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AlloSource Awards Dr. Matthew Provencher The Annual Dr. Steven Gitelis Inspiration Award

CENTENNIAL, Colo., May 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — AlloSource®, an organization dedicated to advancing the science and use of transplantable allogeneic cells and tissue, today announced it is awarding Dr. Matthew Provencher with its third annual Dr. Steven Gitelis Inspiration Award. The award honors a physician who understands and embraces the use of donated human tissue to help patients heal.

“I am incredibly humbled to receive this award,” said Dr. Provencher. “Every day I see the healing power of donated human tissue, especially cartilage, to recreate the joint surface. Tissue donors have significantly advanced the field of orthopedics and the treatments available for patients.”

Dr. Provencher is a shoulder, knee and sports medicine surgeon at the world-renowned Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado. He is an author, lecturer, researcher and educator heavily involved in orthopedic arthroscopy techniques and the prevention of new and recurrent sports injuries. Dr. Provencher has held numerous local, national and international appointments and was recently named one of the Top 28 Shoulder Surgeons and Top 28 Knee Surgeons in the United States by Orthopedics Today.

“We could not be more grateful to play even a small role in Dr. Provencher’s life-changing work,” said Thomas Cycyota, AlloSource president and CEO. “He is deeply committed to advancing patient outcomes in the field of orthopedics, and we look forward to a continued partnership for years to come.”

The award is named after Dr. Steven Gitelis, a highly regarded orthopedic surgeon and one of AlloSource’s founders.

About AlloSource
AlloSource is dedicated to advancing the science and use of transplantable allogeneic cells and tissue through pioneering research in regenerative therapies. The organization offers life-saving and life-enhancing solutions in orthopedic, spine, burn and wound procedures to help restore patient health and mobility. As a world leader in cell-based products, fresh cartilage tissue for joint repair and skin allografts to help heal severe burns, AlloSource’s products bridge the proven science of allografts with the advanced technology of cells. The company is accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks and is headquartered in Centennial, CO. For more information, please visit

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Chris currently serves as President and CEO of Surgio Health. Chris has close to 20 years of healthcare management experience, with an infinity to improve healthcare delivery through the development and implementation of innovative solutions that result in improved efficiencies, reduction of unnecessary financial & clinical variation, and help achieve better patient outcomes. Previously, Chris was assistant vice president and business unit leader for HPG/HCA. He has presented at numerous healthcare forums on topics that include disruptive innovation, physician engagement, shifting reimbursement models, cost per clinical episode and the future of supply chain delivery.

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