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Dipnarine Maharaj, MD, MB, ChB, FRCP (Glasgow), FRCP (Edinburgh), FRCPath, FACPDipnarine Maharaj is an American physician, author, clinical researcher and Founder & Medical Director of the South Florida Bone Marrow Stem Cell Transplant Institute and the Stem Cell Cryobank located in Boynton Beach, Florida. The Institute is one of the few completely outpatient stem cell transplant facilities in the US and is FDA registered, Joint Commission Accredited (JCAHO), and accredited by the AABB (American Association of Blood Banks). It is an affiliate of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.
He received his medical degree in 1978 from the University of Glasgow Medical School, Scotland. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine and Hematology at the University's Royal Infirmary. He completed a three-year fellowship in Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation.
Following his training, Dr. Maharaj worked with Alan Burnett, M.D., chairman of the United Kingdom Medical Research Council's Acute Leukemia trials. Together, they helped develop the first Scottish Bone Marrow/Stem Cell Transplant Program and they were one of the first centers to publish their data on the use of autologous bone marrow transplantation for acute myeloid leukemia.
As an expert in stem cells, Dipnarine Maharaj has conducted research regarding adult stem cell therapies and their impact on the immune system in the treatment of cancers and other diseases. He has served as a professor at the University of Miami, Nova Southeastern University, and Florida Atlantic University. During his career in the United States, Dr. Maharaj has conducted research as the Principal Investigator for organizations & corporations such as the American Cancer Society, Immunex, Genentech, Amgen, Biomira, and Genzyme. He currently is on staff at Bethesda Memorial Hospital in Boynton Beach, FL where he was awarded Physician of the Month in April of 2010.
Dr. Maharaj performs stem cell/bone marrow transplants for patients with leukemia and other cancers and blood disorders. More recently, he has been advocating collecting and storing healthy adult stem cells for future use as the number of approved diseases for treatment with adult stem cells grows. He is also developing clinical protocols using the individual’s own stem cells for the treatment of chronic diseases such as diabetes and neurodegenerative disorders such as strokes, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and cardiac diseases.
Maharaj is the author of more than 80 published research papers and abstracts on bone marrow and stem cell transplantation for blood disorders, cancers, Parkinson’s disease, and other inflammatory diseases. He has also developed a new protocol for Parkinson’s disease patients, for which he was awarded a United States Patent. Currently he is running an FDA approved Phase I/Phase II Clinical Trial for solid tumor cancers. He was profiled by Suzanne Somers for his work with cancer in her book Bombshell: Explosive Medical Secrets that will Redefine Aging (2012) where she categorized him as “America’s Leading Expert on Stem Cell Technologies”. In association with A4M (American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine) he created the Stem Cell Fellowship, an educational certification program for physicians interested in adult stem cell patient treatment.