Dr. Michael Heke is a renowned expert in stem cell research and regenerative medicine with over two decades of experience. He earned his PhD in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology from The Rockefeller University. Dr. Heke’s career has spanned prestigious institutions like The Rockefeller University and Stanford University, where he held positions such as Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the President.
Throughout his career, he has been at the forefront of stem cell research, particularly in clinical applications. He has led groundbreaking multi-center clinical trials involving stem cell therapy for heart failure. Dr. Heke is also an accomplished entrepreneur, co-founding several medical and biotech startups. His pioneering work with ethically sourced human umbilical cord-derived stem cells and exosomes has revolutionized regenerative medicine.
Today, he serves as a Senior Advisor for Regenerative Medicine at Vinmec Research Institute for Stem Cell & Gene Technology in Vietnam and holds leadership roles in various organizations, including the Crowley Center for Regenerative & Biotherapeutics. Dr. Heke’s contributions continue to shape the field of regenerative medicine and aesthetics.