About Dr. Dunn

ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON PRIVATE PRACTICE, specializing in IAGH REGENERATION OF CARTILAGE, Hip and Knee Reconstruction, Arthritis Surgery, Joint Trauma, Total Joint Replacement, and Arthroscopic Surgery.

ORTHOPEDIC RESEARCH THE DISCOVERER OF MORPHOANGIOGENESIS, the process by which growth hormone rejuvenates adult bone and adult blood vessels into fetal structures which produce stem cells. These stem cells can be used to treat a variety of diseases and can also support regeneration of the cartilage surface of joints. (see publications)

THE DISCOVERER OF AN ACCESSORY VASCULAR SYSTEM IN CARTILAGE, a heretofore unknown direct connection between the general circulation and all of the cells in the cartilage joint surface.

THE DISCOVERER OF THE IAGH PROCESS, intra-articular injections of growth hormone (IAGH) to regenerate articular cartilage. The first to use IAGH injections to regenerate articular cartilage (1965).

HOSPITALS Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Miami Beach, FL; and Aventura Hospital, Aventura Florida. Former Chief, Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery, St. Francis Hospital, Miami Beach, FL 1980-1990

TRAINING  
   1957 B.A. DEGREE: CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Ithaca, NY

   1957 TO 1961 ATTENDED AND GRADUATED FROM N.Y. STATE UNIVERSITY, DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE, NY, NY.

   1959 RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP: PHILLIP SAWYER, M.D., PH.D., N.Y. STATE, DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER, NY, NY

   1960 CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP: SIR ARTHUR DOUTHWAITE, SENIOR CONSULTANT, GUY’S HOSPITAL, London, England

   1961 M.D. DEGREE: N.Y. STATE – DOWNSTATE MEDICAL CENTER, NY, NY

   1961-1962 INTERNSHIP: INTERNAL MEDICINE, MONTEFIORE HOSPITAL, NY, NY

   1962-1963 RESIDENCY: GENERAL SURGERY, MONTEFIORE HOSPITAL, NY, NY

   1963-1966 RESIDENCY: ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER, HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY, NY, NY

   1986 CERTIFICATION TO USE RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES, HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH, Cambridge, MA

RESEARCH  
   1965 – ongoing Laboratory and clinical studies. Numerous presentations & publications. (see attached)


   1980 – ongoing Laboratory studies of stem cell production, the regenerative action of growth hormone and its anti-inflammatory action. Publications and lectures on Regrowth of Articular Cartilage, Joint Repair and the Microvascular System of Various Tissues and Tumors.

   1998 – ongoing CARTILAGE REGROWTH: IAGH PROJECT – CHIEF INVESTIGATOR
Clinical treatment of Osteoarthritis and Post-Traumatic Arthritis with Intra-Articular Growth Hormone Injections to regenerate articular cartilage joint surfaces, decrease pain and swelling, and increase range of motion.

PATENTS  
   1965 – ongoing PATENTS and PATENTS PENDING: IAGH PROCESSES and SURGICAL PRODUCTS

PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
   1966 MONOGRAPH: The Stimulation of Growth of Articular Cartilage by Intra-Articular Growth Hormone. Alexander Hamilton Printing Co.Inc., Paterson N.J. ©1966. Library of Congress Catalogue Number 66-30713. This is the seminal publication proving Dr. Dunn is the discoverer of the use of IAGH injections to grow articular cartilage.

   1966 Fractures of the Talus, Journal of Trauma, Vol.6,No.4, pages 443-467,1966.

   4/10/67 N.Y. ACADEMY OF MEDICINE, Orthopedic Meeting, NY, NY
Dr. Dunn was one of four Senior Orthopedic Surgical Residents chosen for Outstanding Original Research from the orthopedic training programs in Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. He presented “The Stimulation of the Growth of Articular Cartilage by Intra-Articular Growth Hormone”.
Discussor: Henry J. Mankin, M.D., Prof. & Chairman of Orthopedics, Harvard University

   2/16/86 AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA “Regrowth of Articular Cartilage by Direct Hormonal Induction with Growth Hormone Following Full Thickness Surgical Debridement.”
Discussor: Donald P. Speer, M.D., Prof. of Orthopedics, University of Arizona Medical Center

   10/31/90 ST. FRANCIS HOSPITAL, Miami Beach, FL
Lectured on "Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee", as part of The Florida Medical Association Continuing Education accreditation program.

   8/12/98 ROYAL NATIONAL ORTHOPEDIC HOSPITAL, Stanmore, London, England
Dr. Dunn presented “Regeneration of Articular Cartilage with Intra-Articular Growth Hormone.”

   10/98 FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) approved Dr. Dunn’s clinical trial to treat osteoarthritic knees with IAGH Injections. FDA allowed only one injection per month for 3 months. To increase the frequency to twice a month or to once a week required massive paper work. Dr. Dunn decided to go to the “off label” use of human growth hormone and increased the dosage and frequency of injections for the maximum efficacy. “Off label” use is legally permitted in Florida and 31 other states .

   11/6/98 HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURGERY, CORNELL MEDICAL CENTER, Annual Alumni Meeting, NY, NY Dr. Dunn presented “Regeneration of Articular Cartilage with Intra-Articular Growth Hormone: The New Science Which Demonstrates That Cartilage Is Vascular, and This Vascularity Supports Regeneration.”

   1999-present EXPANSION OF FDA CLINICAL TRIAL. The high success rate of the injected knees, with minimal side effects, led Dr. Dunn to use GH “off-label” and expand his clinical treatments to include other joints and to determine the most effective doses and frequency of IAGH injections. Results of IAGH treatment of all joints will be included in future FDA studies. Dr. Dunn has treated more than 800 patients with IAGH injections.

   5/00 LIFE EXTENSION FOUNDATION JOURNAL, “Doing Away With Arthritis – An Innovative Procedure Involving Human Growth Hormone Stimulates Cartilage Growth and Joint Mobility.”

   5/13/00 THE THIRD RIVA CONGRESS ON ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, UNIVERSITY OF VERONA, Verona, Italy Dr. Dunn presented “Regeneration of Articular Cartilage in Adult Patients Following Intra-Articular Growth Hormone (IAGH) Injections, and the New Science Which Supports This Regeneration.”

   10/13/00 ORLANDO REGIONAL HOSPITAL CENTER, Orlando, FL
Visiting Orthopedist Pro Tem by invitation. “Intra-Articular Injection of rHGH and Regeneration of Articular Cartilage: A Revision of the Basic Science of Chondrogenesis.”

   5/11/01 KRONOS INSTITUTE, Phoenix Arizona
Visiting lecturer by invitation. “Intra-Articular Injections of Human Growth Hormone To Treat Osteoarthritis and Post-Traumatic Arthritis.”

   5/17/01 FLORIDA ORTHOPEDIC SOCIETY – KEYNOTE SPEAKER, ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Orlando, FL
“Intra-Articular Growth Hormone(IAGH) Injections to Treat Osteoarthritis and Post-Traumatic Arthritis, and the Science Which Makes It Possible.”

   10/4/01 HARVARD UNIVERSITY, DEPT. OF SURGERY, VASCULAR RESEARCH DIVISION. Cambridge, MA Visiting lecturer by invitation. Dr. Dunn presented his discovery of a new form of angiogenesis: “Morpho-Angiogenesis – a Unique Action of Growth Hormone". Dr. Dunn demonstrated (1) the rejuvenation of blood vessels from mature 4 layer wall vessels with no openings to fetal vessels with one layer walls containing many openings (fenestrations) caused by intra-articular injections of growth hormone, (2) the micro-tubules which connect the vascular system to all chondrocytes, and (3) production of stem cells to regenerate articular cartilage and possibly to use these stem cells to cure or treat other diseases.

   5/02 MICROVASCULAR RESEARCH, 63:295-303 (2002). International peer-reviewed Journal. “Morphoangiogenesis: A Unique Action of Growth Hormone”. Publication of Dr. Dunn’s discovery of a new form of Angiogenesis: the ability of growth hormone to rejuvenate mature bone to cartilage and mature blood vessels to fetal blood vessels which produce stem cells. These stem cells can be used to treat a variety of diseases and can also regenerate new cartilage joint surfaces.

   6/12/02 THE INTERNATIONAL CARTILAGE REPAIR SOCIETY, Annual Meeting, Toronto Canada
Dr. Dunn introduced his discovery that cartilage has an accessory vascular system which connects chondrocytes directly to the vascular system. (1) “Cartilage is Vascular!” (2) Morphoanghiogenesis – a unique action of growth hormone. (3) Intra-articular injections of growth hormone increase space between the bones and decrease all signs of inflammation in osteoarthritis and post-traumatic arthritis of the ankle.

   11/7/02 JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
SYMPOSIUM - “JOINT PRESERVING TREATMENT OF THE KNEE”
, Williamsburg, VA
“Intra-Articular Injections of Human Growth Hormone Reduce Inflammation and Increase the Space Between the Bones in Advanced Osteoarthritis of the Knee.”

   2/6/03 AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY, Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
“Intra-Articular Growth Hormone (IAGH) Injections Reverse Adverse Effects of Post-Traumatic Arthritis of the Ankle and Sub-Talar Joints.”

   5/25/04 INTERNATIONAL CARTILAGE REPAIR SOCIETY, 5th Annual Meeting, Ghent Belgium, Presentation of Four Papers
About the excellent results of IAGH Treatment and the Science behind IAGH Action, emphasizing rejuvenation of blood vessels and production of stem cells.

   7/13/04 LECTURE ON IAGH SCIENCE AND CLINICAL RESULTS at The Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado. Evaluation of failed attempts by other health providers who have no training and suggestions for correction of their failures.
 1/8/06 - 1/11/06 INTERNATIONAL CARTILAGE REPAIR SOCIETY, San Diego, CA. Presentations:
  1. Biologic Arthroplasty: Using IAGH Injections to Re-grow Articular Cartilage in Arthritic Joints. A 21st Century Treatment.
  2. Intra-Articular Injections of HGH Heals Traumatic Defects and Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Condyles.
  3. Intra-Articular Injections of HGH Reverse Avascular Necrosis of the Talar Body.
  4. Morphoangiogenesis: A Unique Action of Growth Hormone.

   2/5/06 UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI BIOTECHNOLOGY SYMPOSIUM, Miami, FL
Morphoangiogenesis: A Unique Action of GH that Produces Fenestrated Capillaries and Stem Cells. Face to Face Meeting with Dr. Judah Folkman, M.D., Harvard University.

 3/23/06 - 3/27/06 AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS, Chicago, IL.
Morphoangiogenesis Rejuvenates Adult Subchondral Vessels to Provide a Fetal Source of Stem Cells. Promoting the multiple uses of these stem cells as treatments.

 5/10/07 ALUMNI TODAY - JOURNAL NY STATE UNIV. COLLEGE OF MEDICINE.
Recapitulation of Development in Adults: A method to Produce Stem Cells to Regenerate Articular Cartilage.

 9/28/07 - 10/3/07 INTERNATIONAL CARTILAGE REPAIR SOCIETY, Warsaw Poland.
Unique action of growth hormone rejuvinates adult arteries to form fetal fenestrated capillaries, create stem cells and recapitulate the cascade of development in adults.

 5/14/09 -5/17/09 International Cartilage Repair Society(ICRS). Exhibits of the Science and the Clinical results of IAGH stem cell production repairing various osteoarthritic joints and avascular necrosis of the hip knee and ankle(talus).

 9/17/09-9/21/09 Osteoarthritis Research Society Internatioal(OARSI) Montreal Canada.

Presentation of the basic science of pre-natal regeneration of articular cartilage which requires no inflammation but rather a recapitulation of the developmental cascades which produced the cartilage skeleton in utero.

Presentation of the excellent results of IAGH treatment in 86 % of 66 patients with advanced osteoarthritis of the knee. These patients no longer wanted or needed total joint replacement.

 10/9/09-10/12/09 Hip Arthroscopy Society International, New York City

Complete healing of Osteoarthritis of the hip with Arthroscopic abrasion and IAGH injections.

 11/12/09-11/14/09 Hospital for Special Surgery Alumni Meeting, New York City.

Presentation of complete healing of Avascular Necrosis of the Talus with Arthroscopic Curettement and IAGH injections.

 3/13/2010 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS) New Orleans, by invitation.

“Basic Science of IntraArticular Growth Hormone Injections”

 10/10/2010 (OARSI) Osteoarthritis Research Society International, Brussels Belgium, "87 per cent of 66 patients with advanced arthritis of the knee treated with IAGH avoided total knee arthroplasty."





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