Interview with Doug Oliver, Regenerative Outcomes Foundation
Doug Oliver was recently awarded the 2019 Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine “Action Award” for Inspiration at the World Stem Cell Summit in Miami, FL. This event is one of the largest and more significant events within the field of regenerative medicine, and the award is prestigious in its own right. Vice President Joe and Dr. Jill Biden, Michael J. Fox, and others like them have been recipients.
Doug started by researching therapies for his macular degeneration on clinical trials.gov. He was treated in 2015 with a bone marrow derived stem cell injection, which was hugely successful and restored my sight. It caught the attention of lawmakers and national policy makers, who asked him to come to DC to help craft and refine the 21st Century Cures Act.
He also set up the Regenerative Outcomes Foundation to help others through education and advocacy recognizing that providers were new to what patients needed, as new as patients were themselves. at the point we were at in the industry, providers were new to what patients needed, as new as the patients were.