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Associate Professor E. Russell Vickers

Director of Olympus Stem Cells, Principal Clinician and Researcher

BDS, MArt, MDSc, MScMed, PhD, FFPMANZCA, DipHerbalMed.

Associate Professor Vickers is the Director of Olympus Stem Cells and an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon.

In addition, he is qualified in herbal medicine and is an analytical and peptide chemist.

Dr Vickers holds an appointment as Clinical Senior Lecturer at Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Adjunct Associate Professor at University of Queensland Dental School.

He was appointed as the Balthasar Research Scholar at the University of Sydney. Dr Vickers completed his training in stem cells in 2010 at the Australian Government Stemcore Facility, University of Queensland.

The Director of Olympus Stem Cells, Associate Professor Russell Vickers, is an acknowledged world authority in the use of stem cells to treat neuropathic pain, dry eyes (keratoconjunctivitis sicca), dry mouth (xerostomia), symptoms of MS related to facial pain, osteoarthritis of the Temporomandibular joint and hair regeneration.

He is pleased to offer stem cell services including consultations and treatment amongst the 5 medical centres in Sydney Australia.

Associate Professor Russell Vickers, has published extensively on the use of stem cells in neuropathic facial pain, stem cell protocols and is a leader in his field.

He is conducting clinical treatment of MS patients with the clinical symptoms of facial pain and has expanded this to patients with Empty Nose Syndrome, a complex painful disorder that is especially distressing to patients.

Empty Nose Syndrome may follow sinus surgery, septoplasty or other ENT procedures involving the nasal complex.

Associate Professor Vickers sources the abdominal fat for adipose derived stem cells. He processes the fat and obtains stem cell concentrations that are extremely generous in numbers and quality. As a consultant surgeon he then delivers the stem cells to the anatomical area requiring the specific treatment.

Associate Professor Vickers utilises a vast array of medical scientific equipment in his quest to offer the very best of stem cell treatment.

For validation he uses the Muse Cell Analyser and achieving 100% of stem cell viability.

Additionally Olympus Stem Cells Pty Ltd has the availability of its own Mass Spectrometer and cell counting technology. In many conditions Stem Cell Therapy is a highly effective means of alleviating pain and discomfort for people suffering a variety of conditions ranging from MS to neuropathic facial pain.

Associate Professor Vickers has published in peer reviewed journals the efficacy of his treatment.

We are proud to be one of Sydney’s best Stem Cell Therapy providers, with a proven track record of providing safe, effective treatment and expert care for our patients.

Olympus has a strong focus on research and development and is working hard to constantly further the advancement of stem cell techniques around the world.

Our research has been published internationally in peer-reviewed medical and science journals, plus our laboratory boasts some of the best state-of-the-art biotechnology equipment in Australia.

Olympus Stem Cells Pty Ltd is one of the few companies undertaking ground breaking stem cell treatment in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Dr. Jorge Lopez

Cosmetic Plastic Surgeon


Dr. Jorge Lopez is both a qualified Medical Doctor and a certified and practising cosmetic surgeon.

He has over 25 years’ experience in medicine, having practised across the world in many countries, including Mexico the United States and Australia.

Dr Lopez’s area of specialisation is facelift surgery, breast implant surgery, breast lift, breast reductions, tummy tuck and gynecomastia surgery.

Dr Lopez graduated from University of Mexico with a Medical School Medical Doctor Degree in 1968 and completed surgery general residency at Oakwood Hospital (USA), William Beaumont Hospital (USA) and Sisters of Mercy Hospital (USA).

From 1972 to 1974 Dr Lopez completed a 4th and 5th-year residency of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Missouri Medical School. Following this, from 1974 to 1975 he trained at The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (USA) New York University Medical Centre completing his 6th Year Residency Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr Lopez completed his clinical Clinical Bridging Course for clinical examinations of the Australian Medical Council and has been working as a cosmetic surgeon in Australia since relocating 17 years ago.

Dr. Laurent Wallace

Consultant Pain Physician and Anaesthetist


Dr Laurent Wallace completed undergraduate medical training at UNSW.

He worked at Liverpool Hospital where he trained as an anaesthetist later becoming a specialist anaesthetist.

Dr Wallace then undertook further training at Prince of Wales Hospital to become a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician.

Dr Wallace has been working as a dual medical specialist since 2013 and is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Wollongong.

He performs most of his work out of his private clinic ‘South West Pain Clinic’ near Camden but he is also part of the team at Olympus.

At Olympus, Dr Wallace pursues his interest in advanced and cutting-edge pain therapies.

He is interested in researching the role of mesenchymal stem cells in the treatment of chronic pain conditions, including osteoarthritis and neuropathic pain.

Dr. Richard Vickers

Consultant MaxilloFacial Surgeon


Dr. Richard Vickers is an Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon with undergraduate medical and dental training in Adelaide, South Australia.

Richard completed his specialist Oral and MaxilloFacial Surgery training in The South Australian surgery stream and was awarded his FRACDS (OMS). Following completion of this Richard undertook postgraduate clinical fellowship training in Houston at The University of Texas group of hospitals.

Richard has completed postgraduate Fellowships from The Royal College of Surgeons of England, Glasgow and Ireland.

Richard undertakes all Oral & Maxillofacial procedures with particular interest in Orthognathic Surgery, Dental Implantology and Medical Management of dental patients. Richards expertise in major Maxillofacial surgery is reflective of his extensive training and exposure to international peer groups who have made Richard a very experienced surgeon. Richard is credentialed at most of Sydney’s large hospitals and he consults with Olympus MaxilloFacial Care in their Sydney offices.

Dr. Peter Vickers

Consultant MaxilloFacial Surgeon


Dr. Peter Vickers originally hails from Sydney but has trained in Adelaide, Australia; the UK and USA.

He is qualified in the fields of Medicine and Dentistry, specialising in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Peter is presently the Director of The MaxilloFacial Unit at Macquarie University Hospital, Sydney, Australia. He also consults and operates extensively in private practice in Wollongong, Canberra and with Olympus Maxillofacial Care in their offices throughout Sydney.

Peter’s surgery training encompassed craniofacial surgery, head and neck surgery, oral surgery, reconstructive surgery, trauma surgery, cosmetic surgery and dental surgery including dental implants. He is one of the few MaxilloFacial surgeons in Australia who has extensive experience in gunshot wounds and this due to his training in trauma surgery in New Orleans, USA.

Peter holds Fellowships in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, England and Australia. He has a Fellowship in Cosmetic Surgery from The Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery.

He also holds a certificate of residency training from the Charity Hospital Board of Louisiana State University, USA.

Dr. Ben Howell

General Practitioner

Having graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Sydney University, Ben undertook his internship and residency at Concord Repatriation General Hospital.

It was during his residency that Ben’s passion for General Practice medicine was born.

Ben’s highest priority is to deliver up-to-date, evidence-based medical care to long-term patients.

Olympus Stem Cells - Rachel Sparberg

Rachel Spharberg

Clinical Research Scientist

BMedSc (Hon), PhD Candidate

Rachel completed her Bachelor of Medical Science with First Class Honours at The University of Sydney in 2012.

Her research focused on using embryonic stem cells to understand nervous system development.

In 2013, Rachel continued this research into a PhD and over the years has presented her work in Australia, USA and UK.

Rachel completed her PhD in 2018.

In 2015, Rachel was employed as the Manager of the NSW Stem Cell Network, and is currently on the Board as the Early Career Researcher representative.

Alongside her research, Rachel tutors at The University of Sydney in the Discipline of Physiology.


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