Hubert Kim, MD


The focus of our research is the modulation of secondary injury cascades and the application of stem cells in the treatment of traumatic injuries, particularly injury to tissues that have poor intrinsic healing. Specifically, we are testing strategies that combine stem bone marrow derived progenitor cells and novel matrices to repair injuries to cartilage and peripheral nerves. We are developing novel stem cell lines that have enhance proliferative capacity and are exploring ways to use them to enhance tissue repair either as direct contributors to tissue formation or as a source of growth factors to stimulate local endogenous repair cells.