Clinical Advisory Board – RCT

RCT-01 Clinical Advisory Board

To support the clinical development of its RCT-01 autologous cell therapy for the treatment of a variety of chronic tendon injuries, RepliCel has appointed respected leaders in the field of treating tendinopathies.

Dr. Ross G. Davidson, MBChB. FRCS (C). DABOS, Chairman

Dr. Davidson has facilitated the recovery of numerous high profile professional athletes during his 30+ year career in sports medicine. He is the former Director, Post Grad Programmes Sports Medicine at the University of Auckland and a member of the New Zealand Orthopaedic Association and the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. He is the past president of the National Hockey League Physicians Society, past head physician and orthopaedic consultant for the Vancouver Canucks Hockey Club (NHL), past orthopaedic consultant to the Vancouver Grizzlies Basketball Team (NBA), past orthopaedic consultant to Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, and past orthopaedic consultant to the Canadian Football League Players Association. Dr. Davidson held the position of clinical professor, department of orthopaedics at the University of British Columbia until 2000. Dr. Davidson currently has appointments to the Auckland Surgical Centre and Southern Cross Hospital in New Zealand and is the Director of the Post-Graduate Programme in Sports Medicine at the University of Auckland. Dr. Davidson is a highly regarded and sought-after lecturer having presented more than 60 lectures and presentations and is published in 17 scientific publications on sports-related injuries and treatments.

Dr. Jack E. Taunton, MSc MD Dipl Sports Medicine (CASEM) FACSM

Dr. Jack Taunton is a visionary and leader in the field of sport medicine. He is a Professor Emeritus Faculty of Medicine, Division of Sports Medicine at the University of British Columbia and Director Sports Medicine at Fortius Sport & Health.  He has a clinical practice in sports medicine at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre where he was the director for over 25 years after co-founding the centre in 1979. Thirty years ago, he co-founded Sportmed BC while president of the Sports Medicine Council of Canada. He is very involved in clinical and exercise medicine research with a keen interest in overuse injuries, injury prevention and concussions in sport. Dr. Taunton is also currently the director of Sports Medicine for Fortius Sport and Health. He is on the board of directors of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. He was the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and CMO for Canada at the Sydney Olympics, two Pan American and two World Student Games. Dr. Taunton works with distance runners, cyclists, triathletes and other athletes both as doctor and coach. He was the Women’s Team Physician and Association Coordinating Physician for Field Hockey Canada for over 25 years. Dr. Taunton was the Team Physician for the Vancouver Grizzlies NBA team during its time in Vancouver. He was co-founder of the Vancouver Marathon, the Vancouver Sun Run and most recently the UBC Grand Prix of Cycling.  In 2012, he was the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.  Jack was inducted into the Burnaby Sports Hall of Fame in 2012 and was named to the Globe and Mail 2012 Power 50.  Most recently, Jack was inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame and Museum on September 25, 2014.

Dr. David A. Connell, MBBS

Dr. David Connell is a recognized international authority on muscle and tendon injuries. He has his own private practice dedicated to musculoskeletal radiology and is an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Monash University. He has a long history of treating world class athletes from the Royal Ballet, UK Athletics and national teams in football, rugby and cricket. In 2010, he established a diagnostic and treatment facility for elite athletes in AAMI stadium, Olympic Park in Melbourne. He has authored 91 publications and has spoken at major meetings in 19 different countries. Dr. Connell is the past-president of the Australasian Musculoskeletal Imaging Group, sits on the editorial board of five journals, and is an instructor on the Erasmus MRI European diploma. He is an elected fellow to the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (UK). In 2013, he received funding from the Australian Football League (AFL) to establish a hamstring data registry.