Wake Forest Baptist health, Department of Urology
Dr. Anthony Atala is the Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine; WH Boyce Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology Internal Medicine and Molecular Medicine Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor Bioengineering Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Adjunct Professor University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute. He received his BA from the University of Miami and an MD from the University of Louisville. He is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medicine. He received the US Congress funded Christopher Columbus Foundation Award and the Gold Cystoscope Award for advances in his field. A Time Magazine poll ranked Dr. Atala as the 56th most influential person of the year in 2007. He was featured in US News World Report as one of 14 Pioneers of Medical Progress in the 21st Century. He has served on the National Institutes of Health Working Group on Cells and Developmental Biology and the National Institutes of Health Bioengineering Consortium. He heads a team of over 270 physicians and researchers Ten applications of technologies developed in his laboratory have been used clinically. He serves as editorinchief of three journals; as associate editor of five journals and as an editorial board member of another 17 journals. He is the editor of nine books has published more than 300 journal articles and has applied for or received over 200 national and international patents.
His research focuses on Tissue Engineering and Stem cells.