EXTON, Pa., July 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fibrocell Science, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: FCSC), a biotechnology company focused on the development of autologous cell therapies for aesthetic, medical and scientific applications, announced today that George J. Korkos, M.D., D.D.S., F.A.C.S., has been appointed to its board of directors.
Dr. Korkos currently serves as President of both Plastic Surgery Associates and Rejuva Skin Care & Laser Center (leaders in use of Botox® and fillers), each of which is located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. He also presently serves as Associate Clinical Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
"As a plastic surgeon and dentist with vast experience as a clinician as well as previous roles as scientific advisor to healthcare-focused companies, George will add valuable perspective to our board of directors as we begin to evaluate applications for our lead therapy in periodontics and reconstructive dentistry," said Chairman and CEO David Pernock.
Dr. Korkos was board certified in plastic surgery in 1967 and recertified in 1978. He is or has been a member of numerous prestigious medical societies, is an experienced academic lecturer and author and has presented on a variety of plastic and reconstructive surgery topics at meetings of regional and national medical associations. He has previously served as scientific advisory board member to Cellgen Company, Sleep Holding Company and Skin Visible Company. He also is Co-founder and former Contact Director and Investor of the Milwaukee Bucks Expansion Basketball Team.
Dr. Korkos pursued undergraduate studies at Marquette University, received his D.D.S. from Marquette University School of Dentistry, his M.D. and general surgery degrees from Medical College of Wisconsin, and his degree in plastic and reconstructive surgery from St. Louis University Medical School. He completed his residencies and held fellowships at Medical College of Wisconsin and St. Louis University Group of Hospitals.
About Fibrocell Science, Inc.
Fibrocell Science, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: FCSC) is a biotechnology company focused on the development of autologous cell therapies for aesthetic, medical and scientific applications. Fibrocell Science is committed to advancing the scientific, medical and commercial potential of autologous skin and tissue, as well its innovative cellular processing technology and manufacturing excellence. For additional information, please visit www.fibrocellscience.com.
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