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Dr. Karolynn Halpert
Dr. Karolynn Halpert

Dr. Karolynn Halpert

Medical Director

A medical specialist in Emergency Medicine of the CES University with a high ethical, social and human sense.  She has knowledge, skills, and abilities in the initial care of pre-hospital and hospital emergencies to achieve hemodynamic stability, make diagnoses and define behaviors, avoiding death, and minimizing the possible consequences derived from acute pathology.

With her administrative training, she has managerial skills that allow her to articulate planning, organization, direction, control and continuous improvement in a hospital setting.

Dr. Halpert comes to BioXcellerator after 10 years of experience as an Urgentologist and Director of Emergency of a prestigious clinic in the city of Medellin.  As Medical Director, she plans to lead the Regenerative Medicine Department in the city of Medellín, as well as position the clinic to pioneer stem cell therapy in Colombia. 

Among her other objectives, she hopes to create strategic alliances with Colombian academic and clinical research centers interested in innovation with advanced stem cell therapies.

Dr. Karolynn Halpert

Medical Director

Dr. Julian España
Dr. Julian España

Dr. Julian España

Neurosurgeon

Spine surgeon (Fellow in spinal surgery), with training in highly complex centers in clinical and surgical management of diseases of the spine and spinal cord, functional management of spinal cord injuries, spasticity, spinal deformities and back pain derived from Degenerative spinal disease.

Fellow in peripheral nerve surgery and brachial plexus injuries with knowledge in clinical and surgical aspects of the management of peripheral nerve diseases, special emphasis on microsurgical and microvascular reconstructions of brachial plexus injuries (intra, extraplex and reconstruction techniques). reconstructions with free flaps) and surgical management of rehabilitation of facial nerve injuries.

Dr. Julian España

Neurosurgeon

Dr. Jaime Velasquez
Dr. Jaime Velasquez

Dr. Jaime Velasquez

Orthopedist

Orthopedics and traumatology. Arthroscopic surgery of hip and knee shoulder.

Dr. Jaime Velasquez

Orthopedist

Dr. Diego Sanin
Dr. Diego Sanin

Dr. Diego Sanin

Orthopedist

Doctor and surgeon of the Bolivarian Pontifical University, Orthopedist and traumatologist of the Antioquia University.

Subspecialist in knee surgery and arthroscopy university health sciences of Bogotá.

He has more than 10 years of experience in highly complex osteomuscular pathologies with emphasis on joint diseases such as knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, etc. based on minimally invasive techniques (arthroscopy).

Permanently attends courses and congresses at an international level achieving high standards of satisfaction in articular pathologies of sports, traumatic, degenerative and inflammatory origin.

Dr. Diego Sanin

Orthopedist

Dr. Carolina Guerra
Dr. Carolina Guerra

Dr. Carolina Guerra

Neurosurgeon

Medical and surgeon of the CES University, clinical neurologist of the CES University, headache expert and executive secretary of the Latin American headache association.

Currently studying Masters in Neuro Immunology.

Dr. Carolina Guerra

Neurosurgeon

Juan Carlos Maldonado
Juan Carlos Maldonado

Dr. Juan Carlos Maldonado

Plastic Surgeon

Medical surgeon graduated from the National University of Colombia, and specialist in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery at the University of Antioquia. He has attended multiple congresses, and advanced training courses in Colombia, the United States, Europe, Central and South America.

Founder of HERO Institute, an organization that applies the highest robotic technology of modern science to Hair Aesthetic Surgery

Dr. Juan Carlos Maldonado

Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Mark Engelman
Dr. Mark Engelman

Dr. Mark R. Engelman, MD, FSCM

Board member, Bioxcellerator

Dr. Engelman is the Medical Director of Xcellerate Biomedical Technologies INC, Director of Integrative Medicine of Cyrex, and Board Member of Bioxcellerator.

Dr. Engelman was born in Columbus, Ohio, and earned a B.S. from Ohio State University, and an M.D. from O.S. University College of Medicine.

Dr. Engelman is one of twenty-two Stem Cell Fellows worldwide and completed a Fellowship in Stem Cell Medicine in 2012. He earned Advanced Fellowships in Anti-Aging, Integrative, Metabolic, and Functional Medicine in 2013. He completed Board Certifications in Anti-Aging, Integrative, Metabolic, and Functional Medicine in 2013.

In addition to memberships in:

1. American Academy of Anti-Aging, Integrative, Functional Medicine.

2. Institute of Functional Medicine.

3. International Society for Stem Cell Research.

He founded The Engelman Health Institute in 2013.

Dr. Mark R. Engelman, MD, FSCM

Board member, Bioxcellerator

Dr. Beatriz Zeballos
Dr. Beatriz Zeballos

Dr. Beatriz Palma-Zevallos

Board Member, Bioxcellerator

Dr. Zevallos is the South American Medical Director for Xcellerate Biomedical Technologies INC. and owner of Bella Body Aesthetics.

She is a Colombian doctor who has been working in the field of stem cells, aesthetics, and cosmetic surgery for over 6 years. As an international consultant and trainer, my goal is to provide medical practitioners with the necessary tools and skills to build a successful aesthetic practice, as well as increase productivity and revenue by using the latest treatments in medical weight loss, anti-aging, and regenerative medicine. 

After graduating from Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia, as a medical doctor in 2004, she moved to Miami, Florida, and started her own aesthetics company, Bella Body, Inc. She traveled back and forth between the US and Colombia as a consultant and trainer for a variety of international physicians and cosmetic surgeons. She has also been a trainer and speaker for the Aesthetic Fellowship of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and has written protocols and educational materials for various training programs including; adipose-derived stem cells, liposuction, and fat grafting.

Since working with American stem cell companies AdiStem™ and Ageless Regenerative Institute, her current focus is on stem cell research, therapy and training for aesthetic, anti-aging and orthopedic use, with the purpose of educating patients and medical professionals about this revolutionary field that is changing the way we practice medicine around the world.

Specialties: Aesthetic Medicine, Syringe Liposculpture, Laser Liposuction, Fat Grafting with Adipose Stem Cells, Facial Fillers, Botox®, Medical Weight Loss, Aesthetic Consulting, Cosmetic Surgery Training, Stem Cell Research and Therapy

Dr. Beatriz Palma-Zevallos

Board Member, Bioxcellerator

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Sara Vélez Garcés

General Practitioner

Sara graduated as a General Practitioner from CES University, Medellin, and has a vast experience in Emergency and Outpatient Department. She excels in the management of high-risk patients, as well as to contribute to the achievement of the medical objectives at the hospitals where she has worked. Sara is a positive, responsible person, dedicated to her patients who are her main focus for professional growth.

Sara’s goals in BioXcellerator are to commit on the development of the research and treatment protocols, in addition to ensure excellence in the medical care of patients and Company’s development.

 

Sara Vélez Garcés

General Practitioner

Alexandra Giraldo
Alexandra Giraldo

Alexandra Giraldo

Head Nurse

Alexandra is a Professional Nurse, she studied at the University of Antioquia, with more than 3 years of experience in all levels of complexity at hospital units in the city.

She’s a member of our team as an integral professional, with vocation and dedication for Nursing. She stands out for her sensitivity to service, which gives the company a deep commitment to the health care of our patients and their families. The warmth of her attention, her qualities such as respect, responsibility and initiative, make her reflect an integral knowledge of the ethical, biological, clinical and scientific principles of her profession for the service and care of our patients.

Alexandra Giraldo

Head Nurse

Diana Bedoya
Diana Bedoya

Diana Bedoya

nursing assistant

Nursing assistant with 10 years of experience in the healthcare area. I have acquired the necessary skills to provide care and give preferential care in all the processes and treatments that are provided.

With experience in hospitalization, emergencies, outpatient consultation and vaccination. Certifications in immunobiological administration and patient orientation according to the regulations issued by the Sena, with which I facilitate patient care and service, I also have the ability to communicate, which guarantees patient and family care. comprehensive in any environment, both internal and external.

Diana Bedoya

nursing assistant

Karem Noris
Karem Noris

Karem Noris Suarez, PhD

Scientific and Laboratory Director

Degree in Bioanalysis (bacteriology) from the Central University of Venezuela and PhD in Biochemistry Research from the University of Trieste, Italy. As a Professor of the Simón Bolívar University (Venezuela), she founded the Tissue Bioengineering Laboratory - USB deepening the biology of adult and perinatal Stem Cells in the development of various projects in Tissue Engineering and 3D bioprinting. Tutor of more than 40 pre and postgraduate theses. She has more than 50 publications in scientific journals.

Certified in Regenerative Medicine Essentials: From the Fundamentals to the Future, sponsored by the Wake Forest School of Medicine, in Tissue Banking and Advanced Therapies, dictated by Transplant Procurement Management and sponsored by the University of Barcelona, and in Basics of Extracellular Vesicles, sponsored by the University of California, Irvine.

Karem Noris Suarez has been living in Colombia since 2016, collaborating in projects and courses of important research groups in prestigious universities such as the National University of Colombia and the Universidad de los Andes, and as a scientific advisor to important pharmaceutical companies such as PROCAPS and CLOSTERPHARMA. And now she works at BioXcelleretor with the commitment to guarantee the highest standards of quality and biosafety in all the processes carried out by the Laboratory and Bank of Cells.

Karem Noris Suarez, PhD

Scientific and Laboratory Director

Alvin Needleman
Alvin Needleman

Alvin D. Needleman

Director of Product Development

Dr. Needleman is the Chief Scientific Officer and Co-founder of Xcellerate Biomedical Technologies INC.

He is a Pharmacist and Cosmetic Chemist and internationally recognized Inventor, Formulator, and Entrepreneur.

For the past twenty-five years, Dr. Needleman has invented, formulated, and specialized in Nutraceuticals; an Anti-Aging Skin Care line, spa facial systems, medical devices, medical electronics, and clinically recognized therapeutic topical products.

Alvin D. Needleman

Director of Product Development

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Vanesa Sánchez

Microbiologist

Microbiologist and Bioanalyst, master’s degree in Basic Biomedical Sciences with emphasis in neurosciences of University of Antioquia. With 3 years of experience in tissue bank and her research focus on models of antioxidative therapy in human neurons obtained from mesenchymal stem cells for the treatment of neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s. Also, she had worked in molecular diagnostics of hereditary hemochromatosis. Vanesa has accreditation in ISO policies and quality lab controls.

Vanesa joined our team to support laboratory process of obtaining, separation, expansion and cryopreservation of stem cells and development of cell therapy research projects.

Vanesa Sánchez

Microbiologist

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July Muñoz

Microbiologist

Microbiologist and Bioanalyst of the University of Antioquia, Specialist in Quality Management and Health Auditing of the Cooperativa de Colombia University, with more than 5 years of experience in cell culture management and with training in good laboratory practices. she has joined the team to supports us in the obtaining, maintenance and processing of Mesenchymal Stem Cells.

July Muñoz

Microbiologist

Ben Smith
Ben Smith

Ben Smith

COO

Mr. Smith is the COO of Xcellerate Biomedical Technologies INC. as well as the Chairman of the Board of Bioxcellerator.

He helped create Bioxcellerator to further assist in the expansion and growth of both our national and international businesses. He brings over 20 years of experience designing and building household brand names as an advertising strategist.  Ben has led sales and marketing divisions for exceptional organizations across North America, has worked for national technology consulting firms, and worked as a venture capitalist.

Ben holds a bachelor’s degree in Marketing and I.T. from the University of Arizona and has an extensive amount of experience in developing software, and implementation of technology labs.

His focus will be leading our team in developing a global brand geared towards research and commercial applications of stem cell technologies and products.

Ben Smith

COO

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Eric Stoffers

CEO

Mr. Stoffers is a co-founder of Xcellerate Biomedical Technologies INC. and the CEO of Bioscience Americas.

He is an Investment Manager, Philanthropist, and Author of “The Future of Healthcare: Regenerative Medicine.”  With more than fifteen years of business and executive experience, he has taken on key leadership roles in both public and private companies.  His track record demonstrates a proven success at scaling businesses and increasing shareholder value.

Eric’s experience includes CEO of Bioscience Americas, Director of development for a medical facility in Latin America, Manager of Investment Fund acquisitions, as well a publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust, and the development and expansion of a major U.S restaurant chain.

Eric is the Chairman and Trustee of Solutions for a Healthier World Foundation; a non-profit organization dedicated to treating people suffering from devastating diseases, through the most technologically advanced therapies.

Mr. Stoffers is a member of Toastmaster’s International, The Mankind Project, which is a global network of nonprofit organizations, and attended Northern Arizona University for a degree in Business Administration.

Eric Stoffers

CEO

Juan Galan
Juan Galan

Juan Galan

Chief Financial Officer

Juan is an experienced CFO who has worked in many sectors, managing large-scale projects including in construction, healthcare, and product roll-outs.  His ability to create simplicity out of complex financial models allows companies to see the bottom line and make effective decisions for the future.

His background in developing business plans, raising capital and preparing SCC documentation make him a perfect addition to the team. He has successfully organized road shows where he raised dozens of million dollar financing rounds. He has structured deals and developed international partnerships resulting in the financial growth of dozens of companies.

Juan will oversee all the financial, treasury, banking, internal and external audit, business planning, investor relations, human resources, technology services, and facilities.

Juan Galan

Chief Financial Officer

Matthew Marks
Matthew Marks

Matthew Marks

Chief Strategy Officer

As Chief Strategy Officer, Marks is responsible for securing capital for research and development of stem cell treatment centers.  Marks brings a tremendous track record of success in raising capital, sales and marketing and in international business development.   He has served as an advisor and chief strategy officer to dozens of start-up and early-stage companies.

Prior to BioXcellerator, Marks was Founder & CEO of New Media & Entertainment Inc.   He also co-founded Compass Properties an International Real Estate Company (Now Compass Group).

Founder & President of Real Jaco: Academy of Leadership and Soccer, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping children become the leaders of tomorrow.  Real Jaco provides leadership and soccer programs after school, weekends and during summer vacation, filling the void during the times our children are at the highest risk of being victimized or drawn into negative and criminal activities.

Matthew Marks

Chief Strategy Officer

Angie Godinez
Angie Godinez

Angie Godinez

Director of Operations

Ms. Godinez joins our team with over 16 years of Marketing and Business Management experience. During her career, she has helped develop companies with the infrastructure and guidance needed allowing them to become successful. Her track record and accomplishments make her an ideal person to help spearhead our patient marketing efforts.

She has Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Business Management from the University of Phoenix. She is also certified in Event Planning and holds multiple certifications in graphic designs and digital media. Her abilities allow her to not only create our website, do digital marketing, and collateral materials but also to track and measure the effectiveness of our efforts. Besides she is bilingual (fluent in Spanish), she is an asset to the team and our expansion in Latin America. 

Angie Godinez

Director of Operations

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Olga Lucia Restrepo

Quality Director and Human Management

Bacteriologist and Clinical Laboratorista of the Colegio Mayor de Antioquia. Specialist in Health Services Management of the Cooperativa de Colombia University and Health Audit of the CES University. With more than 15 years of experience in the implementation, maintenance and improvement of Management Systems in areas of Clinical Laboratory, Pathology and Cytology Laboratory, Diagnostic Imaging, Outpatient and Hospital Services. Her experience in the processes of Habilitation, Certification in ISO 9001 standards and Accreditation will contribute to the clinic in the consolidation of processes based on the best quality standards.

Olga Lucia Restrepo

Quality Director and Human Management

Manuela Gómez
Manuela Gómez

Manuela Gómez

Patient Advocate and Business Development Leader

Manuela joins our team to expand the reach of the clinic.  She works with new patients to improve quality of life and creates strategic relationships with medical specialists contributing to the positioning of stem cell therapies.

Her studies in international business and her experience creating and executing marketing and sales strategies will help the growth of the Latin American clinic. She will focus on the methodology of Inbound Marketing and Sales.  Her command of English, Portuguese and German, will allow her to develop relationships at an international level.

Manuela's experience as a project manager allows her to lead processes and make use of optimal management resources, as well as, integrate different work teams and align them to achieve mutual goals.

Manuela Gómez

Patient Advocate and Business Development Leader

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Osman Mesa

Administrative Director

Health Administrator with an undergraduate in Business Administration, with 18 plus years of experience in the health sector, working with Clinics, Hospitals and Health Provider Institutions.

He Is a professional with the ability to analyze, plan, and control the administrative and operational processes of organizations with a high level of reliability.

Osman's fundamental objective is to offer his experience, innovative and creative capacity and his passion for the service of patients,  and their families during their stay in the clinic. He hopes to become the effective and timely communication channel between the medical team and the patient.

Osman Mesa

Administrative Director

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Mathieu Halpert

Marketing Director for Latin America

Mathieu joins the team to support the Digital Marketing department of BioXcellerator by creating high quality, strategic and specialized integral content to strengthen the company's positioning and its research in cell therapy.

His profession as Industrial Designer allows the constant renovation and improvement of the workspace and the participation in fairs and events with innovative Stans. its focus on graphic design is a great tool for creating valuable content for the company and clients.

He joins the Digital Marketing department to support the continuous growth of BioXcellerator in the United States and Latin America through Inbound Marketing; His knowledge in English is essential for his work within the company.

Mathieu Halpert

Marketing Director for Latin America