World Stem Cells Clinic Team
Dr. Ernesto Gutierrez
Dr. Ernesto Gutierrez is a published and extensively educated physician. He is a graduate from the Universidad Anáhuac Poniente, School of Medicine in Huixquilucan, Mexico and additionally holds a Masters Degree in Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine from the Instituto Mexicano de Medicina Antienvejecimiento y Estética, Guadalajara, Mexico.
His studies continued, with rotations in both Florida and Las Vegas. One of the significant aspects of Dr. Gutierrez’s training background is his postgraduate training in Age Management medicine. His well rounded approach in the area of whole person medicine expands on the teams expertise to address a wide range of medical issues. This affords you the opportunity to maximizing your stem cell therapy and overall health. His specific medical interests include childhood disorders, such as Autistic Spectral disorder, which began during medical training with additional coursework in Prenatal Vigilance and Birth Defects Prevention presented by Laboratorios Silanes Toluca Mexico, 6 years ago. He holds Diplomat status and a Master’s degree in Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. Gutierrez has spent considerable time in additional training in the US, with two specialty organization and is certified in Age Management Medicine from Cenegenics Medical Institute, Las Vegas, Nevada. He was a collaborator on two published studies including one concerning hematopoetic stem cell transplantation, at the Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia. His bilingual English and Spanish skills, both in medical and conversational applications, are excellent. Dr. Gutierrez has a thorough understanding of both the North and South American medical systems. As a patient you will experience his level of medical practice excellence.
Dr. Fredy Sansores
Dr. Fredy Sansores completed his subspecialty training in hematology at the prestigious Centro Medico Nacional 20 de Noviembre in Mexico City. This institution is one of the most important teaching and research hospitals in the country. It is ranked as one of the most coveted residency positions for postgraduate medical training, in Latin America. His inclination towards hematology started during his specialty training in internal medicine where he was the lead professor for the hematology module in a nation-wide continuing medical education program for general practitioners.
During his residency Dr. Sansores participated in numerous research papers involving bone marrow and autologous stem cell transplantation. This has enabled him to expand and accelerate our development of cutting edge therapeutic research and clinical therapies. The doctor has also participated in cord blood cryobiology which is a perfect complement to our new cryo banking division, for our patient’s stem cells. Currently, Dr. Sansores is also the lead physician responsible for the blood bank, in Playa del Carmen. This level of laboratory responsibility is a perfect complement to the strict requirements of our cellular facility. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Sansores’s experience and expertise in stem cell treatments as part of our team effort to provide the superior quality of care that has distinguished World Stem Cells Clinic as an industry leader, since its inception.
Dr. Marcial Maciel, MD
Dr. Marcial Maciel, MD is an internationally experienced physician with an extensive background in scientific research and applications as well as in clinical patient management. Maintaining a full academic scholarship, Marcial Maciel graduated as one of the top students in his class from one of the currently renowned medical universities in the country, Anáhuac University. He graduated with an outstanding performance diploma his final exam of his career. Also, he achieved a high score in his first United States Medial Licensing Examination.
He has worked the intensive care unit at Floyd Medical Center, Rome, GA United States; under supervision and evaluation of Brijh Singh MD and Neurological Surgery Clinical Training, Las Vegas, NV United States; under supervision of Yevgeniy Khavkin MD and Clinical Internship, University of Aachen, Aachen Germany in Anesthesiology, Emergency, Medicine, Neurology, General Surgery and OBGYN. Dr. Marcial Maciel is Fluent Spanish, English, German. Understands French and has publications and presentations on subject such as Restrictive cardiomyopathy as a socio-medical condition, oxygen levels analysis on rats immunized with modified neural peptides with spinal cord lesion, Immunization with neural-derived antigens inhibits lipid peroxidation alter spinal cord injury, factors that influence self medication for respiratory diseases in Caritas Center of Primary Medical Attention and others.
With his years of experience in clinical and research immunology as well as patient management, he is currently working at World Stem Cells Clinic as part of the specialized physician’s team and also actively participates in the improvement and design of stem cell research protocols to provide the best care possible to the patients of World Stem Cells Clinic.
Dr. Humberto Carrillo
Dr. Humberto Carrillo received his medical degree from the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla in the city of Puebla, Mexico, where he graduated top of his class. He discovered his passion towards orthopedics early in his medical training which prompted him to complete residency training at the prestigious General Hospital in Mexico City. During his residency Dr. Carrillo achieved the rank of chief resident and even served as professor of orthopedics for fourth year medical students. Not satisfied with board certification in orthopedics he then completed subspecialty training in pediatric orthopedics at the internationally prestigious Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Mexico City. Since then Dr. Humberto Carrillo has returned to his native Cancún where he shares his experience and expertise at the Centro de Rehabilitación Infantil Teletón where thousands of children from underprivileged families come for medical and surgical treatment. Dr. Carrillo’s enormous expertise has proven to be crucial in the success of our clinic’s stem cell treatments for orthopedic conditions.
Dra. Martha Schutte Isabela
Dr. Schutte is a physician who graduated in 2002. She then continued her studies to specialize in anesthesiology, with a subspecialty in pain management. She currently is employed at the Zone General Hospital No. 3 in the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS)., Anesthesiologist Medical Clinic at the Mexican Institute for State Workers (ISSSTE) and the Pain Clinic and Palliative Care at Amerimed Hospital.
She is a member of the Federation of College Mexico in Anesthesiology Her deft hands and gentle manner together with her excellent English skills are a distinct asset to our team.
Dr. Jorge Ricardo Becerril
Doctor Jorge Becerril received his medical degree from Escuela Medico Militar in Mexico City in 1995. In 2002 he achieved board certification in ophthalmology after completing his specialty residence at the Military School of Health Graduates in Mexico City. Dr. Becerril has focused his career in corneal disorders, refractive surgery and eye diseases. He is a nationally recognized expert in refractive surgery and ocular anterior segment which include numerous corneal transplants. His work has been published in both national and international medical scientific journals and he is an active member of several medical groups and societies including the Mexican Board of Ophthalmology (Consejo Mexicano de Oftalmologia), the Society of Military Ophthalmologists, the Mexican Society of Ophthalmology, the Latin-American Association of Cataract and Anterior Segment Surgeons, and the American Academy of Opthalmology, among others. Dr. Becerril has been involved in private practice first in Mexico City and since 2005 in Cancun.
Dr. José Andrés Yupit
Dr. José Andrés Yupit received his medical degree from Instituto Politécnico Nacional in Mexico City on January 1991. He is board certified both in Internal Medicine and in Clinical Neurology by the Mexican Board of Internal Medicine and the Mexican Board of Neurology respectively. Afterwards he successfully completed training courses in medical english which allows him to accurately communicate delicate medical information to his international patients.
Dr. Yupit has participated in over 40 different congresses, symposiums and CME courses as a speaker and evaluating authority. He has also been directly involved in the training and certification of resident physicians in neurology and internal medicine for the past 10 years. Currently he holds teaching positions in both Universidad Anahuac’s School of Medicine and Universidad La Salle’s Nursing School.
Since joining the team of physicians at World Stem Cells Clinic in 2013, Dr. Yupit has brought –with his 20+ years of clinical experience– a new focus to novel therapeutic approaches for previously untreatable neurologic and neurodegenerative conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and several other, life-impairing conditions.
Dra. Irene Olhovich Greene
Dra. Olhovich is a pediatric ophthalmologic surgical specialist who has been practicing for 28 years. She has taught at a number of prestigious universities, including National University of Mexico, La Salle University and Polytechnic National University in Mexico City. Currently she practices in both a private and hospital based setting.Her writings include ophthalmologic subjects both for adults and children. She presented at the 3rd International Meeting on Visual and Neuromuscular Disorders discussing Optic nerve alterations in pediatric ophthalmology. We are honored to have Dra. Olhovich as an active member of our board and as our ophthalmic specialist for care of our macular degeneration, Fuchs , and retinitis pigmentosa patient population.
Dr. Jose Luis Cruz Sanchez
Dr. Jose Luis Cruz Sanchez is a board certified anesthesiologist who has been in private practice since 2004.He is an assistant professor of anesthesiology for the medical residency programs at the regional general hospital no. 17, IMSS. Jose has been actively involved in the scientific technical committee, at the college of anesthesiology, in Quintana Roo. during the last two years. He also has participated for years as a member of the Synod council review of Mexican-based anesthesiology. He is currently on staff at the major primary private hospitals, here in Cancun. We have found his services to be of the highest quality and appreciate his being part of our clinical team.
Dr. Jorge M. Treviño
Dr. Jorge M. Trevino Graduate School of Medicine, Universidad La Salle in Mexico City, and then did a residency (specialty) in General Surgery at the Hospital General “Dr. Manuel Gea González” Secretary of Health in Mexico City. Subsequently had a formal US fellowship training in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at the Texas Endosurgery Institute in San Antonio, Texas, under the tutelage of Dr. Morris E. Franklin. This internship focused on the laparoscopic approach in the abdominal cavity with special emphasis on disease of the colon, as well as extensive training in all types of laparoscopic surgery, including obesity surgery. Additional combined training in endoscopic surgery, NOTES and robotic surgery was done at the IRCAD/Laproscopic Center in Strasbourg, France along with an obesity surgery subspecialty at the Texas Endosurgery Institute, San Antonio, Texas in partnership with Grand Health Partners, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Minifellowship gastric band in Tijuana, Baja California, under the tutelage of Dr. Juan Antonio Lopez Corvala. He has authored numerous scientific articles and book chapters, and is often invited as speaker in conferences or performing live surgery as part of training in advanced laparoscopic surgery worldwide. Dr. Treviño has written numerous articles in national and international medical journals and is author of numerous chapters in medical books, including the chapter on laparoscopic colon surgery in the textbook of choice for surgeons: “Mastery of Surgery” in the most recent release He is member of the, Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES), American society for metabolic and bariatric surgery (ASBMS) and the International Federation for Surgery in Obesity (IFSO) in the United States and Asociacion Mexicana de Cirugia General, Asociacion Mexicana de Cirugia Endoscopica, in Mexico. Dr. Treviño has attended more than 200 conferences worldwide, as a visiting professor, speaker and as a Congressman, periodically providing live surgery for demonstrations. He is currently the President of the College of Surgery of Quintana Roo. and is frequently interviewed by magazines and general media (TV, Radio, etc.).
Dr. Rodrigo Vilches
Dr. Rodrigo Vilches Aranguren is an advanced practitioner in rehabilitation medicine. He studied at the Universidad Anáhuac in Mexico City and did his internship at Español de Mexico and social service in Centro Cáritas de Atención Médica Primaria, in Tepepan, Xochimilco, graduating in 2003. Two years later he entered his specialty residence and finished his studies in 2008 with a specialty in rehabilitation and physical medicine. In the US his degree would be considered a physiatrist specialty. Dr Vilches also took specialty courses in neurological rehabilitation at the Instituto Nacional de Rehabilitación, Mexico City and trained, in Madrid Spain, in child rehabilitation and pain management. He is proficient in EMG studies and traumatic brain injuries having participated in the educational program at Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Los Angeles, California, Currently Dr. Vilches works in both private and public settings and is the chief physician at the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Unit, Family Medicine Unit #16 IMSS, Cancún. His other duties include a private practice in Cancun. He is a member of the Mexican Society of Muscular Dystrophy and will be actively engaged in our research and evaluation of neurological and musculoskeletal disorder patients. Not being satisfied with his education he recently competed coursework in Hospital Administration, 2011. Dr Vilches is fluent in both english and spanish.
Dra. María Eugenia Hoz Baranda
Dra. María Eugenia Hoz Baranda is a plastic surgical specialist. Her medical training includes a medical degree from the eminent, Universidad La Salle in Mexico City, and her specialty training fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, at the Hospital of Mexico’s Secretary of Health, 6.An additional fellowship, specific to breast surgery, was done at the Plastic Surgery Clinic of Dr. Rafael de la Plaza in Madrid, Spain. She is certified by the Mexican Council of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and an active member of the Mexican Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons , the Association of Resident Doctors and Non Resident “Fernando Ortiz Monastery” and the Association of Residents and Non Residents at the General Hospital of Mexico. Dr. Hoz is a founding member and current Vice President of the College Association of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons, of Quintana Roo, Her activities also include membership in the Medical College of Quintana Roo , a partner of the Iberia-Latin American Federation of Plastic Surgery FILACP, and in the Association of Physicians of Galenia Hospital AC. Her more than 20 years of experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery is a welcome addition to our team of specialty physicians.
Dr. Vladimir H. Ruiz Ronquillo
Dr. Vladimir H. Ruiz Ronquillo is a cardiologist with a subspecialty in interventional cardiology hemodynamics. He graduated from the Cardiology Hospital National Medical Center Siglo XXI, of the IMSS cardiology program, with honors, in 2006. His medical school training includes a residency between 2003 to 2006 at the Universidad National Autonoma de Mexico, and certification in Clinical Cardiology and Interventional Cardiology in 2008. This rigorous program is recognized by the Society of Cardiology as the most prestigious internationally. Dr. Ruiz maintains an interest in the newest developments of interventional cardiology and employs the best therapeutic approach’s to treatment. With the support of a group of active medical collaborators he has initiated and developed the cardiovascular intervententionalist program, in the state of Quintana Roo. To date, various cardiovascular programs are now a reality including many forms of heart surgery and a host of other vascular interventions including those now addressing certain multiple sclerosis patients. These advanced procedures are done in collaboration with a number of prestigious international medical organizations. Dr. Ruiz is associated with Galenia and Hospital Amerimed Cancun, along with Passport Medical Group, Costa Med and Centro Medico de Cozumel.
Dra. Silvia Chichil Garcia
Dr. Silvia Chichil Garcia graduated from the Universidad Autonoma de Mexico as a medical surgeon in 1995. She then continued with her specialty training, in anesthesiology, at the Medical Center Siglo XXI. Currently Dr. Chichil is employed by both the Mexican Institute of Social Security and is in private practice.
Aurora Noemí Lozano Zepeda PT
Aurora was trained at the School of Physical Medicine “Adele Ann Yglesias” ABC Hospital. She graduated with a degree in Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation. This 4-year hospital training is based on the English method of instruction. This includes an excellent overview of both traditional physical therapy coupled with occupational therapy. In addition Aurora has taken multiple courses to continue her education including lumbo-pelvic stabilization, addressing rotator cuff injury, soft tissue therapy for the cervical and dorsal spine, updates on cerebral palsy, management of child amputees, and consideration of sexuality in the handicapped patient. She holds ACLS certification and has been in practice for 18 years in both private and hospital settings. Aurora has been a speaker at the Cardiac Rehabilitation Seminar in Mexico City, lecturing on “Passive mobilization in the critically ill patient”. Her clientele include both high performance athletes to severely incapacitated patients. The style of therapy is very much a hands on, lead by example, based approach. Additional educational materials are individually customized to address the specific needs of her patients. Aurora is a gifted physical therapist that “gets” her patients and translates that understanding into a doable format.
Dr. Carlos Buenfil
Dr. Carlos Buenfil received his medical degree in 1984 from the Universidad de Yucatán, the oldest medical school in the Yucatan peninsula. He has been in practice as a clinical pulmonologist for more than 25 years.
Dr. Buenfil is an active member of the National Board of Neumology and the Mexican Society of Neumology and Surgery of the Thorax. He is also one of the founding members of the Society of Neumology of Yucatan. Additionally he has been a member of the American College of Chest Physicians since August 2000 and of the American Thoracic Society since May 2006.
Among Dr. Buenfil’s achievements are his numerous publications in recognised medical journals both nationally and internationally as early as 1986. He was also the recipient of the First Place at the 30th National Radiology Contest in 1996.
In his constant search for betterment and improvement, Dr. Buenfil has attended several courses and congresses both domestically and abroad at least twice a year during his entire medical career. It is this commitment to learning and participating of the newest medical breakthroughs that makes him such a great addition to the team at World Stem Cells Clinic where his knowledge and expertise greatly benefit our COPD research and therapeutic applications.
While living in Cancun he met his wife and shortly thereafter they emigrated to Colorado in the United States where he worked in the construction industry where he managed his own contracting firm for eleven years. Today he is the loving father of three kids.
Rudy has been a pivotal part of World Stem Cells Clinic since its inception, actively participating in the building process of our laboratory and research facility. He literally knows the ins and outs of our entire operation. Today he is the VP of Operations in charge of logistics, customer care, patient satisfaction, and overseeing human resources.
He spends up to 60 hours a week doing what is needed to provide the patients the best possible stem cell treatment and to further his future he is working toward a college degrees with an almost perfect 10 score on all finals.
World Stem Cells Clinic is very fortunate to have Rudy in the team and so are our patients who consistently mention his attention to detail, charisma, warmth and care as one of the highlights of their treatment.
Antonio Zamudio is a chemist and technical paramedic working for World Stem Cells Clinic as the Laboratory Manager since October 2011, he graduated with a degree in Clinical Chemistry from Universidad Veracruzana in 2008. He also holds a master degree in pedagogy and has been a teacher in CECYTE for two and a half years. He preformed clinical trials in ISSTE Hospital in Veracruz and bio-medical investigations in a Clinical Analysis Laboratory as well in Veracruz. While at World Stem Cells Clinic he has completed several studies such as Optimization of G-CFS Use, as it Relates to Stem Cell Induction, Stem Cell Viability and Different Anesthetics, Needle gauge vs. Stem Cell Viability and others. After moving to Cancùn he contracted with a Clinical Analysis laboratory in the city, where he worked for 1 year, then he became the Lab Manager in one of the main hospitals of the city and Health Officer in another laboratory. While working for World Stem Cells Clinic he has assisted with medical treatments, blood work ups, stem cell expansion processing stem cells and stem cell research.
Antonio spoke at a PCR conference where he is certificated by the Mexican Association of Clinical Biochemistry and has published several articles. He also received an award for his participation in the 6th Intra Forum Poster mode conference in Universidad Veracruzana in 2009, with the issue: Effect of oxysterols on serum levels and resisting tumor necrosis factor alpha.
Yona has been married to Rudy Lozano for 16 years and is a mother of three.
She joined World Stem Cells Clinic a year ago as a Patient Management Services team member. She has three years of experience coordinating international patients before joined our clinic, she was working as an international patient coordinator in a reconstructive plastic surgery clinic.
She is a very compassionate woman and has the ability to understand the needs of our patients because on two different occasions she has nearly lost her life. Besides that as a mother knows perfectly the anguish and desire for the welfare and health of children. She will do everything within her power to assist the patient to make the treatment as pleasant as possible for them and their families and be their ombudsmen.
Isha Hernández is a medical student attending the School of Medicine in Universidad Anahuac Cancun. She is currently certified in Prevention of Sports Injuries by FIFA, as well as in Basic CPR and First Aid by the American Heart Asociation and the Mexican College of Orthopaedics. Isha has consistently stayed in the top 1% of her class and is fluent in three languages: English, French and Spanish.
Isha’s inclination towards orthopedics and sports-related injuries began since very early in her life; she was part of Mexico’s National Rhythmic Gymnastics Team from age 9 and was the first Mexican to compete in Olympic Games in rhythmic gymnastics; in YOG Singapore 2010. She still holds the record as the Mexican junior gymnast with most national and international medals with over 300 medals in her career. She retired at age 17 to pursue her goal of becoming a physician.
In October 2013, Isha joined our team as part of World Stem Cells Clinic’s commitment to the development of future generations of physicians. Her enthusiasm and desire to learn by observing and collaborating side by side with our staff of clinicians and researchers will surely give her access to the most competitive research postgraduate programs where she will make a difference in the way disease will be treated in the coming decades.