Dr. Sammy Sliwin practices at the Forest Hill Institute of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Toronto, Canada, and is working with new stem cell therapies.
With the growing interest in stem cell treatments, we thought we'd see what Dr. Sliwin thought. We got together with Dr Silwin to discuss his plastic surgery clinic, his practice, and talk about his work with adipose derived stem cell therapies.
Name: Sammy Sliwin, MD, FRCSC
Location: Toronto, Canada
That's interesting: Dr. Sliwin is the Founder and Medical Director of AdiSave – The Canadian Adipose Derived Stem Cell Bank.
Can you tell us more about the cosmetic Stem Cell therapies and clinical research you're involved with?
First we are doing research to optimize the harvesting of fat by liposuction to maximize the number and quality of the stem cells that we separate. We are as well doing research to optimize the separation process as well as a method of cryopreserving the stem cells in a completely autologous method (not using any animal or other human products). Once completed we will open up the stem cell bank utilizing these methods that we found. We will then apply to Health Canada to begin clinical trials for homologous uses which include cosmetic filling of facial areas, scars as well as deformities on the body. Once safety is proven we will apply to Health Canada to begin clinical trials for non homologous uses such as regenerative medicine and autoimmune therapies. In the future I believe that stem cell therapy will change the treatment of many degenerative and autoimmune diseases.