Stemodontics is directed by a team of respected physician-scientists
Each of our three highly-accomplished team members is a trusted physician with extensive experience in the field of stem cell biology.
Meet Michael T. Longaker, MD, MBA, DSc (hon), FACS
Dr. Michael Longaker is a pediatric craniofacial surgeon, research scientist, and co-director of the Stanford Institute for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine. He has dedicated years of research to tissue repair, replacement, and regeneration harnessing stem cells—leading to more than 1,200 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Longaker is a global leader and role model for those physicians and scientists who aspire to improve patient care through regenerative medicine.
Meet Ophir Klein, MD, PhD
Dr. Klein is the Hillblom Distinguished Professor in Craniofacial Anomalies and the Epstein Professor of Human Genetics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He brings years of research in craniofacial and tooth developmental biology and adult stem cell biology to Stemodontics—his work has been reported in over 150 publications. Dr. Klein is a specialist in pediatric medical genetics with expertise in craniofacial and dental anomalies and genetic disorders.
Meet 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.