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Regenerative Medicine Today

The McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine presents Regenerative Medicine Today. It is an audio podcast series that features interviews with scientists, clinicians, and patients. The series addresses emerging science and new therapies, where the primary strategy is to repair/replace tissue or organs that have been damaged by disease, trauma, or congenital issues vs. the classical approach that is used today to treat the symptoms of the insult to the body.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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RMT Podcast #220 – Keith Kaufman

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Mr. Keith Kaufman.  Mr. Kaufman suffered a motorcycle accident in 2002. Mr. Kaufman discusses his regenerative medicine treatment and recovery.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | April 30th, 2021|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #219 – Eric Schmuck

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Eric Schmuck.  Dr. Schmuck is an Associate Scientist and Director of Translational Research for the Dr. Amish Raval Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Dr. Schmuck discusses his research in cardio-regenerative medicine. This podcast was recorded in conjunction with the Journal of Immunology and Regenerative Medicine.

For more information about Dr. Schmuck, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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RMT Podcast #218 – Stephen Winowich

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Mr. Stephen Winowich.  Mr. Winowich is the President of Procirca, a subsidiary of UPMC. Mr. Winowich discusses his pioneering work at Procirca and the Artificial Heart Program at UPMC.

For more information about Mr. Winowich, please click here.

For more information about Procirca, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | February 25th, 2021|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #217 – Yoram Vodovotz and Michael Parkinson

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Drs. Yoram Vodovotz and Michael Parkinson.  Dr. Vodovotz is a Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and the Director of the Center for Inflammation and Regeneration Modeling at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Parkinson is a Senior Medical Director, Health and Productivity, with UPMC Health Plan. Drs. Vodovotz and Parkinson discuss their work in Lifestyle Medicine.

For more information about Dr. Vodovotz, please click here.

For more information about Dr. Parkinson, please click here.

To read about the panel discussions from the Lifestyle Medicine Research Summit, please click here.

To listen to presentations from the Lifestyle Medicine Research Summit, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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RMT Podcast #216 – Peter Alexander


Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Peter Alexander.  Dr. Alexander is the Assistant Director of the Center for Cellular and Molecular Engineering and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery both within the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Alexander discusses his research in the development of in vitro and in vivo models in orthopaedics.

For more information about Dr. Alexander, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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RMT Podcast #215 – Harvey Borovetz and Salim Olia


Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Drs. Harvey Borovetz and Salim Olia.  Dr. Borovetz is a Distinguished Professor and former Chair (2002-2013) in the Department of Bioengineering, Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, the Robert L. Hardesty Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, a Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, a Professor – Clinical and Translational Science Institute and a University Honors College Faculty Fellow. Dr. Olia is an Adjunct Assistant Professor and ECMO Coordinator, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, at the University of Pennsylvania. Drs. Borovetz and Olia discuss their research in pediatric ventricular assist devices.

For more information about Dr. Borovetz, please click here.

For more information about Dr. Olia, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | November 30th, 2020|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #214 – Fabrisia Ambrosio


Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Fabrisia Ambrosio.  Dr. Ambrosio is the Director of Rehabilitation for UPMC International and an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Ambrosio discusses regenerative rehabilitation and the Alliance for Regenerative Rehabilitation Research and Training (AR3T).

For more information about Dr. Ambrosio, please click here.

For more information about AR3T, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | October 30th, 2020|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #213 – Alejandro Nieponice


Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Alejandro Nieponice.  Dr. Nieponice is the Chief of The Esophageal Unit at Hospital Universitario Fundación Favaloro in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is also a faculty member of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine and an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Nieponice discusses his research utilizing ECM-derived scaffolds to regenerate esophageal tissue with the aim of decreasing the morbidity and mortality of current surgical procedures.

For more information about Dr. Nieponice , please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | September 30th, 2020|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #212 – MaCalus Hogan and Jeanne Doperak

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Drs. MaCalus Hogan and Jeanne Doperak.  Dr. Hogan is the Vice Chair of Education and Residency Program Director in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Doperak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and a Sports Medicine Physician with UPMC. Drs. Hogan and Doperak discuss guidelines to assist coaches, athletic trainers, and organizers with creating a safe environment for youth athletes, fans, and staff amidst CoVid-19.

For more information about Dr. Hogan , please click here.

For more information about Dr. Doperak, please click here.

To view the UPMC COVID-19 Return to Sports Guidelines, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | August 31st, 2020|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #211 – Ioannis Zervantonakis

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Ioannis Zervantonakis.  Dr. Zervantonakis is an Assistant Professor in the University of Pittsburgh Bioengineering Department, and a member of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. Dr. Zervantonakis discusses his work in microfluidic and microfabricated assays to model the tumor microenvironment and to study tumor, fibroblast, and immune cell infiltration.

For more information about Dr. Zervantonakis , please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | July 31st, 2020|Tags: , , |

RMT Podcast #210 – Ron Poropatich

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Ron Poropatich.  Dr. Poropatich is the Director of the Center for Military Medicine Research, Health Sciences and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, and also serves as a Senior Advisor for Telemedicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  Dr. Poropatich discusses his work with the Center for Military Medicine Research at the University of Pittsburgh.

For more information about Dr. Poropatich, please click here.

For more information about the Center for Military Medicine Research, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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RMT Podcast #209 – William Federspiel and Peter DeComo

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. William Federspiel and Mr. Peter DeComo.  Dr. Federspiel is the William Kepler Whiteford Professor in the Department of Bioengineering with secondary appointments in Chemical Engineering and Critical Care Medicine. He is also the Director of the Medical Devices Laboratory at the McGowan Institute. Mr. DeComo is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ALung Technologies, Inc. Dr. Federspiel and Mr. DeComo discuss how the use of the ALung medical device, Hemolung, has helped CoVid-19 patients as well as their current research.

For more information about Dr. Federspiel, please click here.

For more information about Mr. DeComo, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | May 29th, 2020|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #208 – Ryan Pruchnic

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Mr. Ryan Pruchnic.  Mr. Pruchnic is Managing Vice President of Cook MyoSite in Pittsburgh, PA. He serves as the Site Head for Cook MyoSite and is responsible for the Manufacturing and Business Administration functions of the company.   Mr. Pruchnic discusses the history and research of Cook MyoSite.

For more information about Cook MyoSite, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | April 30th, 2020|Tags: |

RMT Podcast #207 – John Kellum

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. John Kellum.  Dr. Kellum is a Professor in the Departments of Critical Care Medicine (primary), Medicine, Bioengineering, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also the Director of the Center for Critical Care Nephrology and the Vice-Chair for Research.   Dr. Kellum discusses his research in acute kidney injury and sepsis.

For more information about Dr. Kellum, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | March 30th, 2020|Tags: , |

RMT Podcast #206 – Stephen Emery

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Stephen Emery.  Dr. Emery is an Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Reproductive Sciences, Maternal Fetal Medicine, at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.  He is also the Director of the Center for Innovative Fetal Intervention at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.   Dr. Emery discusses his research in prenatal treatments.

For more information about Dr. Emery, please click here.

Host John Murphy.

For more information about the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, visit:

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By | February 28th, 2020|Tags: |
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