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Anthony J. Atala, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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4.5 out of 5

49 Ratings
7 Comments
 

Anthony J. Atala, M.D.

Chair,
Director,
Professor,




Clinical Interests

Adolescent Urology, Microsurgery, Pediatric Urology, Reconstructive Urology, Urology

Contact Information

Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4131
Department: 336-716-4131

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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of Miami, 1984
  • M.D., University of Louisville School of Medicine, 1985
  • Internship, U Louisville Affil Hosps, 1986
  • Residency, U Louisville Affil Hosps, 1990
  • Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 1991
  • Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, 1992

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Urology, Pediatric Urology
  • American Board of Urology, Urology

Memberships

  • Soc Of Genitourinary Reconstru
  • Institute of Medicine
  • American Association of Genito
  • Am Coll Of Surgeons

NPI Number

  • 1235111832
Anthony J. Atala, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.5 out of 5

49 Ratings
7 Comments
 

Anthony J. Atala, M.D.

Chair, Urology
Director, Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Professor, Urology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Physiology & Pharmacology

Research Interests

Tissue Engineering; Regenerative Medicine; Prostatic Neoplasms; Tissue Scaffolds; Stem Cell Transplantation
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-5701 | Department: 336-716-4131

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Recent Publications

Skeletal myogenic differentiation of human urine-derived cells as a potential source for skeletal muscle regeneration. Chen W, Xie M, Yang B, Bharadwaj S, Song L, Liu G, Yi S, Ye G, Atala A, Zhang Y.. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2017;11(2):334-341.

Ibuprofen loaded PLA nanofibrous scaffolds increase proliferation of human skin cells in vitro and promote healing of full thickness incision wounds in vivo. Mohiti-Asli M, Saha S, Murphy SV, Gracz H, Pourdeyhimi B, Atala A, Loboa EG.. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2017;105(2):327-339.

The potential role of tissue-engineered urethral substitution: clinical and preclinical studies. Atala A, Danilevskiy M, Lyundup A, Glybochko P, Butnaru D, Vinarov A, Yoo JJ.. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2017;11(1):3-19.

Microencapsulation of porcine thyroid cell organoids within a polymer microcapsule construct. Yang Y, Opara EC, Liu Y, Atala A, Zhao W.. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2017;242(3):286-296.

Tissue engineering: toward a new era of medicine. Shafiee A, Atala A.. Annu Rev Med. 2017;68():29-40.

3D bioprinting of urethra with PCL/PLCL blend and dual autologous cells in fibrin hydrogel: an in vitro evaluation of biomimetic mechanical property and cell growth environment. Zhang K, Fu Q, Yoo J, Chen X, Chandra P, Mo X, Song L, Atala A, Zhao W.. Acta Biomater. 2017;50():154-164.

Urological tissue cultures [commentary]. Atala A.. J Urol. 2017;197(2 Suppl):S15-S16.

Editorial: future directions for stem cell banking and therapy. McAllister T, Atala A.. Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2017;12(1):2.

Acellular urethra bioscaffold: decellularization of whole urethras for tissue engineering applications. Simoes IN, Vale P, Soker S, Atala A, Keller D, Noiva R, Carvalho S, Peleteiro C, Cabral JM, Eberli D, da Silva CL, Baptista PM.. Sci Rep. 2017;7():41934.

Multisensor-integrated organs-on-chips platform for automated and continual in situ monitoring of organoid behaviors. Zhang YS, Aleman J, Shin SR, Kilic T, Kim D, Mousavi Shaegh SA, Massa S, Riahi R, Chae S, Hu N, Avci H, Zhang W, Silvestri A, Sanati Nezhad A, Manbohi A, De Ferrari F, Polini A, Calzone G, Shaikh N, Alerasool P, Budina E, Kang J, Bhise N, Ribas J,.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2017;114(12):E2293-2302.

Advancing the translation of stem cells to medicine [editorial]. Atala A.. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2017;6(1):1-2.

No evidence of genome editing activity from Natronobacterium gregoryi Argonaute (NgAgo) in human cells. Javidi-Parsijani P, Niu G, Davis M, Lu P, Atala A, Lu B.. PLoS One. 2017;12(5):e0177444.

Cell therapy for stress urinary incontinence: present-day frontiers. Vinarov A, Atala A, Yoo J, Slusarenco R, Zhumataev M, Zhito A, Butnaru D.. J Tissue Eng Regen Med. 2017;():.

Tissue specific extracellular matrix enhances skeletal muscle precursor cell expansion and differentiation for potential application in cell therapy. Zhang D, Zhang Y, Zhang Y, Yi H, Wang Z, Wu R, He D, Wei G, Wei S, Hu Y, Deng J, Criswell T, Yoo JJ, Zhou Y, Atala A.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2017;():.

Transforming the approach to cell-based therapies [editorial]. Atala A, McAllister TN.. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2017;6(5):1305-1306.

In vitro skin expansion: wound healing assessment. Prim PM, Kim HS, Shapiro LE, Lee JS, Kaan JH, Jackson JD, Yoo JJ, Atala A, Lee SJ.. Wound Repair Regen. 2017;():.

Selective cell therapy for the treatment of renal failure. Atala A, Yoo JJ, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. United States patent US 9534203. 2017 Jan 3. 2017;():.

Kidney structures and methods of forming the same. Atala A, Yoo JJ, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. United States patent US 9580688. 2017 Feb 28. 2017;():.

Tissue expander. Atala A, Lee SJ, Yoo JJ, Scarpinato P, Ladd MR, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. United States patent US 9585688. 2017 Mar 7. 2017;():.

Inkjet gene printing. Atala A, Yoo JJ, Xu T, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. United States patent US 9598704. 2017 Mar 21. 2017;():.

Multilayer scaffolds in orthopaedic tissue engineering. Atesok K, Doral MN, Karlsson J, Egol KA, Jazrawi LM, Coelho PG, Martinez A, Matsumoto T, Owens BD, Ochi M, Hurwitz SR, Atala A, Fu FH, Lu HH, Rodeo SA.. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016;24(7):2365-2373.

Comparative study of different seeding methods based on a multilayer SIS scaffold: which is the optimal procedure for urethral tissue engineering?. Lv XG, Feng C, Fu Q, Xie H, Wang Y, Huang JW, Xie MK, Atala A, Xu YM, Zhao WX.. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2016;104(6):1098-1108.

Kidney diseases and tissue engineering. Moon KH, Ko IK, Yoo JJ, Atala A.. Methods. 2016;99():112-119.

The hematopoietic system in the context of regenerative medicine. Porada CD, Atala AJ, Almeida-Porada G.. Methods. 2016;99():44-61.

Accelerating stem cell trials for Alzheimer's disease. Hunsberger JG, Rao M, Kurtzberg J, Bulte JW, Atala A, LaFerla FM, Greely HT, Sawa A, Gandy S, Schneider LS, Doraiswamy PM.. Lancet Neurol. 2016;15(2):219-230.

Developing induced pluripotent stem cell-based therapy for the masses. Rao MS, Atala A.. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2016;5(2):129-131.

Repopulation of porcine kidney scaffold using porcine primary renal cells. Abolbashari M, Agcaoili SM, Lee MK, Ko IK, Aboushwareb T, Jackson JD, Yoo JJ, Atala A.. Acta Biomater. 2016;29():52-61.

Combination of small RNAs for skeletal muscle regeneration. Kim N, Yoo JJ, Atala A, Lee SJ.. FASEB J. 2016;30(3):1198-1206.

Use of trimetasphere metallofullerene MRI contrast agent for the non-invasive longitudinal tracking of stem cells in the lung. Murphy SV, Hale A, Reid T, Olson J, Kidiyoor A, Tan J, Zhou Z, Jackson J, Atala A.. Methods. 2016;99():99-111.

Fluid flow regulation of revascularization and cellular organization in a bioengineered liver platform. Baptista PM, Moran EC, Vyas D, Ribeiro MH, Atala A, Sparks J, Soker S.. Tissue Eng Part C Methods. 2016;22(3):199-207.

Fabrication of biomimetic vascular scaffolds for 3D tissue constructs using vascular corrosion casts. Huling J, Ko IK, Atala A, Yoo JJ.. Acta Biomater. 2016;32():190-197.

The GAO report: funding, challenges, and solutions for regenerative medicine [editorial]. Hunsberger J, Atala A.. Curr Stem Cell Res Ther. 2016;11(1):1.

A 3D bioprinting system to produce human-scale tissue constructs with structural integrity. Kang HW, Lee SJ, Ko IK, Kengla C, Yoo JJ, Atala A.. Nat Biotechnol. 2016;34(3):312-319.

Printing technologies for medical applications. Shafiee A, Atala A.. Trends Mol Med. 2016;22(3):254-265.

A reductionist metastasis-on-a-chip platform for in vitro tumor progression modeling and drug screening. Skardal A, Devarasetty M, Forsythe S, Atala A, Soker S.. Biotechnol Bioeng. 2016;113(9):2020-2032.

Stem cell therapy for treatment of stress urinary incontinence: the current status and challenges. Zhou S, Zhang K, Atala A, Khoury O, Murphy SV, Zhao W, Fu Q.. Stem Cells Int. 2016;2016():7060975.

Atlas Regeneration Company, Inc. Makarev E, Isayev O, Atala A.. Regen Med. 2016;11(2):141-143.

Elastomeric free-form blood vessels for interconnecting organs on chip systems. Zhang W, Zhang YS, Bakht SM, Aleman J, Shin SR, Yue K, Sica M, Ribas J, Duchamp M, Ju J, Sadeghian RB, Kim D, Dokmeci MR, Atala A, Khademhosseini A.. Lab Chip. 2016;16(9):1579-1586.

Experimental testicular tissue banking to generate spermatogenesis in the future: a multidisciplinary team approach. Sadri-Ardekani H, McLean TW, Kogan S, Sirintrapun J, Crowell K, Yousif MQ, Hodges SJ, Petty J, Pranikoff T, Sieren L, Zeller K, Atala A.. Methods. 2016;99():120-127.

In utero stem cell transplantation and gene therapy: rationale, history, and recent advances toward clinical application. Almeida-Porada G, Atala A, Porada CD.. Mol Ther Methods Clin Dev. 2016;5():16020.

A liver-on-a-chip platform with bioprinted hepatic spheroids. Bhise NS, Manoharan V, Massa S, Tamayol A, Ghaderi M, Miscuglio M, Lang Q, Shrike Zhang Y, Shin SR, Calzone G, Annabi N, Shupe TD, Bishop CE, Atala A, Dokmeci MR, Khademhosseini A.. Biofabrication. 2016;8(1):014101.

Regenerative medicine [editorial]. Sadri-Ardekani H, Atala A.. Methods. 2016;99():1-2.

Bioprinting cellularized constructs using a tissue-specific hydrogel bioink [video article]. Skardal A, Devarasetty M, Kang HW, Seol YJ, Forsythe SD, Bishop C, Shupe T, Soker S, Atala A.. J Vis Exp. 2016;(110):e53606.

Lung-on-a-chip technologies for disease modeling and drug development. Konar D, Devarasetty M, Yildiz DV, Atala A, Murphy SV.. Biomed Eng Comput Biol. 2016;7(Suppl 1):17-27.

In vitro spermatogenesis: how far from clinical application?. Galdon G, Atala A, Sadri-Ardekani H.. Curr Urol Rep. 2016;17(7):49.

Production of tissue engineered heart valves. Atala A, Yoo J, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. European patent office EP 1863546. 2015 Oct 7; United States patent 9,248,015. 2016 Feb 2. 2016;():.

Oxygen-generating compositions for enhancing cell and tissue survival in vivo. Harrison B, Yoo J, Atala A, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. European patent office EP 2155235. 2016 Apr 6; Japan patent JP2 5926758. 2016 Apr 28. 2016;():.

Tissue engineered blood vessels. Atala A, Soker S, Yoo J, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. European patent office EP 1863547. 2016 May 11. 2016;():.

Regeneration of pancreatic islets by amniotic fluid stem cell therapy. Atala A, Milanesi A, Soker S, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. European patent office EP 1833494. 2016 May 18. 2016;():.

Inkjet printing of tissues and cells. Xu T, Yoo J, Atala A, inventors; Wake Forest University Health Sciences, assignee.. United States patent US 9,301,925. 2016 Apr 5. 2016;():.

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Professor, Urology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Clinical Interests

Adolescent Urology, Microsurgery, Pediatric Urology, Reconstructive Urology, Urology
Anthony J. Atala, M.D.

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey

CP concern for questions/worries
4.5
CP efforts to include in decisions
4.5
CP explanations of prob/condition
4.6
CP spoke using clear language
4.5
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.7
Likelihood of recommending CP
4.5
Patients' confidence in CP
4.5
Time CP spent with patient
4.5
Wait time at clinic
3.9



Patient Comments

Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.

10/25/2016

*Dr. Atala has a good bed-side manner and genuine care for my other children.

10/21/2016

I like *Dr. Itala, he is always so thorough. We love him.

9/26/2016

Very kind.

9/22/2016

good

8/22/2016

After waiting close to 3 hours he return and greeted us as if he had just met. He did not realize we have been waiting for him to return.

7/31/2016

Dr. Atala is by far the best urologist I know, and Eva (my daughter, patient) has unfortunately had to go through quite a few. We finally found him after multiple local doctors in Charlotte who could never figure out what was wrong with her health. Atala pinned the problem immediately, scheduled testing, and planned a solution. The amount of time he spends with us every visit is impressive and he is always thorough. I trust him fully in his knowledge, and he listens to what I have to say as a parent. It's a true testimony when a child looks forward to and even sometimes counts down the days to when she can go visit her doctor. Atala is a big deal in our house.

7/29/2016

I was very impressed with *Dr. Atala and how he cared for my daughter and wanted to find the cure immediately.

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