Dr. Marc Jeschke joined McMaster University as a professor of surgery, and was also recently named vice-president of research at Hamilton Health Sciences and medical director of its burns unit. The burn trauma surgeon and scientist is moving to Hamilton from Toronto to become medical director of the burn unit at the General Hospital on Barton Street East, and continue his research into technology that will “print” new skin from stem cells to heal a patient’s wounds.
McMaster University recently landed Jeschke, who left posts at Sunnybrook Hospital and the University of Toronto, to become a professor of surgery. He was also named vice-president of research at Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), and brings nearly his entire lab team of 20 with him.
His lab developed a hand-held 3D stem cell-based skin printer that he said has effectively treated burn wounds on mice, and after improving the machine, also on pigs, but it has not been used on humans. Jeschke is convinced it will ultimately be tested in clinical trials after coming close to crossing that threshold before he left Toronto.
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