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Dr. Robert Wagner Named Top Doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine (Feb. 2015 edition)

robert wagnerDr. Robert Wagner, a pain management, sports medicine and stem therapy specialist has been named a 2015 Top Doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine. Dr. Wagner is an expert in both regenerative and interventional procedures. He practices at Stem Cell ARTS and National Spine and Pain Centers ( The award is given to physicians who are rated by their peers as well as by nine local hospitals in the Northern Virginia area.  Each physician selected for this prestigious award is considered to be the best by their peers and local hospitals based on peer review, internal evaluations, patient reviews, as well as overall quality of care. Dr. Wagner has had the distinction of being perennial voted a Top Doctor in the Northern Virginia Magazine survey.

Dr. Wagner specializes in diagnosing and treating injuries of the spine, joints, tendons, nerves and ligaments by utilizing injection techniques. He also has years of experience treating acute and chronic injuries with Stem Cell Therapy, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Prolotherapy. He has lectured and mentored clinicians nationally on these innovative techniques and their application for healing chronic pain conditions.

Well respected within his field, Dr. Wagner is frequently asked to share his expertise through speaking and instructional venues including the American Association of Orthopaedic Medicine. He has developed workshops on injection techniques for the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the American Academy of Family Practitioners. He also appeared as a featured WebMD lecturer for low back pain and has published articles relating to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In addition, Dr. Wagner received the Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association for his commitment to continuing medical education.

To learn more about Dr. Wagner and the other health professionals at Stem Cell ARTS, please visit the Physicians Page and click on the doctor of interest. Dr. Wagner and his medical team hold monthly informational events. Visit the Events Page for more information.

Dr. Mayo Friedlis Named Top Doctor by Northern Virginia Magazine (Feb. 2015 edition)

bio-large_mayofriedlisDr. Mayo Friedlis of Stem Cell Arts, an affiliate of National Spine and Pain Centers, has been named a Top Doctor for 2015 by Northern Virginia Magazine.  Dr. Friedlis is a pain management, rehabilitation and stem therapy specialist at StemCell ARTS, and serves as the Medical Director at National Spine and Pain Centers. The Top Doctor award is given to physicians who are rated as outstanding by their peers as well as by nine local hospitals in the Northern Virginia area.  Physicians selected for this prestigious award are evaluated based on peer review, internal evaluations, patient reviews, as well as overall quality of care.

Dr. Friedlis is responsible for introducing the most advanced stem cell and platelet regenerative therapies into the arsenal of treatment options now available at National Spine & Pain Centers and StemCell ARTS. He is considered one of the country’s foremost practitioner of Regenerative therapies for musculoskeletal injuries. While also skilled in conventional interventional techniques, Dr. Friedlis is one of few physicians in the Washington DC metropolitan area trained to perform Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy, and is one of the first pioneering doctors in the area to use Stem Cell Therapy for musculoskeletal injuries. Over the past four years, Dr. Friedlis’ work has been showing positive results, particularly in the treatment of knee, hip and shoulder arthritis.

A frequent lecturer and educator on advanced pain management and regenerative therapies nationally and internationally, Dr. Friedlis has been instrumental in bringing regenerative techniques to many countries around the world. Passionate about treating underserved chronic pain patients, Dr. Friedlis regularly coordinates medical mission trips to in Central and Latin Americas sponsored by the prestigious American Association of Orthopedic Medicine (AAOM), where he currently sits as a member of AAOM’s Board of Directors. These missions provide much needed pain management services to poor, rural communities.

Dr. Friedlis was also recently appointed to the American Society of Interventional Pain Practitioners’ (ASIPPS’s) Regenerative Medicine Committee.

To learn more about Dr. Friedlis and the other medical professionals at StemCell ARTS, please visit

On The Snow Features Regenexx Stem Cell Treatments for ACL Injuries

On The Snow recently published this excellent article, showing that skiers are increasingly turning to Regenexx Stem Cell procedures to treat ACL injuries.

I entered the room where a Halloween-prop-sized needle was being cored down into the patient’s hip still skeptical that this procedure was “comfortable” and “painless” as I had read. But, after carrying on a conversation with the patient—who was, admittedly, doing much better than I at that moment, chatting calmly about feeling only pressure as the needle filled with blood—I exited the room a believer.

Read the full article at On The Snow.

Dr. Friedlis on the Essentials of Healthy Living Radio Show

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Dr. Friedlis, of StemCell ARTS, joins host Dr.Kevin Passero on the Essentials of Healthy Living radio show to discuss how your body’s own stems cells and platelets can be used to treat arthritis and other musculoskeletal injuries.


2013 Patient Outcome Data for Same Day Stem Cell Procedures

Click here to view the complete data by body part

As Regenexx Network Physicians, we’re part of the only stem cell treatment network to publish this type of analysis of patient outcome data. The analysis is made possible thanks to the massive numbers that have been accumulating for years in the Regenexx patient registry.

This patient outcome data is not part of a controlled trial. Every patient becomes part of a registry to track outcomes and any complications. This data is a compilation of patient input to the Regenexx Patient Registry at regular intervals following their Regenexx Procedure.

SnoCountry Features Stem Cell Treatments for ACL Injuries

A nice article was recently published at, questioning whether stem cell treatments for the ACL are a “quantum shift” in medicine. Stem cell therapy has shown promising results when compared to traditional surgeries for non-retracted ACL tears and injuries. We are proud to be on the leading edge of these new treatments and articles like these will become more commonplace as athletes become more aware of less invasive alternatives to heal common injuries.

Bob Wislow, 68; Bruce Snyder, 42; and Jacob Gillis, 19, all sought an alternative to surgery that enabled them to regain their high level of activity and remain pain free.

Snyder is a runner, cyclist, and weekend warrior, who tore his meniscus playing soccer. Colorado University student Jacob Gillis, 19, was skiing last spring when he landed awkwardly and heard a “pop” in his knee. An MRI of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) showed a partial tear.

Read the complete article at SnoCountry Online

Video – Dr. Friedlis discusses sugar intake and health / joint implications on MYFOX5DC

Increasing your sugar may have a bad effect on your health. Dr. Mayo Friedlis, with National Spine and Pain Centers and StemCell ARTS, joined MYFOX5DC with advice on managing one’s sugar intake and the long-term effect of sugar on one’s joints.

To read more about the actual study that was the subject of this news story, click here

WUSA 9 News Segment on Stem Cell Therapy Features Dr. Friedlis and StemCell ARTS Patient

WUSA TV News recently featured Dr. Mayo Friedlis in a segment focused on Stem Cell Therapy for damaged and arthritic joints. The story looks at the return to an active lifestyle of a StemCell ARTS patient who underwent stem cell therapy for knee problems following arthroscopic surgery and physical therapy. Dr. Mayo Friedlis of StemCell ARTS also discusses the Regenexx Stem Cell Procedures and the science behind stem cell therapy.