for its high standards of care and patient safety. Aside from his cosmetic surgery practice, he is now seeking to further clinical research specifically using stem cells and the use in cosmetic surgery, as well as the many potential medical treatments for orthopedic and neuroscience applications.
CHICAGO STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
DANIEL RITACCA, M.D.
Dr. Ritacca specializes in cosmetic surgery teaching the art of eyelid surgery, liposuction, fat transfer and laser liposuction in his private practice and other major hospitals. He has also taught at the Cook County Hospital for over 20 years. He graduated with honors from the University of Illinois and received the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha award for exceptional work in the field of medicine. From there, he became board certified in ophthalmology after attending Northwestern University and received his fellowship training in Eye & Facial Plastic Surgery at New York Medical College. He has studied under Jeff Klein, the innovator of Tumescent Liposuction & has performed stem cell work for 8 years. Dr Ritacca works with a team of physicians in the field of breast augmentation, liposuction, facial rejuvenation, lasers, hair restoration and stem cell therapy. He has traveled to Africa, Panama and Honduras with other physicians delivering care to the poor and providing reconstructive surgery for leg ulcers and eyelid deformities. Dr. Ritacca also belongs to the Allergan, Thermigen & Renew Advantage advisory boards. Dr. Ritacca’s hobbies include spending quality time with his wife and children and staying active by playing tennis.
WILLIAM YATES, M.D.
Dr. William Yates has had a passion and drive for excellence his entire career. Dr. Yates graduated with a B.A. in Medical Science from Northwestern University and then received his M.D. from the 6-year Honors Program from Northwestern University in Illinois. He completed his Surgical Internship at Howard University Hospital in Washington DC in 1986 and General Surgery Residency in 1990. In 1991, he completed his Fellowship in Critical Care/Trauma at the University of Maryland Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery and Critical Care/Trauma Surgery. Before Dr. Yates was a dedicated hair transplant surgeon, he was part of an elite group of surgeons who administered the American Board of Surgeons surgery exam to potential General Surgeons in the US. He has continued on this path and is now a board examiner for the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. Dr. Yates specializes in treating all hair types for both men and women. He utilizes non-surgical options such as PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) therapy as well as providing state-of-the-art surgical solutions for his clients. He is a national expert and teacher performing the scarless technique for hair transplantation – FUE (Follicular Unit Extraction). He has also implemented the ARTAS Robotic Technology at Yates Hair Science Group in Vernon Hills, IL.
JAY JOSHI, M.D.
Dr. Joshi is the CEO and Medical Director of the National Pain Centers. He is a locally and nationally recognized board certified Anesthesiologist and fellowship trained Interventional Spine and Pain Management physician who believes in an individualized, comprehensive approach to managing his patients. He has distinguished himself as a leader of National Advisory Boards, National Educational and CME Programs, National Publications, National Speaking Events, National Consulting, and National Media Appearances. He is routinely asked to lecture nationally and has presented to audiences approximately 500 times. He has served as the Medical Director of Pain Management at a large hospital in the Chicago area. He has served as an expert on fraud, waste, abuse and general healthcare reform and has helped hospital systems develop and improve their pain programs. He has also developed strategies for large companies regarding appropriate and effective medical marketing. Internationally, he has worked on global policies at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. He was accepted into medical school at the age of 16 via an accelerated honors BS/MD program with full scholarships. He completed an Internal Medicine internship at Northwestern and residency and fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital. He precisely performs Interventional Spine and Pain procedures that include Epidural Steroid Injections, Selective Nerve Root Blocks, Facet Joint Medial Branch Injections, Radiofrequency Ablation, Sympathetic Blocks, Spinal Cord Stimulators, Percutaneous Discectomy, and Discograms. He has contributed to the compendium of education by leading or being part of a team that was the first to describe multiple medical innovations. He strongly believes the key to a successful patient outcome is a physician who has a strong education, solid skills, and unwavering ethics.
KATHLEEN MORNO, M.D.
Dr. Kathleen Morno is a native Chicagoan and graduate of Loyola University Medical School, where she finished at the top of her class. She completed her residency in ophthalmology at Loyola University Medical Center, and later, completed additional training in laser vision correction (LASIK) and facial aesthetic enhancements. Dr. Morno has had a thriving private practice for the past 12 years in the northwest suburbs with thousands of loyal patients. In addition, she has served an underprivileged, inner-city community by providing much needed ophthalmic care. Her spirit of service has allowed her to participate in several medical missionary trips to Guatemala. She is an active fundraiser for many non-profit organizations such as SHARE, Haiti earthquake relief fund, No Kid Hungry and Eye Care America, to name a few. She is active in her church, where she has recently implemented a Health and Wellness Ministry, has been a contributing writer for Northwest Suburban Woman, and regularly lectures for several hospitals and community groups. She sits on the board of directors for the Barrington Area Council on Aging, an organization that services the elderly. Despite her busy career and philanthropic spirit, Dr. Morno enjoys spending time with her friends and family by preparing gourmet meals, traveling to new locales and long distance biking. Dr. Morno is excited to join Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa, where she hopes to continue to grow her following of happy patients with her warm and friendly personality.
HOWARD FREEDBERG, M.D.
Dr. Freedberg completed his orthopedic residency at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Additionally, he completed two fellowships: one in sports medicine at the prestigious Wellington Sports Medicine Center, and the other in reconstructive arthritis surgery at the acclaimed Bone and Joint Institute in Cincinnati, Ohio.
With over 25 years of orthopedic experience, Dr. Freedberg is known locally as, “The Knee Expert.” Most recently, he developed an innovative double bundle ACL Reconstruction Technique in conjunction with Biomet with whom he is an independent contractor; which is now being recognized and implemented, internationally. Beyond knees, Dr. Freedberg provides a complete range of orthopaedic surgical services including full and partial joint replacement. Dr. Freedberg is a Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and has subsequently been recertified twice by the same governing board. Also subspecialty Board Certified by the Sports Medicine American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and the American Forensic Association. Nationally renowned, Dr. Freedberg was deemed a Master Instructor of Arthroscopic Surgery by the Arthroscopy Association of North America, serves as an instructor for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a consulting physician to the Player’s Association for the NFL and MLB, team physician for five local high schools, recognized by U.S. News as a Top Doctor and in April 2011 was awarded the “Best Doctor Award” by Chicago Magazine. Dr. Freedberg lectures on his theories and techniques, on subjects that include not only knee reconstructions but many other joints of the body including the shoulder of which he is also recognized as an expert by his peers. He has published numerous articles on the subject of arthroscopy. He is presently involved in novel research on the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) with the robotic knee testing device which is a revolutionary computerized knee testing device.
Dr. Freedberg believes that each patient deserves the utmost in service. He takes extra time to provide each patient with the individualized care they deserve and treats every patient as though they are a family member.
SA OSTRIC, M.D.
Dr. SA Ostric, MD is a board certified Plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic surgery. He graduated college at Knox College in Galesburg, IL summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
Dr. Ostric attended medical school at Rush University in Chicago, IL and after graduating, did both his general surgery and plastic surgery residencies at Rush University in Springfield, IL, and began his practice in Chicago.
Dr. Ostric has published numerous scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics related to both facial surgery and hand surgery.
His specialties include the diagnosis and treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, with a special focus on non-surgical and minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of this condition. He also specializes in the treatment of chronic had pain that results from nerve pain, arthritis, auto-immune disease, and fibromyalgia.
As a plastic surgeon, he specializes in fat grafting and transfer for the treatment of facial atrophy, as well as standard cosmetic surgery procedures which include breast surgery, abdominal wall surgery (tummy tuck), as well as liposuction and many other facial procedures.
He lives in Glenview, IL with his wife and three daughters, and enjoys reading, music, gardening, and physical fitness.
MIDWEST STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
WILLIAM GREGORY CHERNOFF, B.S.C., M.D., F.R.C.S.
Greg Chernoff, M.D. F.R.C.S. is a Triple Board Certified Aesthetic Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Dr. Chernoff combines meticulous surgical techniques with the latest non-surgical therapies to give his patients consistent rejuvenation results. Dr. Chernoff has authored numerous scientific papers and medical laser textbook chapters. He has given over 600 lectures to physicians around the world on both surgical and non-surgical therapy. Dr. Chernoff has perfected the art of facial injections and was one the first physicians to offer LaViv, a new FDA-approved personalized cell therapy. Additionally, Dr. Chernoff trains physicians in the art of meticulous injection techniques. Dr. Chernoff is known best for his down to earth personality and genuine caring approach. Utilizing his extensive experience and capabilities, Dr. Chernoff works with patients to develop a surgical, non-surgical, or combination approach suited to patients’ individual needs. Dr. Chernoff is the founder of the Royia Grizzell Foundation for Victims of Violence, providing pro-bono treatment for these patients.
INDIANA STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
ROBERT JACKSON, M.D.
Dr. Robert Jackson has practiced in Indiana for over 30 years. He has 30 years of surgery experience. His background in the field of cosmetic surgery is extensive. He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery in body and breast cosmetic surgery. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is also a fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, largest multidisciplinary educational organization devoted exclusively to cosmetic surgery. When discussing the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery there is obvious pride in the organization. As a member of the board of trustees and one of the examiners of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Jackson feels he is helping to shape the future of cosmetic surgery in the United States. Dr. Jackson is the past president of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a past president of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and has also served three years as treasurer. He has over 25 years’ experience in the field of cosmetic surgery and served as the Chairman of the Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction Task Force for the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. In that role, Dr. Jackson has published many articles in national and international medical journals as well as various textbooks. He has routinely been invited to be a faculty member of body contouring courses in both the United States and internationally including liposuction, breast surgery, facial laser surgery, ultrasonic assisted lipo-sculpturing and low level laser assisted liposuction.
CHRIS LOWERY, M.D.
Dr. Chris Lowery is a native of Fishers, Indiana. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Indiana University and his Master’s degree from Ball State University. Dr. Lowery received his medical degree from The University of Health Sciences in Kansas City Missouri in 2000. He went on to complete his General Surgery Residency at Kettering Grandview Medical Center in Dayton Ohio. Dr. Lowery is dual board certified in General Surgery as well as Cosmetic Surgery and had practiced in Indianapolis for 5 years with Surgery Associates of Indiana. In 2008, Dr. Lowery was accepted into the prestigious Jackson Cosmetic Fellowship where he recently completed his cosmetic training. He has now joined the practice of the legendary cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert F. Jackson to form Hamilton Surgical Arts. Dr. Lowery specializes in breast and body aesthetic surgery as well as aesthetic facial rejuvenation. Dr. Lowery is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, Indiana State Medical Association, and is currently President-Elect of the Indiana Osteopathic Association. Dr. Lowery is available for consultation in Indianapolis, Noblesville and Marion.
KANSAS REGENERATIVE MEDICAL CENTER
FRANK LYONS, M.D.
Frank was raised in eastern Ohio and attended Ohio State University. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in 1966 from the Ohio State University. He received his Medical Doctorate degree in 1970 from the Ohio State University College of Medicine. After graduation Frank joined the US Army for his internship at Madigan Army Hospital, Fort Lewis, Washington. In 1971 Frank entered a 3 year Diagnostic radiology residency at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center, Denver, Colorado. Upon completion he received certification from the American Board of Radiology. He was named Chief of the Department of Radiology at Irwin Army Hospital, Ft. Riley, KS. He achieved the rank of Major during his 6 year service to the US Army. In January 1977 he joined Manhattan Radiology. During his 35 years the practice of Radiology in Manhattan Frank helped expand the practice to a regional imaging center. The practice grew to include diagnostic plain film imaging, digital imaging, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, mammography, CT scanning, CT guided biopsy, body, neuro and musculoskeletal MRI, arteriography, interventional procedures, diagnostic and therapeutic joint injections. Frank was involved in helping the Radiology practice to expand from Manhattan to include surrounding hospitals within a 100 mile. During this time Frank served as president of the hospital Medical Staff on 2, president of the Manhattan Medical Center, chairman of the hospital Credentialing Committee and participated in numerous medical and community organizations.His family includes his wife Jan Ferguson Lyons, 2 daughters, their husbands and 7 grandchildren. Through Jan’s efforts and leadership we established Lyons Ranch, a registered Angus operation here in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Lyons Ranch is a 3 generation cattle operation which has received many seedstock, environmental and stewardship awards. Both daughters, their husbands and 7 grandchildren are in the cattle business.
I look forward to the opportunity to continue to provide compassionate, professional care to patients by specializing in Regenerative Medicine.
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ANDREW POPE, M.D.
Dr Andrew Pope is a native of Northwest KS. He attended the University of Kansas for his undergraduate training where he graduated with honors. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He was able to fulfill his passion for medicine and attended the University Of Kansas School Of Medicine, obtaining his Medical Doctorate in 2009. Dr Pope, having been raised in a small town, stayed true to his roots and pursued a residency in primary care at Via Christi Family Medicine through the University of Kansas. He was trained to provide comprehensive care, including Obstetrics with Caesarian Sections, Colonoscopy, EGD, inpatient and outpatient care. He finished his residency in 2012, after which he joined nine other physicians in a busy private practice in Manhattan, KS where he provides a wide spectrum of care to all ages. Dr Pope has a unique interest in adult stem cell therapy and the potential that it yields. He is passionate in following the latest modalities utilizing adult stem cells and being able to provide access to this expanding field of medicine. In his free time, Dr Pope enjoys providing care at the local free health clinic as well as various outdoor hobbies including golf, basketball, and upkeep on his ranch. He also dedicates a majority of his time outside of work to his wife and young children.
STEVEN PELOQUIN, M.D.
Dr. Peloquin was born and raised in Albuquerque New Mexico. He obtained both an undergraduate degree in Environmental Design and a Medical Doctorate from the University of New Mexico. He began his anesthesia residency at the University of New Mexico and transferred to the University of Iowa to conclude his studies. He completed his residency program in 1997.
After residency, Dr. Peloquin developed an appreciation for the hard working moral character of the Midwest and began his career in Kansas with Anesthesia Associates of Manhattan. In 1999 he became Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He soon became Chairman of the Anesthesia department for Mercy Regional Health Center and served in that role for a decade.
The experiences gained from his career in anesthesia sparked a desire for Dr. Peloquin to understand how to effectively treat numerous conditions of pain amongst patients. Dr. Peloquin became certified from the American Board of Pain Medicine in 2005 and in the same year set out on his own to open up Heartland Pain Management LLC.
Heartland Pain Management LLC. is a state of the art interventional pain clinic that offers individually tailored pain management solutions to patients. Dr. Peloquin takes great pride in the successful outcomes of his patient’s procedures. His success rate from trials to permanent implanted devices is 88% which is nearly twice the national average of 47%. Dr. Peloquin has also achieved a 95% success rate for intrathecal pain pump trials.
Dr. Peloquin’s success in treating pain has led to numerous physicians and surgeons requesting to do onsite visits and to receive one on one training for neuro stimulators and intrathecal pumps. He has taught courses on implantable therapies in both Kansas and Texas and draws his patient base from seven states. In 2013 Heartland Pain Management LLC. was the only nonacademic center to be selected to participate in a nationwide subcutaneous nerve stimulator trial.
Outside of being the sole proprietor of Heartland Pain Management LLC., Dr. Peloquin has served on the Blue Cross Blue Shield liaison committee for the last 10 years and as committee Chairman for the last 6 years. Dr. Peloquin is a patient advocate and fought to have implantable therapies reclassified as treatments that are covered under the normal standards of care. He also serves on numerous advisory boards for medical device and pharmaceutical companies.
Dr. Peloquin’s family includes his wife Leslie of 38 years. Together they have 3 sons and a daughter. His sons live in Phoenix, San Diego and Albuquerque and his daughter attends college in Tucson.
“The concept of allowing my patients to heal themselves at a cellular level is a truly exciting opportunity. Stem cell therapy could quite possibly be the catalyst that changes the way modern medicine approaches the treatment of pain.”
NEW ENGLAND STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
RYAN WELTER, M.D.
Dr. Welter opened the New England Center for Hair Restoration after training with top specialists in Maryland. He then brought in the very best talent for his own center. Dr. Welter’s aesthetic ability to create a natural hairline and fullness to each individual patient is fast becoming the new standard for Hair Restoration. Dr. Ryan Welter received his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma and graduated from Brown University’s Family Medicine Residency Program. He is also board certified in family practice. As founder and chief surgeon of The New England Center for Hair Restoration, Dr. Welter is medically educated, board certified in family practice, trained and licensed to perform hair restoration procedures for men and women in New England. He is certified through the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery to treat thinning hair, partial, and significant baldness. New England Center for Hair Restoration also performs eyebrow hair transplantation, restoration for aesthetic reasons or for correction after injury.
TAN CLARK, M.D.
Dr. Tan received his medical degree from Far Eastern University Institute of Medicine. He is a diplomate in both General Surgery and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He finished his surgical residency training in General & Cancer Surgery at East Avenue Medical Center with sub-specialty in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at Makati Medical Center. He has been doing hair restoration for more than 10 years in New York and is a staff member of New England Center for Hair Restoration. His artistic inclination and attention to details provides the best hair restoration outcome.
MINNESOTA STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
ROGER HOGUE, MD
MISSISSIPPI STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
HAZEM BARMADA, MD, FRCSEd, FRCS (CTh)
Dr. Barmada studied undergraduate applied biology in London in the mid-sixties; and in 1967, he founded the Brunel Equestrian Club, where he also instructed in horse-riding and dressage. In 1968, he gained admission to the prestigious St. Andrews University (Scotland’s oldest university) to study Medical Science. There he founded the Karate club of St. Andrews. Later, in 1973, while a medical student at Manchester University in England, he founded three Karate Clubs, where he also instructed in Karate, reaching the 4th. Dan (grade) of black-belt.
Dr. Barmada’s medical career began in 1974, when he graduated from Manchester University Medical School. After finishing his internship in hematology he held a one-year residency in pathology and another in internal medicine. He believed that such experience would make him a better surgeon. In 1977, he started a general surgical residency, followed by a residency in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, working with two of the giants of cardiac surgery: Donald Ross, MD, and Professor Sir Magdy Yacoub, the world’s most experienced heart transplant surgeon. Over the next several years Dr. Barmada acquired extensive experience in cardiac, thoracic and vascular surgery, including trauma.
Being passionate about sport and sports medicine, from 1974 to 1984, Dr. Barmada served as Medical Officer to the “United Kingdom Karate-do Federation,” advising on and treating sports injuries at national and international events. In addition, he served as Medical Officer to the “Martial Arts Commission of Great Britain.” During a visit to Japan in 1973, Grand-Master Hironori Ohtsuka, endorsed Dr. Barmada and presented him with his commemorative, not-for-sale book. Ohtsuka, was famous for founding the Wado-Ryu style of Karate, for developing the current system of scoring in Karate and for being the only person in the history of sport to be honored by the Emperor of Japan, with the “Medal of the Rising Sun.”
In 1991, Dr. Barmada joined the Heart Institute at St. Vincent Hospital in Portland, Oregon, as Chief Fellow working alongside the world-renowned Cardiac Surgeon, Dr. Albert Starr, the first surgeon in the world to insert a valve in a heart. He later became Associate in Cardiac Surgery at Harvard University’s Beth Israel Hospital. In 2000, he went to settle on the Mississippi Coast where he operated extensively at several coastal hospitals, performing thoracic, cardiac and vascular (incl. endovascular) surgery. Over the years he became especially interest in renal dialysis access as well as venous and lymphatic disorders. In Summer 2011, Dr. Barmada decided to dedicate more time to his enlarging office-based vascular practice; and in addition developed his interest in Stem Cell research, since he had been fascinated by the use of stem cells for treatment of many inoperable conditions including vascular occlusions, severe COPD, heart conditions and many others, that he used to encounter frequently in clinical practice. Dr. Barmada’s prestigious awards and associations include memberships of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Society for Vascular Ultrasound, the American Venous Forum, the American College of Phlebology; and Fellowships of the Royal Society of Medicine, England, the Royal College of Edinburgh in General Surgery and later in Cardio-Vascular Surgery and Fellowship of the British, four Royal College Boards in Cardio-thoracic Surgery. He possesses two active medical licenses in Mississippi and Louisiana and four dormant licenses in Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington and California; and has three US patents in Cardiac and vascular surgery.
BIENVILLE STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
JEFF NOBLIN, M.D.
Dr. Noblin joined Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists in 1997 and is a co-founder and co-medical director of the Sports Medicine Center of Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a former President of the Mississippi Orthopaedic Society (April 2009-April 2010). Dr. Noblin was Team Physician for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs during his sports medicine fellowship at the University of Missouri–Kansas City in 1996-97. In addition to earning the academic All American in 1986, Dr. Noblin was also an All-Southeastern Conference performer as a safety at the University of Mississippi, honorable mention All American, recipient of the SEC Scholar Athlete Award, and recipient of the NCAA and National Football Foundation Hall of Fame post-graduate scholarships. Dr. Noblin graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 1991.
BOB TERRELL, M.D.
Dr. Terrell brought his practice to Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists in 1997. He is a co-founder and co-medical director of the Sports Medicine Center of Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists and the Director of the Osteoporosis Center of Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists. Currently, Dr. Terrell is serving as the Chief Medical Officer of the International Softball Federation (ISF). His expertise in orthopaedics has given him the opportunity to serve as Chief Medical Officer for the ISF at the Olympic Games in Atlanta (1996), Sydney (2000), Athens (2004), and Beijing (2008). Dr. Terrell’s involvement with the Olympics began when he served as a Doping Control Officer for the U.S. Olympic Drug Control Program and as the United States Olympic Committee physician at U.S. Olympic Festivals in San Antonio (1993), and St Louis (1994), as well as the Pan-American Games in Argentina (1995). He received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Oklahoma and completed his residency at Oklahoma Teaching Hospitals’ Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Terrell is board certified by the American Board of Family Practice with an Added Qualification in Sports Medicine. He is also a Certified Clinical Densitometrist, recognized by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry.
YEKATERINA KARPITSKAYA, M.D.
Dr. Karpitskaya joined Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists in 2011 and specializes in general orthopaedics and sports medicine. She is a former member of the United States Air Force. She is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and double board certified in sports medicine and general orthopaedics.
JOHN K. DRAKE, M.D.
Dr. Drake, who specializes in hip and knee replacement surgery, founded Bienville Orthopaedic Specialists in 1981. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is one of Mississippi’s most experienced surgeons in the area of total joint replacement. Dr. Drake is a former president of the Mississippi Orthopaedic Society. He completed an AO Fellowship in complex fracture care at the University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland in 1980 and a trauma fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1981. His practice now consists primarily of hip and knee surgery including primary and revision joint replacement, arthroscopy surgery and robotic computer-assisted partial knee replacement. Dr. Drake performs over 300 joint replacements per year.
DANIEL A. WITTERSHEIM, M.D.
Dr. Wittersheim served as resident of orthopaedic surgery at the University of South Alabama, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in Mobile, AL before joining Bienville Orthopaedics. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Medicine. Dr. Wittersheim is licensed to practice medicine in Mississippi, Alabama, and Arizona. In his free time he enjoys mountain and road biking, playing his guitar and shooting skeet.
OMAHA STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
JEFFREY POPP, M.D., F.A.C.S.
In 1976 Dr. Popp began his medical studies at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine where he received his medical as well as Bachelor of Science degree in May 1979. Thereafter, Dr. Popp was a resident in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center from 1979 through 1982. After his residency, Dr. Popp began a fellowship in oculofacial plastic surgery in association with the University of Arizona Medical School in Tucson. He completed this in the summer of 1983 and began his private practice. Following his oculofacial plastic surgery training, Dr. Popp became board certified in facial plastic surgery in 1986. Through continuing post-graduation education, he has persisted at attaining the hightest level of cosmetic surgical training available, achieving full board certification in general cosmetic surgery in 1997. He is a regional expert and national instructor of tumescent liposuction and oculofacial plastic surgery. Dr. Popp was an instructor of head and neck surgical anatomy at Stanford University from 1982 thru 2005. Since 1982, he has authored over 20 medical papers and book chapters, as well as given lectures and surgical instruction on more than 50 occasions throughout the United States and Europe. Dr. Popp, along with 47 other physicians, was an investigator of botulinum toxin (Botox) under FDA protocol prior to its approval for general use in 1989. He has used Boxtox since 1982 with over 35,000 injections given to date.
LAS VEGAS STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
JULIO GARCIA, M.D., F.A.C.S.
For over 24 years as a Plastic Surgeon in Las Vegas, Dr. Garcia has provided incomparable aesthetic surgical support to valley residents. He also has had the privilege of caring for patients from around the country and around the world, from places such as Alaska, the U.S. east coast, to as far away as Israel, Italy, and Great Britain. As a full-service cosmetic enhancement facility, available treatments ensure patient’s confidence in having found a home for all their elective surgery needs. Heading a 5-member professional team comprised of nurses, medical assistants and administrative staff, Dr. Garcia’s practice performs a full spectrum of procedures. Always sensitive to the needs of his patients, Dr. Garcia strives to maintain a high standard of low stress service access. Along with a friendly, family type environment, Dr. Garcia’s practice takes their customized service to yet another level. In addition to the more traditional undergraduate educational background in biology, Dr. Garcia also holds a degree in art history. This enables him to analyze clients’ needs from a purely artistic perspective. As a rule, Dr. Garcia and his staff log in excess of 60 hours a year for training in new technologies, such as new types of laser surgery and liposuction. Dr. Garcia is a dynamic force in the medical community, having served on the Board of Trustees of the Clark County Medical Society, as former vice chief of staff at Humana Sunrise Hospital and Chief of Plastic surgery at both Humana Sunrise and Valley Hospitals. Dr. Garcia is a Plastic Surgeon in Las Vegas, Board Certified in Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Society of Aesthetic Surgery.
NEW YORK STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
RASHMI GULATI, M.D.
Rashmi Gulati, MD, provides innovative, individualized health care that nurtures mind, body, and spirit. Since 2004 she has been the medical director at Patients Medical, where she delivers comprehensive personalized health care, treating each patient as a respected, unique individual. Through their integrative health care center in the heart of Manhattan, Dr. Gulati and her colleagues have become premier care providers serving patients locally and throughout the world. With residencies in pathology, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics and gynecology, Dr. Rashmi Gulati’s holistic approach blends the very best of evidence-based Western medicine with traditional Eastern medical paradigms. Schooled in India and the United States, Dr. Gulati’s served a six-year medical directorship at Humana, a TRICARE contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense, after which she established her current practice at Patients Medical in Manhattan, New York. Her expansive knowledge of Eastern medical modalities and her rigorous Western medical training enables her to share a wealth of venerable medical wisdom and compassionate, holistic healing care with her patients. While Dr. Gulati is a dedicated medical director in the midst of completing her Master’s in Medical Management, she is first and foremost a practicing physician committed to forging partnerships with her patients that focus on optimal, long-term health through education, empowerment, and personal responsibility.
MANHATTAN STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
BASIL PAKEMAN, M.D.
Basil Pakeman, M.D., F.R.C.S. is one of the few ophthalmic and cosmetic surgeons in the country who specializes in body sculpting with laser liposuction, fat grafting and liposuction. He has special interest in regenerative medicine. In additional Dr. Pakeman has extensive training and experience in oculo-facial surgery and rejuvenation using today’s cutting edge technologies. He is recognized as a Pioneer and innovator in minimally-invasive approaches in cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Pakeman is double board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and by the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada). Dr. Pakeman is a fellow of The American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and a diplomat of The American Academy of Ophthalmology. He serves as the medical director for Manhattan Surgical Care. Dr. Pakeman is among New York’s TOP Doctors who have carried out a significant number of body sculpting procedures and fat transfer.
Dr. Pakeman received his medical degree from the Rutgers University (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey). His post-doctoral training included an internship at St. Vincent Hospital in New York City, an Ophthalmology residency at the Rutgers University (University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey), a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology at Wills Eye Hospital and an Oculoplastic Surgery externship at McMaster University in Ontario, Canada.
As a respected leader in the medical community, Dr. Pakeman lectures internationally and continues to publish scientific articles in major medical journals. His life-long commitment to his patients coupled with his precision, skill, and artistry has defined him as an accomplished and respected surgeon.
CAROLINA STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
JAMES R. STEVENS, M.D., C.A.Q.S.M.
Dr. Stevens has served as head medical physician for the Carolina Hurricanes since the inception of the organization in 1997 and he also serves as head company physician for the Carolina Ballet. He is a long-time member of NHL Team Physicians Society and is an expert on asthma and respiratory problems in athletes. Dr. Stevens also serves as the President and Medical Director of the American Institute of Healthcare and Fitness in North Raleigh. Among other awards, Dr. Stevens was the 1999 recipient of the Citizen of the Year Award by the Multiple Sclerosis Society of North Carolina. Dr. Stevens is married to Dr. Patience Stevens and they have 3 sons. During his spare time, Dr. Stevens can be found surfing, skateboarding with his sons and helping them with local boy scout activities.
KRISHNA BHAT, MD
Dr. Bhat is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He graduated from University of California, Davis in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. He completed medical school at the American University of the Caribbean in 2001 and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rush University Medical Center in 2005. From 2004 to 2005, he served as Chief Resident of the program. Since the completion of training, Dr. Bhat has been in private practice. He is an active member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, North American Spine Society, and International Spine Intervention Society. Dr. Bhat performs fluoroscopically-guided epidural injections, facet and sacroiliac joint injections, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation trials, peripheral joint and trigger point injections, BOTOX injections, EMGs and independent medical exams.Leisure interests include traveling, spending time with his family and young daughters, as well as playing golf, tennis and basketball.
CLEVELAND STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
MARK FOGLIETTI, D.O.
Dr. Mark A. Foglietti (pronouned ‘Fuhl-yetti) was born and raised in the Steubenville, Ohio area. He attended Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio where he received his Bachelors of Science Degree and completed one year of post-graduate work in microbiology and virology. He then went to Medical School at Ohio University, where he currently serves as a Clinical Professor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine is nationally recognized as one of the top physician training programs in the country. With 17 years of higher education, medical, and surgical training behind him, Dr. Foglietti started his career by joining Drs. Dinner and Artz at The Center for Plastic Surgery. He soon became board certified in both plastic and reconstructive surgery and in general surgery, later co-founding the Woodlands Center for Plastic Surgery, located in Sagamore Hills, Ohio. For over a decade, Dr. Foglietti has published numerous papers in a variety of internationally recognized medical and scientific journals. Keeping up to date on all of the latest surgical techniques, and newest technology, Dr. Foglietti has been given significant local and national television exposure, (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CNN, and The Discovery Channel) for bringing new advancements to the Cleveland medical market. He has also been recognized for his advanced treatment of burn victims internationally and for his assistance in the treatment of the Afghanistan Freedom Fighters, for which he received an award from Washington D.C. in 1988. Dr. Foglietti has been featured in Cleveland magazine, Northern Ohio Live, The Plain Dealer, The Canton Repository, as well as a number of other newspapers for his improvements in plastic and reconstructive surgery. As an inventor, Dr. Foglietti holds three U.S. Patents on improved breast implants for surgical use. He strives to remain on the cutting edge of medicine to serve his patients in the most up-to-date, personalized, and holistic manner possible. Dr. Foglietti has also recently received a registered trademark for the Foglietti Natural Vector Facelift Technique from the US Patent and Trademark Office in Washington DC in November 09. Dr. Foglietti has been recognized for treatment of the Haiti earthquake victims for a medical mission in February 2010.
MICHAEL KELLIS, D.O.
Michael J. Kellis, D.O. is the Director of Geauga Sports Medicine, Inc. He is also a partner with Precision Orthopaedics and the President and Owner of Dr. Mike’s Vitamins, Inc. a line of safe, all natural, effective remedies. Dr. Kellis is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine and was one of only 200 board certified sports medicine specialists initially recognized in the United States. He graduated class valedictorian from Steubenville High School in 1977 and was a magma cum laude graduate of Bethany College. Dr. Kellis received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree with honors from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1985 and completed his internship and residency at Brentwood Hospital, now an affiliate of the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Kellis specializes in non-surgical orthopaedics and sports medicine. Nationally respected as a leader in sports medicine, Dr. Kellis has been named to the “Who’s Who in Medicine” the “Who’s Who in the World” and the Consumers’ Research Council of America’s “America’s Top Physicians” in the field of Sports Medicine. He also served on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Osteopathic Sports Medicine, serving four terms. Michael Kellis is known as a philanthropist and community activist. In addition to working with high school and professional athletes, Dr. Kellis has served on many charitable organizations. He is the founder of Friends of St. Michael, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping churches throughout the world.
TENNESSEE STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
LAWRENCE SCHRADER, M.D.
Lawrence Schrader MD is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine. Dr. Schrader is licensed to practice in California and Tennessee. He practices orthopedic surgery and orthopedic sports medicine at Schrader Lawrence in 927 Cordova Station Ave, Cordova.
INNOVATIONS MEDICAL STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
BILL JOHNSON, M.D., F.A.C.S., A.B.I.M.
Board Certified Internal Medicine (ABIM) Dr. Bill Johnson was born in Dallas, Texas, and graduated with honors from Texas Tech University with a pre-med degree. Dr. Johnson received his doctorate from Texas Tech University in 1981 and completed his internal medicine residency at Tech in 1984. From 1984 until 2000, Dr. Johnson practiced as a partner at Lubbock Diagnostic Clinic, serving many of those years as president of the group. Dr. Johnson opened his first practice in Grapevine in January of 2002. In 2005, Dr. Johnson added aesthetic medicine to his practice. In 2006, Dr. Johnson’s Grapevine practice was renamed Innovations Medical, which has since expanded to include offices in Dallas and Fort Worth. Dr. Johnson lives with his wife of 30 years Rhonda in Dallas. He is an avid cyclist and baseball fan.
TEXAS STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
DOOHI LEE, M.D.
Dr. Doohi Lee is a radiologist in Plano, Texas. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 25 years.
SEATTLE STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
DONALD G. WORTHAM, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Donald G. Wortham, MD, FACS is triple Board Certified through the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). He received residency surgical training from the University of Washington and UCLA, where he earned several national academic awards. He completed a Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship in Beverly Hills with Mel Bircoll, MD who had triple board certifications in Cosmetic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, and General Surgery and in Chicago with Richard Caleel, DO who was the President of the Board of Cosmetic Surgery and double board certified in Cosmetic Surgery and General Surgery. Since beginning his practice in the greater Seattle area in 1987, Dr. Wortham has helped thousands of women and men in the Northwest refine their noses, cheeks, chins, and eyelids, lift their brows, foreheads, and faces, add curves where none existed before, eliminate lumps and dimples that spoil silhouettes, and reverse wrinkling and sagging caused by time, gravity and unprotected sun exposure.
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VANCOUVER STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
MARTIN BRAUN, M.D.
After receiving his M.D. from the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 1984, Dr. Braun completed his core surgical training at Vancouver General Hospital. He subsequently became certified to practice both Family and Emergency Medicine. He worked extensively in both areas since 1996, but in response to rising demand, Dr. Braun has devoted his practice exclusively to cosmetic rejuvenation procedures at his private medical clinic.
A Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, Dr. Braun has trained with physicians at the forefront of cosmetic dermatology and aesthetic laser medicine. He has made many educational visits to medical laser clinics throughout North America, Europe, and most recently, Asia.
Dr. Braun is particularly creative in finding innovative solutions to treat a variety of aesthetic conditions. Celebrated for his humorous lectures and manner, Dr. Braun is a featured guest on many radio and television stations. He is also a sought-after speaker for medical conferences as well as consumer and informational seminars.
He has presented papers recently at the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Canadian Society of Phlebology, the Aesthetic Show, Orlando Dermatology and Aesthetic Conference, and the International Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
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PHILIPPINES STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
Z TEO, M.D.
Having successfully completed his medical and surgical training at the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, Dr. Z Teo took a keen interest in medical aesthetics and surgery. After witnessing the clear physical and psychological benefits when principles of wellness and beauty come together, he decided to pursue medical regenerative aesthetics as his main practice focus. Dr. Z Teo trained under the mentorship of renowned cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists with the aim of perfecting his skills.He has also traveled extensively to learn from the best in Stem Cell Therapy in USA, Korea and Japan. Today, his focus lies on the the applications of Autologus Stem Cells to uncover its tremendous potential in improving a wide range of medical and surgical conditions. Being an avid sportsman, he is extremely focused on the use of stem cells for the applications of sports injuries and orthopedic joint pains. He is an active member of the American Academy of Anti-aging Society and also The Singapore Singapore Society of Aesthetic medicine.
AIVEE AGUILAR-TEO, M.D.
Dr. Aivee Aguilar-Teo is a board certified Dermatologist with a special interest in cosmetic laser. aesthetic surgery, and stem cell therapy. Upon graduating from the University of Santo Tomas, she finished her 3 year residency program in Dermatology graduating at the top of her class. She went for further training in Louisville, Kentuky (USA) and Ramathibodi Hospital in Bangkok, and was awarded a prestigious scholarship award to train in the famous National Skin Center of Singapore. In 2012, she pioneered the use of stem cells extracted from fat through the stringent protocol of Autologous Fat Stem Cell Repair (FSCR) in the Philippines with aim of further enhancing anti-aging and atesthetics as well as treating medical and dermatological diseases and ailments that conventional medicine are finding it difficult to address. Dr Aivee is an active member of The American Academy Of Anti-aging Society.
THAILAND STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
TANOMKIT PAWCSUNTORN, M.D.
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NEW ZEALAND STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
REGENERATIVE MEDICINE NEW ZEALAND
PETER CHAPMAN-SMITH, M.D.
Dr Peter Chapman-Smith is the Medical Director of the Skin and Vein Clinic in Whangarei, Northland, NZ. He is a Cosmetic Physician with an interest in skin cancer surgery, nonsurgical varicose vein treatment (phlebology – endovenous ablation and ultrasound guided sclerotherapy), tumescent liposuction, appearance medicine, diving and hyperbaric medicine and sports medicine. With a background in family medicine, 10 years in anaesthesia and 20 years of delivering obstetrics, he currently also conducts pilot and commercial diver medical licenses. His clinical work invlolves a skin laser suite to provide a full range of cosmetic skin treatment procedures. Having considerable experience with anaesthesia and sports medicine, coupled with liposuction skills, he is well placed in the field of stem cell therapy to deploy SVF for a range of indications – especially for degenerative joint and autommune diseases, skin rejuvenation and scar revision. He has closely followed developments in this field and has aligned with the CSN group, attracted by their track record and established Institutional Review Board (IRB) approved protocols . Peter is delighted to bring this innovative investigational patient treatment to New Zealanders.
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CHILE STEM CELL TREATMENT CENTER TEAM
VICTOR HUGO CORREA, M.D.
Surgeon of the Universidad Austral de Chile. He specialized in Dermatology and Venereology at the University of Chile, is also qualified in Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine, considered a pioneer in Chile in the implementation of aesthetic medical procedures and antiaging. He is also a pioneer in Chile in the use of stem cells for the most advanced beauty treatments.
25 years ago is Vitaclinic, and, among other institutions in medicine, is a permanent member of the Chilean Society of Dermatology, Age Management Medicine Group, American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Inc., International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery and the Chilean Society Aesthetic Medicine.