If you are considering a joint replacement surgery or have an orthopedic injury, you should learn about stem cell and Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. Stem cells have shown exceptional promise in the treatment of orthopedic illnesses such as arthritis in the joints, avascular necrosis, and injuries such as torn ligaments, tendons, and meniscus. Stem cells are cells with the ability to become many different types of tissue such as new cartilage, ligaments, and bone. They can be applied to many areas of the body:
Dr. Harold Pierre’s journey to medicine has been anything but direct. Life has taken him from Brooklyn to Haiti and from electrical engineering to a stint in the CIA—yes, the Central Intelligence Agency, serving in 14 countries in three years. But, it was a course in biology, taught at a community college, that ultimately kindled Harold’s interest in medicine.
With experiences so diverse, it’s no surprise that Harold would ultimately find his way into Regenerative Medicine, also known as Stem Cell Therapy. Curing arthritis of the joint and eliminating the need for joint replacement are just a few applications of this cutting-edge medical technology which he now brings to Tulsa Spine and Rehab.
Harold earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from The University of Maryland at College Park, an MD from the Medical University of South Carolina at Charleston before completing his Anesthesiology Residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was named 2003’s Resident Teacher of the Year.
Since arriving here in Tulsa, Harold has served as Staff Anesthesiologist at Tulsa Hillcrest Medical Center, was Medical Director of Hospice Services at Interim Healthcare Hospice and is currently Co-Director of Anesthesiology at Hillcrest South Hospital.
Not bad for a Brooklyn-born boy who arrived back in America at age 6 only speaking French and Creole. Harold is married to his high school sweetheart. They have three daughters, 19, 15 and 9. And, when he’s not working out or indulging his knack for international cooking, Harold spends time teaching his 9 year old the piano—something he began at age 4.