Who Are The Top Ten Stem Cell Innovators?
During the First Annual Academy of Regenerative Practices Conference and Scientific Seminar, attendees voted on the Top 10 Stem Cell Innovators. They have been selected based on their contributions and innovations in the field.
KRISTIN COMELLA, PhD
Ms. Comella has over 15 years’ experience in corporate entities with expertise in regenerative medicine. Ms. Comella has pioneered a variety of stem cell therapies including cord blood derived cells, bone marrow cells, muscle cells and adipose cells for use in many different applications. She has developed a wide range of regenerative products and techniques that have been successfully implemented into the clinic. She also led the team that gained the first ever FDA approval for clinical trials using a combined cell and gene therapy product.
JOSEPH PURITA, MD
Dr. Purita is one of the few orthopaedic surgeons in the county using platelet rich plasma to treat a variety of orthopaedic conditions and uses Orthopedic Stem Cell Injections.
MARK BERMAN, MD
Since 1983, Dr. Mark Berman has been practicing Cosmetic Surgery, specializing in breast augmentation, fat-grafting and Stem Cell Therapy, at his Santa Monica office on Ocean Avenue.
ARNIE CAPLAN, MD
Arnold Caplan is the Chief Scientific Officer of OrthoCyte Corporation. He is the Director of Cellular and Molecular Basis for the Aging Training Program of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
HARRY ADELSON, ND
Since February of 2010, Dr. Adelson has performed nearly 3,000 bone marrow and adipose-derived adult stem cell procedures, placing him among those most experienced in the world with use of autologous stem cells for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain conditions.
TODD MALAN, MD
Dr. Malan is the pioneer of the Stem Cell Enhanced Natural Breast Augmentation, which combines the most progressive methods in water assisted liposuction, fat transfer and stem cell technology. He was the first physician in the U.S to perform this procedure.
ROBERT SILBERT, MD
R. K. Silbert, M.D., is the medical director of PM&R Associates and has been in practice since 197 4. Additionally, he has been the Director of the Spinal Injury Program at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and the Medical Director of the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indianapolis.
Mike Tomas, President & CEO of U.S. Stem Cell, Inc, is at the commercial forefront of emerging technologies and has been named one of Miami’s Top Medical Innovators as well as one of the city’s Top Entrepreneurs focused on pioneering ventures in IT, biotech and the life sciences.
STEVE SAMPSON, DO
Founder of the Orthohealing Center, Dr. Sampson is an internationally recognized expert in non-surgical orthopedics and regenerative medicine.
ROBERT ALEXANDER, MD
Dr. Alexander is a leading authority in the area of lipocontouring and fat grafting, stem cell uses in plastic and regenerative medicine (sports medicine), and research in use of high-density platelet-rich plasma (HD PRP).