Medical and Scientific Advisory Board


Dayong Gao, PhD Dr. Gao is a world-renowned Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. He has been actively engaged in cryopreservation research for more than 20 years, with specific emphasis on fundamental and applied cryobiology, which is the investigation of mechanisms in cryoinjury and cryoprotection with respect to living biological systems at low temperatures; with the development of optimal methods and technologies for the cryopreservation; and with the banking of living cells and tissues for biomedical applications.

Dr. Gao has published 175 research papers in prestigious scientific/biomedical journals, with over 250 papers/abstracts in conference proceedings. He has obtained 16 patents, and authored two scientific books and numerous chapters in 17 scientific books. Dr. Gao currently serves on the Editorial Board, as Editor-in-Chief, of six scientific journals, and is the Editor of the Cryopreservation Engineering section of Biopreservation and Biobanking. His research in cryobiology and cryopreservation has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the American Cancer Society, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the American Heart Association, the Whitaker Foundation, the Washington Research Foundation and the Kentucky Science Foundation, among others. Dr. Gao graduated with Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Science and Technology in China, and received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.

Fredric A. Stern, MD, FACS Dr. Fredric A. Stern is the founder and Medical Director of the Stern Center for Aesthetic Surgery, in Bellevue, Washington. Following his education at Columbia University Medical School, Dr. Stern earned his Board Certification in Ophthalmology at the University of Washington, and underwent extensive additional training in oculofacial plastic and laser surgery. In 1987, he joined Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, serving as Director of the Oculoplastic Surgery Division for 10 years. While at Virginia Mason, Dr. Stern performed an extensive number of cosmetic laser procedures. Dr. Stern is honored to have been chosen as one of a select group of Instructors of the Botox Cosmetic® National Education Faculty, as well as the Radiesse™ Medical Education Faculty. Dr. Stern is also an instructor for Sciton™ Laser. In 2011, Dr. Stern was voted the Best Plastic Surgeon in Western Washington by KING 5 (NBC affiliate) TV’s viewing audience. Dr. Stern is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and the American Society of Liposuction Surgery, as well as a member of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery. In addition, over the past several years, Dr. Stern has appeared on Northwest Afternoon, Evening Magazine, as well as KOMO, KIRO and Q13 news, discussing and demonstrating the latest techniques in facial and eyelid laser cosmetic surgery, Botox® and laser-assisted liposuction. Dr. Stern is also an accomplished winemaker & published novelist. His latest novel is a medical thriller titled, The Sigma Project.

Dr. Vincent Giampapa, MD F.A.C.S  Dr. Giampapa is the founder /director of the Regenerative Medicine Institute located in Costa Rica, the Plastic Surgery Center International and The Giampapa Institute for Anti-Aging Medical Therapy located in Montclair, NJ. Dr. Giampapa’s research focuses on stem cell technologies and their clinical applications to improve the cellular aging process in order to enhance health span and quality of life. As a result of his research, Dr. Giampapa has been awarded medical and intellectual property patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for developments involving unique cell culture delivery techniques, new drug delivery systems, stem cell reprogramming, DNA repair, and telomerase maintenance. He is a co-founder of The Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), comprised of over 26,000 members representing over 110 nations, the first president of the Board of Anti-Aging Medicine and the founder of healthycell®, an advanced cell health nutritional supplement and StemBank™, a blood derived stem cell extraction and storage company. Dr. Giampapa will have an active role assisting the Company with the development of its “From laboratory to clinic/physician’s office” services and applications platform.

Dr. Rand McClain Dr. McClain earned his medical degree at Western University and completed his internship at the University of Southern California’s Keck School of Medicine Residency Program (U.S.C. California Hospital).   Dr. McClain has dedicated over 35 years of his personal and professional life studying nutrition, exercise, herbs and supplements and is also a Master of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. McClain has participated in professional and elite amateur sport as an individual participant and as well as a member of two U.S. teams and continues to participate competitively. His work is published in peer-reviewed and popular journals and he enjoys sharing and participating in the beneficial changes he helps create in people’s lives.  Dr. McClain has worked with some of the best and original innovators in Sports, Rejuvenative, Regenerative (“Anti-Aging”), Cosmetic and Family Medicine.  He also practices as part of the Regenerative Medicine Institute an organization dedicated to advancing cellular treatments, procedures and research in the use of all available avenues to slow or reverse physiological and cosmetic effects of aging. Dr. McClain currently serves as Chief Medical Officer of Live Cell Research, a company dedicated to the discovery and development of products designed to enhance health and quality of life through epigenomic manipulation. Dr. McClain is also a Medical Advisory Board member of American Cryostem Corporation a publicly traded company operating clinical laboratories dedicated to the collection, processing, bio-banking, culturing and differentiation of autologous adipose tissue (fat) and adipose derived stem cells (ADSCs). Dr. McClain is a Board Member of Z.E.N. Foods, a gourmet food delivery and nutrition service company that provides individually designed meal programs in conjunction with health providers and its own registered dietician. Dr. McClain is also proud to be a member of the National Veteran Foundation’s Advisory Board.

Richard Goldfarb, MD, FACS Dr. Richard Goldfarb established the Center for SmartLipo with the vision of bringing patients advanced treatments and techniques to help patients restore and maintain a more youthful appearance. He has formed a team of specialists, each with a unique strength in treating the various parts of your face and body. Included are Aesthetic Laser and Liposuction Specialists, Facial Plastic Surgeons, a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, and a Medical Weight Loss team. As a group, they are unequaled in their ability to provide you with comprehensive consultative and treatment options to achieve your aesthetic goals.Dr. Goldfarb graduated from University of Health Sciences / Finch University, The Chicago Medical School with top honors in Surgery. He completed his surgical training at Northeastern Ohio College of Medicine. He did additional training in cosmetic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Plastic Surgery and Yale University. He has over 30 years of General and Vascular Surgery experience, and has become a Cosmetic Surgery Specialist. In view of his advanced training and skills, Dr. Goldfarb is highly sought after to lecture and train physicians internationally on numerous cosmetic laser and surgery topics. He is the Medical Director, International and National trainer for Selphyl, and National and International trainer/lecturer for the Silhouette Lift Procedure. Dr. Goldfarb pioneered the technique to combine Silhouette Lift with fat transfer and Selphyl® for total facial rejuvenation (“The Goldfarb Procedure”). He is on the Board of Directors, and lectures and trains physicians for the National Society of Cosmetic Physicians and Surgeons. He is a faculty member and lecturer for THE Aesthetics Show, a training organization for physicians in the field of laser and aesthetic medicine and cosmetic surgery. Doctors visit the Center for SmartLipo from all over the world on a regular basis to learn state-of-the-art cosmetic treatments and techniques from Dr. Goldfarb and his team. The American Society of Lasers in Medicine, American Academy of Liposuction Surgery, and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery all count him as a member. Dr. Goldfarb is board certified and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, in addition to the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery.

Mel Bircoll, MD Dr. Mel Bircoll was the first Plastic Surgeon to perform Liposuction in North America. He pioneered that operation and saw it from its early beginnings to become the most frequently performed cosmetic procedure. He is also the originator of Fat Transfer (Autologous Fat Transplantation, AFT). His landmark presentation of Fat Transfer Using Liposuction Techniques (1984) established this procedure for breast augmentation, facial rejuvenation, hand rejuvenation and a host of reconstructive procedures. Dr. Bircoll is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Bircoll is retired from 25 years of private practice in Beverly Hills, California. He is currently actively lecturing and teaching the techniques of Fat Transfer and Fat Storage for stem cell extraction as well as cosmetic and reconstructive applications. He recently presented the latest application of his Fat Transfer/Storage/Serial Injection concepts for breast cancer prevention surgery.

Roy D. Mittman, MD., P.A. Following his BA degree at John Hopkins University, Dr Mittman earned his medical degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and completed his orthopaedic training in 1978 at Montefiore Hospital in New York. Soon after finishing his residency he joined Seaview Orthopaedic and Medical Associates located in Ocean, NJ and is currently a Senior Partner. Seaview Orthopaedic currently has 6 locations committed to providing quality care in Monmouth and Ocean Counties in New Jersey. He has formed a team of highly qualified Board Certified, fellowship trained, physicians to practice at Seaview Orthopaedic and Medical Associates specializing in general orthopaedics as well as surgery of the Spine, Hand/Wrist, Knee/Shoulder, Total Joints, Foot and Ankle, Sports Medicine, Pain Management and Osteoporosis. Dr. Mittman specializes in General Orthopaedic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement and Arthroscopic Surgery. Dr. Mittman is a member of the New Jersey Orthopaedic Society, Orthopaedic Surgeons of New Jersey, Monmouth County Medical Society and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Burt D Ensley, Ph.D. Burt D Ensley, CEO and Chairman, Protein Genomics Inc. Dr. Ensley was an early employee and headed the Specialty Chemicals Group at Amgen. More recently Dr. Ensley was CEO of Phytotech, Inc. and NuCycle Therapy, Inc. (both sold). He holds a PhD in Microbiology from UGA; is a Fellow of the AAM; served on the BIO Directorate Board of the National Science Foundation and is the Board Co-Chair of the University of Arizona’s BIO5 Institute. He holds 19 issued US patents.

Alan H. Davis Mr. Davis is currently a partner in and the Chief Operating Officer of Novare, LLC. Novare Biologistics was created to meet the need of transporting and storing laboratory materials, including biological samples at required temperature anywhere within the US. During the past 20 years Mr. Davis has concentrated on business development and sales in biotechnology, manufacturing, and software technology. Prior to that time, he was primarily involved in retailing.