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Meet Our Partner Physicians

Forever Labs works exclusively with the most experienced and highly-regarded physicians with extensive expertise in stem cell collection.

David C. Karli, MD

Dr. David C. Karli specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spinal Injection Therapies and Regenerative Medicine. Dr. Karli graduated with honors from Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. Following medical school at the University of Maryland, he completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Harvard Medical School, serving as Chief Resident in his final year. He subsequently joined the faculty at Harvard, and served as an Attending Physician with the Department of PM&R at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and as active staff at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Mass General Hospital.

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Alireza Anissipour, DO

Dr. Anissipour is a fellowship-trained, Board Certified Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon at Western Washington Medical Group, practicing in Everett, Washington, since August 2015. He offers his patients the latest technology in comprehensive spine care. Dr. Anissipour earned his Bachelor in Science at the University of Washington. He earned his Medical Degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. He completed an orthopedic residency at Midwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, and his fellowship training in Spine Surgery at the University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

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Salman Chaudri, DO, FAOAO

Dr. Chaudri graduated with his Bachelor’s degree in Honors Biology from Loyola University in Chicago, IL. He received his medical degree from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL and completed his internship and residency at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields, IL. Dr. Chaudri was fellowship trained in Sports Medicine at the Los Angeles Orthopaedic Institute in Los Angeles, CA in August 2009.

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John J. Klimkiewicz, MD

John J. Klimkiewicz MD is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Joint Replacements. He concentrates in all aspects of knee and shoulder surgery. An emphasis on joint preservation as it pertains to the knee is one of his main interests’. After completing his Orthopaedic Residency at the University of Pennsylvania, he went on to complete a shoulder and Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh, in 1998. Dr Klimkiewicz is presently the head team Physician of the Georgetown University Hoyas, and Washington Capitals Hockey Club. He serves in a similar role at St John College High School in Washington, DC. He has served as an assistant team physician for the former Washington Freedom Women’s Soccer Club. Dr Klimkiewicz is Board Certified in Sports Medicine as well as Orthopedic Surgery. He has served as an elected Delegate for Washington DC, within the American Society for Sports Medicine. He has also served as an editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He is married and has two children. He enjoys golf and family activities in his spare time.

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Alain Elbaz, MD

Dr. Alain Elbaz MD is a Board-Certified Orthopedic Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of athletic injuries and performs surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip. He has a special interest in joint preservation surgery for the active patient. He routinely performs cutting-edge procedures such as arthroscopic rotator cuff repair with biologic augmentation using collagen patches and bone marrow stem cells, minimally invasive total shoulder replacement, reverse shoulder replacement.

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Moises Irizarry-Roman, MD

As one of South Florida’s leading sports medicine physicians, Moisés Irizarry-Román, MD, is an expert at diagnosing and treating the most complex types of sports and musculoskeletal injuries. To help athletes and active patients get the unique, comprehensive care they need, Dr. Irizarry-Román founded No Mercy Sports Medicine in Miami. Dr. Irizarry-Román earned his medical degree from the Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Afterward, he completed an internship at San Juan City Hospital, followed by a residency at the Hospital Universitario Dr. Ramon Ruiz Arnau, before relocating to the United States. Because of his passion for sports medicine, Dr. Irizarry-Román then opted to go through a rigorous sports medicine fellowship at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.

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Andrew Feldman, MD

Dr Feldman is a board certified orthopaedic Surgeon and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at Hospital for Joint Diseases/NYU Langone Medical Center. He graduated from Cornell Medical College and completed his fellowship in Sports Medicine Arthroscopy at the University of Pittsburgh under Dr. Freddie Fu.

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Thomas Youm, MD

Dr. Thomas Youm is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of athletic injuries and performs arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip. Every year, he trains numerous sports fellows and orthopaedic residents at New York Langone Orthopedic Hospital in cutting edge surgery repairing ligaments and restoring cartilage in the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, and ankle. He also has a keen interest in biologics such as stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma and routinely offers these treatments to his patients as non-surgical options. Dr. Youm is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Medicine and he is currently Director of Hip Arthroscopy and Director of Hip Arthroscopy Research at New York Langone Orthopedic Hospital. He is a founding partner at RYC Orthopaedics, PC.

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Claude-Jean Langevin, MD

Dr. Claude-Jean Langevin is a fellowship trained and double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Langevin's commitment to excellence is reflected in his educational accolades. He earned his Diplome D'Etude Collegiales degree (DEC in Science) from the College Jean-de-Brebeuf, Montreal, PQ, Canada and then attended McGill University. He received his medical degree at the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and earned the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society award. He completed a plastic and reconstructive surgical fellowship at the world-renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation, in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Langevin has published numerous articles in several peer-reviewed journals, presented at national professional meetings and has co-authored multiple plastic surgery book chapters. He received numerous recognitions for his excellence in surgical skills, superior outcomes, and compassionate patient care including the Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star and the Texas Super Doctors Rising Star awards.

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Michael Putney, MD

Michael Putney, MD, is a fellow-trained orthopedic surgeon at Orthopedic Associates of Central Texas. Dr. Putney specializes in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder. He has a subspecialty certificate in orthopedic sports medicine and provides total joint replacement surgeries, as well as general orthopedic care. Dr. Putney is also affiliated with multiple local sports teams, including the Round Rock Express, a triple-A minor league baseball team, and Liberty Hill High School. He is dedicated to providing high-quality care to his patients and athletes to ensure their overall health and well-being. Dr. Putney is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He remains an active member of the Williamson County Medical Society and the Texas Medical Association. He received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, and remained at the university to complete his residency and internship.

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Ronna Parsa, DO

Ronna S. Parsa, DO is a fellow-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine at her surgical practice, Parsa Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Institute, in Manhattan Beach, California. Dr. Parsa, a Southern California native, received her fellowship training under Dr. James Andrews, a world-renowned surgeon for sports injuries. She has been a lifelong athlete and bases her treatment philosophy on her many personal experiences around the world, as both an athlete and a community service volunteer. Dr. Parsa values education and research, staying on top of both through her international presentations and lectures. She has also published numerous articles in peer-reviewed medical journals, and she has traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to further her experience in breakthrough stem cell research with Dr. Khay-Yong Saw at Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre. Graduating with honors from Western University of Health Sciences with her medical degree, Dr. Parsa also achieved the highest honors in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She later completed her internship and residency in orthopaedic surgery at St. James Hospital and Health Centers in Chicago Heights, Illinois. Dr. Parsa is a participating member with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, the American Osteopathic Association, and the Phi Beta Kappa national honors society.

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Michael Banffy, MD

Dr. Banffy attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed his general surgery internship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, which included training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Banffy is a certified member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Certificate of Additional Qualification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Banffy is an active researcher and has published several scientific papers and book chapters. He is a team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams, and an orthopedic consultant to the Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Lakers. Dr. Banffy has also been a consultant for a variety of other professional athletics including USA Beach Volleyball, the PGA tour, and the X Games.

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Dr. Timothy T. Davis, MD

Interventional pain management specialist Timothy T. Davis, MD, brings over 20 years of experience in physical medicine, sports medicine, and pain management to Source Healthcare in Santa Monica, California, where he serves patients from throughout Los Angeles County. Dr. Davis is board-certified physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain medicine, and neurophysiological monitoring. Dr. Davis began his professional education at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, completing his bachelor's and medical degree simultaneously to graduate in just six years. After earning his degrees, Dr. Davis completed a general surgery internship at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in Jefferson, Louisiana. He then moved to California for his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at the University of California, Los Angeles, serving at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. After his residency, Dr. Davis continued his postgraduate training at the Spine Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica. Dr. Davis founded and acts as the medical director at Source Healthcare. As an established expert in minimally invasive treatments for musculoskeletal pain and sports-related injuries, Dr. Davis regularly works with athletes and other active people. When Dr. Davis isn’t spending time with patients, he’s leading research projects and using biological therapies to treat problems like degenerative disc disease. As a principal investigator for various FDA trials, Dr. Davis conducted some of the earliest research on the effects of stem cells on the lumbar disc. He uses this expertise, offering autologous stem cell harvest from bone marrow and fat tissue to treat arthritis and other spinal disorders. Additionally, Dr. Davis developed and patented intellectual property in electrodiagnostics, biologics, and spinal implants. He proudly serves on the medical staff at Saint John’s Health Center as well as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Rey Hospital, both in Los Angeles.

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Michael Fitzpatrick, MD

Michael J. Fitzpatrick M.D. is an orthopedic surgeon practicing at Mission Hospital since 2005. Dr. Fitzpatrick has focused his practice in investigating, diagnosing and treating sports injury. He has special research interests in minimally invasive shoulder replacements and arthroscopic surgery. Current Dr. Fitzpatrick serves at Co-Director of Mission Hospital Orthopedic Institute and President of South Orange County Orthopedics. In addition, he is a recipient of the Physician of Excellence Award from the Orange County Medical Association. A graduate of Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Dr. Fitzpatrick completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia in 1998, followed by a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Upper Extremity Reconstruction at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in 2003. Since completion of his fellowship, he has been an Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, Associate Clinical Professor at the University of California, Irvine and Research Faculty with the Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Long Beach, California. Dr. Fitzpatrick is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons and has received an additional Board Certification in Sports Medicine. He is a member of several professional societies such as the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has also been honored by the U.S. Air Force with the National Defense Service Medal, Medal of Accommodation, and Meritorious Service Award for Distinguished Service as an Orthopedic Surgeon. Dr. Fitzpatrick has been published in dozens of reports and abstracts on various orthopedic topics and conditions with his latest, Essentials of Orthopedic Surgery Handbook, published by McGraw Hill.

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Chad Roghair, MD

Dr. Roghair is a Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Specialist under the American Board of Family Medicine. A member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the California Medical Association, Dr. Roghair is also trained in musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound and is a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant for the management of concussions. Dr. Roghair was awarded the Sutter Medical Network “Patient’s Choice Award” as the top rated physician specialist in patient satisfaction for 2013. Dr. Roghair has serves as the Head Team Physician for St. Mary’s College and the Student Health Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as the Head Team Physician for Artemis Team Racing.

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Paul Abramson, MD

Dr. Abramson is Board Certified in Family Medicine, Certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and completed a Residential Senior Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at Dr Andrew Weil’s Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Abramson is a member of the clinical faculty at UCSF, and on the medical staff at California Pacific Medical Center where he maintains full admitting privileges. He has also served as Chair of the Department of Medicine at Mendocino Coast District Hospital. He has augmented his skills with additional training in nutritional biochemistry, evolutionary and Paleo dietary approaches, osteopathic manual medicine, and medical hypnosis, and has a special interest and advanced training in travel medicine, hospital medicine, and house calls. He has been a pioneer in the use of self-tracking technologies in medical care, blogging and speaking as The Quantified Doctor and developing our Quant Coach Program within My Doctor Medical Group (MDMG).

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Ken A. Honsik, MD

Dr. Ken A. Honsik is a Board Certified and Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Specialist. He has served as a team/event physician to professional, college, high school, masters, and youth athletes for the past 20 years and is currently a head team physician for St. Mary’s College and is a team physician for UC Berkeley. Dr. Honsik has been providing consultations, education, and elite level regenerative/biologic services at The Cal Sports Orthopedic Institute. His regenerative services/treatments include PRP (platelet rich plasma), Amnionic Tissue (AmnioFix), and STEM cell therapies for the treatment of muscle, tendon, ligament, cartilage, and bone. He is a master level instructor for sports and musculoskeletal medicine. He has been educating and training physicians at all levels of experience since 2000. His titles have included: Assistant Fellowship Director of the Kaiser Permanente Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Associate Professor/Faculty for UC Davis residency training program, and most recently with UC Davis/Valley Consortium for Medical Education where he has been on faculty as the Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Curriculum Director/Coordinator as well as faculty for the orthopedic residency program. Dr. Honsik was recognized as faculty of the year on several occasions by his colleagues and students. Since 2012, Dr. Honsik has been instructing resident orthopedic surgeons in physical exam skills, fracture care, and musculoskeletal ultrasound diagnosis as well as ultrasound-guided procedures and injections. Currently Dr. Honsik is on staff as a team physician for St. Mary’s College. Prior to joining the California Sports and Orthopaedic Institute, Dr. Honsik has served as the team physician for California State University Stanislaus, University of La Verne, Pomona-Pitzer College, and Pitman High School. Dr. Honsik attended DePauw University and University of Illinois for his undergraduate degrees and graduated with honors from Rush Medical College in Chicago.

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Joseph Barker, MD

Dr. Barker is a board certified fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine and is a team physician for the Carolina Hurricanes. He attended Duke University School of Medicine on a full-tuition academic scholarship and was awarded a Howard Hughes Fellowship for his orthopaedic research. Dr. Barker completed his surgical internship and his orthopaedic residency at Cornell University/Hospital for Special Surgery in New York ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 orthopaedic hospital in the nation. He then was selected for a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he was an assistant team physician for DePaul University, Chicago Steel Hockey, the Chicago White Sox, and the Chicago Bulls.​ Dr. Barker's areas of expertise include sports injuries, shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy, and cartilage restoration.

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Laith Farjo, MD

Dr. Farjo received his medical degree from University of Michigan. In addition to being Chief Medical Officer of Forever Labs, Dr. Farjo is one of the most experienced surgeons in the field of hip arthroscopy, having performed this surgery routinely for more than 15 years. He wrote one of the seminal research articles of labral tears in the hip, which is frequently quoted in the orthopedic literature. His skills in repairing hip labral tears, treating femoroacetabular impingement, minimally invasive surgery for trochanteric bursitis, as well as novel techniques for gluteus medius repair have been sought out by patients from all over the world. Dr. Farjo has received numerous national and local awards throughout his career, including being honored as an Hour Detroit Magazine's Top Doctor from 2012-2016.

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Thomas Nabity, MD

Dr. Nabity is a Board Certified PM&R specialist with subspecialty Board Certification in Interventional Pain Management and Diagnostic MSK Ultrasound. His special interests include the management of musculoskeletal, spine, and joint pains, as well as the rehabilitation of neurological disorders, spasticity management, and sports medicine. Dr. Nabity completed his medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and his residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is a former Division 1 college basketball player with a passion to help his patients optimize their performance and function regardless of age or disability.

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Matthew Otten, DO

Dr. Otten is Board Certified in Sports medicine. After completing cardiology research with Harvard University and UCSF, Dr. Otten obtained his medical degree from Michigan State University. He has become a leader in the field of Orthobiologics since completing his sports medicine fellowship at Beaumont Hospital in Detroit, Michigan and currently resides in Las Vegas where he is a practicing regenerative therapy physician with CELLAXYS. Dr. Otten believes strongly in using the body’s own ability to heal itself. Dr. Otten chose Orthobiologics because it combines the fields of medicine and orthopedics through the use of stem cell therapies and other minimally invasive procedures. Nationally, he is regarded as a leader in the field of stem cell and platelet rich plasma (PRP) therapies. Currently, he serves as faculty for international conferences, trains and mentors physicians, lectures, and performs extensive clinical research in the Las Vegas area.

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