Anthony Atala, MD

Founding Director, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Anthony Atala, M.D., is a renowned figure in the high-tech health field, serving as the G. Link Professor and Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W. Boyce Professor and Chair of Urology. A practicing surgeon and leading researcher in regenerative medicine, Dr. Atala has developed technologies that have led to 15 clinical applications, setting a standard in patient-specific treatments. He holds over 250 national and international patents and has published more than 800 journal articles, demonstrating his extensive contribution to medical innovation. Among his numerous prestigious awards are the World Technology Award in Health and Medicine, and the Edison Science/Medical Award for Innovation. His work has repeatedly gained public acknowledgment, being listed twice in Time Magazine’s Top 10 Medical Breakthroughs of the Year and named by Scientific American as one of the world’s most influential people in biotechnology. Dr. Atala also plays a significant role in guiding national health policy and professional standards, having led or served on several key committees, including those associated with the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute, and is a founding member of multiple regenerative medicine organizations.
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