Center for Regenerative Medicine
The mission of the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital is to serve as a leader in tissue and organ regeneration therapies in bettering pediatric healthcare. This will be accomplished by:
- Advancing research, both basic and clinical, in the field of regenerative medicine
- Fostering a global network of collaborations between biologists, clinicians, engineers, and other related fields
- Educating the next generation of researchers and clinicians in the study and implementation of regenerative therapies
- Advocating for public education and support of regenerative medicine
Meet Our Team
Learn more about director Christopher Breuer, MD, and his team of principal investigators at the Center for Regenerative Medicine.
The focus of the Breuer and Shinoka Labs is to design a tissue engineered vascular graft (TEVG) that can be used during surgery that, over time transitions to a normal blood vessel that will grow with our pediatric patients.
The Chiang Lab is devoted to the design of tissue engineered trachea for the management of complex long segment airway defects. An ideal tracheal replacement will permit the replacement of diseased or absent tissue with a living construct capable of renewal and regeneration.
Toshiharu Shinoka, MD, PhD, is a Co-Director of the Tissue Engineering Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Shinoka's laboratory works closely with Dr.
Look Inside the Center for Regenerative Medicine
Christopher Breuer, MD, discusses the research being done in the Center for Regenerative Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Dr. Breuer and his team are working on a tissue engineered heart valve and a tissue engineered vascular graft that grows with the patient.