Past Speakers


Dr. Kotaro Yoshimura

University of Tokyo, Japan

Kotaro Yoshimura received his medical degree from the University of Tokyo School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, in 1985. After completion of his residency and fellowship in plastic surgery, he was board certified in plastic surgery by the Japanese Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1990.


Dr. Vasilis A. Paspaliaris M.D.

CEO, Adistem Pty Ltd

Dr. Vasilis Paspaliaris, CEO of Adistem, Ltd., has dedicated his career to research in partnership with esteemed academic institutions, multinational companies and governmental bodies around the world; a thought-leading and highly experienced clinical pharmacologist and medical scientist having received medical and scientific training in drug discovery, clinical pharmacology, military trauma medicine, clinical trial investigation, natural medicine, Chinese medicine and regenerative medicine. He has championed the discovery and development of seven patented peptide and stem cell extraction, activation and treatment methodologies.


Dr. David B. Harrell, Ph.D.

FRIPH Director of Research

David B Harrell, Ph.D. is a scientific leader recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in neuroscience, regenerative medicine, stem cells, and translational research. Dr. Harrell has earned more than 150 Grand Round presentations (international and national) from prestigious medical and academic organizations including Harvard University, Hospital for Special Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases, Washington University, Duke University, University of Washington, Cornell, UCLA, University of Munich and Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia.


Dr. Joseph Purita M.D.

Director, Institute of Regenerative and Molecular Orthopedics

Dr. Joseph Purita, a pioneer in the use of the laser in orthopedic surgery and PRP therapy, graduated from Georgetown University Medical School and served his surgical internship at the University of Florida Medical Center. Following completion of a residency in orthopedic surgery at University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he served as chief administrative resident, Dr. Purita joined the Boca Raton Orthopedic Group in 1981.


Dr. Rafael Moguel M.D.

Clínicas del Corazón. Director

Dr. Rafael Moguel, Interventional Cardiology Director of Clinicas del Corazon in Lima, Peru, received his medical degree from the University of Veracruzana, Mexico. He studied Internal Medicine, Cardiology and Hemodynamics at the Social Security hospital of Mexico City, and Interventional Cardiology at Provincial Hospital Clinic of Barcelona. Dr. Moguel’s training includes additional study in Carotid and Brain Intervention at the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention (SCAI) in Atlanta, Georgia.


Prof. Maurizio Ceccarelli M.D.

Chairman of Bioregeneration Medicine

Dr. Maurizio Ceccarelli is the Director of International Centre for Study and Research in Aesthetic and Physiological Medicine in Rome, Italy and Chairman of Bioregeneration Medicine for the American Association of Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery. A pioneer in bio-stimulant anegenerative aesthetics, Dr. Ceccarelli earned his degree in Biological Sciences at the Universita ‘degli Studi di Roma, and his degree in Medicine and Surgery at he University of Rome Universita’degli.


Dr. Edgardo Amilcar Celi

Saint Joseph Hospital Bogotá, Colombia

Médico Inmunohematólogo especialista en Regeneración Tisular e investigador científico con Postgrado en Radiación y Protección Nuclear. Creador de una nueva técnica de aspirado medular para la extracción e implante de células madre adultas autólogas. Conferencista internacional con reconocimiento de prestigiosas Universidades de Latinoamérica, de Europa y Asia.


Dr. Enrique Testart, M.D.

Consortia Innovas. Founder

Enrique Testart, M.D. is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, medical entrepreneur and founder of Consortia Innovas, S.A. Innovas is a Santiago, Chile-based health management, development and biotech company that focuses on helping patients gain access to the latest treatments in regenerative medicine as they become available. One of five brothers, all of whom established careers in medicine, Dr. Testart earned his M.D. at the University of Chile and began practicing medicine in a rural agricultural center of the country. He returned to Santiago to accept a scholarship at the Hospital Dr. Exequiel González Cortés, part of the public network of Chilean Health located in the Santiago municipality of San Miguel.


Dr. Alfredo Hoyos

Saint Joseph Hospital Bogotá, Colombia

Dr. Alfredo Hoyos is a certified plastic surgeon. From Bogota Colombia He earned his medical degree at the University of Rosario and completed his residency in plastic surgery at Rosario – Saint Joseph Hospital in Bogotá, Colombia. Dr. Hoyos designed the Vaser High Definition Technique for Lipoplasty (VHD). This refined liposuction procedure introduces an esthetic extraction mixture for superficial fat, deep fat, intermediate fat, and combined fat grafting using the VASER technology to produce muscle definition in men and women. Dr. Hoyos and colleagues have performed more than 2,500 procedures VHD with predictable, consistent, and reliable results.


Dr. Kipp Van Camp

Precise Clinical Research. Medical Director

An interventional radiologist and former family practitioner, Dr. Kipp is triple board certified. His extensive formal education includes medical training with two residencies and a fellowship covering a span of nine years of post-graduate education. He began his medical career practicing family medicine in rural northwest Missouri, doing everything that family practitioners do, from delivering babies to pediatrics to elder care. Soon after, he completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at Oklahoma State University in Tulsa, followed by a fellowship in interventional radiology at Washington Hospital Center in Washington, DC.


Dr. Burton Feinerman, M.D.

Long Island College Hospital, NY

Graduate: New York Medical College
Affiliates: Long Island College Hospital, NY; Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Chief Medicine, U.S. Army, 98th General Hospital, Germany; Chairman Medicine at Miami General Hospital, Opa-Locka Hospital, N. Miami General Hospital; Chairman, Cancer Technologies, Kids Medical Centers of America, Anti-Aging Medicine Technologies


Dr. Charles F. Mahl, M.D.

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS)

Charles F. Mahl, M.D. maintains an active practice in regenerative medicine, preventive aging and pain therapies. His expertise includes prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma injections and stem cell therapies. A member of the Global Stem Cells Group Scientific Advisory Board, Dr. Mahl sees stem cells as medicine’s new frontier, offering unlimited possibilities for easing and even eliminating many forms of disease and injury-related pain. In fact, he views stem cell and regenerative medicine as the most important focus of research in medicine today.


Dr. Victor Garcia Gimenez, M.D.

Spanish Society of Medicine. President

Dr. J. Victor Garcia Gimenez, M.D., President of Therapeutic Confrontations (CONFTERA), is a specialist in orthopedic surgery and practices cosmetic medicine and surgery, anti-aging medicine, and esthetic therapies in Barcelona.


Dr. Rafael Perez Franco

Bogota Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Rafael Perez Franco, a surgeon at the University of Forest and plastic surgeon San Rafael Clinic. With special rotations at Saint Paul Hospital in Sao Paulo – Brazil. Fluminense Clinic of Plastic Surgery and Clinical Professor Ivo Pitanguy in Rio de Janeiro.

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Duncan Ross, Ph.D.

Global Stem Cells Group Advisory Board member

Duncan Ross, Ph.D., is a graduate of the University of Miami Immunology and Biochemistry departments where he specialized in stem cell transplantation and protein expression and purification.


Dr. Himanshu Bansal

Spinal Cord Scientist, Neurodegenerative Disorders & Stem Cell Therapy

Raised in Rudrapur, Dr. Himanshu Bansal completed his medical school residency and post graduation from King George Medical College in Lucknow, U.P. During his post graduation, he actively pursued work focused on spinal cord injury and after having subsequently presented his work at variety of forums, he decided to enrich himself in Hip and Knee replacement at Aarhus University Hospital at Denmark, Hip replacement unit of Guy’s Hospital of Kings College at London and Orthopaedic Traumatology unit of Wurzburg university hospital at Germany & microsurgery at Osaka city university Japan.


Dr. Kristin Comella

Expert in regenerative medicine

Ms. Comella is a world renowned expert on regenerative medicine with a focus on adipose derived stem cells. She was named number 24 on Terrapin’s list of the Top 50 Global Stem Cell Influencers and number 1 on the Academy of Regenerative Practices list of Top 10 Stem Cell Innovators. Ms. Comella has pioneered stem cell therapies from various sources including cord blood, bone marrow, muscle, and adipose. She led the team that gained the first ever FDA approval for a clinical trial using a combined cell and gene therapy product in the heart.


Daeyong Kim, PhD

Health educator, and CEO of N-Biotek

A preeminent manufacturer of biomedical and laboratory equipment. N-Biotek is a leader of stem cell technologies, providing solutions for providers worldwide.
In addition, Dr. Kim is vice-president of BioChip Society, CEO of GTOP Construction Inc, managing director Woojoo Telecom, and managing director of KEPCO KDN.


Ernesto Delgado Cidranes MD. PhD

Director, CEO, and Founder at Advanced Pain & Aesthetic Management Center Madrid

Editorial Board Member of Journal Pain Management and Therapy. USA AIUM Members, Reviewer and Advisor Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, American Institute (USA), Member of Organizing Committe for World Pain Medicine Conferences . Expert in pain treatment. Chairman Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, Spanish University Health Ministry. International Professor of Advanced Ultrasound. Heat Pain Unit La Milagrosa Hospital & Los Madroños Hospital Madrid Staff of Anesthesiology of Ruber Quirón Hospital Madrid He has an integrative and interdisciplinary concept in the treatment of pain.


Dr. Estanislao Janowski

Master en Medicina Estética - Asociación Médica Argentina

Master en Medicina Estética – Asociación Médica Argentina
Miembro Vitalicio de la Asociación de Cirugía Infantil.
Miembro de la South American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Miembro de la Royal Society Medicine of London.
Miembro de la South American of Cosmetic Surgery.


Prof. Dr. Raúl Pinto

Director del Instituto Pinto de Docencia e Investigación en Medicina Estética

Profesor Titular de la Universidad Argentina John F. Kennedy
Presidente de Honor de la Union Internationale de Médecine Esthétique -UIME-
Secretario General Adjunto UIME para el Continente Americano
Presidente de la Pan-American Society of Aesthetic Medicine -PASAM-
Presidente de la Sociedad Argentina de Medicina Estética -SOARME-
Presidente de la Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Medicine International Society -AAAMISO
Director del Instituto Pinto de Docencia e Investigación en Medicina Estética
Director de la Escuela Superior UIME de Buenos Aires

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Dr. Damian Siano

Traumatologo graduado de la UBA, Especialista en Medicina del Deporte


Dr. Leonardo Tacus

Specialist in Regenerative Medicine. Arthroscopist surgeon. Specialist in orthopedics and traumatology.


Dr. Carlos Chirigoba

Specialist in Regenerative Medicine. Arthroscopist surgeon. Specialis in orthopedics and traumotology.


Dr. Aldo Parodi

Specialist in plastic surgery and treatment services for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy.


Dr. Silvina Pastrana

General surgeon (surgery and minimally invasive surgery) at Hospital Prof. Dr. Luis Guemes Buenos Aires and medical director of Stem Cell Center Regenetherapy, Bueno Aires and Regetherapy, Puerto Madero.


Dr. Carola Millan Giovanetti

Molecular Biologist University of Santiago Chile


Dr. Susana Gjurkan

Specialist in Orthodontics, Surgery and Neural Therapy. Certification in Stem Cell Training.


Dr. Federico Benetti

Cardiovascular Surgeon

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Dr. Augusto Brazzini

Interventional Radiologist / Founder the Brazzini Institute


Rodrigo Arencibia. MsC. MBA

Molecular Biologist / Founder Cellus SA


Mr. David Audley

Chairman Regenerative Technologies Alliance


Dr. Rolando Sosa Novelo

Neurologist - Medical Director Regenera Mexico SA


Dr. Gilberto Hernandez Falcon

RIP OB Gyn Medical Director Stem Cell Center Villahermosa Tabasco


Dr. Todd Malan

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon - Regenerative Medicine Specialist


Dr. Al Sears MD

Anti Aging and Regenerative Medicine Practitioner


Dr. Paul Perito

Board Certified Urologist


Dr. Eduardo Mazzaro

Molecular Biologist


Dr. Karina Ravera

Aesthetics and Anti Aging Physician


Dr. Maritza Novas

General Practitioner

Dr Maritza Novas has been in the forefront of the medical aesthetic and anti aging
medicine since 2001. Member of the American Academy of Anti Aging Medicine since 2004, she draws upon 10 years of combined experience with facial aesthetics, hormonal replacement and nutritional therapies, liposculpture and fat transfers. Currently completing the Molecular Biology Masters degree in Lehigh University .
She became a pioneer in the use of stem cells for aesthetic procedures and treatment of chronic degenerative conditions and has provided physicians internationally with not only the knowledge of proper procedure and protocol for the harvesting and isolation of adipose derived stem cells for autologous re implantation, but with problem-solving methods to improve patient outcomes.

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Dr Matias Fernandez Vina

Staff of Cardiology at Clinic San Nicolas.

Born in San Nicolas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Educated at School of Medicine Universidad Abierta Interamericana Rosario in 2014.
Staff of Cardiology at Clinic San Nicolas.
Professor at Universidad Abierta Interamericana.


Amine RAFIK, MD, PhD

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

Dr. Amine RAFIK is a Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon specializing in reconstruction particularly for the face, head and neck, as well as skin cancer, trauma, microsurgery and cosmetic surgery.

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Mr Benito Novas

Global Stem Cells Group CEO

Global Stem Cells Group CEO Benito Novas is driven by his passion for helping physicians and scientists change the world through stem cell medicine. Dedicated to creating critical organizational systems that ensure success, he is an expert in the field of specialized marketing focused on Biotechnology, Life Sciences, and Healthcare development.


Dr. Miguel Leon Donoso

Especialista en Angiologia y Cirugia Vascular. Hospital La Ribera Arzira, Espana


Dr. Ernesto Novoa

Secretario Regional para Sur y Centro America del Programa de Terapia Celular Cellther, Uruguay