Dr. Joseph Purita received his undergraduate and medical degrees from Georgetown University. His orthopedic residency was completed at the University of Miami where he served as Chief Resident. Dr. Purita is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Academy of Pain Management, and the Board of Age Management Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Purita has served as team physician for a number of local schools and the Boca Jades professional basketball team. He has treated some of the most prominent professional athletes in all major sports including the NFL, MLB, NBA, PGA and the UFC /MMA. Dr. Purita is a pioneer in the use of stem cells and platelet rich plasma for a variety of orthopedic conditions which previously required surgery. He now offers an alternative to standard surgery. He is the director of the Institute of Regenerative and Molecular Orthopedics (www.stemcellorthopedics.com). He is considered one of the pre-eminent experts in the world on the use of stem cells in the orthopedic field. Dr. Purita and his work have been profiled on ESPN, CNN, NYT, WSJ, S.I. and numerous other periodicals. He has been invited to lecture on these techniques throughout the world as a visiting professor. Dr. Purita's institute acts as a training center for physicians from all over the world to learn about stem cell and platelet treatments.