David Drez Jr., MD has been appointed Chief Medical Office of Reinvent Biologics.  The news was announced today.

As Chief Medical Officer, Drez will provide strategic leadership on all of Reinvent Biologics medical education and research activities. He will research and track current clinical trends and provide training and support to medical professionals to optimize patient outcomes with Reinvent Biologics products. He will also serve as a resource on Reinvent’s sales efforts.

With a career spanning more than 42 years, Dr. Drez is one of the nation’s leading experts in orthopedics and sports medicine. The co-author of the highly acclaimed Orthopedic Sports Medicine and co-editor of Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, Drez was the 2017 recipient of the Jack Weakley Award of Distinction from the National Athletic Trainer’s Association for a lifetime of outstanding contributions directly impacting health care in the area of athletics, athletic training, or sports medicine. Drez served as a team physician at McNeese State University for 37 years and was inducted into the University’s Hall of Fame. The rehabilitation area of the University’s Sports Medicine Center was named in his honor.

“Dr. Drez has spent his career sharing his knowledge and experience with future generations of physicians. He is a man of great character with a passion to teach,” said Bryant Gaines, CEO of Reinvent Biologics. “Throughout his distinguished career, he has elevated the standard of care provided to the patient. With such a great amount of research coming out on regenerative medicine, Dr. Drez will put us in a position to digest the data and effectively disseminate the knowledge to our distributors and customers.”

Drez earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Tulane University. He completed a residency in general surgery and in orthopedic surgery at Charity Hospital in New Orleans – Tulane Service. He has published a large body of peer-reviewed research that has focused primarily on athletic injuries and their prevention and treatment options, particularly injuries of the knee and shoulder. He served as a Clinical Professor of Orthopaedics at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.

“Working with Reinvent Biologics will give me the opportunity to connect orthopedic medicine and regenerative medicine,” said Drez. “It’s the right time to increase awareness of the true benefits of regenerative medicine.”

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