Our Medical Team
Because New Zealand isn’t at the epicentre of cord blood research and development, it makes it even more important to stay up to date with the significant developments in cord blood banking and the difference it is making now and in the future.
Here are the some of the key local and global leaders (experts) we regularly talk to and work with to ensure we bring NZ families the most up-to-date information and advice.
(More than 700 trained Lead Maternity Carers have collected cord blood for our clients at more than 70 hospitals. Click here to read what they think about cord banking.)
Professor James Shaw
Scientific Advisory Board Chairman
The aim of the board is to provide expert scientific and medical information, guidance and opinion to ensure CordBank’s service remains at the cutting edge of stem cell medicine. It is our intention that recognised national and international specialists from the relevant fields of medicine will be added to the Board.
Prof Shaw DSc(Otago), MD, FRACS, MB ChB Otago (with distinction Medicine, Surgery, Paediatrics & Psychiatry), B Med Science Otago is one of New Zealand’s leading academic surgeons. Prof Shaw’s impeccable research credentials coupled with his interest in general medical science brings invaluable knowledge and expertise to CordBank. He is one of only three New Zealanders to be appointed a member of the most prestigious surgery society in the world, the James IV Association of Surgeons. His knowledge of rigorous scientific research provides the board with expert advice on reported advances in the area of stem cell research.