Christopher Centeno, M.D.
Christopher J. Centeno, M.D. is a specialist in regenerative medicine and the new field of Interventional Orthopedics. He is board certified in physical medicine/rehabilitation and in pain management.
Dr. Centeno is one of the few physicians in the world with extensive experience in the culture expansion of and clinical use of adult stem cells to treat orthopedic injuries. He is a founding member of the International Cellular Medicine Society as well as the Spinal Injury Foundation. His clinic incorporates a variety of pain management techniques and he treats patients from all over the US and the world who travel to Colorado to under-go innovative, non-surgical treatments. Dr. Centeno’s clinical practice in Colorado (The Centeno-Schultz Clinic) has a state of the art cell biology research lab, a bioengineering department, and a clinical research arm.
Dr. Centeno has chaired multiple international research based conferences. He also maintains an active research based practice, with multiple publications listed in the US National Library of Medicine. Dr. Centeno has also served as editor-in-chief of a medical research journal dedicated to traumatic injury. He has lectured all over the world on regenerative therapies including the Vatican in Rome.
Dr. Centeno trained at the Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Medical Center and the Institute for Rehabilitation Research. He hails from both Florida and New York and currently resides in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and three children. More >>
John R. Schultz, M.D.
John R. Schultz, M.D. is an interventional pain management specialist and is double-boarded in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He is a member and prior instructor for the International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS) and holds state licensure in Utah, Colorado and North Carolina.
Dr. Schultz trained at the Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and Bowman Gray School of Medicine and currently serves as Co-Medical Director of The Centeno-Schultz Clinic. He has published numerous works in the field of anesthesiology and regenerative science and brings 20 years of experience to Regenerative Sciences, Inc, and its Regenexx patients and partners.
Ronald Hanson Jr., M.D.
Ronald Hanson Jr., M.D. is a Sports Medicine specialist with extensive experience performing regenerative medicine procedures. Dr Hanson lectures and trains physicians in the US and around the world to use musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound for regenerative orthopedic procedures. He is actively involved with sports medicine societies and the International Cellular Medicine Society to develop training programs, guidelines and curricula that promote excellence in both regenerative medicine and MSK ultrasound.
Dr Hanson combines many approaches to guide a patient toward healing and restoring function. At the Centeno-Schultz Clinic, this translates into using (and developing) the most advanced regenerative platelet and stem cell therapies in the US combined with improving structure, alignment, nerve function, stability and pain. He is also at the forefront nationally in developing minimally invasive nerve, tendon, ligament and bone spur removal procedures using MSK ultrasound.
Dr Hanson completed his training and practiced in Minnesota and Utah, where he had developed a sports, regenerative medicine and MSK ultrasound practice before joining the Centeno-Schultz Clinic in early 2010. He is privileged to have the companionship of his wife, Jodi, and their daughters Aly and Madi. He enjoys all types of outdoor recreation, traveling, hiking, scuba diving and Scouting. More >>
Ben Newton, M.D.
Dr. Newton completed his residency in Burlington, VT where he actively participated in sports medicine coverage opportunities at the high school and university levels. He also covered several US Ski and Snowboarding events in Killington, VT.
Dr. Newton comes to Colorado straight out of his Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship in Cincinnati, OH where he worked with various teams at high school, college and professional levels. He enjoyed time at Xavier University (Division I) and College of Mount St. Joseph (Division III) where he covered football, basketball, soccer, wrestling, lacrosse and rugby, as well as being one of the sports medicine physicians for the Cincinnati Reds. He also provided regular game coverage and medical care to the Cincinnati Commandos (men’s indoor professional football) and the Cincinnati Sizzle (women’s full contact football). He had the opportunity to do medical coverage for the USA Olympic Boxing Last Qualifier, the Cincinnati Marathon and the Coaches Classic – Gymnastics Tournament (levels VII – elite).
During his fellowship, Dr. Newton was able to learn and use musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSK US) for the diagnosis and treatment of many acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries. He anticipates further development of his diagnostic and procedural skills, including the use of fluoroscopy and MSK US, this year with the physicians at the Centeno-Schultz Clinic as a fellow in interventional orthopedics. Dr. Newton is also very excited to further his understanding of regenerative medicine and looks forward to being involved in research and development of stem cell use over the next year.
Dr. Newton is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine.
He loves being outdoors, playing sports and hanging out with his family (wife and two young kids).
John A. Pitts, M.D.
Dr. Pitts is originally from Chicago, IL but is a medical graduate of Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville, TN. After Vanderbilt he completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. The focus of PM&R is restoration of function and quality of life. In residency he gained much experience in musculoskeletal medicine, rehabilitation, spine and sports medicine along with some regenerative medicine. He also gained significant experience in fluoroscopically guided spinal procedures and peripheral injections. However, Dr. Pitts wanted to broaden his skills and treatment options beyond the current typical standards of care.
Thus, he comes to Colorado as a fellow to learn more about regenerative medicine and interventional orthopedics. He anticipates further development of his skills in fluoroscopic guided procedures, diagnostic ultrasound and interventional ultrasound. He also will be involved in research and development of the regenerative procedures over the upcoming year. Additionally he has interests in nutrition, supplements, and complementary and alternative medicine. Dr. Pitts believes in taking a holistic approach to patient care. He is excited to learn more and develop his career around regenerative medicine.
Dr. Pitts is board eligible in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
In his spare time he enjoys all outdoor activities, sports, running, hiking, lifting weights, Crossfit, biking, and traveling with his wife.