Our team

Sammy Sliwin


Plastic Surgeon and Medical Director

Dr. Sliwin’s vision is to have a multi-discipline centre of excellence to expand the uses of stem cells under the guidance of Health Canada. He became interested in adipose (fat) derived stem cells in 2008 and pursued further research and training in separation techniques and treatments. He is a member of the Cell Society, the International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics and Science, the International Cellular Medicine Society and the International Society for Stem Cell Research.

Dr. Sliwin graduated medicine from the University of Toronto in 1980, and completed his residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1985. He then accepted a fellowship in Hand and Cosmetic Surgery. In 1986 he was certified by The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr Sliwin is a member of the Canadian Society of Aesthetic (Cosmetic) Plastic Surgery, the Ontario Medical Association and The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario. He is the Medical Director of The Forest Hill Institute of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, a fully accredited private surgical facility. He is also on staff at The Scarborough Hospital as an Attending Plastic Surgeon where he practices reconstructive plastic surgery.

Keren Leibson


Laboratory Director and Scientist

Dr. Leibson brings her tremendous laboratory experience to develop leading edge novel products for regenerative medicine and therapeutics. She personally handles the manufacture of the sterile products for preservation and therapeutic uses. She oversees the science, operations and quality of pre-clinical and clinical research in complete accordance with Health Canada regulations. Her focus is on cutting edge translation of science into clinical benefit for our patients.

Dr. Leibson earned her PhD in Molecular Biology, followed by postdoctoral training in medical Genetics at Ben Gurion University, Israel.

Dr. Leibson has published several peer reviewed scientific papers, and had her work presented in scientific meetings in both Europe and North America.