After 20 years working as a practicing OBGYN, one of our favorite AOA Family members is opening a new chapter in her life and career path. Dr. Gina Dado of our Paradise Valley OBGYN location has taken a prestigious position with CORD:USE Cord Blood Bank. While she will be greatly missed, Dr. Dado will be venturing into the exciting world of umbilical cord blood stem cell science, an area which she has long been fascinated by, with one of the top cord blood banks in the country.
As one of Phoenix Magazine’s Top Docs, as well as Scottsdale Magazine’s Top Doc, Dr. Dado has been an integral part of our AOA Family. The decision to move into the next chapter of her career did not come lightly. After meeting with Dr. Edward Guindi, a previous OBGYN and CEO of CORD:USE and Mike Ernst, CFO, it was readily apparent to Dr. Dado that this company was created by two amazing individuals. They had heart and had the same passion for helping people and doing what was the best, despite less profit for the company.
Unfortunately, this industry has a large spectrum of how things are done and cord blood banks vary significantly. Dr. Dado was impressed with the team that makes up and leads CORD:USE, including the top researches, pioneers and most active cord blood transplanters in the world.
“I have always had an interest in umbilical cord blood stem cell science and this allows me to do something that I will enjoy while still helping people,” Dr. Dado said. “I will miss my wonderful years as an OBGYN. It is definitely bittersweet.”
As she departs our AOA Family and joins CORD:USE, Dr. Dado will work towards making cord blood education a standard to be included in all prenatal education where she can create a much improved understanding about this complex topic, for patients and healthcare professionals.
“There is too much good it is doing to change people’s lives today. It would be devastating for any expectant couple to have a child and not know the truth about saving or donating their baby’s cord blood stem cells.”
For more information about CORD:USE visit http://www.corduse.com/