Chief Scientific Officer | Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Dr. Johnny Huard is a world-renowned scientist and is currently the Chief Scientific Officer and Director of the Center for Regenerative Sports Medicine at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute (SPRI) in Vail, Colorado. Dr. Huard is also the Distinguished Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston effective May 1, 2015. Additionally, he is the Director of The Brown Foundation Institute of Molecular Medicine Center for Tissue Engineering and Aging Research in Houston, Texas.
Prior to his new position at SPRI and UTHealth, Dr. Huard held the Henry J. Mankin Professor and Vice Chair for Musculoskeletal Cellular Therapeutics and the Director of the Stem Cell Research Center in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh for 20 years. He also held joint appointments in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Bioengineering, Pathology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pediatrics and the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Huard was also the Deputy Director of Cellular Therapeutic Research at the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.