Dr. Cameron Clokie has many titles to his name; he is a surgeon, teacher, and an Entrepreneur. Cameron Clokie is a professor at the University of Toronto and is also the Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Clokie pursued his studies in medicine at the McGill University Montreal, Quebec, Canada where he graduated with Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 1985 and from the same University acquired a Ph.D. in bone regeneration and interfaced development. Clokie has contributed a lot in the medical realm and among his contributions include many publications and lectures that he has given in international forums on a variety of topics in oral regeneration and university-related technology transfer. Besides the publications, Dr. Clokie has over 25 patents on regenerative medicine to his name some of which are local while others are international.
In 1993 Clokie started a bone research group at McGill University which he later moved to the University of Toronto where he was a professor in 1998. The research group has been actively involved in carrying out researches on bone regenerative technologies. The research is intended to help develop bioimplants that will are going to replace the autogenous bone grafts methods which are a painful and complicated process.
As a result of his researches in bone regenerative technologies, Dr. Clokie has been able to conduct successful surgeries on several patients. One of the most fundamental success stories of the surgeries conducted by Dr. Clokie is the procedure conducted on one Mr. Peter Russel who is a retired banking executive. Mr. Russel had a benign tumor and as a result lost about seven centimeters of his jawbone. Russel underwent the Dr. Clokie’s regenerative procedure in Canada and was able to regenerate the lost seven centimeters. This is a breakthrough in the field of regenerative medicine as the technology will not only make the procedure easy and less painful but will also bring down the costs of such surgeries thus will be affordable to many.
Besides teaching Dr. Clokie is an entrepreneur and is actively involved in clinical practice and runs an Oral and Maxillofacial surgery clinic in Toronto, Ontario. The Clinic focuses on areas of facial reconstruction and bone regeneration.