Gulf Coast Biologics
Peter Everts, Ph.D.
Dr. Everts received his PhD in 2007 from the University of Utrecht Medical School, titled: “Autologous Platelet Growth Factors: Autologous platelet-leukocyte enriched gel. Basics and efficacy.” (ISBN 13: 978-90-8590-016-0).
He has published over 40 peer reviewed articles, book chapters on cardiac surgical subjects, and the last 10 years on platelet-rich plasma therapies, and other biological therapies.
Peter has been trained as a clinical perfusionist in the Netherlands in 1981. He was chief of the department of extracorporeal circulation technology at Catharina Hospital Eindhoven from 2000-2010, where he developed the first European department of Peri-Operative Blood Management, to provide biological cell therapies in order to prevent blood loss, stimulate natural wound healing, avoid infections in general, cardiac, orthopedic, plastic reconstructive, and spinal surgical procedures, and chronic complex wounds. Furthermore, he was a pioneer in using concentrated autologous plasma to produce autologous fibrin in different clinical applications to control postoperative hemostasis. Dr. Everts was member of the steering group of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to develop guidelines and consensus for platelet rich plasma therapies in sports medicine for (professional) athletes. Dr. Everts is the founder general director of the Dutch Da Vinci Clinic in The Netherlands. He developed integrated wound healing concepts, bridging the many needs for patients and health care providers, in order to organize adequate and state of the art chronic wound healing models
Diego Correa, M.D., M.S.c, Ph.D.
Diego currently holds a joint appointment as Assistant Professor (Research) between the Dept. of Orthopaedics (Division of Sports Medicine) and the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment at the Department of Biology at Case Western Reserve University, where he continues interacting with Professor Arnold Caplan. In 2009, he joined the laboratory of Professor Arnold Caplan at the Skeletal Research Center - Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), where he led the projects related with the biology of adult mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and their use in the areas of articular cartilage tissue engineering, and the description of their role as gatekeepers controlling the process of distant cancer metastasis. Dr. Correa is an expert in mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) biology and their potential clinical applications in regenerative medicine. His laboratory focuses on various topics including: the identification of functional distinct phenotypic subpopulations of MSCs from bone marrow and adipose tissue, and how these “signatures” impact their performance as cell progenitors, immunomodulators and trophic effectors; how they communicate to each other (e.g., through secreted exosomes) during tissue injury and repair; and the derivation of potential therapeutic applications, using both in vitro and in vivo models, during islet cell transplantation in type 1 diabetes and in joint-related inflammatory and degenerative diseases. Dr. Correa serves on the editorial board and as peer reviewer of various recognized scientific journals.
David Crane, M.D.
Dr. David Crane earned his medical degree from the University of Missouri School of Medicine in 1995. After completing his residency in emergency medicine at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, he pursued a dual fellowship program in emergency medicine and primary care sports medicine at Allegheny General Hospital (Duquesne University) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After completing his advanced fellowship training, Dr. Crane returned to Missouri in 2000, where he was a staff physician at Barnes Jewish Hospital and St. John’s Mercy Medical Center. In 2005, he started his own practice, Crane Clinic Sports Medicine, and began focusing on regenerative therapies in orthopedics. David Crane subsequently founded Bluetail Regenerative Therapeutics in 2008, when he began utilizing Platelet-Rich Plasma and stem cell grafts with ultrasound guidance. He has since taught regenerative therapeutics and the use of stem cell grafting techniques throughout the country to doctors from all over the world. He has extensive knowledge of musculoskeletal ultrasound for diagnostic and needle-guided therapies. Dr. Crane is board certified in sports medicine and emergency medicine. When he is not practicing medicine, he enjoys competing in Ironman races, triathlons, and adventure racing.
Kentaro Onishi, DO
Kentaro Onishi, DO is an assistant professor and assistant director of our ACGME accredited sports medicine fellowship, at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He received a doctorate of osteopathic medicine from Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA, and completed the residency at UC Irvine Medical Center where he was also chief resident. Dr. Onishi completed the ACGME accredited sports medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Dr. Onishi’s medical practice focuses on non-surgical treatments of conditions resulting from various sports injuries using diagnostic ultrasound and advanced ultrasound-guided procedures such as bone marrow aspirate concentrate, platelet rich plasma, and percutaneous sonographically guided tenotomy & fasciotomy. Dr. Onishi is also active in translational researches in the domain of musculoskeletal regenerative medicine and tendon injuries.
Robert Parker, DPM
Dr. Robert Parker, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Houston, TX and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from Ohio College Of Podiatric Medicine in 1969 and specializes in podiatry, podiatry sports medicine, and more. Dr. Parker has been practicing in Houston since 1970 and is the first board certified podiatric surgeon by examination in Houston. He has served as an examiner on the American Board of Podiatric Surgery for 14 years. He has also helped co-found programs such as the Harris County Podiatric Medical Residency Program. He was President of the SW division of the American College of Foot Surgeons, as well as held the office of Vice President of the Association of Extremity Nerve Surgeons. He was one of two cofounders of The Harris County Podiatric Residency program. Dr Parker is a K.O.L. on cadaver courses nationally for the AENS and various State Podiatric Medical Associations on nerve surgery and various implants and fixations used in foot and ankle surgery.
Joshua Rothenberg, MD
Dr. Joshua Rothenberg is a Board-Certified Rehabilitation Physician who is ACGME fellowship trained at the University of Pittsburgh in sports medicine, interventional spine, diagnostic/ interventional ultrasound, and regenerative medicine. He acts as the Director of Regenerative Medicine and Orthopedic Biologics for BocaCare Orthopedics, and treats all musculoskeletal issues including neck, spine, shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, hip, knee, and ankle/foot ailments. Dr. Rothenberg has experience in treating joints with a comprehensive individualized therapy program along with sonographic-guided platelet rich plasma (PRP), prolotherapy, bone marrow aspirate concentrate (BMAC), and microfragmented adipose tissue injections. He currently collects data and is involved in a national database involving these therapies. Additionally, he maintains professional interests in treating osteoarthritis as well as tendon pathologies using his rehabilitation background coupled with his ultrasound skillset and interest in regenerative medicine. He received his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Miami in Microbiology, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude and Valedictorian of his major. His long desired goal of becoming a physician led him to the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He graduated with honors in the Top 10% of his medical school class and was inducted into the Psi Sigma Alpha Scholastic Honor Society in 2012.Returning to the University of Miami for training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, he served as the Chief Resident. During this time, he spearheaded two national projects to further the education of his peers. His most recognizable project is the Sports Review Journal, a sports medicine journal indexed by the Library of Congress. He has also authored and is the primary editor of the book “A Beginner’s Guide to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: Upper Limb” published in 2016.After completing his residency, Dr. Rothenberg headed north to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he completed a PM&R Sports Medicine Fellowship under his two mentors, Dr. Jose Ramirez-Del Toro and Dr. Kentaro Onishi.
Thomas G. Zwick, DPM
Thomas G. Zwick, DPM is a practicing Podiatrist (Foot Specialist) in Miami, FL. Dr. Zwick graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 1991 and has been in practice for 27 years. Dr. Zwick also specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery. He currently practices at Florida Foot & Ankle Associates and is affiliated with University of Miami Hospital. Dr Zwick is credentialed in all aspects of podiatry including foot, ankle and lower leg surgery. He welcomes complex diagnostic scenarios and the lower limb at risk for amputation due diabetes and vascular disease. Dr. Zwick is board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Michael A. Rivera, DPM
Dr. Michael A. Rivera, DPM is a Board Certified, Foot and Ankle Surgeon expert with over 20 years of clinical medical and surgical experience. He obtained his podiatric medical degree from the New York College of Podiatric Medicine, and then did his two-year residency at St. Barnabas Hospital in New York City, with an additional foot and ankle orthopedic surgical fellowship.
He has been practicing in South Florida for more than 18 years at Mercy Hospital, and has been an Adjunct Surgical professor for the Mercy/ Barry University podiatric residency program. He was the past Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at Mercy Hospital for several years and continues to be a Founding Ambassador of the Mercy Hospital Foundation.
Dr. Rivera was also past President of the Miami-Dade County Podiatric Medical Association. In 2007, he opened up an additional office location, to better help serve the South Florida, Broward County community and is actively involved with the Memorial Hospital, Podiatric Surgical Residency program. As an educator, consultant, business owner, philanthropist and father he understands the unique needs and concerns of his patients.
Gabriel Marrero, M.D. was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is triple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Interventional Pain Medicine. Dr. Marrero completed his Bachelor in Science at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) and his medical degree at the University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, where he was selected as a member of the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He moved to New York City to complete an Internal Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He then attended the University Of Miami School Of Medicine for his Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Residency, where he served as the Chief Resident. Finally, he completed a fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine with the Anesthesiology Department Pain Medicine division at the world renowned Emory University where he served as an associate professor after graduation until he was recruited by Drs. Szeinfeld and Lenchig to joint them at Fort Lauderdale Pain Medicine.
Dr. Marrero specializes in the treatment of spine and musculoskeletal related pain, as well as other pain conditions such as neuralgias and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). He is well experienced in advanced interventional procedures such as kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, and ultrasound guided injections. He also incorporates regenerative medicine into his practice through platelet rich plasma (PRP) and mesenchymal stem cell injections for tendon, joint, spine and disc disorders. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal disorders and sports medicine, having previously played collegiate Water Polo for UMass and the Puerto Rico National Team.