Maria Millan MD

California Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Dr. Maria Millan is a physician-scientist who has devoted her career to treating and developing innovative solutions for children and adults with debilitating and life-threatening conditions. After obtaining her MD, she completed her surgical training and post-doctoral research at Harvard Medical School – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. After a transplant surgery fellowship at Stanford, she began her academic career with a busy pediatric and adult transplant surgery practice focused on technical advancements and optimization of patient outcomes. In parallel, she was promoted to Associate Professor and the Director of the Pediatric Organ Transplant Program at Stanford. She also served on the Medical School’s Faculty Senate and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital operations committee.

In 2006, Maria joined StemCells, Inc., and joined the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine in 2012 where she led the formation of the Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Network. This clinical network successfully supports over 45 clinical trials and was recently expanded to include 5 programs composed of 7 medical centers and affiliated hospitals. In July 2017, Dr. Millan took on the role as President and CEO of CIRM. Under her leadership, CIRM continues to drive the mission of accelerating stem treatments to patients with unmet medical needs.