About CCRT™

Canadian Centres For Regenerative Therapy

Regenerative Medicine and Stemcell Therapy

Regenerative Medicine and Stemcell Therapy We specialize in Regenerative and Transitional medicine. Regenerative medicine is a new and revolutionary field of medicine that involves clinical solutions to heal and repair damaged tissues in the human body due to aging, trauma or disease. The solutions involve using protein and stem cell therapy to promote healing, regulate cellular functions, immunomodulation and regenerate damaged tissue.

Transitional Medicine is a new and rapidly growing field of medicine aimed at accelerating the implementation of new diagnostic and treatment methods, in a safe and efficient way. Those methods would take years to decades to reach the intended patients and communities. Transitional Medicine uses a multidisciplinary, collaborative, safe and evidence-based approach to expedite bench-to-bedside delivery of medical advancement.

Dr. Riam Shammaa. MD.CCFP(SEM) 

CCRT™ Founder and Lead Specialist

Dr. Riam Shammaa is an expert in musculoskeletal and regenerative medicine and lectures at the University of Toronto on Musculoskeletal diseases. He is an expert in pain medicine and serves as the Medical Director of Regenerative and Translational Medicine at the Canadian Centres for Regenerative Therapy. He is also the lead scientist at the National Institute for Stem cell Research. Dr. Shammaa is a pioneer in autologous and allogeneic stem cell treatments. He conducted the first spinal discs repair using stem cells in Canada. He has lent his expertise to the National Ballet of Canada, Toronto Marlies, Toronto FC, Mississauga Steelheads, Ryerson Rams, and Ontario Women’s Hockey Association. He was also appointed as lead physician at the 2015 Pan Am games and currently serves as the lead physician for Boxing Ontario.

Dr. Shammaa worked in research at McGill University and in the private sector before completing his residency in family medicine at McGill University. He went on to complete a fellowship in Sports medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a national expert on regenerative medicine and had given several lectures across Canada on stem cells, Translational medicine and regenerative medicine.

Dr. Jihad Abouali. MD.,FRCSC 

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Jihad Abouali is a fellowship-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy. He earned his Doctor of Medicine and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at McMaster University. He completed his Fellowship in Sports Medicine at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Abouali is a member of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Michael Garron Hospital. He also holds memberships with The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, The Canadian Orthopaedic Association, and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has been invited to present his sports medicine research at numerous national and international conferences. As a Lecturer at the University of Toronto and Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at McMaster University, he trains resident physicians and orthopaedic surgeons of the future.

At the Toronto 2015 PanAm Games he was appointed the role of Lead Medical Physician. He has acted as the team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Toronto Argonauts and Toronto FC, and consulted with several other organizations including Canada Basketball senior men’s national team and Rugby Ontario.

His practice involves treating recreational, amateur and professional athletes with upper and lower extremity injuries, with a special interest in arthroscopic knee, hip and shoulder surgery as well as regenerative medicine.

Dr. Khalid Al-Saadon M.D.,FRCPC

Internal Medicine

Dr. K. Al-Saadon is an Internist, practicing in Cardiology, certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada who has practiced in Sarnia, Ontario, since 2013.

Dr. Al-Saadon is a fellow of American Anti-Aging Academy, and was trained at the Ageless Institute in Florida under the supervision of Dr. Sharon McQuillan and Dr. Denise Baker. The training at The Ageless Institute sparked his fascination with the rapidly developing field of stem cell technology.

Since 2014, Dr. Al-Saadon has attended several conferences and has participated in hands-on workshops designed by the American Anti-Aging Academy. Most recently, in 2017, Dr. Al-Saadon was a guest at the AMWC in Monaco and was trained on advanced European injection techniques. He also trained under the famed dermatologist Dr. Zein Obaji at his Beverly Hills clinic.

Sarnia Anti-Aging Clinic’s vision is to build the infrastructure for future treatments using adult mesenchymal technology, also known as adult stem cells.

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