As the inventor of FesariusTherapeutics patented collagen microsphere technology, Dr. Spector provides significant input to the scientific direction of the company with respect to formulation, pre-clinical & clinical research and ultimate product development. Dr. Spector is a Professor of Surgery and Otolaryngology at Weill Cornell Medicine, and Adjunct Professor in the Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering at Cornell University. As a nationally recognized, board-certified plastic surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Spector performs a wide array of aesthetic and reconstructive surgeries including complex reconstructive microsurgery.
In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Dr. Spector has a long track record in healthcare technology and innovation. He is the Founder, Director and Principal Investigator of the Laboratory for Bioregenerative Medicine and Surgery (“LBMS”) at Weill Cornell Medicine. The LBMS focuses on novel approaches for tissue engineering and wound healing as well as the development of translational technologies from bench to bedside. At LBMS, Dr. Spector invented the patented collagen microsphere technology used by FesariusTherapeutics. In total, Dr. Spector has developed seven patents and patents pending, two of which have been licensed for translational application.
Dr. Spector has published more than 130 peer reviewed articles and he has received numerous grants from various entities including the National Institutes of Health. He is a Study Section Reviewer for NIH Surgical Sciences, Biomedical Imaging, and Bioengineering, ZRG1 SBIB-Q 11.
Dr. Spector graduated from Cornell University where he received a B.A. in Economics. He obtained his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, followed by training in general surgery and plastic surgery at NYU Medical Center. Additionally, He completed both a post-doctoral research fellowship under Michael T. Longaker, M.D. and a clinical fellowship in reconstructive microsurgery.