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One mission of the Rongxiang Xu, MD, Center for Regenerative Therapeutics
is to train physicians worldwide in the management of severe health
problems, such as acute and chronic wounds, diabetes-related lower
extremity problems, and burns, and to collaborate with scientists in the
development of innovative new treatments for these conditions.
The Xu Center encourages collaborations with other nonprofit organizations
worldwide that share our mission. These collaborations will include the
development of courses that will train physicians and scientists from
around the world, with a particular emphasis in developing counties.
In addition, the Xu Center will participate in and support local
educational activities, including meetings that focus on regenerative
medicine and wound healing. Our next meeting will be held in October 2018 (see information below).
The Transatlantic Diabetic Lower Extremity and Chronic Wound Symposium, to be held October 18-20, will include top experts from all over the world. Registration is limited to 200 to 250 participants. For information and to register, visit our website.
Advancing Regenerative Medicine
The Department of Surgery has held several celebrations to honor Kevin Xu, Founder of the National Rongxiang Xu Foundation, and his mother Li Li, MD, Chair of the foundation. A generous gift from the foundation established the Rongxiang Xu, MD, Professorship of Surgery in the Field of Regenerative Therapeutics at Harvard Medical School, and the Rongxiang Xu, MD, Center for Regenerative Therapeutics at BIDMC.
Rongxiang Xu, MD (1958 – 2015) was born and raised in the Shandong Province of China. As a medical student, he witnessed the suffering of children, young adults, and the elderly, injured by severe burns; in overcrowded homes or at industrial sites; overwhelmingly by those who were poor. As a surgeon, Dr. Xu cared for patients suffering from burns, which led to innovative work in the design of novel topical therapies for wound care and a broad interest in regenerative medicine.
Rongxiang Xu, MD, Center for Regenerative Therapeutics advances research to identify novel ways to repair, replace, and regenerate damaged tissue—by
harnessing the body’s own ability to heal itself or by deploying new
News and Events
In March 2018, Drs. Aristidis Veves, Raul Guzman, John Giurini, and David Mooney, advisory board members of the Rongxiang Xu, MD, Center for Regenerative Therapeutics at BIDMC, attended the Opening Ceremony of the International Society of Regenerative Medicine and Wound Repair, hosted by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC). They also attended the First Symposium of the International Society of Regenerative Medicine and Wound Repair.
Dr. Veves, the Rongxiang Xu, MD, Professor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and Director of the BIDMC Rongxiang Xu, MD, Center for Regenerative Therapeutics (pictured at right), was among the speakers at the symposium.
Drs. Chengzhi Li, Jiaying Li, and LiLing Xiao, and Ms. Jiewei Huang (pictured at right) participated in a training program designed for the First Affiliated Hospital Jinan University, Guangzhou. The training took place at the Rongxiang Xu, MD, Center for Regenerative Therapeutics at BIDMC from June 19-30, 2017.