ICMS Elects New President


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International Cell Medicine Society Elects New President

PORTLAND, OREGON – Tuesday, February 28, 2012. The International Cellular Medicine Society (ICMS), a professional medical association dedicated to patient safety through the strict evaluation of cell-based therapies and the rigorous oversight of medical facilities and clinics announces that Dr Ricardo Rodriguez, MD has been elected President of the ICMS Board of Directors.

“We are pleased to welcome Dr Rodriquez as President,” says David Audley, executive director of the ICMS. “He has served on the board of directors for two years.  He is committed to the mission of the ICMS and his experience as a physician will be valuable as the ICMS continues to grow as a professional medical association.”

Dr Rodriguez is will assume the role of president from Dr Michael Freeman, PhD, MPH, who has served as the head of the ICMS since 2009. “Dr Freeman’s leadership has been instrumental in the growth of the ICMS.” continued Audley. “He has guided us from our earliest days of a handful of physicians to our current position as the global leader in standards and accreditation for cell-based medicine.”  Dr Rodriguez’s two year term will commence on March 1, 2012.

Dr. Rodriguez was trained in Plastic Surgery at Yale University Medical School. After completing his Plastic Surgery Residency, he was invited to become a Professor of Plastic Surgery at Yale Medical School, where he taught residents reconstructive and cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Rodriguez is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. In continuing with his academic dedication, Dr. Rodriguez currently serves as a clinical instructor in the Johns Hopkins Plastic Surgery Department, teaching residents of the Plastic Surgery Clinic. Dr. Rodriguez served as President of the Maryland State Society of Plastic Surgeons.  He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). In 2004, he was honored by the ASPS with the "Distinguished Service Award" for his outstanding commitment to plastic surgery education.



The ICMS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional medical organization that is focused on the development of standards for the evaluation of point-of-care, cell-based therapeutics worldwide. With over 3,500 members from over 35 countries, the ICMS is a global leader in patient safety through strict evaluation of therapies and rigorous oversight of clinics and facilities providing cell-based medical therapies. The ICMS maintains an independent Institutional review Board and manages a comprehensive Treatment Registry that tracks patient outcomes. More information can be found at www.cellmedicinesociety.org,