2015; The Year In Review


2015 was a very active year for Dr Lewis Obi, his dedicated staff, and the various entities that comprise Dr. Obi’s practice including the Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic, the Samuel Wells SurgiCenter® and Cell Surgical Network of Florida an Adult Stem Cell Research Center. The year began with a lecture by Dr. Obi at the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons in New Orleans. Dr. Obi was the lead speaker at the masters stem cell session with a lecture on the use of adult stem cells, 3D imaging and 3D Bio Printing.


This was followed by several stem cell meetings and another lecture by Dr. Obi at the Second Annual CSN symposium in Beverly Hills.


Upon returning to Jacksonville, Dr. Obi and his staff began planning and coordinating the 1st Annual Stem Cell & Regenerative Medicine in Jacksonville, and in less than six weeks, hosted the major event at  Memorial Hospital Jacksonville and the Obi Plastic Surgery Clinic. The response exceeded expectation with hundreds of doctors and medical professionals in attendance.


The next day, Dr. Obi attended the Annual meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in Boston.


November and December were also active months with the IFATS meeting in New Orleans and Dr. Obi’s presentation at the Select Bio Stem Cell Meeting in San Diego.


2016 will also be an active year with lectures already scheduled for Seoul, Bangkok, Tokyo, Boston and Sweden.


Early in the year, Dr. Lewis Obi is sponsoring a work shop on 3D Bio Printing from human stem cells expanded by the Medikan expansion/storage system to be installed at the Samuel Wells Surgicenter in March of 2016. This will be the first workshop of it’s kind which will herald the next level in the area of regenerative medicine. The optimistic goals of the spring work shop will be the printing of ears, noses and knee meniscus from human adipose derived stem cells. World famous 3D bio printer, Dr. Paul Gaetenholm of Chalmers University in Sweden is the co-faculty sponsor of the work shop.


Each gram of printed tissue requires approximately 80 million stem cells suspended in a living biological scaffold in order to facilitate bio printing of human tissues and structures. The body accepts these without rejection because they are the patients own tissues. The large number of cells to accomplish this task will require an expansion system capable of culturing and multiplying the stem cells produced from adult fat.