Robin L. Smith

President and Chairman, The Cura Foundation

Dr. Robin L. Smith is a global thought leader in regenerative medicine – one of the fastest growing and game-changing segments of modern-day medicine. As a doctor, business leader, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, Dr. Smith is uniquely positioned to lead the global healthcare industry into the cellular future: a future where the cells of our bodies offer infinite potential to treat the most challenging diseases of our time. To raise awareness of the therapeutic promise of cell therapy and support the advancement of cell therapy research, Dr. Smith founded the Stem for Life Foundation (SFLF) in 2007 and later extended this mission under the umbrella of the Cura Foundation in 2016. In 2010, Dr. Smith forged a historic, first-of-its-kind partnership with the Vatican. As part of this relationship, the Vatican and SFLF collaborate to create high-profile initiatives that help catalyze interest and development of cellular therapies that could ultimately reduce human suffering on a global scale. In April 2016, Pope Francis bestowed Dr. Smith with the honor of Dame Commander with Star Pontifical Equestrian Order of Saint Sylvester Pope and Martyr, one of the highest orders awarded by the Holy See, for her work to advance this cause. Dr. Smith is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Rutgers, New Jersey Medical School, has extensive experience serving in executive and board-level capacities for various medical enterprises and healthcare-based entities and is the coauthor of "The Healing Cell: How the Greatest Revolution in Medical History Is Changing Your Life" and "Cells Are the New Cure".