Yong Zhao MD, PhD

Founder and Owner

In 2005, Dr. Zhao discovered cord blood-derived multipotent stem cells (CB-SC) and successfully translated it into clinical use. Dr. Zhao also invented Stem Cell Educator Therapy for the treatment of diabetes and other autoimmune diseases in humans. This groundbreaking study has been noted by the American Diabetes Association at the 72nd Scientific Sessions (ADA, Philadelphia, 2012) as one of eight major diabetes breakthroughs in 2012. His work received the 2006 and 2008 Rachmiel Levine Scientific Achievement Award and was covered by CNN, USA Today, Reuters, and Science Daily. He has 38 peer-reviewed publications and owns 8 patents including 3 international PCT patents and 5 national patents in US.


MD - Clinical Medicine, Shandong Weifang Medical Science, China

MS - Immunology, Shandong Academy of Medical Science, China

PhD - Immunology, Shanghai Second Military Medical University, China

Academic Position

Post-Doc (2000 - 2004)
Department of Biology, University of Chicago / Argonne National Laboratory, IL, USA

Assistant Professor, Principle Investigator (2004 - 2012)
Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, USA

Associate Scientist, Principle Investigator (2013 - now)
Department of Research, Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ, USA

Clinical Position

1991 Residence, Physician, Department of Internal Medicine, Qihe People Hospital, China

1995 Attending Doctor, Shandong University, Qianfoshan Hospital, China