Dr. Martin Braun, MD, CCFP (EM) – President/Owner
As a pioneering physician in Canada, Dr. Braun is now specializing in the emerging and exciting field of Adult Stem Cell and PRP treatments. Dr. Braun is one of the few physicians in Canada who has trained in the specialized growing field of Regenerative Medicine. He uses your own (autologous) stem cells from your vascular stroma to treat your musculoskeletal, autoimmune disorders, or deteriorating conditions using the clinical protocols of the Cell Surgical Network.
Dr. Braun severely injured his right knee skiing in 2010, and underwent reconstructive surgery. However, due to ongoing pain and disability he investigated alternative treatments and discovered autologous stem cell regenerative medicine. Dr. Braun underwent his first stem cell deployment in 2014, with excellent results. His stem cell treatment allowed him to continue to ski expert terrain. The success of his own stem cell deployment compelled him to offer this cutting edge treatment to others.
Dr. Braun received his medical degree from the University of British Columbia in 1984 and completed his core surgical training at VGH. He subsequently worked for 15 years in the busiest emergency room in Canada, before he founded the Vancouver Laser and Skin Care Centre. As an experienced clinician, researcher, teacher, and major international speaker Dr. Braun has been practicing medicine for more than 33 years.
Dr. Jonathan Brock, MD, CCFP (EM)
Dr. Jonathan Brock completed his MD at Queens University in Kingston Ontario in 1997. After completing his residency and becoming Board Certified in Emergency Medicine he practiced full time Emergency for 15 years at the busiest ER in Canada – Surrey Memorial Hospital in British Columbia. Since making the transition to Cosmetic and Regenerative Medicine 5 years ago he has treated a wide range of musculoskeletal, neurologic and autoimmune conditions following the CSN FDA approved protocols. As the one of the practitioners performing the harvesting and deployment of Stromal Vascular Fraction/Stem Cells he is a key player at the Vancouver Stem Cell Treatment Centre.
Dr. Ashely Riskin, BSc, MD, CCFP
Dr. Riskin completed his Bachelor of Sciences, Medical Doctorate and Family Medicine Residency at UBC as well as a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine from the University of Arizona. He is also certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Riskin has a long-standing passion for an integrative approach dating back to his teenage years when he worked for an organic food chain. While studying at UBC, he started the non-profit group, Alternative and Integrative Medical Society (AIMS), to help students learn about integrative medicine.
He believes in the body’s innate capacity for healing and is grateful to have the opportunity to work with patients, whether it be dealing with a particular health issue or to support them to attain optimal health.
Dr. Riskin has a keen in interest in personalized medicine and aims to provide a ‘root cause resolution’ approach. He is passionate about genetics and molecular medicine, the microbiome, healthy aging, mind-body medicine and empowering his patients to increase their resilience and lead happy, productive lives. He also practices emergency medicine and remains passionate about working to evolve our healthcare system to be more forward and “upstream” focused.
Dr. Ralph Belle, MD, FRCS (C) – Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Ralph Belle specializes in lower extremity orthopedics. He specializes in hip, knee and foot and ankle surgery. After graduating from the Western University Orthopedic program, Dr. Belle trained in an AO trauma fellowship in Austria. This was followed by Arthroplasty at Western University and Foot and Ankle surgery at the University of Utah.
He has been practicing at Burnaby Hospital since 1991. Dr. Belle is currently the Regional Medical Director and the Regional Department Head of Surgery for the Fraser Health Authority. Dr. Belle is also a Clinical Assistant Professor with the UBC Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine.