Dr. Doros Platika is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Reed College in biology and psychology. He graduated with honors from the Stony Brook School of Medicine where he was a Health and Public Affairs Scholar and in 2004 received the University’s Distinguished Alumni Award. He completed post-doctoral research training at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Harvard Medical School. He completed training in Internal Medicine and Neurology at the Massachusetts General Hospital where he served as Chief Resident in Neurology and received the Physician Scientist Award from the National Institute of Health (NIH). While on the faculties of Harvard Medical School and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he pioneered cutting edge regenerative medicine strategies to restore normal physiological function. As President of the Supercentenarian Research Foundation he has helped identify the key elements of longevity to 110 while still maintaining independent living and function.
He has contributed chapters in books and has published in peer reviewed journals, such as, Nature and Proceedings of National Academies of Science. He has organized and chaired numerous biomedical seminars and conferences in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Dr. Platika has conducted Grand Rounds at leading medical institutions in Canada, Europe, and the United States, including the Mayo Clinic and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has been a guest on television (CNN, MSNBC, NBC, PBS, and Nova), including two Nova features on the regenerative medicine work that resulted in the creation of Curis, Inc. (CRIS) and the generation of revolutionary non-toxic anti-cancer therapies.