Atala, Anthony

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Atala, Anthony Gender: M
Nasser Atala Herrera
born on 14 July 1958 at 08:25 (= 08:25 AM )
Place Lima, Peru, 12s03, 77w03
Timezone -05 h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 21°35' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 24°06 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 20°30'

Anthony Atala (on stage at TED 2011)
photo: Steve Jurvetson from Menlo Park, USA, license cc-by-2.0


American bioengineer, urologist, and pediatric surgeon noted as the creator of the first 3D bioprinters (Integrated Tissue and Organ Printing System or ITOP). He is one of the foremost leading figures in the field of organ printing. Atala and his team developed the first lab-grown organ (a bladder) to be implanted into a human. He is also developing experimental technology that can 3D print human tissue on demand.

He is the W.H. Boyce professor of urology, the founding director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest School of Medicine in North Carolina. His work focuses on the science of regenerative medicine: "a practice that aims to refurbish diseased or damaged tissue using the body's own healthy cells".

As director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Dr. Atala leads a team of more than 400 researchers dedicated to developing cell therapies and engineering replacement tissues and organs for more than 40 different areas of the body.

Dr. Atala is Editor of 3 journals and 25 books including Principles of Regenerative Medicine, Foundations of Regenerative Medicine, Methods of Tissue Engineering and Minimally Invasive Urology. He has published over 800 journal articles and has received more than 250 national and international patents. Fifteen technology applications developed in Dr. Atala's laboratory have been used clinically.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Birth certificate in hand from Sy Scholfield, copy on file.


  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Peru to USA)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Engineer : Other Engineer (Bio)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Urologist)
  • Vocation : Medical : Surgeon (Pediatric)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Engineer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Awards : Public Service
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (3D bioprinters)