Advisory Board


Surgical Board

Peter Kurweil MD

PSC Co-founder

An internationally recognized Orthopaedic Surgeon with expertise in arthroscopic or reconstructive surgery of the knee and shoulder, and the treatment of athletic injuries.

Dr. Kurzweil is on the editorial boards for The Journal of Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, and Orthopedics Today. He has published numerous articles and book chapters, and is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, California Orthopaedic Association, and the Arthroscopy Association of North America, where he was recently elected to the Board of Directors.

Christopher Proctor MD

Dr. Proctor is the team physician for Santa Barbara Foresters Baseball team of California Collegiate League and Santa Barbara Breakers professional basketball team.  Dr. Proctor is a US Ski Team physician, a UCSB staff physician, team physician for Santa Ynez High School and provides sports medicine care for professional, collegiate and high school athletes.  Dr. Proctor has served as the New York Yankees Stadium Physician and Madison Square Garden Physician.

Brad Thomas MD

Dr. Thomas currently holds the following positions: Chief of SportsMedicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Associate Professor, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Specialty Society Memberships, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Arthroscopy Association of North America(Master Instructor.

Scientific Advisory Board

Deborah McK. Ciombor PhD


Associate Professor of Surgery (Research) and Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Dr. Ciombor is the Senior Scientist for the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in the Lifespan/Brown Academic Medical Centers. Formerly as a member of the Department of Orthopaedics at Brown, she was a founding Director of the Center for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine, Providence VA Medical Center/Brown University and a Co-Principal investigator for the Center of Excellence. She has held numerous grants including National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Whitaker Foundation, the Aircast Foundation, Department of Defense (DoD), CDMRP and Veteran’s Administration (VA) as well as several corporate grants and contracts.

Dr. Ciombor’s research focuses on cell-based tissue engineering to create transplantable tissue replacements that may restore function lost to trauma or disease. She is the holder of US and international patents. Dr. Ciombor reviews for numerous scientific and medical journals and serves as a member of both US and international Review panels including: NIH, DoD and several private foundations.