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William Futrell, M.D.

J. William received his MD from Duke University, followed by General Surgery Residence at Case-Western Reserve University and Plastic Surgery Residency at Johns Hopkins University. He was a Clinical/Research Oncology Fellow in the Surgery Branch at the National Institutes of Health and is Board Certified in General Surgery and in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He was Professor and Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center for 21 years, is Past President of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons and multiple other medical organizations and is author or co-author of more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific publications. As an entrepreneur, he is co-inventor of multiple patents and co-founder of numerous businesses including CellSource, Inc.; StemSource, Inc.; Human Analytix, Inc.; Illumineer, Inc.; and Life Science Enhancement Corporation. He is currently Chairman and co-founder of The GID Group, Inc.