Saturday, September 22
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Dr. Barker now heads a new regenerative medicine institute in Frankfurt, Germany that is on a path to develop novel and perhaps breakthrough ways to help the body regenerate and restore hand and facial tissue. The author of numerous publications Dr. Barker will explore the vision and science behind this game-changing treatment.
John H. Barker began his academic career at the University of Louisville in Kentucky where he was an Assistant, Associate and Full Professor in the Departments of Surgery, Anatomy and Immunology. In Louisville, he built and led several multidisciplinary teams that laid the scientific and clinical foundation for several landmark surgical treatments such as hand and facial tissue transplantation. In 2010, Dr. Barker moved to Frankfurt, Germany where he is Professor of Experimental Trauma and Orthopedic Surgery at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-Universität. In Frankfurt he has established an institute of regenerative medicine that focuses on developing new treatments to restore hand a facial tissues.