Dr. Thomas A. Gionis serves as the Surgeon-in-Chief, Medical Director, and Director of Stem Cell Research for the Miami Stem Cell Treatment Center (www.MiamiStemCellsUSA.com). Additionally, Dr. Gionis serves as President and Chairman of the American Board of Stem Cell Medicine and Surgery (www.ABSCMS.org).
Dr. Gionis has been a practicing physician and surgeon for 40 years. He is recognized as the youngest individual in the United States to have obtained his MD degree. After completing high school at 16, Dr. Gionis started medical school at 17 years of age (having completed 3 ½ years of college in one year), and obtained his M.D. medical degree at 21.
Dr. Gionis is a Physician, Attorney, Public Health specialist, and United States Fulbright Scholar in Law, and has been a frequent invited lecturer, world-wide, for seminars and conferences sponsored by the United Nations UNESCO organization. Dr. Gionis serves as President and Chairman of the Board, Fulbright Academy of Law, Peace and Public Health (Washington, DC) (www.FulbrightAcademyLaw.org) and has also served several terms as a Member of the United States Fulbright PEER Review Committee – Global / Public Health. Dr. Gionis has served twice as UCLA Visiting Scholar in Public Health, UCLA School of Public Health; and has held positions such as Clinical Professor of Surgery, Western University of Health Sciences (Los Angeles, California); and Adjunct Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law International Tax Program (San Diego, California). Dr. Gionis has been recognized as a Fellow, American College of Legal Medicine; Fellow, American Institute for Healthcare Quality; and Fellow, International College of Surgeons.
Dr. Gionis has 2 doctorate degrees (Medicine (MD) and Law (JD)) and 4 Master’s Degrees. Dr. Gionis obtained his M.D. degree from the Medical University of South Carolina; J.D. degree (Cum Laude), John Marshall Law School; L.L.M., St. Thomas University School of Law; M.B.A., Pepperdine University Graduate School of Business; M.H.A., Seton Hall University, Center for Public Service; and his M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.) School of Public Health. Dr. Gionis has also served as a lecturer in the Executive Master of Public Health (MPH) program at the UCLA School of Public Health, where he lectured in Health Law and Principles of Global Health. Dr. Gionis has been a frequent invited guest Lecturer in Bioethics, International Law, Peace and Public Health, at various international United Nations UNESCO bioethics workshops and seminars. Additionally, Dr. Gionis has lectured world-wide on Human Research Subject Protection and Human Rights, and is recognized as having specialized expertise in the legal structuring, compliance and function of Institutional Review Boards (IRB’s) which oversee Human Subject Research in the United States and other parts of the world.
Dr. Gionis has completed seven years of surgical training and surgical fellowship. He completed his five-year General Surgery Residency training at the Tulane Medical Center-Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana; and also completed his two year Cardiovascular Surgery Fellowship at the Tulane Medical Center-Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana. Additionally, Dr. Gionis completed his Research Fellowship in Emergency Medicine, at the Harvard University-Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine Research (MGH) Boston, and taught advanced trauma life support at Harvard-MGH for over a decade. Dr. Gionis has served as a Member of the Board of Directors, American Board of Disaster Medicine, a Physician Board Examiner for the American Board of Disaster Medicine, and Distinguished Fellow, Royal Society of Fellows. Dr. Gionis is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians and is a Fellow, American Institute for Healthcare Quality.
As President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Stem Cell Medicine and Surgery (ABSCMS). Dr. Gionis leads an organization which serves as the only currently existing certifying body in the United States which provides Board Certification to physicians specializing in stem cell medicine and surgery. The goal of the ABSCMS is to provide practicing academicians, research scientists, and physicians throughout the globe world-class board certification and recertification in the medical and surgical applications of stem cell and other regenerative cell therapies, in order to demonstrate their foundational base of knowledge; professional experience, skill and expertise; commitment to ethical practice; and life-long dedication and commitment to continued education and training. The ABSCMS clinically based written and oral examinations are developed using rigorous standards for measuring the knowledge base and skill set required to provide the highest level of patient care available. Physicians who earn Board Certification through the ABSCMS are members of a highly distinguished community of physicians whose priority is the advancement of patient care and safety through stem cell and other regenerative cellular therapies.
As President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Academy of Law, Peace and Public Health, Dr. Gionis has assembled a prestigious group of Board Members who are known throughout the world for their contributions in international human rights, peace, international law, and public health. The Fulbright Academy of Law, Peace and Public Health conducted comprehensive and significant public health research which led to the organization and development of the creation of the first-ever Medical School to be developed on Native American Sovereign land, the American University of Sovereign Nations School of Medicine (AUSN), located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Dr. Gionis serves as President of the American University of Sovereign Nations and Dean and Professor of Surgery of the AUSN School of Medicine ( www.AU-SN.com). Dr. Gionis also serves as Chairman of the AUSN School of Medicine Institutional Review Board (IRB), which is registered with the U.S. Department of Health, Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Thomas A. Gionis, MD JD MPH MBA MHA LLM FAIHQ
Surgeon-in-Chief, Irvine Stem Cell Treatment Center
Surgeon-in-Chief, Miami Stem Cell Treatment Center
Surgeon-in-Chief, Manhattan Regenerative Medicine Medical Group
United States Fulbright Scholar in Law
United States Fulbright PEER Review Committee Member Global / Public Health
President & Chairman of the Board, American Board of Stem Cell Medicine and Surgery
President & Chairman of the Board, Fulbright Academy of Law, Peace and Public Health
Board Certified, American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians
The Hague Academy of International Law, Advanced Certificate in International Law
Fellow, American Institute for Healthcare Quality