Dr. James E. Baumgartner is Associate Pediatric Neurosurgeon at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, majoring in microbiology as an undergraduate. He received an exchange scholarship to Cambridge University in England and studied pharmacology and genetics. Upon completion of his Master’s Degree, he returned to the University of Michigan, graduating from medical school in 1985. Dr. Baumgartner completed his internship in surgery, residency in neurosurgery and a fellowship in pediatric neurosurgery at the University of California in San Francisco.

After his training at UCSF he moved to Houston and has practiced pediatric neurosurgery at Hermann Hospital since. He is also on staff at Shriners Hospital for Children in Houston.

His major areas of interest in neurosurgery are pediatric epilepsy surgery, craniofacial surgery, and trauma. On the research side, he is currently involved in a clinical trial treating traumatic brain injury in children with their own adult-type stem cells.

Dr. Baumgartner recently made news for his involvement in helping toddler Elena Porras of Houston who is battling cancer and has a spinal cord injury. He is a member of the Coalition for Regenerative Stem Cell Medicine (CRSCM). Their mission is to advance the use of one’s own cord blood stem cells for treating conditions that have no cure today.

Join us May 2, 2009 for the Banking on Life Conference where Dr. Baumgartner will address Current Stem Cell Clinical Trials for Nervous System Disease in Children. You will also:

  • Learn from the leaders and experts in the field of cord blood research
  • Network with others involved in cord blood banking
  • Earn continuing medical credit for doctors and nurses
  • Meet patient advocates working for those who will benefit from cord blood research and therapies

We must promote banking of cord blood, encourage funding of research using cord blood stem cells and raise awareness of the many diseases where cord blood is helping patients today! So please, join us on May 2, 2009, for Banking on Life: Cord Blood Stem Cells – the Future of Regenerative Medicine. Register now. Space is limited.

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