Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Joel Aronowitz. The founder of University Stem Cell Center, his company works with adipose stem cells, which are now being viewed as the “miracle cure” of the 21st century.
Dr. Joel Aronowitz has been improving lives through plastic surgery using an artistic eye and surgical skill honed by thousands of operations in over 25 years of practice. As former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, where he served for ten years, Dr. Aronowitz is a world-renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon who subscribes to the ancient maxim that, “the best way to care for your patients is to CARE for your patients.”
Dr. Aronowitz is the Founder of the Breast Preservation Foundation, where he and a team of specialists work to reduce the unnecessary disfigurement that can be caused during mastectomies. This national campaign strives to bring about public awareness through medical research and education about newer oncoplastic techniques such as skin sparing mastectomies.
Additionally, Dr. Aronowitz has founded the first Outpatient Surgical Center Stem Cell Laboratory, University Stem Cell Center (USCC), which provides scientists and physicians the opportunity to work together with the tools they need to provide clinical treatments and conduct additional research on cellular therapies. Stem cell research holds tremendous potential for generating medical breakthroughs and treatments for diseases, disabilities and injuries. Unlike embryonic stem cells created in the laboratory from a human embryo, USCC works with adipose stem cells, which are harvested through liposuction from the individual patient and can be transplanted back into the patient without fear of rejection or ethical issues.
Dr. Aronowitz is a graduate of e Accelerated MD program at the prestigious Baylor College of Medicine in Texas, where he performed his General and Plastic Surgery residency training. He is certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is an Ambassador of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Additionally, he is a member of the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons as well as the California Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Aronowitz is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery at the USC Keck School of Medicine.
Dr. Aronowitz initiated a widely-publicized clinical trial in 2011 focusing on a reconstructive stem cell procedure involving actress and health advocate Suzanne Somers. Following a disfiguring lumpectomy and radiation treatments that treated her stage-1 breast cancer over twelve years ago, Somers turned to Dr. Aronowitz to perform a breast reconstruction utilizing adipose-derived stem cells as the first case in the trial. Following the procedure, Somers openly discussed the remarkable results of her procedure in many public appearances and devoted a section to the technology in her most recent book, Bombshell: Explosive Medical Secrets That Will Redefine Aging.
Dr. Aronowitz’s cutting edge procedures are consistently featured in national media outlets including CNN, The Dr. Oz Show, The Doctors, KNBC in Los Angeles, The New York Times, People Magazine and many others. For more information on Dr. Aronowitz, his practice and innovative procedures, please visit www.aronowitzmd.com.