Research Staff

Neven Steinmetz, Chief Scientific Officer of R&D

Neven Steinmetz, Chief Scientific Officer of R&D

Originally from Powell, WY, Dr. Steinmetz received her bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Texas Tech University and her master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Upon graduation, she worked as an outreach education scientist in the underserved Denver metro schools for several years. In 2007, she returned to the University of Colorado to pursue a PhD, investigating tissue engineering strategies for engineering the osteochondral interface (the tissue between bone and cartilage) using human mesenchymal stem cells (h-MSCs) and graduated with her PhD in Chemical and Biological Engineering from CU in 2011. Upon graduation, she received a Whitaker International Postdoctoral Fellowship award and completed her fellowship research at the University of Glasgow in Scotland, UK. Neven joined Regenexx in 2015 and serves as the R&D Director, where she leads a team of highly talented clinical and lab based scientists and engineers who conduct research to advance the field of interventional orthopedics.

Ehren Dodson, PhD-Clinical Research Coordinator

Ehren Dodson, PhD-Clinical Research Coordinator

Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Dr. Dodson completed her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Butler University. Dr. Dodson worked in the Sleep Medicine field for several years both on the clinical side and conducting research before receiving her Doctorate from Saint Louis University in Experimental Psychology. Following a fellowship at Northwestern University, she taught psychology at St. Louis Community College before making the move to Boulder, CO. Deciding to return to research interests, she turned to the young and growing field of Regenerative Medicine, she became the Clinical Research Coordinator at Regenexx where she is responsible for all of the clinical trials conducted in partnership with the Centeno-Schultz Clinic.

During her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family hiking, skiing, biking, traveling, and cooking.

Ian Stemper, MS-Biomedical Engineer and Statistician

Ian Stemper, MS-Biomedical Engineer and Statistician

Originally from Denver, CO, Ian Stemper received his master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, CA. Since graduation, he has received further education in statistical methods and machine learning techniques. He is experienced in medical device and software application design. He creates tools to enhance and automate data collection, integration, and analysis, both in-house and across the Regenexx network. Ian joined the Regenexx R&D Team in the fall of 2015.

Dustin Berger, MS-Senior Research Scientist

Dustin Berger, MS-Senior Research Scientist

Originally from the mountains of Colorado, Dustin developed a passion for science at an early age. He received his bachelor’s degree in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2008. Eager to learn more, Dustin pursed graduate studies in Biomedical Engineering at Colorado State University. In 2011, he received his masters of science from CSU, where he investigated the osteogenic potential of mesenchymal stem cells in response to bone-inducing growth factors and substrate nanotopography. For several years thereafter, Dustin remained active in stem cell research, developing and validating in vitro liver models based on human induced pluripotent stem cells for use in functional studies and toxicity screening. Dustin joined the Interventional Orthopedics Foundation as a research scientist in the summer of 2015, investigating current orthobiologic treatment options and educating physicians on their use and then made the transition to the Regenexx R&D team in January, 2017.

Regenerative procedures are commonly used to treat musculoskelatal trauma, overuse injuries, and degenerative issues, including failed surgeries.
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Shoulder

Shoulder

Many Shoulder and Rotator Cuff injuries are good candidates for regenerative treatments. Before considering shoulder arthroscopy or shoulder replacement, consider an evaluation of your condition with a regenerative treatment specialist.

  • Rotator Cuff Tears and Tendinitis
  • Shoulder Instability
  • SLAP Tear / Labral Tears
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Other Degenerative Conditions & Overuse Injuries
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Cervical Spine

Spine

Many spine injuries and degenerative conditions are good candidates for regenerative treatments and there are a number of studies showing promising results in treating a wide range of spine problems. Spine surgery should be a last resort for anyone, due to the cascade of negative effects it can have on the areas surrounding the surgery. And epidural steroid injections are problematic due to their long-term negative impact on bone density.

  • Herniated, Bulging, Protruding Discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • SI Joint Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched Nerves and General Back Pain
  • And more
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Knee

Knees

Knees are the target of many common sports injuries. Sadly, they are also the target of a number of surgeries that research has frequently shown to be ineffective or minimally effective. Knee arthritis can also be a common cause for aging athletes to abandon the sports and activities they love. Regenerative procedures can be used to treat a wide range of knee injuries and conditions. They can even be used to reduce pain and delay knee replacement for more severe arthritis.

  • Knee Meniscus Tears
  • Knee ACL Tears
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Other Knee Ligaments / Tendons & Overuse Injuries
  • And more
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Lower Spine

Spine

Many spine injuries and degenerative conditions are good candidates for regenerative treatments and there are a number of studies showing promising results in treating a wide range of spine problems. Spine surgery should be a last resort for anyone, due to the cascade of negative effects it can have on the areas surrounding the surgery. And epidural steroid injections are problematic due to their long-term negative impact on bone density.

  • Herniated, Bulging, Protruding Discs
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • SI Joint Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Pinched Nerves and General Back Pain
  • And more
Learn More
Hand & Wrist

Hand & Wrist

Hand and wrist injuries and arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and conditions relating to overuse of the thumb, are good candidates for regenerative treatments. Before considering surgery, consider an evaluation of your condition with a regenerative treatment specialist.
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger Finger
  • Thumb Arthritis (Basal Joint, CMC, Gamer’s Thumb, Texting Thumb)
  • Other conditions that cause pain
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Elbow

Elbow

Most injuries of the elbow’s tendons and ligaments, as well as arthritis, can be treated non-surgically with regenerative procedures.

  • Golfer’s elbow & Tennis elbow
  • Arthritis
  • Ulnar collateral ligament wear (common in baseball pitchers)
  • And more
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Hip

Hip

Hip injuries and degenerative conditions become more common with age. Do to the nature of the joint, it’s not quite as easy to injure as a knee, but it can take a beating and pain often develops over time. Whether a hip condition is acute or degenerative, regenerative procedures can help reduce pain and may help heal injured tissue, without the complications of invasive surgical hip procedures.

  • Labral Tear
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis
  • Hip Sprain, Tendonitis or Inflammation
  • Hip Instability
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Foot & Ankle

Foot & Ankle

Foot and ankle injuries are common in athletes. These injuries can often benefit from non-surgical regenerative treatments. Before considering surgery, consider an evaluation of your condition with a regenerative treatment specialist.
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Ligament sprains or tears
  • Other conditions that cause pain
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