Dr. Martin specializes in regenerative medicine with an emphasis on human growth hormone (HGH) and stem cell therapy for men and women of all ages.
A graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Alex Martin completed his post-graduate studies at the University of Southern California School of Medicine in 1972 and completed his MD degree from UCLA ‘s Internal Medicine Medical-Surgical Program at Cedars-Sinai in 1973. Dr. Martin continued on with a fellowship at the University of Bordeaux where he did clinical research on DHEA, HGH and other anti-aging hormones and anti-oxidants. Following his studies abroad, he returned home at the invitation of one of his Medical School professors to co-found the Friendly Hills Medical Group in Los Angeles County in the mid 1970s.
Following two decades of clinical work, Dr. Martin continued his research in HGH and anti-aging treatments. After receiving further degrees at UCLA, Dr. Martin opened a private anti-aging practice in Newport Beach, California, where, in 1998, he was the first in the region to initiate HGH therapy for pediatric patients who were delayed in growing and who were all below the 50th percentile on the growth curve.
In 2009, Dr. Martin was invited by the Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital to establish a high-profile practice with offices on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame in the heart of Hollywood near Hollywood and Highland. The new office opened and multiple new anti-aging services, in addition to a new and improved delivery system for HGH, were added to the arsenal of strategies Dr. Martin has developed for combating and slowing down the effects of aging. Two highly-effective plastic surgeons were added to the practice; a nutritionist with the latest in nutritional programs, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and sports trainers joined the team this year to round out the fight against premature aging and disability.
Dr. Martin, and the team at MetroMD Hollywood, are leading the field in offering the latest technology in stem cell therapy and soon, nano therapy, in the struggle to keep all of us young, healthy, and functioning at the highest level possible. A greater focus on athletes, performance and the physiology of aging in highly-active seniors will be the target subjects for research in the coming years. We look forward to innovations introduced from around the World in the never-ending campaign to keep each one of us healthy and looking and feeling our best.
Devin Stone – Managing Director
Devin Stone has been working in the medical and science community for most of his life. As a graduate of the University of California- Riverside, Devin holds a B.S. in Medical Biology. During his stay at the University, he concentrated his studies and research in cellular medicine and genomics. Devin studied under world-renowned professors in the field, including stem cell expert Dr. Prue Talbot. Talbot sparked Devin’s interest in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, making him want to create ways to incorporate these technologies into the medical field. He has extensive research and clinical experience in anti-aging and regenerative technologies, including hormone replacement and stem cell treatments.
Devin’s prior experience was working with Dr. Robert Troell, MD, FACS, one of America’s top cosmetic surgeons. On the television show “The Doctors,” Dr. Troell and Devin Stone, as head technician, performed VASER Shape non-surgical liposuction procedures on the model featured on that episode. During his time with Dr. Troell, he also completed a 100+ hour Surgical Internship assisting Dr. Troell in plastic surgery performing rhinoplasties, liposuction, fat grafts, and extracting adipose stem cells and many other cosmetic surgical procedures.
During Devin’s surgical training, he was asked to become part of the Team at MetroMD with head physician, Dr. Alexis Martin, MD, FACS. Dr. Martin is known as one of the world’s experts in anti-aging and regenerative medicine. As Devin incorporated more time into MetroMD, he was quickly asked to become partners with head physician, Alex Martin MD, where the two have built a strong medical team. Devin now leads the MetroMD team, managing the practice and insuring the best care for patients and his staff alike.
Dr. Martin and Devin Stone have built a practice around a new platform of Medicine, now commonly known as Regenerative Medicine. They have acquired 21st century technologies, which allow advanced medical procedures to take place. The core focus resides within stem cell therapy, laser treatments, hormone replacement therapy and gene therapy. At this time MetroMD: Institute of Regenerative Medicine is a leader amongst regenerative medical practices.
Rick Hyman, PhD – Psychotherapist
Rick Hyman, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychotherapist who has an established private practice in West Hollywood, California. He has extensive experience working with diverse populations. His practice is primarily with individuals, couples, and groups.
Dr. Hyman completed his undergraduate training at Harpur College, State University of New York at Binghamton, New York; graduate training at Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. He also trained at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California. His extensive worldwide travel has complemented his professional training and has enhanced his understanding of human behavior.
Rick Hyman, Ph.D. specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. Important principles of CBT include achieving specific long-term and short-term therapeutic goals and emphasizing the importance of staying present. His areas of specialization and workshops include: (1) Relationship issues (2) Addictions (3) Depression / Anxiety (4) Stress Reduction (5) Self-Esteem / Personal Growth (6) Assertiveness Training (7) Positive Psychology.
You are what you think.
Cameron Canino – Financial Manager
Cameron graduated from the University of California- Riverside with a B.A. in Sociology/Administrative studies. While attending UCR Cameron learned very early how the dynamics of Sociology and Administrative Studies go hand in hand, due to examining social patterns as they emerge throughout society. Cameron has recently joined the team at MetroMD to help expand.
Cameron previously worked at a second chance home for children; helping them apply structure in their lives and continue working towards a brighter future. During his stay Cameron excelled in positive interactions with the children and his ability to help them excel in their lives. His experience with social work and interactions with others has helped the team and MetroMD further assist patients with exceptional care.
Currently Cameron helps MetroMD by analyzing patient, market, and service trends. These analytics allow MetroMD to maximize its patient care, allowing every department to correctly grow in the proper areas. He continuously works to manage financial applications within the business and bring in the most suitable patients whom qualify for Regenerative Medicine procedures by recognizing and analyzing trends with patient demographics as well as being able to help define policies that will cater to different groups of people. His work assures the clinic has the best treatments and equipment available for its patients needs.
Soloman Samuel, RN BSN PHN
Soloman Samuel has been involved in the medical field for most of his life. His interest in healthcare sparked at an early age and directed him into pursuing the nursing field. Soloman began his education at the University of California Riverside where he studied Biochemistry. After two years at UC Riverside Soloman took the initiative to transfer to West Coast University to complete his dream of becoming a Nurse. West Coast University is at the leading edge of the health care industry and continues to advance their techniques and technology to train the highest quality of Nurses. At West Coast University Soloman finished his degree with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) and became a Registered Nurse (RN) in the state of California. However, he did not stop here but went on to further his education and obtained a Public Health Certificate, which allows him to extend his patient care and target a larger community.
Soloman’s clinical experience included 800+ hours of intensive rotations in a variety of hospitals in the Southern California region. These rotations included Emergency Room, Intensive Care Unit, and many other areas in the hospital setting. After completing these rotations his work towards his Public Health Certificate required him to nurse the public and treat the community at a variety of public health fair events. These rotations and certificate allowed Soloman to have a well-rounded education and taught him to care for a variety of patients.
Soloman is now a valued part of the MetroMD team where he brings his knowledge and skills to the practice. His core focus is helping patients as well as improving the technologies and research the practice has to offer.
Christopher Perkins – Medical Assistant
Christopher Perkins received his bachelor’s degree from the California Institute of Arts in Valencia, California. He participated in a student exchange program and spent a year abroad in Glasgow, Scotland where he attended the Glasgow School of Art. He has traveled the world studying cultures and photographing people in their natural setting. For two consecutive years he received the California Art Scholar Award, the highest honor given to an artist in the state of California.
Christopher has a decade of experience working in education as a classroom teacher at the high school level focusing on individuals with learning disabilities. He has attended many international conferences and is a member of the Nation Council of Teachers of Mathematics. In addition to teaching, he applied the principles of Behavior Modification to students with severe developmental disorders. As a result of his success, he was awarded a Fulbright Memorial Fund scholarship to travel to Japan for the exchange of current techniques in the science and art of teaching. While in Japan, he met with the mayor of Tokyo and members of Parliament to help reform the countries policies in special education. He also focused on developing ways to mainstream students with special needs into the general population.
Christopher’s work experience involves providing a high level of patient care supporting medical staff in a hospital setting. This experience has inspired him to pursue a career in the medical field. His background in Special Education and Behavior Modification has proven to be of tremendous value in his work at MetroMD. He understands the individual needs of patients and the importance of providing excellent care in a medical setting.