Sierra Stem Cell Institute Team

Laurence McClish, MD

Laurence McClish MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. While practicing orthopedic surgery in the Reno area, Dr. McClish became board certified in anti-aging medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. He retired from full-time orthopedic surgery in Reno in 2010 to pursue further studies in age management medicine.

Dr. McClish completed a Master’s Degree in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine and received advanced fellowship training in Anti-Aging, Regenerative and Functional Medicine from the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine. Dr. McClish has also pursued advanced studies in stem cell therapy. His main clinical focus is using a patient’s own stem cells to treat their arthritic joints. 


Andrew C. Wesely, MD

Dr. Andrew Wesely finished his primary training in Anesthesiology and Pain Management at the University of Alabama in Birmingham in 1993. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Pain Management.

Since 1994, he has been practicing pain management, focusing primarily on non-operative care for spinal pain and musculoskeletal disorders. Past and present professional affiliations include American society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Spine Intervention Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, and the North American Neuromodulation Society.

Dr. Wesely has undergone specialized training in Regenerative Medicine including both BMAC and Lipoaspiration MSC harvesting techniques and laboratory methods, preparation and administration of PRP, Prolotherapy, Neural Prolotherapy and the full spectrum of spinal and joint injections. He currently holds working appointments at several medical and surgical practices in the Reno area, and has clinical privileges at all major area hospital systems and ambulatory surgical centers.


Dr. Vincent C. Lombardi, PhD

Dr. Vincent C. Lombardi, PhD serves as the Chief Scientific Officer for Sierra Stem Cell Institute. He also functions as the Director of Research at the Whittemore Peterson Institute for Neuro-Immune Disease, and has appointments within the University of Nevada School of Medicine, in Reno, Nevada. He brings an extensive research background in virology, microbiology, molecular biology, protein chemistry, and clinical diagnostics. He is the author or numerous scientific publications and has research experience in Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

The ability to apply current scientific findings into new diagnostic tools, procedures, and treatments for patients is known as Translational Medicine. Currently, a major push within the NIH is to leverage new technology and data analysis, along with collaboration between researchers and clinicians, to increase the speed at which new treatments reach patients. Dr. Lombardi serves Sierra Stem Cell Institute as the critical link between the basic science of stem cell biology, and their clinical application in patient care.