About the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

About the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

The mission of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine is:

  • to provide a national center of expertise in regenerative medicine focused on developing and delivering therapies that reestablish tissue and organ function impaired by disease, trauma, or congenital abnormalities
  • to foster the generation of scientific knowledge in regenerative medicine and to share that knowledge with researchers, clinicians, and the public through educational activities, training, and publications
  • to educate and train scientists and engineers to pursue technologies related to regenerative medicine, and train a generation of clinicians in the implementation of
    regenerative therapies
  • to support the commercialization of technologies in regenerative medicine and thereby accelerate the translation of research discoveries to clinical implementation and patient benefit

Visit the McGowan Institute's website for researchers and physicians, sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh.

William G. McGowan Story  

William McGowan, founder of MCI, helped to revolutionize telecommunications. His legacy is helping to revolutionize medicine.

Our History 

The McGowan Institute was originally established in 1992 as the McGowan Center for Artificial Organ Development.


Our researchers and physicians are our greatest resources. They have an extraordinary passion for developing new and improved therapies for conditions that have thus far eluded cures.

©  UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences
Supplemental content provided by Healthwise, Incorporated. To learn more, visit Healthwise.org

For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

Medical information made available on UPMC.com is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, UPMC.com is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

For UPMC Mercy Patients: As a Catholic hospital, UPMC Mercy abides by the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services, as determined by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. As such, UPMC Mercy neither endorses nor provides medical practices and/or procedures that contradict the moral teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Pittsburgh, PA, USA UPMC.com