Glenn Warden, MD, MBA, FACS Chief Medical Officer Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board PluroGen Therapeutics, Inc.
Glenn Warden received his M.D. from the University of Utah in 1968. His distinguished career in burn surgery began with a research fellowship at the United States Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Unit at Brooke Army Medical Center (1971-1974). In 1976, he was appointed to the surgical faculty at the University of Utah, rising to full Professorship in 1985. He served as Director of the Intermountain Burn Center and the Trauma Division in the Department of Surgery from 1977 to 1985. In 1985, he became Professor of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Director of the Burn Division of the Department of Surgery and the Chief of Staff of the Shriners
Hospital for Children – Cincinnati Burns Hospital. He was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery in 1997. In 1999, he received a Masters of Business Administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.Dr. Warden has authored over 600 manuscripts in burn care and serves as Emeritus Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Burn Care & Rehabilitation. He was President of the American Burn Association (ABA) from 1992-1993 and recipient of the coveted Harvey Stuart Allen Distinguished Service Award in 1997 and the American Burn Association Special Achievement Award in 2006. He chaired the General and Plastic Surgery Devices Council of the Food and Drug Administration in 1992 and contributes to several medical advisory boards and 39 professional societies. Dr. Warden is currently Adjunct Professor of Surgery, University of Utah, Professor of Surgery Emeritus, University of Cincinnati, Emeritus Chief of Staff of the Shriners Hospital for Children, Cincinnati Burns Hospital and Staff Surgeon, Intermountain Shrine Hospital for Children, Salt Lake City, Utah. Prompted by his long interest in tissue banking, Dr. Warden became CEO of USTC Tissue and Cell in 2000 and retired from surgery to perform this role full time from 2004-2005. He presently serves as CEO of Warden BioScience Associates in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Josef Fischer, MD, FACS Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School Surgeon in chief and Chairman Department of surgery Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. Fischer attended Harvard Medical School, graduating magna cum laude in 1961. He interrupted residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital twice, first serving as a research associate at the National Institutes of Health from 1963-1965 with Dr. Julius Axelrod and Dr. Irwin Kopin and again to work with Dr. K. Frank Austen at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in 1968. After serving as the east service chief resident in 1969, Dr. Fischer joined the faculty at Harvard in 1970, rising to associate professor in 1975 and serving as head of the Surgical Physiological Laboratory, and chief of the Hyperalimentation Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
In 1978, Dr. Fischer assumed the position of Christian R. Holmes Professor and chairman of the department of surgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. In 1999, Dr. Fischer assumed the additional position of Associate Dean for Community Affairs. Dr. Fischer's principal interests are gastrointestinal surgery, metabolism, especially as it relates to sepsis, nutritional support, liver disease, and cancer anorexia and cachexia. He has contributed to more than 750 publications and has edited eight books. He has served on councils of most surgical organizations, was president of the Halsted Society, the Surgical Infection Society, and the Central Surgical Association. He served as chairman of the American Board of Surgery in 1998, and is currently on the Residency Review Committee for Surgery. Dr. Fischer has served as Governor and First Vice President of the American College of Surgeons and is current Chairman of the Advisory Council for General Surgery. He received the Distinguished Service Award in 1997 and in 1996; he received the Distinguished Service Award from the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, of which he served as President in 1995. The University of Cincinnati awarded Dr. Fischer the Award for Excellence in 1997. He holds an honorary Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Lund, Sweden, and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
David Herndon, MD, FACS Jesse H Jones Distinguished Chair in Burn Surgery University of Texas Medical Branch Chief of Staff and Director of Research University of Texas Medical Branch and Shriners Burns Institute
David N. Herndon, M.D., is chief of staff at the Galveston Shriners Hospital. He received his undergraduate (magna cum laude) and his doctor of medicine degrees from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his surgical training at Duke University, the Army Institute for Surgical Research, and the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, where he was appointed chief of burn services upon completion of his surgical residency. In 1981, Herndon joined the Galveston Shriners Hospital in his present position as well as director of burns services at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). In 1988, Herndon assumed the Jesse H. Jones Distinguished Chair in Burn Surgery.
Dr. Herndon is an honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, and has been selected for many honors including the James IV Traveling Fellowship, International James IV Surgical Society, Meritorious Service Award from the State of Texas, and the Distinguished Service Medal from the U.S. Army. He has published a textbook entitled Total Burn Care and is now working on a second edition. He has been Chairman of the Residency Advisory Committee in the Department of Surgery at UTMB and presently serves as Chairman of the Center of Excellence in Trauma, Infection and Repair Task Force, also at UTMB. Dr. Herndon has served as President of the American Burn Association and is the current President of the International Society of Burn Inury.
Thomas K. Hunt, MD, FACS Professor Emeritus Director, Wound Healing Laboratory University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Hunt graduated from Harvard Medical School. He completed his General Surgery residency training at the Boston City hospital and the University of Oregon Medical School. He is one of the early leaders in wound healing research. He has written numerous articles and books on wound healing and has received numerous awards nationally and internationally. He has been Director of the Wound Healing Laboratory in the Department of Surgery, University of California in San Francisco since its inception. He also served as Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery in San Francisco for many years.
He is professor Emeritus of the Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco. He was a founding member of the Wound healing Society and served as its first President from 1989 – 1992.
Basil Pruitt, Jr. MD, FACS Professor of Surgery Department of Surgery University of Texas at San Antonio Editor in Chief, Journal of Trauma
Dr. Pruitt received his MD degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in 1957. He began his residency at the Boston City Hospital and completed it at Brooke General Hospital in 1964. During a year in Vietnam he served as Chief of Professional Services at the 12th Evacuation Hospital and the Chief of the Trauma Research Team. He then became Commander and Director of the U. S. Army Institute of Surgical Research (Army Burn Center), a position he held for the last 27 of his 35 years as a military surgeon. In January 1996 he joined the faculty at UTHSCSA as Clinical Professor of Surgery. Dr. Pruitt is presently the Editor of the Journal of Trauma and has served on 14 other editorial boards.
Dr. Pruitt is a senior member of the American Board of Surgery and has served on the NIH Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Trauma Study Section, the VA Merit Review Board for Surgery, and on four research advisory boards for the Shriners Hospitals. He has served as president of the American Burn Association, International Society of Burn injury, American Association for the Surgery of Trauma and American Surgical Association.
Naoki Aikawa MD, D.M.Sc, FACS General Director Keio University Hospital, Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Aikawa is Professor, Department of Emergency & Critical Care Medicine, School of MedicinKeio University, Tokyo and General Director, Keio University Hospital, Tokyo. He received his medical education at School of Medicine, Keio University in 1968 and Doctor of Medical Science (D.M.Sc.) in 1981. He completed a general surgery residency in 1978. He has been a member of the American Burn Association since 1975 and received the Everett Idris Even Memorial Award in 1995. He has been activity involved in the international Sociality for Burn Injury and served as president in 2004. He has been president of the Japanese Society for Burn Injuries, Japanese Association for
Acute Medicine, Japanese Shock Society, and American College of Surgeons, Japanese chapter. He has been on numerous committees for the Japanese government including Central Drug Administration Committee and the Drug and Food Administration Committee.
David P. Mackie MD Rode Kruis Ziekenhuis Vondellaan 13 Beverwijk 1942 LE NETHERLANDS
Dr. Mackie is Anesthesiologist/ intensivist at the Red Cross Hospital, Beverwijk, Netherlands. He received his medical education Edinburgh, England in 1978. He completed an anesthesiology residency in the Netherlands in 1979 and a Specialist in Intensive Care in the Netherlands in 1993. He has numerous publications in the areas of skin allografts and tissue banking, intensive care and selective decontamination of the digestive tract. He became an Executive member of the European Burns Association in 1991 and was president of the European Burns Association from 2003 – 2005. He has been actively involved with the International Society of Burn Injury and now serves as Secretary.