Meet Our Docs


Forever Labs works exclusively with the most experienced and highly-regarded physicians with extensive expertise in stem cell collection.


California, Los Angeles

Michael Banffy, MD

Dr. Banffy attended medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, completed his general surgery internship at the Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston, MA and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, which included training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Banffy is a certified member of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with a Certificate of Additional Qualification in Sports Medicine. Dr. Banffy is an active researcher and has published several scientific papers and book chapters. He is a team physician for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Los Angeles Rams, and an orthopedic consultant to the Los Angeles Kings and Los Angeles Lakers. Dr. Banffy has also been a consultant for a variety of other professional athletics including USA Beach Volleyball, the PGA tour, and the X Games. website


Ronna Parsa, MD

Dr. Parsa completed an Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship under world-renowned sports surgeon, Dr. James Andrews. At the Andrews Institute, she was involved in multiple stem cell research projects and received vast sports medicine experience treating traumatic and overuse injuries in collegiate and professional athletes. She recently traveled to Malaysia, where she was able to study breakthrough stem cell therapies for cartilage regeneration with Dr. Saw at the Kuala Lumpur Sports Medicine Centre. She graduated medical school with Honors at Western University of Health Sciences. At the University of California, Santa Cruz, she attained Highest Honors in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology. website


California, San Francisco

Chad Roghair, MD

Dr. Roghair is a Fellowship Trained Sports Medicine Specialist under the American Board of Family Medicine. A member of the American College of Sports Medicine, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Medical Society of Sports Medicine, and the California Medical Association, Dr. Roghair is also trained in musculoskeletal diagnostic ultrasound and is a Credentialed ImPACT Consultant for the management of concussions. Dr. Roghair was awarded the Sutter Medical Network “Patient’s Choice Award” as the top rated physician specialist in patient satisfaction for 2013. Dr. Roghair has serves as the Head Team Physician for St. Mary’s College and the Student Health Sports Medicine Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as the Head Team Physician for Artemis Team Racing. website


Michigan, Ann Arbor

Laith Farjo, MD

Dr. Farjo received his medical degree from University of Michigan. In addition to being Chief Medical Officer of Forever Labs, Dr. Farjo is one of the most experienced surgeons in the field of hip arthroscopy, having performed this surgery routinely for more than 15 years. He wrote one of the seminal research articles of labral tears in the hip, which is frequently quoted in the orthopedic literature. His skills in repairing hip labral tears, treating femoroacetabular impingement, minimally invasive surgery for trochanteric bursitis, as well as novel techniques for gluteus medius repair have been sought out by patients from all over the world. Dr. Farjo has received numerous national and local awards throughout his career, including being honored as an Hour Detroit Magazine's Top Doctor from 2012-2016.  website


Michigan, Rochester Hills

Thomas Nabity, MD

Dr. Nabity is a Board Certified PM&R specialist with subspecialty Board Certification in Interventional Pain Management and Diagnostic MSK Ultrasound. His special interests include the management of musculoskeletal, spine, and joint pains, as well as the rehabilitation of neurological disorders, spasticity management, and sports medicine. Dr. Nabity completed his medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and his residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He is a former Division 1 college basketball player with a passion to help his patients optimize their performance and function regardless of age or disability.  website


Michigan, Troy

Michael Schenden, MD

Dr. Schenden received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School and after graduating went on to Penn State University to complete his residency and fellowship. Dr. Schenden has been in private practice for 30 years and is currently the Chief of Plastic Surgery at William Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. He is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at Wayne State University. Dr. Schenden is highly respected in the aesthetic plastic surgery world with multiple publications and presentations. He has participated in eight medical mission trips to Turkey. Dr. Schenden is a plastic surgeon with a history of excellent patient care and satisfaction receiving awards in client satisfaction. He pays careful attention to each patient’s medical history, individual needs and expectations.  website


New York, New York City

Thomas Youm, MD

Dr. Thomas Youm is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of athletic injuries and performs arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip. Every year, he trains numerous sports fellows and orthopaedic residents at New York Langone Orthopedic Hospital in cutting edge surgery repairing ligaments and restoring cartilage in the shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, and ankle. He also has a keen interest in biologics such as stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma and routinely offers these treatments to his patients as non-surgical options. Dr. Youm is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Medicine and he is currently Director of Hip Arthroscopy and Director of Hip Arthroscopy Research at New York Langone Orthopedic Hospital. He is a founding partner at RYC Orthopaedics, PC. website


North Carolina, Cary

James Stevens, MD

Dr. Stevens is a board certified family medicine and sports medicine physician, fellowship trained in functional and regenerative medicine and is a team physician for the Carolina Hurricanes and Carolina Ballet. He attended East Carolina School of Medicine and completed his family practice residency at the Medical College of Virginia Fairfax Family Practice program. He then completed his sports medicine fellowship at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has practiced family medicine and sports medicine for the last 26 years. His current practice, Essential Health & Wellness, has added regenerative medicine including stem cell therapy, over the last 7 years. He is a fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Anti-Ageing and Regenerative Medicine as well as a member of the American Medical Society of Sports Medicine.  website


North Carolina, Raleigh

Joseph Barker, MD

Dr. Barker is a board certified fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine and is a team physician for the Carolina Hurricanes. He attended Duke University School of Medicine on a full-tuition academic scholarship and was awarded a Howard Hughes Fellowship for his orthopaedic research. Dr. Barker completed his surgical internship and his orthopaedic residency at Cornell University/Hospital for Special Surgery in New York ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the #1 orthopaedic hospital in the nation. He then was selected for a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the prestigious Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, where he was an assistant team physician for DePaul University, Chicago Steel Hockey, the Chicago White Sox, and the Chicago Bulls.​ Dr. Barker's areas of expertise include sports injuries, shoulder, hip and knee arthroscopy, and cartilage restoration.  website


Benjamin Wood, MD

Dr. Wood is a board-certified, fellowship trained plastic surgeon with Davis & Pyle Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, NC. He attended UNC-Chapel Hill for his undergraduate education, and returned to his hometown to complete medical school and the integrated residency program in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Wake Forest Baptist Health. His training culminated with a fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He remained on faculty at GW University, and spent time training the next generation of surgeons from Georgetown University before returning to North Carolina in 2016 to join Davis & Pyle. He is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.  website


Tennessee, Nashville

Nicholas Sieveking, MD

Dr. Sieveking is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who completed his training in general surgery and plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford University. After Stanford, he received additional training in Aesthetic Surgery in Rio De Janeiro and Sao Paolo, Brazil. In addition to his Plastic Surgery Board certification, Dr. Sieveking is also board certified with advanced fellowship training in Anti-Aging and Functional medicine. Dr. Sieveking has lectured around the world on topics of face lifts, breast surgery, and cleft lip and palate repair. He has authored a chapter on Rhinoplasty in one of the major training textbooks for plastic surgery residents. He is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine. In 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016, he was voted “Top Plastic Surgeon in Nashville” in two Readers Polls by the citizens of Nashville, Tennessee.  website


Texas, Austin

Kelly Cunningham, MD

Dr. Cunningham completed a sports medicine/knee fellowship with Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, Colorado, in addition to orthopedic training in England and Canada. He has extensive practice experience, including care for the Dallas Cowboys and the US Olympic Ski team. Dr. Cunningham has more than twenty years of experience with surgical microfracture and related procedures and closely monitors cutting-edge techniques as they are developed for use in these acute and chronic problems. He is at the forefront of these trends, and has served as a medical consultant for two sports medicine companies in product development and use. Dr. Cunningham and the Austin Ortho+Biologics team combine rigorous standards and quality of care with experience and insight, integrating the best new techniques into the care of each patient. website