NFLA Alumni Health Medical Advisory Committee

  • Provides expertise and assessment of the field—its current state, the promise of various therapies, key challenges, and strategies to overcome those challenges—to inform our efforts
  • Provides guidance on our strategy for educating our members and the public at large
  • Reviews and provides strategic input on materials
  • Assist in directly educating our members and the public at large, through podcasts, videos, blogs/opinion pieces, interviews, and other communications mechanisms

Jaime R. Garza, MD, DDS, FACS

Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Professor of Otolaryngology, and Director of Human Regenerative Cell Trials at Tulane University School of Medicine; Professor of Surgery and Professor of Otolaryngology, University of Texas – San Antonio

James Kovach, MD

Chief Innovation Officer, Aggie Square (UC-Davis Sacramento Innovation Center) and Director of Translational Entrepreneurship and Industry Research Relationships, University of California – Davis

Robin Smith, MD

Robin L. Smith, M.D., MBA, is the founder, president and chairman Cura Foundation and Stem for Life, vice president and director of the Science and Faith (STOQ) Foundation at the Vatican, member of executive board of trustees of Sanford Health, the board of overseers of the New York University Langone Medical Center in New York, and a board member of the Alliance for Cell Therapy Now and OPA Health, co-author “Cells Are the New Cure” (2017) and “The Healing Cell: How the Greatest Revolution in Medical History Is Changing Your Life” (2013), clinical associate professor, Department of Medicine at the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School on boards of directors of Celularity Inc , Western Acquisition Ventures Corp., Spiritus Therapeutics and Vcinity Inc

Dr. Lee Rice

Dr. Lee Rice is an internationally known authority in sports medicine, wellness and preventive medicine. In 1980 he founded the San Diego Sports Medicine and Family Health Center, one of the first privately owned truly comprehensive sports medicine centers in the country, and originated one of the first fellowship training programs in primary care sports medicine.

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