Today at Silk Therapeutics, we proudly announced the formation of our six-member Physician Advisory Board. We are extraordinarily excited to have the support of nationally recognized physicians and would like to introduce each member of the Advisory Board on our blog in the coming weeks. Today’s introduction: Dr. Mark Jewell.
Dr. Jewell is a leading board-certified plastic surgeon working in private practice in Eugene, Oregon. During his thirty-five year career, he has been active in many national societies. Dr. Jewell served as 2005-2006 President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He is currently the United States National Secretary for the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He also served as a Governor for the National Endowment for Plastic Surgery and as a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Jewell is a former member of the Board of Directors for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and Vice President of the America Society Education and Research Foundation.
Dr. Jewell has a very active clinical practice and performs clinical research relating to the development of medical devices and novel pharmacologic therapies. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Oregon Health Science University in Portland, Oregon, and has authored over 80 peer-reviewed scientific publications, book chapters and books.
Dr. Jewell’s interest in Silk Therapeutics was sparked by his understanding of silk’s versatility — he has extensive experience working with silk in the medical field. Dr. Jewell co-authored a premier clinical publication, with our COO, Rebecca Horan, describing a silk medical device (designed and developed by company co-founders at Allergan) used in breast reconstruction following mastectomy. Recognizing the benefits of using silk in the body, Dr. Jewell was intrigued by silk’s use in skincare.
The team’s vision for Silk Therapeutics aligned with Dr. Jewell’s goals as a surgeon and advocate of cutting-edge technology. His expertise in helping companies evaluate and make new technologies available to those who can benefit from them will support our mission at Silk Therapeutics.
Dr. Jewell and his family enjoy life in Eugene. He is an avid runner, enjoys travel and spending time with his family.
We’re beyond delighted to have Dr. Jewell join our Advisory Board, bringing his expertise to our team. We will ask him to share his skincare philosophies in future posts. To find out more about Dr. Jewell, take a look at his practice’s site.