Dr. Riam Shammaa, MD, is the founder of the Canadian Centres for Regenerative Therapy (CCRT). He is also the founder and CEO of IntelliSTem Technologies. A biotechnology company with a breakthrough technology in the field of cell therapy.
Dr. Shammaa is a pioneer scientist in the fields of stem cells, cell therapy and regenerative medicine and holds multiple patents in the field. He conducted the first successful spinal discs repair using stem cells in Canada. He also pioneered non-surgical hip and knee repairs for avascular necrosis using stem cell transplants. Dr. Shammaa is the managing director of Regen Capital, with an investment portfolio in biotech, healthcare, fintech and technology. He is also an active member of Maple Leaf Angels.
Dr. Shammaa worked in research at McGill University and in the private sector before completing his residency in family medicine at McGill University. He went on to complete a fellowship in Sports medicine at the University of Toronto. He is a published author and a national expert in regenerative and translational medicine. He is also a lecturer at the University of Toronto on Musculoskeletal diseases.