ABOUT US

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Chief Executive Officer

Christopher Daniel, DDS, MD, FACS

Dr. Daniel brings over a decade of oral and maxillofacial surgery experience to Stemodontics. His dual degree in medicine and dentistry provides our team with a wealth of expertise in both fields, bridging the gap between the stem cell source and future stem cell applications. As a board-certified oral surgeon and a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, Dr. Daniel is recognized for his exemplary status and ability to meet the highest standards of care. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Dental School in 2002 and the University of Texas, Houston to complete his medical degree in 2006 and his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency in 2008.

He has published and presented research on topics related to oral and maxillofacial surgery and is a member of several renowned organizations, including

  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Redwood Empire Dental Society
  • International Team for Implantology
  • Academy of Osseointegration
  • Edward C. Hinds Academy
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Chief Scientific Officer

Ophir Klein, MD, PhD

Dr. Klein is a specialist in pediatric medical genetics with a unique expertise in craniofacial and dental anomalies and genetic disorders. He brings years of research in craniofacial and tooth developmental biology and adult stem cell biology to Stemodontics, and his work in these fields has been featured in over 100 publications worldwide. Dr. Klein attended the Yale School of Medicine, earning his PhD in 1999 and his medical degree in 2000, as well as completing a pediatrics residency in 2003. His interest in developmental and regenerative processes led him to complete a genetics residency at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. KleinĀ is a professor at UCSF, where his research is focused on understanding how organs form in developing embryos and how they regenerate in adults.

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Chief Medical Officer

Daniel Solomon, MD

Dr. Solomon is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine and shoulder treatments. His interest in regenerative orthopedics brings a unique perspective to Stemodontics, and he is excited to share his knowledge on potential minimal or nonsurgical options for musculoskeletal injury and joint pain using stem cells. Dr. Solomon completed his medical degree at the Chicago Medical School and was an active duty flight surgeon in the US Navy, earning over 15 ribbons and medals for his outstanding service. Dr. Solomon completed a fellowship in the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
Dr. Solomon has received several academic and military honors, awards, and grants throughout his career, serves as a team physician for USA Swimming, and is a member of their High-Performance Medical Network. He is an active member of the orthopedic community, participating in the following associations:

  • The Journal of Arthroscopy, Editorial Board
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Board of Specialty Societies, Communications Chair
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Board Member
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Chief Development Officer

Mark Lawler, MD

Dr. Lawler is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and a recognized specialist and master instructor of hip arthroscopies with labral tears and femoral acetabular impingement syndrome. In partnership with Dr. Solomon, he is already harnessing the powerful potential of stem cells to enhance the way his patients heal after surgery in his private practice. Dr. Lawler completed his medical degree at the Chicago Medical School, then went on to complete a general surgery internship and orthopedic residency program at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital. He has also completed a fellowship in orthopedics and sports medicine at the Palo Alto Medical Clinic.

A former athlete, Dr. Lawler enjoys working with players and teams throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including the Oakland Raiders, the San Jose Sharks, USA Rugby, the San Jose Sabercats, and the San Jose Earthquakes. He is also an active member of the California Orthopedic Association and the American Medical Association.