Our distinguished Medical & Scientific team provides medical advice about the safety and efficacy of cord blood, cord tissue and menstrual stem cell preservation program. The team’s members represent specialties in Obstetrics/Gynecology, Infectious Diseases, Pathology, Hematology, Oncology, Immunology, Stem Cell and Gene Therapy.

Merri Buff Mair, M.D.

Clinical Pathology / Transfusion Medicine, Cryo-Cell Medical Director 
Merri Buff Mair

Buff Mair, M.D., is the Medical Director and Vice President of Medical Affairs at Florida Blood Services in St. Petersburg, Florida and is also the Medical Director for Cryo-Cell International in Oldsmar, Florida. Dr. Mair attended medical school at the University Of Miami School Of Medicine where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed her residency training in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology at the University of South Florida and is Board Certified in Clinical Pathology and Blood Banking/Transfusion Medicine. Dr. Mair is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University Of South Florida College Of Medicine and has been the author of numerous scientific articles published in transfusion medicine and clinical chemistry peer review journals. She serves on the transfusion committee at six of the major hospitals in the Tampa Bay Area and has also been a member of national committees including the Membership and Process Improvement Committee for the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) and the Transfusion Medicine Resource Committee for the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Dr. Mair is a member of several international scientific and educational organizations involved in the fields of transfusion medicine, cellular therapies, and tissue transplant. These include the AABB, American Association of Tissue Banks, American Society for Bone Marrow Transplant, and International Society for Cellular Therapy.

Jonathan H. Wheeler, M.D.

OB/GYN, Cryo-Cell Director
Jonathan H. Wheeler

Jonathan H. Wheeler, M.D., is a licensed physician specializing in the fields of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He has practiced in these fields in Newport Beach, California since 1992. Dr. Wheeler received his B.A. in Biology from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo. He completed his medical degree at Cornell University Medical College in 1986. His Obstetrics and Gynecology training was received at UCLA Medical Center in a combined internship and residency program. Dr. Wheeler is Board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is a member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the Orange County Obstetrics and Gynecology Society and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In the past Dr. Wheeler has served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Hoag Hospital and has served on numerous committees including education, surgery and advancement of Women’s Health Services.