Entrepreneurial physician-scientist Dr. Gregory to lead new Center for Regenerative Medicine

Kenton Gregory, MDKenton Gregory, MD, an internationally accomplished physician-bioengineer whose landmark research breakthroughs include the development of lifesaving medical products for troops in the battlefield, is directing a new Center for Regenerative Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University.

Gregory’s 15-member team, which includes four MD and PhD scientists, is moving from Providence St. Vincent Medical Center to OHSU’s Marquam Hill Campus, effective January 2012.

“Dr. Gregory is an exceptional scientist and innovator whose ability to quickly translate science into products of practical use will continue to positively impact Oregon’s economy. His move to OHSU is a great example of health systems working together in an era of reform to consolidate valuable resources,” said Joe Robertson, MD, MBA, president of OHSU.

Gregory has launched nine spin-off companies since 1991 — three headquartered in Oregon — including HemCon Medical Technologies, a global company that produces a suite of medical products used by military personnel, civilian first responders and medical professionals to rapidly control severe bleeding.

The full OHSU media release is available online