RMT Podcast #176 – Mark Slaughter, MD

Dr. Mark Slaughter is the Professor and Chair of the Department Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.  Dr. Slaughter discusses his research on ventricular assist devices.

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Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #171 – George Gittes, MD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. George Gittes. Dr. Gittes is the Benjamin R. Fisher Chair of Pediatric Surgery and Surgeon-in-Chief, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Director of Surgical Research, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and Professor of Surgery and Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Gittes discusses his research on pancreatic issues as well as his work with the Pediatric Device Initiative.

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Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #168 – Rory Cooper, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Rory Cooper. Dr. Cooper is FISA & Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Chair and Distinguished Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Science & Technology, and professor of Bioengineering, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also Founding Director and VA Senior Research Career Scientist of the Human Engineering Research Laboratories, a VA Rehabilitation R&D Center of Excellence in partnership with Pitt, as well as the Co-Director of the NSF Quality of Life Technology Engineering Research Center. Dr. Cooper discusses his work in rehabilitation engineering applied to mobility and manipulation.

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Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #164 – William Federspiel, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes back Dr. William Federspiel. 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. Dr. Federspiel discusses his research in the design and development of novel artificial lung devices.

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Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #156 – Bryan Tillman, MD, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Bryan Tillman, MD, PhD. Dr. Tillman is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Tillman discusses his research in the development of novel endovascular devices.

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Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #151 – Kelly LaMarco, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Kelly LaMarco, PhD. Dr. LaMarco is the Senior Editor and Co-Founder of Science Translational Medicine. Dr. LaMarco discusses the Five Gaps of translational medicine.

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Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #149 – Jeremy Kimmel, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Jeremy Kimmel, PhD. Dr. Kimmel is the Director of New Technology at ALung Technologies. Dr. Kimmel discusses the work being done at ALung.

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Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #144 – Rory Cooper, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes back Dr. Rory Cooper. Dr. Cooper is the FISA/PVA Endowed Chair and a Distinguished Professor of the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh. He is also the Center Director at the Center of Excellence for Wheelchair and Related Technology, VA Rehabilitation Research & Development Center, and a Senior Research Career Scientist at the VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Cooper discusses his work on improving wheelchairs and other tools for the disabled.

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Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #130 – Jörg Gerlach, MD, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Jörg Gerlach, MD, PhD.  Dr. Gerlach is a Professor with the Department of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Gerlach discusses his “skin cell gun” and its applicability as well as other alternatives for burn therapy.

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Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #108 – Drs. Witte, Mantovani, Kumta, and Sfeir

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Frank Witte, MD, PhD, Diego Mantovani, PhD, Prashant Kumta, PhD, and Charles Sfeir, MD, PhD. Dr. Witte is the Director of Biomaterial Research at the Laboratory for Biomechnics and Biomaterials, Hannover Medical School in Germany; Dr. Mantovani is the Director at the Laboratoire de biomatériaux et bioingénierie at the L’Université Laval in Canada; Dr. Kumta is the Edward R. Weidlein Chair in the Swanson School of Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh; and Dr. Sfeir is an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral Medicine and Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh. The group discusses their research in biodegradable metals and potential clinical applications.

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Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #95 – Cameron Riviere, PhD

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Cameron Riviere, PhD, who is an Associate Research Professor in the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology at the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Riviere discusses his research in control systems and robotic devices, and the role these devices play in biomedicine, such as robotic and mechatronic devices for microsurgery and minimally invasive surgery, filtering methods for tremor and non-tremulous error, and high-precision instrumentation to track microsurgical tools.

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RMT Podcast #89 – Williams, Borovetz, and Winowich

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Dr. Harvey Borovetz, Mr. Stephen Winowich, and Mr. Brian Williams. Dr. Borovetz and Mr. Winowich discuss the early days of Ventricular Assist Devices, and Mr. Williams recounts his experience as one of the pioneering patients. Dr. Borovetz is a professor and chair in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Pittsburgh, a professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, and the Robert L. Hardesty Professor in the Department of Surgery as well as the Deputy Director of Artificial Organs and Medical Devices. Mr. Winowich is the Senior Biomedical Engineer and Director of Operations at Vital Engineering.

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Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #84 – Peter DeComo

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes Mr. Peter DeComo.  Mr. DeComo is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ALung Technologies, Inc., a company which develops respiratory assist technologies that are expected to provide a better alternative to traditional, invasive respiratory support.  Mr. DeComo discusses the goal of ALung to advance lung replacement therapy as well as the challenges it faces as it nears its goals.

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Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #70 – Kormos and Haas

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes back Robert Kormos, MD.  Dr. Kormos is the medical director of the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine’s Clinical Translation Program.  With Dr. Kormos is a former patient, Erika Haas.  They discuss Erika’s experience with Ventricular Assist Device and how VADs were used as a bridge to recovery.

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Host John Murphy.

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RMT Podcast #66 – Wearden and Gradowski

Regenerative Medicine Today welcomes back Peter Wearden, MD, PhD.  Dr. Wearden is an Assistant Professor-Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, Director Pediatric Mechanical Cardiopulmonary Support at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and a faculty member at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine.  Joining Dr. Wearden is Dr. Joel Gradowski and Cindy Gradowski, who discuss their son’s recent cardiac treatment and recovery through the use of a Ventricular Assist Device.

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Host John Murphy.

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