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Stem Cells And Their Regenerative Powers

August 31, 2017 at 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Medical advancement in this area continues to proceed at a rapid pace. We’re seeing shorter and shorter recovery times for various ailments, as well as other significant, long-term health benefits.

Hear from fellow Rotarian Mike Conner, about his experiences in receiving stem cell partial replacement therapy for his knee as well as from a panel of experts on the subject. Doctors recommend coming to this program, so we look forward to seeing you there!

Peter B. Hanson, M.D., Chief of Orthopedic Surgery, Grossmont Hospital
Darryl D’Lima MD, PhD, Director of Orthopedic Research, Shiley Center for Orthopedic Research and Education
Robert J. Harman, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., Founder, Chief Executive Officer, VetStem BioPharma

Dr. Hanson came home to La Mesa and joined Grossmont Orthopedic Medical Group in August of 1992 and has enjoyed all aspects of his orthopedic 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 Orthopedic Surgery, and for over 12 years has served as the Medical Director of Orthopedic 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.

Darryl D’Lima MD, PhD, is director of Orthopedic Research at Shiley Center for Orthopaedic Research and Education (SCORE) at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, Calif. He is an assistant professor in the Division of Arthritis Research at The Scripps Research Institute and an associate professor at the Scripps Translational Science Institute. Dr. D’Lima also holds the Clifford W. Colwell Jr., Medical Director chair in SCORE.

Dr. D’Lima’s orthopedic training began in India where he received a medical degree. He earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in bioengineering from the University of California, San Diego. At SCORE, he conducts research on cartilage injury and investigates new therapeutic approaches to cartilage regeneration. His other research interests and activities include examining joint stresses and kinematics in cadaver and computer models; wear in artificial hip and knee joints; and knee forces in activities measured by SCORE’s electronic knee.

Dr. Harman has more than 22 years of experience as a chief executive officer and biotechnology entrepreneur in four novel businesses, all financial successes. Dr. Harman is a veterinarian and statistician, and has overseen the completion of more than 1,000 contract research projects in his career for the development of veterinary and human biotechnology products. He has led the following companies: HTI Bio-Services, a contract research company; HTI Bio-Products, a biological reagent and antibody production company; and Animal Health Ventures, a veterinary product licensing company.


August 31, 2017
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
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Liberty Station Conference Center
2600 Laning Road
San Diego, CA 92106 United States
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