2017 Accomplishments

The Napa Medical Research Foundation continues to make major contributions in the field of regenerative medicine thanks to our innovative research team, dedicated staff and generous donors. Director of Research, Dr. Marko Bodor, combines his expertise in ultrasound and regenerative medicine to develop new, minimally invasive procedures and techniques. Research projects are yielding exceptional patient improvement rates. Collaboration with renowned medical institutions and publication of our findings advance less invasive, less painful ways to diagnose and treat conditions affecting the spine, nerves, joints and tendons.

The NMRF Board of Directors has expanded to include additional leading medical professionals and prominent community members. New office space provides Foundation staff with the opportunity to welcome friends and study participants. Our state-of-the-art research lab enables Dr. Bodor and his team to gain valuable insights and establish critical data t o support the work of our clinical studies.


2017:  Advance Research. Pioneer New Procedures. Share Findings


Carpal Tunnel Release ; Cervical Facet Arthritis; Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome; Intradiscal Platelet-Rich Plasma; Carpal Tunnel Injectate Flow; Sever’s Disease


American Medical Society for Sports Medicine; California Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation; Interventional Orthopedics Foundation; Spine Intervention Society; UCSF Dept. of Neurological Surgery, 9/2017 + 10/2017; The Orthobiologic Institute


Beckman-Coulter Flow Cytometer; Cell Culture Capability; Dedicated Lab Technician; Inversion Fluoroscent Microscope; Part-Time Cell & Molecular Biologist


British Medical Journal of Open Sport & Exercise Medicine; Elsevier; Muscle & Nerve, March +November 2017; Oxford University Press, 2 Chapters, released 2017; Springer Publishing, 3 publications for 2018 release


HARRY GENANT, MD: Internationally-recognized leader in Radiology, Orthopedic Surgery, Arthritis Research & Osteology.

CONRAD HEWITT: Former Chief Accountant for US Securities and Exchange Committee and engaged community member.

KENNETH NOVACK: Philanthropic advocate for health care, education and the arts with extensive business experience.

JOANN SERAFINI ROSS: Owner of Shibumi Knoll Vineyards and HMiCardinal with a broad background in communications.

PHILIP WEINSTEIN, MD: Director of neurospinal surgery at UCSF and leading researcher in spine and brain injury.

Bodor Response to JAMA article

  In the April 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, Tracy Hampton PhD summarized a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Eric Boilard PhD from Quebec, discovering an unappreciated role of platelets in the...

Dinner Under the Stars

We are grateful to NMRF Board of Director, Con Hewitt and his wife Linda for their wonderful generosity and hospitality! On Thursday, May 17, the couple hosted a special fundraiser dinner to support the important work of Dr. Marko Bodor and his team of highly...

Ultra-Marathoners and The Hip Joint: A Study

Started in 1974, the Western States Endurance Race challenges elite runners from all over the world to 100.2 miles of demanding terrain. Beginning in Squaw Valley, California, participants climb 18,000 feet in altitude as they wind their way through...

Lateral Femoral Cutaneous Nerve Study

BACKGROUND: Since 1878 when first described by Bernhadt, the condition now known as meralgia parasthetica, or Bernhardt-Roth syndrome, has been characterized by an irritating or burning sensation in the outer thigh and is often accompanied by numbness or...

Regeneration of the ACL in an Extreme Sports Athlete

Oliver Starr is no stranger to pain. The 49-year old former professional road and mountain bike rider is also a hard-core skier, big wave surfer, and avid outdoorsman who is a lifelong wolf advocate and trainer. It comes as no surprise that he has endured...

Dr. Bodor featured in Napa Spotlight

The Napa Medical Research Foundation is delighted to share Napa Spotlight's recent cover article featuring Dr. Marko Bodor and his family, published by Best Version Media. Dr. Bodor: Solver of Great Medical Mysteries By Jess Lander Photo Credit: Bob McClenahan   Dr....

THE LATEST NEWS: January 2018

WELCOME TO THE BOARD Joann Serafini Ross is a native of Albany, New York and holds a BA in Communications from SUNY, New Paltz, New York. Her varied and diverse career has been filled with hard work and great experiences, all culminating in her current leadership and...

The Development of a New Technique

Innovations and breakthroughs can be the result of years’ worth of effort, multiple failures, and even happy accidents. For Dr. Marko Bodor, it was the driving need to ensure his patients were being diagnosed and treated in the most accurate, timely, effective and...

2017 Accomplishments

The Napa Medical Research Foundation continues to make major contributions in the field of regenerative medicine thanks to our innovative research team, dedicated staff and generous donors. Director of Research, Dr. Marko Bodor, combines his expertise in ultrasound and...

NMRF comments on Wall Street Journal article about stem cell research in U.S.

The recent Wall Street Journal article, “Stem Cells for Knee Injuries? U.S. Doctors Investigate”, presents an important case for the critical research being performed across the country to prove the efficacy of regenerative biologic treatments, including stem cells...


 Reduce Pain. Increase Mobility + Function. Improve Quality of Life.

All the research conducted through the Napa Medical Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is fully funded through generous donations received from individuals and family foundations.

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