​Experts at the UPMC Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine

J. Peter Rubin, MD

Endowed Professor and Chair of Plastic Surgery
Director, UPMC Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine

Dr. Rubin is a noted expert on adult stem cells derived from fat tissue and body contouring surgery. His work focuses on devising innovative strategies for the use of adipose (fat)-derived stem cells to not only address problems of tissue regeneration but also other diseases that benefit from stem cell-based therapies. His laboratory research focuses on applications of adult adipose-derived stem cells for restoring damaged tissues after trauma and cancer therapy.

In addition, Dr. Rubin is:

» Read more about Dr. Rubin.​

Spencer Brown, PhD

Professor of Plastic Surgery
Executive Director, UPMC Center for Innovation in Restorative Medicine

Dr. Brown leads the charge of bringing laboratory research to the clinical trial phase.

He's involved in multiple clinical trial investigations and works directly with the Department of Defense and other national organizations to bring the latest advancements in regenerative medicine treatments and technologies to Pittsburgh.​

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