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Anthony Atala, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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4.4 out of 5

54 Ratings

Anthony Atala, M.D.


Clinical Interests

Urology, Adolescent Urology, Microsurgery, Pediatric Urology, Reconstructive 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


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

NPI Number

  • 1235111832
Anthony Atala, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.4 out of 5

54 Ratings

Anthony 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 Cells
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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.

A tunable hydrogel system for long-term release of cell-secreted cytokines and bioprinted in situ wound cell delivery. Skardal A, Murphy SV, Crowell K, Mack D, Atala A, Soker S.. J Biomed Mater Res B Appl Biomater. 2017;105(7):1986-2000.

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;23(15-16):784-794.

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;25(3):398-407.

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;():.

Regenerative medicine: current concepts and changing trends [abstract]. Atala A.. In Vitro Cell Dev Biol Anim. 2017;53(Suppl 1):S1.

Optical tracking and digital quantification of beating behavior in bioengineered human cardiac organoids. Devarasetty M, Forsythe S, Shupe TD, Soker S, Bishop CE, Atala A, Skardal A.. Biosensors (Basel). 2017;7(3):E24.

Electrospun vascular scaffold for cellularized small diameter blood vessels: a preclinical large animal study. Ju YM, Ahn H, Arenas-Herrera J, Kim C, Abolbashari M, Atala A, Yoo JJ, Lee SJ.. Acta Biomater. 2017;59():58-67.

Immunomodulatory cell therapy to target cystic fibrosis inflammation. Khoury O, Barrios C, Ortega V, Atala A, Murphy SV.. Am J Respir Cell Mol Biol. 2017;():.

Novel applications of calcium channel blockers: a new insight to cardiac drugs [abstract]. Motayagheni N, Hyre A, Mirzazadeh M, Subashchandrabose S, Atala A.. Cardiology. 2017;137(Suppl 1):43.

A quantitative, multi-national and multi-stakeholder assessment of barriers to the adoption of cell therapies. Davies BM, Smith J, Rikabi S, Wartolowska K, Morrey M, French A, MacLaren R, Williams D, Bure K, Pinedo-Villanueva R, Mathur A, Birchall M, Snyder E, Atala A, Reeve B, Brindley D.. J Tissue Eng. 2017;8():.

The potential role of stem cells in the treatment of fecal incontinence following posterior sagittal anorectoplasty operation [abstract]. Gadallah N, El-Okby A, El-Badawy R, Bakry S, El Bahrawy M, Atala A.. Neurourol Urodyn. 2017;36(Suppl 3):S239-S241.

Controlled release of IGF1 enhances urethral sphincter function and histological structure in the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence in a rodent model. Yan H, Zhong L, Jiang Y, Yang J, Deng J, Wei S, Opara E, Atala A, Mao X, Damaser M, Zhang Y.. BJU Int. 2017;():.

Tissue-specific extracellular matrix promotes myogenic differentiation of human muscle progenitor cells on gelatin and heparin conjugated alginate hydrogels. Yi H, Forsythe S, He Y, Liu Q, Xiong G, Wei S, Li G, Atala A, Skardal A, Zhang Y.. Acta Biomater. 2017;62():222-233.

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 [abstract]. Zhang K, Fu Q, Atala A, Zhao W.. Int J Urol. 2017;24(Suppl 1):16.

Self-assembled liver organoids recapitulate hepato-biliary organogenesis in vitro. Vyas D, Baptista PM, Brovold M, Moran E, Brovold M, Gaston B, Booth C, Samuel M, Atala A, Soker S.. Hepatology. 2017;():.

Multi-tissue interactions in an integrated three-tissue organ-on-a-chip platform. Skardal A, Murphy SV, Devarasetty M, Mead I, Kang HW, Seol YJ, Shrike Zhang Y, Shin SR, Zhao L, Aleman J, Hall AR, Shupe TD, Kleensang A, Dokmeci MR, Jin Lee S, Jackson JD, Yoo JJ, Hartung T, Khademhosseini A, Soker S, Bishop CE, Atala A.. Sci Rep. 2017;7(1):8837.

Three-dimensional testicular organoid: a novel tool for the study of human spermatogenesis and gonadotoxicity in vitro. Pendergraft SS, Sadri-Ardekani H, Atala A, Bishop CE.. Biol Reprod. 2017;96(3):720-732.

Solubilized amnion membrane hyaluronic acid hydrogel accelerates full-thickness wound healing. Murphy SV, Skardal A, Song L, Sutton K, Haug R, Mack DL, Jackson J, Soker S, Atala A.. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2017;6(11):2020-2032.

Lipid emulsion, more than reversing bupivacaine cardiotoxicity: potential organ protection. Motayagheni N, Phan S, Nozari A, Atala A.. J Pharm Pharm Sci. 2017;20():329-331.

miR-122 inhibition in a human liver spheroid model leads to liver inflammation, necrosis, steatofibrosis and dysregulated insulin signaling [abstract]. Sendi H, Wan MM, Koch K, Atala A, Bonkovsky HL, Bishop CE.. Hepatology. 2017;66(Suppl 1):1044A.

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.

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Professor, Urology
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Clinical Interests

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

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