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Nikolai Tankovich, M.D., Ph.D., FASLMS

Executive ChairmanPresident and Chief Medical Officer,Stemedica Cell Technologies

Dr. Tankovich is a recognized innovator, researcher and educator for laser applications in medicine, cancer vaccines, stem cell therapies and other medical-related disciplines. He is a proven researcher and has inventions that have set the basis for entire new industries. Founder and Director of several corporations, Dr. Tankovich is respected worldwide and has been published and honored for his innovative work in laser and new drug usage including medical and aesthetic applications. He has more than 110 US and other foreign patents issued and pending.

Dr. Tankovich has been an educator at international universities, has published more than 60 articles, and has been a presenter or speaker at over 200 conferences or seminars. He has conducted extensive research and development of laser applications for medical usage as well as for cancer research. Among his numerous awards and honors is the Gold Kurchatov Medal for the Atomic Science Application in Medicine and Biology awarded by the Atomic Energy Agency in 1998. Dr. Tankovich’s inventions include devices for laser hair removal and laser skin peeling, non-ablative wrinkle removal, and laser lancet (all three licensed and FDA approved). He was the first in the world to propose, invent, develop, patent, build and use a 1.54 micron Er:Glass laser for medical applications. He is a scientific advisor to Reliant Technology and is the pioneer of the science of Laser Sparing Technology, the supporting intellectual property of the Fraxel Laser and the genesis of what is now known as fractional photolysis.

Dr. Tankovich has conducted extensive research and development of laser applications for medical usage, stem cell therapies, and cancer research. As a result of his advanced technology laser applications in plastic and cosmetic surgery and dermatology, ThermoLase Corporation was founded and still uses his intellectual property and patents on laser hair removal and skin resurfacing. Dr. Tankovich also has worked on laser diagnosis and surgery of malignant and background diseases of uterine cervix and the intraoperation laser diagnosis of early forms of breast cancer. He holds an MD degree from Semashco Medical University (Moscow), a Master of Science degree in Plasma Physics from Moscow University, and a PhD in BioPhysics from Lomonosov Moscow University.