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Steven Sampson, D.O.

is an internationally recognized pioneer in regenerative medicine. Dr. Sampson is a Diplomate of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Assistant Clinical Professor, Western University of Health Sciences, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Touro University of California and New York.

Dr Sampson founded the Orthohealing Center in Los Angeles, CA a comprehensive state of the art facility specializing in minimally invasive orthopedics and sports medicine. He is a trusted consultant for a wide variety of professional athletes including the Los Angeles Clippers. Dr. Sampson was among the first physician’s to publish peer reviewed literature on platelet rich plasma for musculoskeletal disease.

In order to cultivate a community of physicians and scientists practicing regenerative medicine, Dr Sampson founded the Orthobiologic Institute (TOBI), a premier annual symposium attracting more than 600 industry leaders from over 40 countries. He has published dozens of peer reviewed articles and textbook chapters and lectured around the globe influencing the orthopedic community.

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Christopher Rogers, D.O.

Dr. Christopher Rogers is founder of the San Diego Orthobiologics Medical Group, a medical practice dedicated to evidence based musculoskeletal care. He is double-board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Regenerative Medicine.

He is fellowship trained in Interventional Orthopedics and Spine Care and certified in Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (RMSK).

He is a member of the University of California, San Diego Department of Orthopedics voluntary faculty and serves as Medical Director for Personalized Stem Cells, Inc a research-based company that studies adipose-derived cell therapy in FDA compliant clinical trials. He co-founded Data Biologics, LLC a company that has developed a patient registry to study Regenerative Medicine outcomes.

Dr. Rogers first developed an interest in sports medicine in 1984 while working as an athletic trainer for the UCLA Men’s Athletic Department where he also completed his bachelor's degrees in Biology and Kinesiology.

He completed his medical training at Saint Louis University Medical School in 1993 and served as Chief Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas, Health Science Center in 1997.

He began his private practice in San Diego in 2000 and has treated thousands of people with joint and spine conditions. Dr. Rogers in also interested in traveling, golf, inventing and photography.

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Danielle Aufiero, MD

is a thought leader in the field of orthobiologics. Dr. Aufiero is a Diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation serves as Clinical Instructor of Medicine at UCLA, Clinical assistant professor at UCLA and Western University of Health Sciences, adjunct professor at Touro University.

Dr. Aufiero is partner of the Orthohealing Center in Los Angeles, which has served as a hub for her innovative application of regenerative medicine. Her dynamic vision of this multi-faceted uniquely tailored approach to orthobiologics has inspired doctors and impacted the way biologics are performed from a technical holistic perspective.

She has participated in lectures throughout the nation and is published in peer reviewed journals as well as textbook chapters.

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Mary A. Ambach, MD

Dr Mary Ambach specializes in non surgical musculoskeletal and spine care, regenerative injection therapies, sports medicine and interventional pain management.

She is a Louisiana State University trained physician who is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Pain Medicine. She also has subspecialty fellowships in spine, pain and regenerative medicine. She is a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Associate Professor at Southerm California University and Clinical Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Western University of Health Sciences. Dr Ambach is a former contributing editor for Rehab in Review and current Peer Reviewer for several journals. She has authored published articles and book chapters in Regenerative Medicine. She is actively involved in clinical research to promote natural ways to heal spine and joint injuries. She has served as Faculty and Speaker at Regenerative Conferences in and outside of the country.

She was selected as Top Physiatrist in Los Angeles, CA by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals. Dr. Ambach was also awarded by the Arthritis Foundation as the Los Angeles 2018 Orthopedic Honoree

She recently relocated back to San Diego after many years of contributing to a team of internationally recognized experts and facility in regenerative medicine, the Orthohealing Center in Los Angeles.

She is currently practicing at the San Diego Orthobiologics Medical Group, a leading premier practice specializing in non surgical orthopedics and regenerative therapies.

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Eric Johnson, PA-C

Eric is a board-certified Physician Assistant who attended the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He holds a Master of Physician Assistant Practice degree from USC. Prior to attending USC, Eric graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington with degrees in exercise science and Spanish. While at UNC-Wilmington as a student athlete he competed in Division I cross country and track and field.

Eric has extensive experience in orthopedics and cartilage restoration techniques. He completed orthopedic training under Dr. Brian Cole at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago where he assisted the team doctors of the Chicago Bulls and White Sox. Eric has also completed intensive orthopedic training with Dr. Neil Ghodadra. He assists with outpatient clinic and minimally invasive surgery. Eric also specializes in ultrasound guided injections including Hyaluronic Acid, Platelet Rich Plasma, and Bone Marrow Concentrate having worked alongside physicians at the Orthohealing Center.

Eric serves as a preceptor to USC Physician Assistant students in orthopedic medicine. He is a sports fanatic and an avid long-distance runner. He continues to train for endurance events.

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Gerard A. Malanga, MD -  New Jersey Sports Medicine, Cedar Knolls, NJ

Gerard A. Malanga, MD New Jersey Sports Medicine, Cedar Knolls, NJ

Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry), Sports and Pain Medicine with a fellowship from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, Dr. Gerard Malanga is a renowned specialist in nonsurgical treatment of orthopedic injuries such as neck/back pain, shoulder/knee and other musculoskeletal disorders. Dr. Malanga lectures throughout the US and internationally on a variety of sports medicine, spine, orthopedic and pain management topics. He provides sports medicine services to several local NJ high school/colleges and has served as the head team physician of New Jersey City University since 1999. He has served as a consultant to the Rutger’s University Athletic Department. His practice includes the treatment of athletes from recreational to the College, Olympic and Professional levels. Dr. Gerard Malanga has co-authored The Atlas of Ultrasound-Guided Musculosketal Injections textbook (a comprehensive text on ultrasound guided injections of the Musculoskeletal system) and Regenerative Treatments in Sports and Orthopedic Medicine (the first comprehensive book devoted to orthobiologic treatments for orthopedic conditions written for physicians) as well as contributing regularly to SpineUniverse.com. He is currently president of the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation.

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Jay E. Bowen, DO

Jay E. Bowen, DO

Dr. Jay Bowen is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry), Sports and Pain Medicine as well as being Prolozone Therapy certified (ozone). He was the Sports Medicine Fellowship Coordinator at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and did his fellowship at UMDNJ-Newark/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. He is involved in clinical research and is an active member of numerous national organizations. His interests include regenerative treatments such as stem cells and platelet rich plasma (PRP), prolotherapy (in which he is internationally trained), ozone, sports medicine, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, chronic tendon disorders, head and neck injuries in sports, shoulder biomechanics, nerve root dysfunction, electrodiagnosis (EMG/NCS), and medical education. He manages all aspects of pain and performs interventional procedures (ie epidural, facet, sacroiliac joint, etc.). He lectures locally and nationally and has appeared on television and radio. Dr. Bowen has and continues to hold various offices for committees such as the Medical Society of New Jersey and the Union County Medical Society. He has been a consultant for insurance companies since 1999. Dr. Bowen currently serves on the New Jersey Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in January 2018.

Thomas Agesen, MD

Thomas Agesen, MD

Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (Physiatry) as well as Sports Medicine, Dr. Agesen did his fellowship training in Sports Medicine, Electrodiagnostics and Epidural injection procedures. He worked at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation in West Orange, New Jersey and then joined Associates in Rehabilitation Medicine for four years. Along with Dr. Malanga and Dr. Bowen, he started New Jersey Sports Medicine LLC. Dr. Agesen’s clinical interests include sports medicine, electrodiagnostics and treatment of acute and chronic tendon, ligament, back and joint disorders. He, along with his partners, is the team physician for local high schools and universities. He enjoys treating competitive athletes and sports enthusiasts of all ages and levels.

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