We are the home of the world’s most sophisticated clinical and lab research facility for stem cells, platelets, and orthobiologics. Regenexx® was founded at our Broomfield, Colorado location. Our 12,000 foot practice facility has state of the art fluoroscopy and MSK ultrasound procedure rooms, a large, state of the art clean room cell processing area, and a fellowship program where we educate young physicians in interventional orthopedics.
Areas treatedCervical Spine, Elbow, Foot & Ankle, Hand & Wrist, Hip, Knee, Lumbar Spine, Other Conditions, Shoulder, Thoracic Spine
Christopher J. Centeno, M.D. is an international expert and specialist in regenerative medicine and the clinical use of mesenchymal stem cells in orthopedics. He is board certified in physical medicine as well as rehabilitation and in pain management through The American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Dr. Centeno is one of the few physicians in the world with extensive experience in the culture expansion of and clinical use of adult stem cells to treat orthopedic injuries. His clinic incorporates a variety of revolutionary pain management techniques to bring its broad patient base relief and results. Dr. Centeno treats patients from all over the US who travel to Colorado to under-go innovative, non-surgical treatments. Dr. Centeno has chaired multiple international research based conferences. He also maintains an active research based practice, with multiple publications listed in the US National Library of Medicine. Dr. Centeno has also served as editor-in-chief of a medical research journal dedicated to traumatic injury.
He hails from both Florida and New York and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and three children.
Dr. Schultz is an interventional pain management specialist and is double-boarded in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He is a member and prior instructor for the Spine Interventional Society (SIS) and holds state licensure in Utah, Colorado and North Carolina. Dr. Schultz trained at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Bowman Gray School of Medicine and currently serves as Co-Medical Director of The Centeno-Schultz Clinic. He has published numerous works in the field of anesthesiology and regenerative science and brings 20 years of experience to Centeno Schultz Clinic and its patients.
Dr. Pitts is originally from Chicago, IL but is a medical graduate of Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. After Vanderbilt he completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. The focus of PM&R is restoration of function and quality of life. In residency he gained much experience in musculoskeletal medicine, rehabilitation, spine and sports medicine along with some regenerative medicine.
He also gained significant experience in fluoroscopically guided spinal procedures and peripheral injections. However, Dr. Pitts wanted to broaden his skills and treatment options beyond the current typical standards of care. Thus, he came to Colorado as a fellow to learn more about regenerative medicine and interventional orthopedics as well as to further develop his skills in fluoroscopic guided procedures, diagnostic ultrasound and interventional ultrasound. He has been involved in research and development of the regenerative procedures and post procedural rehabilitation. He completed his fellowship in 2014 and was excited to stay on as a staff physician.
Additionally he has interests in nutrition, supplements, and complementary and alternative medicine. He has written and published a nutrition guide; 21st Century Guide to Nutrition and Health. Dr. Pitts believes in taking a holistic approach to patient care.
He is excited to continue to learn and develop his career around regenerative medicine. Dr. Pitts is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In his spare time he enjoys all outdoor activities, sports, running, hiking, lifting weights, Crossfit, biking, and traveling with his wife.
Dr. Jason Markle is a south Florida native. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, earning his degree in Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.). After completing an internship at the Westchester General Hospital in Miami, Dr. Markle completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R/ Physiatry) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). At UAB, Dr. Markle furthered his training in musculoskeletal medicine, rehabilitation, sports and spine.
Post residency, Dr. Markle was selected to the Interventional Orthopedic Fellowship program at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic. During his fellowship, Dr. Markle gained significant experience in the new field of interventional orthopedics and regenerative medicine, honing his skills in advanced interventional injection techniques into the spine and peripheral joints treating patients with orthobiologics. After his completed fellowship, Dr. Markle accepted a full-time attending physician position at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, where he both treats patients and trains current Interventional Orthopedics fellows. In addition to working at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, Dr. Markle is an active member of the Interventional Orthopedic Foundation and serves as a course instructor, where he trains physicians from around the world in advanced interventional orthopedic injection techniques: (https://interventionalorthopedics.org/upcoming-education/).
Dr. Markle is an outdoor sports enthusiast. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, snowboarding, rock climbing, mountain biking, Olympic weightlifting and Crossfit, and spending time with his wife and two dogs.
Dr. Hyzy is Board Certified and fellowship trained in Interventional Orthopedics. He is published in the use of Autologous Orthobiologics including platelet derived growth factors and mesenchymal stem cells for orthopedic and spinal conditions. Dr. Hyzy is a Chicago native but moved to Florida in his youth and started his pursuit of medical training. Dr. Hyzy completed residency training at The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (P.M.R./Physiatry). There, he served as Chief resident and garnered numerous clinical experiences in Physiatry, Surgical and Non-Surgical Orthopedics, Neurosurgery, Interventional Physiatry, Pain Management, Interventional Spine and Regenerative Medicine; which fueled his desire to pursue more training in Interventional Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine. He was subsequently honored to be chosen as a fellow in Interventional Orthopedics at The Centeno Schultz Clinic.
Dr. Hyzy’s previous role as a personal fitness instructor, an Osteopathic Physician, and a Physiatrist have all aligned in a holistic approach to the treatment of patients with pain, impairments, and dysfunction. He uses these experiences to optimize function and decrease pain with biomechanical evaluation, procedural interventions including diagnostic/interventional ultrasound and fluoroscopically guided procedures. Dr. Hyzy continues to promote the field in patient outcomes and research as well as providing clinical training for other physicians while serving as a clinical instructor for the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation. Dr Hyzy has served on numerous organized medicine associations, provided medical coverage for the annual Austin Marathon and provided pre-participation athletic physicals as a resident physician.
Dr. Hyzy is proud to be an attending physician at The Centeno-Schultz Clinic where he is an integral part of the Interventional Orthopedics fellowship and the progression of regenerative medicine research. His research interests include the use of Orthobiologics (Platelet Rich Plasma, Platelet Lysate, and Mesenchymal Stem Cells) in musculoskeletal medicine, Osteoarthritis, percutaneous ACL repair, axial spinal disorders while participating in new treatment strategies to assist patients.
Outside of Medicine, his interests include exploring the Rocky Mountain active lifestyle, paddle boarding, Mtn. Biking, Yoga, international cuisine and spending time with his family and friends.
Consider Regenerative Treatment at Centeno-Schultz Clinic and Avoid the Painful Recovery and Downtime Following Surgery
Regenexx® regenerative orthopedic treatments are helping individuals avoid surgery and get back to their daily active lifestyles. These non-surgical treatments are designed to assist the body's natural healing mechanisms by activating and increasing the local cells that are responsible for repairing damaged tissue.