"Great educational experience. Great training facility."
- Christopher Rogers, M.D. Orthopedic Specialists of North County
"I recently attended the course in cellular regeneration, cytokines and platelet rich plasma, which was chaired by Dr. Joseph Purita. I found this course riveting and stimulating and a game changer. I have been performing platelet rich plasma injections in my practice for the last five years, though the idea of harvesting cells from bone marrow or adipose tissue in order to augment the paracrine effect of cellular recruitment is indeed fascinating and has been shown in the vast experience of Dr. Purita to benefit patients, particularly the types of patients I treat, that is, injured workers and injured athletes. I believe that the organization, quality of speakers, ability to perform hands on cadaveric procedures as well as to observe directly was much appreciated by myself and the other physician participants of your course. Therefore, I offer the highest recommendation for any physician interested in progressive medicine, in order to help people without the need for open surgery."
- Bruce H. Grossinger, D.O. Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with subspecialty in Pain Medicine
"This was an excellent educational experience. I really love that the powerpoint presentations are on the flash drive, which is part of our ID's. Also the hands on experience for training was awesome."
- Vicki Kerecman, M.A. Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates
"The Regenerative Medicine Training Institute fills a void in continuing medical education for health care professionals seeking to advance beyond traditional medical practices into the exciting world of regenerative medicine. When I began investigating stem cells and platelet rich plasma mechanisms, there were almost no formal courses available in the United States. Independent research and private observation were the primary means to learn. Now, there is an accredited training institute where physicians wishing to study this exciting field can attend. I have known Steve Whyte, the founder of RMTI since I began my practice over three years ago. His passion for helping physicians obtain the skills and tools necessary to advance in the field led to his concept of a dedicated teaching facility. Finally, there is a home base where physicians can return as their educational needs expand and even obtain category I CME credits while doing so! The building is conveniently located, the facilities are elegant and comfortable, and the staff is professional and dedicated. Most importantly, the courses are relevant and taught by renowned researches and top physicians in the field. Attendees have the benefit of formal lectures, practical experience in the cadaver lab and live patient demonstrations. There is also a detailed printed booklet to take home for reference. Kudos to Steve Whyte and The Regenerative Medicine Training Institute. I highly recommend attending a conference here and looking to RMTI as a resource for a complete education in the exciting field of regenerative medicine."
Debra A. Chiarella, M.D. Tissue Restorative Technology, LLC
"It was awesome! Real expertise shown."
Arturo Palencia, MD Anesthesiology-Pain Management
"Liked the hands-on cadaver. Enjoyed seeing live patients. Excellent Lectures."
Melissa Tabor, DO Sports Medicine Clinic
"Unlike another course which I have taken, I felt as though the money I spent was well spent. I got to hear from two very major players in the field of stem cell medicine. David Herrell has published a huge amount of research, I already had many of his articles, and was delighted to meet him in person. The messages that he delivered were clear, fairly succinct, erudite enough for the medical audience but not so erudite that I felt left in the dust. It was a real pleasure to hear his take on the field.
Joseph Purita obviously has done thousands of procedures and could probably find the inside of a knee joint in the dark with both hands tied behind his back. He certainly has no trouble finding the iliac crest, or the abdominal fat either. His demonstrations showed just how easy the techniques are – in the hands of someone who has done them many times.
Joseph Ruane gave us excellent practical pointers on rehabilitation after orthopedic procedures – very useful for those of us who treat the chronically ill but not typical orthopedic patients.
The course was very well set up for physicians to acquire CME credits. This obviously works in our favor when we are faced with the question of training. Since I, at least, did not acquire this training – neither bone marrow aspiration or liposuction – in a residency program, that helps me with future potential questions of training or lack thereof. Neither of those procedures is especially difficult, both have some risks, and I feel – given the fact that we had a cadaver to practice the bone marrow aspiration – that I can do the procedure on my initial volunteer patients in confidence that I will not injure them. I will, of course, put a hole in their posterior iliac crest, but I’m sure the stem cells that we re-inject will find their way to all the areas of injury including the iliac crest, not just the one area of acute interest for which we harvested the bone marrow in the first place.
I would have liked to be able to get the feel of liposuction on the cadaver, and was disappointed that it was not an option. For that reason I am currently doing another day of training in California, where I will have the opportunity to do the procedure and learn the mechanics.
One thing that is missing, and keeping this course from being the perfect initial introduction to stem cell therapy, is onsite observation of the physician actually doing the procedures under the eagle eye of someone who has done hundreds of the procedures. I could visualize an actual onsite visit. I could also visualize doing it remotely using something like Zoom technology – would just require someone in the procedure room to operate the camera competently. If that aspect could have been included, my satisfaction with this RMT Institute course would have been complete. Maybe I’m thinking of a tiny apprenticeship – the offer of online consultation for the initial 3 months of actual in-office stem cell therapy, something like that. I’m sure that there would need to be an additional charge – and that would be perfectly reasonable, just remembering that folks like me will be doing the procedure on volunteer patients and most likely not charging those patients anything, just to get the experience and the testimonials. J I have a list of at least 20 people who are lining up. JJ
Please thank the three doctors on my behalf for their interest in teaching the rest of us to use the technologies and procedures that they have developed. I personally believe that stem cell therapy is the most reasonable way to treat many of our patients with chronic illness who have done all the functional medicine therapies – diet, nutrition, supplements, lifestyle changes – and who are still not strong enough to actually regain their health. Stem cell therapy is the flour in the cake – not enough to make the cake by itself unless you like really tasteless flat starch, but a crucial ingredient to actually make a cake. And if our patients are too low energetically to be able to mobilize their own stem cells, then I am all for helping them do it."
Martha M Grout, MD, MD(H) Arizona Center for Advanced Medicine
"Excellent and very well prepared presentations. We had enough time to cover topics and answer all questions with great detail."
Angela Contreras, MA Miami Neurosurgical Center