Dr. Cameron Clokie is a oral surgeon, professor, CEO, and leader in bone regeneration technology.
Dr. Clokie is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Toronto, Ontario. In addition to his practice, Dr. Clokie is a professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Toronto and the CEO of Induce Biologics Inc.
Dr. Clokie completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1985, diploma in oral and maxillofacial surgery in 1990, post graduate fellowship training in 1991, and PhD in 1992 from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec.
The CEO of Inducec Biologics, Dr. Clokie has taken on a bold new frontier of medicine: regenerative biotech. Regenerative medicine is a medical concept that dates back to 1938, but doctors like Cameron Clokie are today making the idea a reality.
The bone regeneration procedures pioneered by Dr. Clokie and performed at Toronto General Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital have successfully utilized the body’s ability for regrowing healthy bone cells.
Dr. Clokie’s technique “resets” the biological clock of damaged bone to trigger growth, similar to the type of rapid bone growth that happens in newborn babies. This innovation has successfully regrown bone in adult patients requiring reconstructive surgery after illnesses like cancer. Typically these patients require physical reconstruction with grafts of bone and tissue from other areas of the body to replace the lost bone.
Dr. Clokie’s new method allows the bone to regrow itself, eliminating the need for painful and invasive grafting techniques. While it still requires surgery, the procedure and recovery time are much shorter than traditional reconstructive methods.
The regenerative procedure is still relatively uncommon, and because it is not covered by insurance the costs are still high. Dr. Clokie is collaborating with surgeons around the world to mainstream the procedure and reduce cost so that technology can be available to all eligible patients.
Dr.Cameron Clokie holds 25 US and international patents that are established or pending. Through building alliances in medicine and business, he is working to make bone healing technology commercially viable. As these new technologies become more common, Dr. Clokie is changing oral and maxillofacial surgery and beyond.