HealthMakers: Anthony Atala

Regenerative Medicine

A world-renowned expert in stem-cell research and therapy, Dr. Anthony Atala, is Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest University. He is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medicine, currently focusing on growing new human cells, tissues and organs. He has received numerous awards for his groundbreaking research, including the US Congress-funded Christopher Columbus Foundation Award. In 2011 he was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences.

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