Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj to Present Continuing Education Course to Mission Bay Study Club
Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj MD will be presenting a continuing medical education (CME) course to the Mission Bay Study Club, a group of over 100 dentists and physicians. Dr. Maharaj’s lecture will focus on the latest techniques in adult stem cells.
Boca Raton, FL – December 10, 2013 – Today the South Florida Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Institute based in Boynton Beach, Florida announced that its Medical Director, Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj MD will be lecturing to the Mission Bay Study Club, a group of over 100 dentists and physicians, today at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Boca Raton.
Dr. Maharaj’s lecture will focus on the latest advances and breakthroughs in cord blood banking, adult stem cell banking, dental pulp banking, and disease treatment with stem cells including current approved uses for blood disorders, cancer, and immune diseases as well as new breakthroughs that are occurring in diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, and many others.
“I am very pleased to be speaking to the Mission Bay Study Club as part of their CME. I believe that it is very important that every medical professional become well versed on what stem cells can do for them and their patients,” said Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj MD, the lecturer for the event and one of global innovators in the field of stem cell transplantation and stem cell treatment of immune dysfunction.
The South Florida Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Institute has pioneered the most effective techniques for adult stem cell harvesting and collection.
The event will take place at Maggiano’s Little Italy and will start at 6:30pm. It is limited to members of the Mission Bay Study Club only.
“The goal that everyone needs to know is that we should all have our own immune systems banked today to fight the illnesses of tomorrow,” said Dr. Maharaj. “Understanding the immune system is understanding the key to unlock the power to fight major illness and promote health. That’s my goal as a physician to promote health.”
South Florida Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Institute is a fully outpatient bone marrow stem cell transplant unit that focuses on immune boosting treatments for patients with cancers, blood disorders, and other immune dysfunction. The Institute is led by Medical Director Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj, and has been in existence since 1995. It is AABB Accredited, Joint Commission Accredited, and FDA Registered. It also has a cryopreservation unit, Stem Cell Cryobank.
Internationally Recognized Stem Cell Transplant Physician & Research in the fight against Cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, Leukemia, Alzheimer’s Disease, Diabetes, Strokes, & Immune System Dysfunction
Dr. Dipnarine Maharaj is the Medical Director of the South Florida Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Institute and is regarded as one of the world’s foremost experts on adult stem cells. The Institute is comprised of its own clinical unit, a collection & processing facility, and the stem cell cryopreservation/storage lab. Dr. Maharaj was born in Trinidad and raised in Scotland. He received his medical degree in 1978 from the University of Glasgow Medical School, Scotland. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Hematology at the University’s Royal Infirmary. He completed a three-year fellowship in Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation. Following his training, Dr. Maharaj worked with Alan Burnett, M.D., chairman of the United Kingdom Medical Research Council’s Acute Leukemia trials. Together, they helped develop the first Scottish Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Program and they were one of the first centers to publish their data on the use of autologous bone marrow transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia.
“America’s leading expert in stem cell technologies” – Suzanne Somers
Dr. Maharaj was recruited to the United States in 1990 to join the University of Miami’s (UM) bone marrow transplant team which was led by Dr. John Byrnes, who had trained with Dr. George Santos at Johns Hopkins Bone Marrow Transplant Center. Dr. Byrnes and Dr. Maharaj performed the first autologous bone marrow transplant at the University of Miami in 1991. Following a three-year tenure at UM, Dr. Maharaj began a totally outpatient Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Institute at Florida Medical Center in 1995. In 1997 he joined Bethesda Health Care System in Boynton Beach as medical director of the Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Institute at Bethesda, developing the outpatient program in Bethesda Health City. Since, 2001 Dr. Maharaj has run the Institute as an independent and has received accreditations from the Joint Commission and the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). The Institute is also FDA registered.
Dr. Maharaj has lectured at leading universities like Columbia University in New York, prestigious conferences such as the 2nd Annual Baltic Stem Cell Conference sponsored by the European Union and the Singularity Institute Summit, as well as local community group meetings such as the Rotary Club and the Kiwanis Club. Recently Dr. Maharaj’s work on cancer and Parkinson’s disease was featured by Suzanne Somers in her bestselling book “Bombshell: Explosive Secrets That Will Redefine Aging”. Currently, he is running an FDA approved Phase I / Phase II clinical trial for a new cancer therapy, and has developed a patented new protocol for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. He focuses his work on treating patients who have chronic and immune diseases such as Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, strokes, and diabetes, as well as those who are interested in wellness.
As part of our ongoing efforts to promote the viability and efficacy of adult stem cells. The Stem Cell Cancer and Regenerative Medicine Inc. Foundation has launched a new community outreach program designed to educate local groups in Palm Beach County and South Florida about the advances in adult stem cells as well as the approved treatable diseases. In addition, we are also educating the community about our own clinical trial and what that could present to the future of Medicine for the treatment of illnesses such as Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and many others.
To date, the Foundation has coordinated adult stem cell lectures with the Rotary Club of Boca Raton Downtown, the Palm Beach County Democratic Club, Kiwanis Club of Boca Raton, Rotary Club of Delray Beach, Kiwanis Club of Palm Beach, Point Vecchio Community, Arden Courts Retirement Community, MDVIP Patient lecture series, Avenue Wellness Summer Lecture Series, and several other local synagogues and community groups.
Dr. Maharaj has been actively educating the general public on the need to collect and story their own stem cells while they are healthy so that they can have their immune systems stored in the event that they develop a major disease down the road. As the number of approved indications rises the benefit of collecting and storing your stem cells will only grow.
The South Florida Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Institute, under the direction of Medical Director and this Clinical Trial Principal Investigator, Dipnarine Maharaj MD, FACP, is studying the neuroprotective effects of granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) in several neurological disease models including Parkinson’s disease (PD). The present study is an extension of his previously published work which reported on the therapeutic effect of G-CSF after the 1-methyl-4-phenyl-1,2,3, 6-tetrahydropyridine (MPTP) model of PD in mice was established.
Based on the mouse model, he found that G-CSF treatment markedly increased the number of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta (SNpc) of the G-CSF-treated group. Consistent with this finding, he found a significant increase in dopamine release under high K+ stimulation in the striatum of the G-CSF-treated animals compared to the MPTP-exposed mice.
Finally, he observed a persistent recovery of locomotor function in the G-CSF-treated animals. These results suggest the potential therapeutic value of G-CSF in treating PD, which he wishes to study further on humans with funding.
Dipnarine Maharaj Introduction to Adult Stem Cells
Stem cells have the power and potential to be one of the most effective agents against aging available to medicine today. A stem cell is an unspecified cell that can both self-renew (produce an exact clone of itself) and differentiate into mature tissues, such as the heart, lung, liver, etc. Adult stem cells are collected from bone marrow (bone marrow stem cells), peripheral blood (peripheral blood stem cells), and cord blood (cord blood stem cells). Embryonic stem cells are collected from a fertilized egg or from an embryo, and can form any of the 200 different tissue types present in the body. It is important to remember that embryonic stem cells are a foreign tissue, and thus carry the risk of all the complications associated with an allogeneic or an unrelated donor transplant if these cells are transplanted into an individual. This paper is concerned with adult stem cells.