All the staff at Melbourne Stem Cell Centre would like to wish our patients, referrers, partners and their extended families a Happy Christmas and a safe and prosperous 2018.
The team at Melbourne Stem Cell Centre have worked tirelessly this year to keep up with the ever-changing landscape of stem cell research. In mid September we had a case report published in the British Medical Journal of Case Reports regarding one of our young patients who, after a traumatic injury, has had regeneration of cartilage. In late October Associate Professor Freitag was interviewed regarding his recent publication in the British Medical Journal of Case Reports.
MSCC has been consulting with the Therapeutic Goods Administration regarding safeguards when using stem cells for therapeutic purposes. We support tightening of the regulation in this area to promote scientific research in this area and encourage all treatments to be done in a safe and ethical manner. If you would like to read more on our view on the safe use of stem cells please click here
In September our Practice Manager, Renee, commenced maternity leave and in early October welcomed her daughter, Logan, into the world. We look forward to Renee returning to MSCC in mid-2018. Lesley-Ann is currently holding the fort whist Renee is away on leave.
We have a new nurse/receptionist, Phoebe, to welcome to the team at Melbourne Stem Cell Centre. Phoebe comes from a background in aged care, and graduated her enrolled nursing course this year. She looks forward to developing her nursing career with us in 2018.
Next year, in conjunction with Magellan Stem Cells, we will commence a study on treatment using allogeneic stem cells. This is still in its infancy but if you would like to stay up to date on this or any other further studies we hope to conduct, please click here to be added to our ongoing research database.
Our General Manager headed over to the USA to attend an International Sports Medicine Conference at which Regenerative Medicine was a major focus. At MSCC we like to stay up to date on all the latest research in the area of regenerative medicine.
We also welcomed a new doctor to our team, Dr Abi Tenen. Dr Tenen has come on board as a procedualist to complete our lipoharvest procedures and will be working closely with Associate Professor Freitag and his patients. Welcome Dr Tenen.
Two of our doctors also do stem cell consults at other clinics in the South Eastern suburbs. If you have back pain and would like to consider stem cell treatment, please contact the clinic and we will get you an appointment with our back specialist, Dr Dan Bates who is consulting out of Metropain Group in Clayton.
If you are located on the Peninsula or would like to consult with a female doctor please contact the clinic and we will arrange an appointment with our senior sports medicine physician, Dr Leesa Huguenin, in Box Hill or one of her other practices in Berwick, Frankston or Mornington
Associate Professor Freitag’s last day is Wednesday 20th Dec and first day back is Monday 8th Jan. Dr Huguenin is away from the clinic from 15th November and returns Wednesday 7th Feb, but she is still contactable at her clinics in Mornington.
From the team at Melbourne Stem Cell Centre have a safe and merry Christmas.